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An Investigation on Utilization of Internet and Television in Senior Secondary Schools in Rigachukun Inspectorate of Kaduna State in Nigeria

Version 1 : Received: 25 November 2019 / Approved: 26 November 2019 / Online: 26 November 2019 (10:51:18 CET)

How to cite: Fadele, O.; Haruna, S.; Amusan, T.; Oluwmuyiwa, S.; Onwuegbunam, N. An Investigation on Utilization of Internet and Television in Senior Secondary Schools in Rigachukun Inspectorate of Kaduna State in Nigeria. Preprints 2019, 2019110312 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201911.0312.v1). Fadele, O.; Haruna, S.; Amusan, T.; Oluwmuyiwa, S.; Onwuegbunam, N. An Investigation on Utilization of Internet and Television in Senior Secondary Schools in Rigachukun Inspectorate of Kaduna State in Nigeria. Preprints 2019, 2019110312 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201911.0312.v1).

Abstract

An investigation was carried out to study the effects of television and internet on academic performance of senior secondary schools students in Rigachukun Inspectorate of Kaduna state. A well structured and designed questionnaire was adopted in eliciting information from the respondents. The respondents were sampled from schools within Kaduna state. The information obtained showed that the percentage of senior secondary school students who made use of internet for academic purpose was as much as those who could not operate a computer or even browse the internet. Good number of students applied internet mostly through phones and computer with internet access in solving their assignment. A larger percentage of students devoted their time to watching non-educative programs on television, even though it was discovered that some of them also watch educative programs. Positive impacts of television and internet are however obscuring and not glaring. Investigation carried out revealed that students in senior secondary schools need to be sensitized and oriented on how they can derive the best from internet and television. Schools should be encouraged in using television and internet as an instrument of learning and teaching.

Subject Areas

Internet; television; academic performance; utilization.

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