International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Harnessing Information and Physical Literacy’s Skills for Physical Fitness of Special Children in Nigeria
Efe Francis Ejedafiru

Information literacy skill is an essential social service which should be provided to every Nigeria child. Every child is a special person, but some may need special care due to physical, emotional, health or development needs. However, special children because of their unique nature should be fully equipped to harness the potentials of information literacy. Hence, rationale and relevance of information literacy among special children were discussed. The relationship between information literacy and physical literacy were also highlighted. Measurement of the health related component of special children in Nigeria have revealed that modern sedentary lifestyle is creating major health problems among which are the onset of degenerated diseases, low work output, increased stress and low self esteem. In conclusion, the more they will be willing to make appropriate use of information through information literacy skills, the better special children will be able to promote and safeguard their health and in final analysis enhance their physical fitness.

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