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Year : 2016, Volume : 3, Issue : 1
First page : ( 59) Last page : ( 70)
Print ISSN : 2348-1765. Online ISSN : 2348-1773. Published online : 2016  1.

Challenges to Utilization of Online Arabic Information Resources by the Academics in Ahmadu Bello University Zaria and Bayero University Kano

Musa Hamza Ukashatu1,*

1NCE, BLIS, MLIS (ABU) CLN, (PhD student at Career Point University Kota, Rajasthan, India) Office address: ICT Division, Kashim Ibrahim Library, Ahmadu Bello University, +917426814990

*Zaria hamzaukashat@gmail.com

Abstract

This study was set out to investigate the challenges to the utilization Online Arabic Information Resources by Academics in the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and Bayero University Kano. In order to achieve this objective, 4 research questions were formulated and one hypothesis were tested at 0.05. A survey method was employed in the conduct of this study. The entire population was used for this study, which was made up of all the academics teaching Arabic and Islamic Studies in ABU Zaria and BUK. A well-structure questionnaire was administered to 126 of Academics in both ABU Zaria and BUK with a total of 79 (62.7%) copies returned. The data collected for the study were presented and analyzed using both descriptive statistics and inferential statistics. Frequency distribution tables, simple percentages were also used for the descriptive statistics while One Way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) were used to test the hypothesis formulated and determine the areas of differences among the Academics teaching Arabic and Islamic Studies in both Universities. It was discovered that, Slow Internet connectivity in the institution, Erratic power supply, insufficient computer skill and lack of information literacy skill were the major challenges in the utilization of online Arabic information resources by the Academics in Ahmadu Bello University Zaria and Bayero University Kano respectively. The study recommended that the university library should Provides internet connectivity to each lecturer's office, stable power supply especially in Bayero University Kano, so as to enable the academics to make optimum utilization of online Arabic Information resources at the comfort of their offices

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Keywords

Online Arabic, Information Resources, Utilization, challenges, Academics, ABU Zaria, BUK.

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