RISING TREND IN THE USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA NETWORKS BY STUDENTS IN SEEKING INFORMATION

In this era of Information and communication technology, social media especially facebook, whatsApp, twitter, BBM and 2go and many others have revolutionalised and redefined monopoly of news and information by mass media (radio, television, newspaper and magazine industries) as it enhanced citizen participation in news gathering and dissemination. The study looked into the rising trend in the use of social media networks by students in seeking information using Kaduna State University Students as a reference point. Social media has in the recent time turn the citizen not only as information consumers but also as information distributor which is now known …READ MORE …

ASSESSMENT OF INTERNET COMPETENCY AMONG STUDENTS OF TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS IN NIGERIA

The internet penetration worldwide has reached over 3.4Billion with Nigeria ranked 7th worldwide, it is on this notion that the research examines the internet competency among students of tertiary institutions in Nigeria with a particular reference to University of Lagos and Lagos  State Polytechnic, Lagos. Internet hosts lots of academic database such as google scholar, google book, Wikipedia, encyclopedia, and lots of research pages, libraries among others. In fact, almost everything on academic can be accessed free and premium (freemium). Survey research method was adopted coupled with 100 copies of questionnaires that were administered to 100 respondents that were drawn …READ MORE …