Utilization of internet services among the undergraduate students towards effective academic performance in two selected Universities in southwest Nigeria
This study investigated the Utilization of internet services among the undergraduate students towards effective academic performance in two universities in Southwest Nigeria. Simple random sampling technique was adopted for the study with questionnaire as instrument for data collection. There are seven selected departments in the Faculty of Education in both Universities. A sample fraction of 12% was used to get the sample size of 350. Data was analyzed using descriptive statistics consisting of tables of frequency and percentages and Statistical Packages for Social Sciences (SPSS) for the research questions. The findings revealed that in UI (63.6%) Internet café, Departmental computer lab and University hostels were their access points of Internet, while in OAU (47.0%) home and University hostel were access points of Internet. Findings also revealed that undergraduate students in both universities use the Internet daily, while the least frequency of use of Internet was once in a month respectively. The study revealed that how to use electronic books and slow access speed was the major factors affecting Internet usage in UI (38.8%) and in AU.
Key Words: Public, Universities, Use, Internet, Academic Performance.