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PROJECT TOPIC: INFLUENCE OF SOCIAL-MEDIAL ON PERFOMANCE OF SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENT AS PERCEIVED BY TEACHERS IN ILORIN WEST, KWARA STATE

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CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION

Background to the Study

Social medial have been defined by various researchers. According to Boyd and Ellison (2007), social medial is defined as computer mediated technology that allow the creating and sharing of information ideal. Careers, interest and other of expression via communities and networks. Also, AOberst. (2010) asserted that social networks sites are web based services that allow individuals to construct a public or semi public profile within a bounded system, articulate a list of other users with whom they share a connections, view and traverse their list of connections and those made by other that are found in group on these sites.

Heidicohen (2016) in his researcher found out that the average persons swipes, their smart phone about 2,617 times a day, making a grand total of one million times a year. Also, globally as reported by internet world statistics is (2016). The number of active users of most popular social media site as of September 2016 is stated as follows. Facebook: 1,712, 000.000 users; Whats APP: 1,000,000,000 facebook messenger; 1,000,000,000 user QQ: 899,000 000, users; we chat: 806,000,000 users ozone: 652,000,000 user; Tumble: 555,000,000 users; Instagram: users; Twitter: 313,000,000 users; Badoo, 300,000,000 users; Skype: 3000, 000,000 users; Snapchat: 200,000 users; Viber 249,000 users; line: 218,000,000 users;

Most used social network in Nigeria as of (2015) is facebook with the usage of about 93. 72% even in the area of educational system such a chemistry. Twitter ranks second with 5.29% interest ranks, third with 0.42% Tumbs ranks fourth with 0.0% and the remained social network hold 0.37% using internet. The number of user is increasing every year with highest number of students on such social networking sites.

As per the survey contribution by few research centre as reported by Abhishek (2015) 72 percent of high school and 78, percent of college students spend time on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc These number indicate how much the students community is involved in this virtual world of social network. Most of this research by Sheldon (2008), Lewis (2008), Karpinski & Durber stern (2007), Owusu and Agatha, (2016), conducted on students use of the social media sites and its effect on academic performance focused on students in the developed world.

Ablishek (2015) asserted many reasons that explain why students love to spend time socializing. Firstly, social networks provide them the freedom to do whatever they want to up-load what they want and talk to whom they want. They like to make new friends and comment on the lives of different people students can create other document identifies that the real world does not allow. The freedom it gives them to act just sitting in front of a computer enthralls them, and they then demand for more freedom. Never before was it been so easy for young mind to create a digital of their action through such a spontaneous medium

Social media have two sides of a coin, bring with it both the negative and positive sides even in the aspect of education. It help people to be better informed enlightened and keeping a breast with world development. A number of studies have been conducted to find out the impact of social media an academic performance of secondary schools student. Jeffrey and Musah (2015)


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