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The study investigated industrial training and academic achievement of library and information science students at the Delta State University Abraka. The study adopted a descriptive survey research design using questionnaire as instrument for data collection. The population of the study consists of 223 undergraduates and Masters Students who just concluded their industrial training six months ago. A total of 223 questionnaires were distributed only 174 were retrieved. Data collected were analyzed using descriptive statistics mean and percentage mean score of 2.5 and above and percentage score of 50% were considered. The study revealed that the effects of industrial training on LIS students are knowledge development, literacy development, academic development, practical development and student competency. The study further affirmed that the extent of academic achievement of LIS students as regards industrial training was demonstrated in the study as skills demonstrations, excellent performance, enlightenment, experience and learning new things on the profession. The study recommends that the federal government should pass and implement legislation requiring all businesses involved in the industry to accept students for industrial training without any restrictions; that SIWES allowance must be urgently improved for both students and supervisors as a means of encouraging them to raise their academic performance and prior to the attachment, the industrial training funds (ITF) should plan orientation programs for the students.