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Findings: The greatest barrier to learning in general and information literacy in particular in Nigeria is insufficient language and communication skills.

Abstract: This paper explores the prospects of information literacy education in Nigerian primary schools. It is argued that while information literacy is essential for attaining the objectives of Nigerian education, a number of barriers stand in the way. These include the learning environment, lack of resources, language and literacy problems, and teacher orientation and teaching practice. The information literacy project described in this paper attempts to break down the barriers through innovative use of available local resources. See:

Dike, V.W. and Amucheazi, O.N. (2003). Information literacy education in Nigeria: Breaking down barriers through local resources. In S. Zinn, G. Hart and E. Howe (Eds.) School libraries: Breaking down barriers (pp.195-205). Seattle: International Association of School Librarianship.

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