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This study investigates the level of information literacy competency among students of College of Nursing and Midwifery School Kafanchan, Kaduna State, Nigeria. The study focuses on three basic skills namely: Identification, accession and evaluating skills. A survey research method was employed for this study. The study was based on the data collected through questionnaire tagged information literacy questionnaire (ILSQ). The reliability of the instrument was determined through Cronbach’s Alpha coefficient statistic and the obtained value was established at r=0.73. Frequency count and percentage were used to analyze the data. The result obtained revealed that most students lacked ability in the identification, accession and evaluation of information resources. The study recommends that information literacy programme be incorporated and should be a two credit units course into the school curriculum of the school.
Key words: Information, information literacy, competency, evaluation skill, accession skill identification skill.
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