Assessment of Quality of School and Library Spaces of the Lagos State Public Schools: a Step for Sustainable Development

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Olaide Alabi, Dr Omawumi O. Makinde

Abstract

This study is an assessment of the quality of school and library spaces among public schools in Lagos state. A multi-stage sampling method was used in which forty-six schools were purposively selected from two districts to participate in the study. A descriptive survey design was adopted and a checklist with a reliability of 0.83 was used to collect data. The findings showed that there were some levels of inadequacies of learning spaces in schools; none of the schools had up to 10 acres and none has the ultimate enrolment of 500 to 900 students, the required standard for establishing a school. This culminating in the least population of 127 students using library dimension of 59.5 sqm while the highest population of 3,020 students using library dimension of 36 sqm. It was therefore recommended that government should ensure that schools have spacious libraries and students’ enrolment should be used as a yardstick in providing schools with library services.


Keywords: School spaces; School libraries; Library spaces; Sustainable development; Lagos State; Nigeria

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ALABI, Olaide; MAKINDE, Omawumi O.. Assessment of Quality of School and Library Spaces of the Lagos State Public Schools:. Zambia Journal of Library & Information Science (ZAJLIS ), ISSN: 2708-2695, [S.l.], v. 5, n. 1, p. 13-20, june 2021. ISSN 2708-2695. Available at: <https://zajlis.unza.zm/index.php/journal/article/view/46>. Date accessed: 27 july 2021.
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School Librarianship

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