Social Media: Online Modern Tool to Enhance Secondary Schools Students’ Academic Performance

Busuyi Francis Olowo, Festus Oluwole Alabi, Comfort Abosede Okotoni, Musibau Adeoye Yusuf
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Abstract


This paper reports a survey done that examined the relationship between the use of Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter and YouTube on students’ academic performance in secondary schools. The study adopted the descriptive research design. The population of the study comprised all 7,767 teachers in secondary schools. The sample of 385 teachers was randomly selected. Two instruments were used. The data were analyzed using Pearson Product Movement Correlation Statistics (PPMCS) at 0.05 level of significant. The findings showed that the use of Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter, and YouTube were significantly related to students’ academic performance of secondary schools. The study concluded that that the use of Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter and YouTube among teachers and students had positive contributions to students’ academic performance of secondary schools. The findings implicate that the teachers and students in secondary schools should admire the use of social medial such as Facebook WhatsApp, Twitter, and YouTube as an interactive forum for teaching-learning activities. 


Keywords


Social media, Students’ academic performance, Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter, Youtube

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