INTERNET UTILIZATION AND ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT OF ISLAMIC STUDIES STUDENTS IN TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS IN LAGOS METROPOLIS
ABDULAZEEZ, M. A.
This study examined the impact of internet utilization on academic achievement of Islamic Studies students in tertiary institutions in Lagos Metropolis. Internet is indeed a powerful tool for academics, students and researchers. A questionnaire was designed on the relationship between the use of internet and academic achievement of Islamic Studies students in tertiary institutions and administered on students in five tertiary institutions where Islamic Studies is taken in Lagos Metropolis. A total of 197 respondents returned the completed questionnaire out of 200 copies of questionnaire. The two research hypotheses formulated were tested using Pearson product moment correlation coefficient. The study found that the majority of the Islamic studies students in tertiary institutions had access to the internet. Most of the Islamic studies students in tertiary institutions that had access to internet browsed more for educative information. The relationship between internet browsing and students’ achievement in Islamic Studies was positive. The study concluded that if Internet Services are fully explored, the performance of students of Islamic Studies in tertiary institutions of higher learning in Nigeria will improve. It was recommended, among others, that students should not be restricted in their access to the internet but could be closely monitored to control their use of internet, so that the use of internet is not at the expense of their academics.