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USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA BY UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS OF AMBROSE ALLI UNIVERSITY EKPOMA EDO STATE

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Feb 18, 2020 No Comments ›› Sunday

ABSTRACT

This study surveyed the use of social media by undergraduate Students of Ambrose Alli University. The descriptive survey research design was used. The instrument used for data collection was questionnaire. The population of this study consist of all regular undergraduate Students of Ambrose Alli University Ekpoma Edo State with a total number of twenty seven thousand, three hundred and eighty eight (27,388) However a sample size of 350 students were randomly selected and used for this study. A total of two hundred and seventy nine (279) copies of the questionnaire were retrieved and analyzed with simple table and percentage. It was found that students use social media to maintain relationship and for self satisfaction was found to be the major reasons students use social networking sites. The study also showed that Students used Whatsap, Blogs, YouTube, pinterst and Facebook. Students used social media for group chatting, for sending and receiving of emails, for effective interaction among students and for creation of awareness on school activities. Students used social medial for assignment, to learn from each other, for Research and for self-satisfaction and Students used social medial because it help to share Knowledge on issues related to examination, share Knowledge related to school result and knowledge on social issues. The recommendations were that: institution should try to create WIFI connection in most places on campus and have good internet connection. And they should also try to create an electronic library to enable students’ source for adequate materials in academic library.

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