Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln
PERCIEVED IMPACT OF NEWSPAPER USAGE ON ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF STUDENTS OF FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE, MAKURDI
This paper examines the perceived impact of newspaper usage among University of Agriculture, Makurdi students and its impact on their academic performance. The overall objective is to assess the level of newspaper usage and students’ perception on the availability and accessibility of newspaper in the library. This study also highlights some of the challenges students face in using newspapers and proffer workable solutions. The population was made up of 150 students of University of Agriculture, Makurdi, comprising of undergraduates and postgraduates. The survey research method was adopted. The respondents were selected through random sampling of registered users the library at that particular time. As shown in the findings, the students use newspaper mostly for academic purpose followed by other purposes. The study revealed adequate but untimely provision of newspaper.