Analysis of internet usage by University of Benin Students

  • CO Fidelis
  • O Ovuakpor
  • CC Francis


The study investigated the use of the internet amongst students of the faculty of physical and life sciences, University of Benin, Benin-City, Nigeria. The survey technique was adopted for this study since a large number of people were involved. A total of 400 questionnaires were distributed. A total of 371 were returned, given a response rate of 92.75 per cent, and all were usable. The results were collated and analysed using the statistical package for social sciences(SPSS). The findings revealed a high percentage use of internet by the students, with cybercafés as their major access points. Results showed that the students make use of the internet mostly for their academic work for conducting research. They also use the World Wide Web (www), though e-mail is the most commonly used tool by the students for communication. The study recommends that the university should provide access points for the students in the faculties and all students halls of residence.

The Information Technologist Vol. 5 (1) 2008: pp. 74-86

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