Girls and women empowerment through open and distance learning in Nigeria: The strategic role of the library

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Author: 
Eze, S.G.N., Eze Jacintha, U. and Uzoigwe, C.U.
Abstract: 

Considering the need for women empowerment in our society these days and the fact that women play different important roles in the advancement of the modern society, this paper goes to study the girls and women empowerment through open and distance learning with particular focus on the strategic roles of the library. The objectives of the study are to find out the different library and information resources and services available in support of open and distance learning; extent of utilization of these resources by the women and girl users of the library; influence of this utilization on their academic performance; problems encountered by the libraries and strategies for curbing the problems towards enhancing open and distance learning for women and girls; hence empowering them. The study adopted descriptive survey method using women and girl students of the National Open University of Nigeria as the study population. Multiple choice questionnaire was used to collect data while frequencies and mean scores were used to analyze the data presented in Tables. Results and findings of the study will be detailed in the full research paper.

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