Students’ awareness and use of Information Communication Technology in the Walton Whaley Library of the Valley View University in Ghana

Samuel Ameyaw, George Tesilimi Banji, Frank Afoakwa Boateng


Information Communication Technology has increasingly become very important in our daily lives and also in our Ghanaian educational system. Realising the positive effect of ICT in the educational system and most importantly in the navigation of library resources, this study sought to investigate the awareness and use of ICT in the Walton Whaley Library (WWL) of the Valley View University (VVU) in Ghana. The study employed the quantitative approach and used questionnaire to collect data from a total a sample of two hundred and twenty-six (226) students using the simple random sampling technique. The study revealed that majority of the students were aware and accessed the various ICT facilities in the library under investigation. The study also discovered that photocopiers, internet and computer services were highly patronised. However, CD-ROMs and scanning services of the library were least patronised. The study recommended that although, the respondents were aware of the ICT facilities available in the library, management should intensify the awareness creation for all students through library orientations, user education as well as seminars and workshops. Lastly, students who want to pursue higher education must endeavor to acquire ICT skills.

Keywords: Students; Awareness; Use; Information Communication Technology; Walton Whaley; Library; Valley View University; Ghana.

DOI: 10.7176/IKM/9-3-05

Publication date:March 31st 2019

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