Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 1964

Full Length Research Paper

Dynamics of internet usage: A case of students of the Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO) Nigeria

Chinwe V. Anunobi
Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 19 September 2006
  •  Published: 30 September 2006


The survey was conducted in the Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO), Nigeria with a view to identifying the rate and purpose of Internet use by students in other to be well positioned to provide effective Internet services to them. Questionnaire was randomly distributed to 1200 students in their hostels out of which 67.66% was returned. The results were collated and analyzed using tables, frequency and percentages. The work revealed that majority of the students in the University use the Internet for academic purposes in spite of the location of the facility.  Students in the management and agricultural sciences use the Internet more than those of engineering and sciences. The distance of the Internet center to the students’ residence determines the time spent and the frequency of the visit to the center. Recommendations are made based on the findings.


Key Word: Internet use, students