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The study explores the impact of the teaching of IL skills on the academic performance of undergraduate students of the SPH of the UHAS. The study uses primary data collected from 54 students with the help of a questionnaire and analysed using the Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) version 21. The result of the data was represented by frequencies and percentages. The study found that there is actually a positive (higher grade) relationship between the skills learnt from the study of the course and academic performance. Specifically, they can find the information they need, analyse the information, and use it to do their academic work. They are also able to cite and reference their sources to prevent academic dishonesty. Besides, the study also found that the IL course is a significant factor that influences students’ quest for further probe into a topic of study. The study recommends an increase in the credit hours for the course.