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Impact of utilisation of internet services and resources on university lecturers’ academic activities in Adamawa state, Nigeria

Tukur Abba


The study investigated the impact of utilisation of Internet services and resources on academic activities of university lecturers’ in Adamawa State, Nigeria. This study is guided by two objectives, one research question and a single hypothesis. Survey research method was adopted to carry out research from Adamawa State University (ADSU) Mubi, American University of Nigeria (AUN), Yola and Modibbo Adama University of Technology, (MAUTECH) Yola. The population for the study consisted of 847 lecturers in the Universities. A sample of 265 respondents was drawn using the Krejcie and Morgan’s (1970) table for determining sample size for a given population. Furthermore, stratified random sampling technique was used in selecting respondents for the study. The instrument used for data collection was a set of questionnaire. Data collected were analysed using descriptive statistics to answer the research question, while inferential statistics of Chi-square was used to test the formulated null hypothesis. Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) tool, version 20.0 was also used for the analysis. Results revealed that the level of utilisation of Internet services and resources was generally moderate. In addition, impact of utilisation of Internet services and resources was rated moderate. Based on the findings of this study, it was recommended among others, that there is the need for Universities to create more awareness and engage in sensitisation, demonstrations and training workshops on the use and benefits for academic activities. Lecturers should be encouraged to use Internet services and resources for collaboration with their colleagues for publication activities, especially online publications.

Keywords: internet, utilisation, lecturers, universities, north-east