A library is a collection of books or an institution which holds books and other forms of stored information for use by the public. Other defining feature of a library can be a structure or building used to house books which are meant to be read and be lend out to members of the public either with or without payment, and to provide various other services for its community of users.
It’s difficult to find a good school without a library, however many schools exist whose libraries are poorly equipped.
Libraries are one of the backbones of every school and also the cardinal point of every student’s performance, which oftentimes, is measured by the number of books they read or study. In a school whose library is poorly equipped, the students will equally be poorly educated because there are no books for them to study. The educational performance of any outstanding student in any school is usually, directly proportional to how well-equipped the libraries in such schools are.
Library is defined according to Wikipedia as a collection of sources of information and similar resources, made accessible to a defined community for reference or borrowing. It provides physical or digital access to material, and may be a physical building or room, or a virtual space, or both. A library’s collection can include books, periodicals, newspapers, manuscripts, films, maps, prints, documents, microform, CDs, cassettes, videotapes, DVDs, Blu-ray Discs, e-books, audiobooks, databases, and other formats. Libraries range in size from a few shelves of books to several million items.
It is on the premises above that Sen. Danjuma La’ah deem it fit to sink a whooping sum of 60million naira to equip the Kaduna State University- Kafanchan campus library to a modern standard, because of his quest to improve the standard of learning in Zone 3’s higher institution of learning. He didn’t only equip the library but also beautified its surrounding by getting it interlocked so as to make it comfortable and suitable for students to always visit.
It is as a result of his distinguished performance that he was recognized with different awards of excellence by different students’ associations, such as the following:
- Northern Youth Council of Nigeria conferred him with award of excellence as the “Jagoran Matasan Arewa.”
- Arewa Students Forum conferred him with the award of Credence as “An Icon of Diligent Service.”
- National Association of Kaduna State Students’ (NAKASS) conferred him with the certificate of Congratulations “In recognition of his tremendous contribution, selfless service to humanity with absolute fairness, immense contribution to Students/Youths Welfare, Upliftment and Creation of Employment opportunity in Northern States and Nigeria at large.”