International Journal of
Educational Administration and Policy Studies

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Educ. Admin. Pol. Stud.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6656
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJEAPS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 224

Full Length Research Paper

E-library and quality assurance in federal government colleges in Rivers and Bayelsa states, Nigeria

ARCHIBONG F. I.
  • ARCHIBONG F. I.
  • Department of Educational Management, Faculty of Education, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
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ALEX-NMECHA J. C.
  • ALEX-NMECHA J. C.
  • Department of Library Information Science, Faculty of Education, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
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AWORTU T. C.
  • AWORTU T. C.
  • Department of Library Information Science, Faculty of Education, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
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  •  Received: 23 April 2021
  •  Accepted: 31 May 2021
  •  Published: 28 February 2022

Abstract

This study was to determine the relationship between e-library and quality assurance in the Federal Government Colleges (unity schools) in Rivers and Bayelsa states, Nigeria. The population comprised of the teachers and students (SS3 and JS3) of the six unity schools in Rivers and Bayelsa States Nigeria numbering 3186 (teachers 1019, students 2167). A research sample of 637 was used through proportional stratified random sampling technique using 20%. A self-designed questionnaire known as E-library and Quality Assurance Questionnaire (ELQAQ) was used to elicit information from the respondents. Three research questions and one null hypothesis were formulated. Mean, rank order, standard deviation and z-test were used to find solution to the research questions and the hypothesis. The major findings of the study include that Federal Ministry of Education (F.M.E.) is a pacesetter of quality education, the library (print or non-print/digital) is the heart beat of the school system as it increases ones reading habit, e-library has the capacity of storing large content of information which can be accessed from anywhere, not all unity school (under study) have functional e-library, the print library is still useful, unity school teachers and students prefer a blend of the print and e-library as both have their advantages. Based on these findings, it was recommended that the print library should not be relegated but upgraded periodically to complement the digital library for quality service delivery, the Federal Ministry of Education Nigeria should endeavor to complete and equip the e-libraries as planned, the Inspectorate division of the F.M.E. should always inspect schools facilities for quality assurance, more qualified ICT teachers should be recruited in the unity schools (as model schools) to promote computer literacy and the F.M.E. should implement effective and regular capacity building in the unity schools of Nigeria to maintain qualitative education as  quality teachers produce quality students.

 

Key words: Federal Government College, library, e-library, quality assurance.