February 4, 2023



Lack of political will accountable for collapse of library system – Professional

Chairman, Library Affiliation of Nigeria, Kano State Chapter, Professor Mannir Abdullahi Kanba, has blamed the dismal collapse of library system in faculties on the shortage of political will by leaders within the nation. 

Chatting with newsmen shortly after the conclusion of actions marking the celebration of the library week in Kano, Kanba questioned why the system was allowed to use up on the expense of the educational curiosity of scholars keen to make use of libraries because the platform to be correctly groomed.

In response to him, the collapse of the system has badly affected the aptitude of scholars keen to amass  appreciable information in varied educational fields, including that the system was a sufferer of sabotage on the a part of those that had been presupposed to have demonstrated the political will to make the nation’s educational system formidable.

He, nonetheless, acknowledged that a number of water has handed below the bridge so far as in accordance precedence to different sectors within the schooling discipline was involved on the expense of the place the library system was supposed  to have been accorded such a precedence.

He identified that in public faculty libraries’ cabinets have turn into just about empty bereft of the educational paperwork for college kids to check, whereas within the personal faculties books had been solely made out there to college students for gross sales

Citing the instance for what was all the time given to the library system in each budgetary allocation to buttress his level, Kanba stated the proportion that was presupposed to be given to the sector may very well be discerned the place it was going to, on cause finest recognized to these saddled with the duty of creating the system vibrant.

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He stated, “Our nation’s library system was in shambles for fairly a very long time. and people in respective positions of authority weren’t keen to behave and clear the rot. our college students had been solely deserted to their destiny, studying tradition in faculties have pale away, a regrettable phenomenon that has turned the fingers of the clock backward”.

“Our faculties’ libraries have was secure havens for reptiles and different harmful creatures. I see the collapse of the system as unhealthy omen to the hunt for making your entire academic system  promising and sturdy. There’s the compelling want for presidency in any respect ranges to buckle up in saving the state of affairs.

“It’s the duty of presidency in any respect ranges to revive the system that was moribund for fairly a very long time. It’s excessive time  authorities acted and addressed the problem squarely, with studying tradition being promoted and remarkably enhanced. Our college students can choose from the place they remained completely backward.”