International Journal of
Science and Technology Education Research

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Sci. Technol. Educ. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6559
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJSTER
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 79

Full Length Research Paper

Utilization of the internet by undergraduate students of the University of Ibadan, Nigeria

Olateju Jumoke Ajanaku
  • Olateju Jumoke Ajanaku
  • Department of Information Studies, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
  • Google Scholar

  •  Received: 10 August 2018
  •  Accepted: 28 September 2018
  •  Published: 31 July 2019


The internet technology over the past few decades has become an important tool in higher education for learning, teaching and research. The study investigated the internet activities engaged in, frequency of use of the internet and challenges limiting the use of the internet among the undergraduate students of the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. A survey research design was adopted. A close-ended questionnaire was used to collect data from 300 undergraduate students. Findings were analysed using descriptive statistics and the result indicated that the respondents had good computer skills and used the internet for various activities which vary across faculty of study. The respondents were dissatisfied with the high cost of accessing the internet and inadequate internet facilities. The major recommendation of the study is the provision of basic internet training for the students; equipping the university with adequate internet facilities; regular power supply and free internet access to all university students.


Key words: Utilization of internet, undergraduate students, University of Ibadan, Nigeria.