International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Accessibility and Utilization of Internet Service by Graduate Students in University of Lagos, Nigeria
BOLA, Olaniyi Oladimeji; OGUNLADE, Oyeronke Olufunmilola

The major objective of the study was to examine the accessibility and utilization of Internet service by graduate students in university of Lagos ,Nigeria. Specifically, the study made effort to determine the extent to which Internet service was accessible to staff and students of the university, how point of Internet access influenced its usage, factors motivating the use of Internet and what Internet was used for by graduate students in University of Lagos. The study adopted a descriptive survey design and data were collected by administering questionnaires to two hundred respondents randomly chosen from faculty of Education in the University. Results of the findings revealed that students didn’t have as much access to Internet service as the staff. (27.7% and 62.4% respectively). 47.9% of respondents strongly agreed to visiting the cybercafé to access Internet. 53.1% and 50.2% of the respondents strongly agreed that proximity to cybercafé and valid information contained from the Internet were their major motivating factors for surfing the Internet. It also found that the respondents strongly agreed that the purposes for their surfing the Internet were to register courses , enroll for exams, gather information for literature review, send and receive mails, amongst others. Based on the findings, it is therefore recommended that since the Internet is being utilized in every sector such as Education, Banking, Medicine and others, the University should make Internet service assessible for students’ use. This study can further be conducted in other institutions in Nigeria.

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