International Journal of
Library and Information Science

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Lib. Inf. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2537
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJLIS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 242

Full Length Research Paper

ICT skills and Internet usage among Library and Information Science students in Delta and Edo States, Nigeria

Odede Israel
  • Odede Israel
  • Department of Library and Information Science, Delta State University, Abraka-Nigeria
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Enakerakpo Edesiri
  • Enakerakpo Edesiri
  • Department of Library and Information Science, Delta State University, Abraka-Nigeria
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  •  Received: 25 March 2013
  •  Accepted: 09 May 2013
  •  Published: 30 November 2014

Abstract

The study examined ICT skills and internet usage of undergraduates of Library and Information Science Departments in Delta and Edo States. The descriptive design was employed for the study. Sample consists of 238 undergraduates. The questionnaire was used to collect data from respondents. Findings revealed that there was no significant relationship between the ICT skills possessed by undergraduates of LIS Departments in Delta and Edo states and their internet usage. However, the undergraduates possessed ICT skills and adequately make use of the Internet. Findings also revealed that the most popular way of acquiring ICT skills by the undergraduates was self-taught with manuals and handbook, through courses of study at the university and friends.

 

Key words: ICT skills, internet usage, library and information science students.