INFLUENCE OF SOCIO-NETWORKS ON CHRISTIAN RELIGIOUS STUDIES STUDENTS’ ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN AHMADU BELLO UNIVERSITY, ZARIA

N. Alagbu (PhD)

Abstract


Technology has inevitably become the strongest tool in almost every aspect of human’s daily life. It has a significant impact on education. This study is an effort to understand the possible influence this social networking has on Christian religious studies students in relation to their academic performance in Ahmadu Bello University Zaria. Therefore, the study examined the influence of social networks on the academic performance of Christian religious studies students based on gender, student’s level and student’s location. This study adopted descriptive research method, and simple random sampling technique which was used to sample 100 Christian religious studies students as respondents for this study. A researcher-designed questionnaire was used for the instrument.  Hypotheses were tested using t-test statistical instruments all at alpha level of 0.05. Findings of this study revealed that there were a significant influence of social networks on academic performance of Christian religious studies students of Ahmadu Bello University Zaria based on gender, student’s level and Student’s location. Based on these findings, the study concluded that social networking has a significant influence on Christian religious studies students’ academic performance in Ahmadu Bello University Zaria. It was therefore, recommended that the school should fully implement this web based application in the school system for easy access in Christian religious studies to students


Keywords


Influence, Socio-Networks, Christian Religious Studies, University Students, Academic Performance.

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