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Title:An evaluation of internet usage among senior secondary school students in public schools in Lagos State
Author(s):Samuel, Noah O.
Contributor(s):Atofojomo, Omolade
Degree:B.S. (bachelor's)
Subject(s):Internet usage
Public schools
Computer use
Geographic Coverage:Nigeria
Abstract:At various fora, papers have been delivered on Internet access and usage among college students. Many scholars have carried out research on Internet usage among young people especially those within the teenage age, relating such result to several factors including well-being, self-esteem and the likes. However, the focus of this research work was to carry out an evaluation of Internet usage among senior secondary school students in public schools in Lagos State. The work was meant to determine if the students appreciate the Internet as an educational tool, how often they make use of the Internet, the purpose to which they put the Internet if they ever used it and finally, how affordable is it for them to access the Internet. In accomplishing the set objective, the researcher then employed the survey method to gather data from the students. 18 sets of structured questions were arranged in a questionnaire and shared in 3 schools under 3 randomly selected local governments within the state. The total number of copies of questionnaire shared was 150, out of which 149 (99.33%) was retrieved. The returned copies of questionnaire were therefore analyzed using simple mathematical approach and the result displayed in tables and in pie charts with frequency of response and corresponding percentages. The findings show that Internet access is low among senior secondary school students. From the result, about 39% of the respondents cannot even operate a computer let alone know anything about the Internet. With these findings, the researcher, therefore, recommended that government should increase effort in making computer and Internet facilities available for students in public schools for them to be able to take advantage of Internet technology in their learning.
Issue Date:2010
Publisher:School of Communication, Lagos State University
Citation Info:Samuel, N. O. (2010). An Evaluation of Internet Usage among Senior Secondary School Students in Public Schools in Lagos State (Undergraduate Thesis). Lagos State University, Lagos, Nigeria.
Genre:Dissertation / Thesis
Date Available in IDEALS:2017-06-27

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