Internet Usage and Students’ Academic Activities in Higher Institutions of Learning in Delta State, Nigeria

  • Devotion Egwono Oteme Department of Mass Communication Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria
  • Nkemdilin Patrick Ijeh, PhD Department of Mass Communication Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria

Abstract

The researchers investigated internet usage and students’ academic activities in higher institution of learning in Delta State. It had as its major objective to determine the level of internet accessibility among students of higher institutions in Delta State and to find out the level of internet usage for academic activities among students of higher institutions in Delta State. The researchers employed survey research design. The population of the study comprised 3,955 final year undergraduate students in Delta State. A sample of 1,223 final year undergraduate students was used for the study using a systematic random sampling technique. Questionnaire titled “Undergraduate Students’ Use of Internet Resources for Academic Activities” was used as instrument for data collection. The data analysis used descriptive statistics mean and standard deviation using SPSS 23 expressing results in frequencies and percentages. The findings showed that university internet resources are accessible. Thus, it was further recommended that universities should create internet user education programmes and subscribe to more instructional databases.

Author Biographies

Devotion Egwono Oteme, Department of Mass Communication Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria




Nkemdilin Patrick Ijeh, PhD, Department of Mass Communication Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria



Published
2022-07-06
How to Cite
OTEME, Devotion Egwono; IJEH, PHD, Nkemdilin Patrick. Internet Usage and Students’ Academic Activities in Higher Institutions of Learning in Delta State, Nigeria. SAU JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT AND SOCIAL SCIENCES, [S.l.], v. 7, n. 2, p. 87-95, july 2022. Available at: <https://journals.sau.edu.ng/index.php/sjmas/article/view/734>. Date accessed: 30 sep. 2022.