A survey of the information services provided by the Kaimosi teachers college's learning resource centre to teachers advisory centres in Hamisi division, Kakamega.
Makokha, Jas Amwayi
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This study traces the origins~ development and the objectives of learning resourcecentres and teachers advisory centres in Kenya. It investigates whether these centres meet their stated objectives and the problems they encounter in Hamisi Division of Kakamega District, particularly in providing for the information needs of their clients. The investigation was done through questionnaires, interViews, discussions and observation of the centres. The findings are that 5 (100%) of the TAC tutors neithe~ find the material in the LRC sufficient enough to meet their information needs nor do these materials meet the information demands of the schools and the local community in Hamisi Division. As such only 5 (16%) of the teacher population under the study visit TACs to borrow resources and 24(89%) of them have difficulties in accessing the information at TACs. Hence 17(63%) of the respondents rated th~ TACs as usel~ss in terms of their ability to provide resources and information support to them. On the other hand, 4(67%) of the local residents did not know how to rate the TACs in terms of their usefulness in providing information services to them while 2(33%) rated them as being useless. None (0(0%) rated them as either being useful or very useful. Based on these findings, conclusions have been drawn and recommendations made towards the improyement of the information services provided by these institutions .