Information Literacy


Information Literacy may be understand to be the body of knowledge, skills, competencies and understanding required by an individual to find information effectively and use it appropriately to meet the need that prompted it acquisition. It cuts across all disciplines, all kinds of learning situation and educational level and forms the basis for life-long learning. It is the ability to locate, retrieve, evaluate, manage and use information efficiently from a range of source for problem solving, decision making and research. It therefore covers the range of skills required for effective processing of information. The need for Information Literacy has become more relevant than ever before since the introduction of information technology has made information an important commodity in the modern world. By the end of the course, students will be equipped with the requisite skills to search for, retrieve relevant and appropriate information and use it efficiently during the period of their study and after.