IMPACT OF SOCIAL NETWORKING ON STUDENTS ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN BUSINESS EDUCATION
1.1 Background to the Study
Nigeria is a country in West Africa and one of the largest in the sub-Saharan Africa. It
is the largest black population in the world, with an estimated population of over 170 million people. This explains her diversity as a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural entity. The country operates a federal system of government which consists of the federal government and thirty six states including Abuja the federal capital and seat of the federal government of Nigeria.
Each of these states has a federal university and in some states two, this is to show the
involvement of government in educational resource delivery. Out of these universities, ten of them run the business education programme and this is the concern of the study.
As a knowledge economy, Nigeria is a nation that attaches so much importance to
education. Despite the number of federal universities, it is discovered that they cannot admit all the qualified students and to curb this situation, licenses are given to states to establish their own universities. Licenses are also given to groups and individuals by the National
Universities Commission (NUC) to establish private universities. The National Universities Commission (NUC) is the body empowered by law to regulate the operations of Nigerian universities both public and private.
The world has in the past decades, experienced an unprecedented advancement in
technological development resulting in a revolution especially, in information technology.
This revolution invariably, has given birth to the internet and by extension a constellation of social networking sites. Technological changes have always been seen as strong
revolutionary force but the advent of the internet is something that has affected almost all spheres of personal, social and professional human life (Ishfaq, and Tehmina, 2003).
Statement of the Problem
The goal of every educational institution is the attainment of educational excellence;
this is in terms of instructional inputs and learning outcomes emanating from the process. The concern of school managers, stakeholders and planners in education, is to provide all that it takes to ensure excellent performance on the part of students. Fundamental to school goal attainment, is the fact that there be capacity building in areas of provision of conducive learning environment, presence of instructional and learning materials, good management of school system and resources, good quality teaching/non-teaching staff and potency of instruction. In addition to all these, came the rapid development in Information Technology, resulting in the emergence of the World Wide Web and the internet which further gave birth to a symphony of social networking sites. Supposedly, this ought to provide easy avenue for facilitating learning because of the enormous amount of information students can access from different databases and life interactions using real-time, video conferencing and skype.
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