Comparative Study of Social Media (Networking) Usage by Undergraduates in Two Selected Tertiary Institutions of Nigeria

Lucky U. Oghenetega, Oyenike Oluwatoyin Erimieleagbon, Ugeh, Chidi Hope


The article work was on comparative study of social media (networking) usage by undergraduates in two selected tertiary institutions of Nigeria. Social media have affected communication between people in educational community positively since the pass two decades. Now, life is made easy by this media for development in the education community, social life, and political areas. Descriptive survey design was used. The instruments   for collection of data were questionnaire and interview methods. The questionnaire was distributed to students that are inside the cybercafé and library at the Madonna University, Okija campus and also College of Education Library Agbor. Twenty-five(25) each were distributed randomly to undergraduates with help of one workers in each  schools.  Capture sample technique was adopted by the researchers when distributing the instrument. Findings showed that undergraduates in Madonna University, Okija and College of Education use social media for assignment and research work sometimes. Another findings indicated that Facebook 40(31.25%) WhatsApp 20(41.66%) and UC browser 8(16.66%) are the major social media(networking) often used by them. The researchers found out also that the negative effects of social media include: insomnia, loss of appetite in eating, laziness, addiction to social media, times spend; prone to open dating sites, it encourages online scam. The researchers proffer some solutions in this study.

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