Use of Social Media Tools Among Nigerian Undergraduates in Three Selected Tertiary Institutions in Kogi State Nigeria

Aduh Unekwu Victor,
Abstract-The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the use of social media tools amongst Nigerian undergraduates in two tertiary educational institutions in Kogi State. The survey design was adopted for the study. The questionnaire was used as instrument for data collection. The findings of the paper reveals that Nigerian undergraduates have knowledge of social media tools and are using the tools majorly for communication with friends and information sharing among fellow students. Facebook was discovered to be the mostly utilized social media tool among the undergraduates in the institutions studied. The position of the paper is that though undergraduates make use of the social media, they are not directing it towards their academic pursuits. In the light of this proper orientation, introduction of ICT literacy courses and subsidized internet access rate were recommended as possible solutions. The implication of the paper is that our various institutions of tertiary education have to play a significant role in re-directing the mind-set of the students to the fact that the various social media can be optimally utilized to actualize the academic goals which is the primary reasons why they are in higher institution.
Keywords: social media, undergraduates, tertiary education, Kogi State

Assessing entrepreneurship education for skills acquisition in Federal College of Education Katsina

Shuaibu Umar,
Abstract-The purpose of this research work is to examine the assessment of entrepreneurship education for skill acquisition and job creation among 200 level students in Colleges of Education in Nigeria. This study adopted a survey design because the study sought to determine the opinion of the respondent on Assessment of Entrepreneurship Education for Skill Acquisition and Job creation among 200 Level Students. The population of this study consists of all 200 level students offering Gse 224 which consist of 4500 students. The sample size for the study was One thousand Two Hundred (1200) students representing 27% of the population. The proportionate stratified random sampling technique was used in drawing the sample for the entire population and which is considered to be representative of the whole population. Based on the findings, the following recommendations are proffered: The course content of Entrepreneurship Education should be properly guided through implementation in order to forestall the problem of graduate unemployment in the region; The National Commission on Colleges of Education (NCCE) should intensify effort to re-incorporate the course to be a running course throughout the NCE programme to enable the course to actualize objective of introducing the course in to the programme.
Keywords: Entrepreneurship Education, Skills acquisition, Job creation

Social Media and Use of Technology in Physics Education

Badamasi Lurwanu Gafai,
Abstract-Social media have transformed the way students and teachers communicate in the teaching and learning process in physics education. The teaching and learning process in education is currently experiencing a technological revolution. This is mainly because social media is presently used as a tool to communicate with students inside and outside of the classroom environment. Social media are virtual places where people share information like in YouTube, WIZIQ, LinkedIn, My Space, Slide Share, Flickr, Podcasts, Facebook, and Twitter. This paper, transformed the ways students and teachers communicate in the teaching and learning process in physics education. Finally, the paper also made some conclusions and recommendations.
Keywords: Social media, Physics Education, Teaching and Learning Process, Transformation.

Entrepreneurship Education: A Pathway to Sustainable Development in Nigeria.

Buhari Mohammad,
Abstract-Entrepreneurship education is currently discuss as an important channel for sustainable development in Nigeria. As it is a mechanism for social and economic transformation there exist a link between entrepreneurship education and sustainable development which has receive a considerable attention. The paper examines the impact of entrepreneurship education to economic and social development. A review of relevant literature was made and fundamental issues were discussed. However the relationship between entrepreneurship education and sustainable development becomes strongly positive when the level of creativity and innovation is high. The paper recommends that entrepreneurs to adopt creativity and innovation in business as well as encourage to adopt new technology so as to sustain economic development in the country.
Keywords: Entrepreneurship Education, Creativity and innovation, Sustainable development.

Social media and Insecurity in Nigeria: Challenges and Prospects

Muktar Dalhat,
Abstract-Nigeria is facing various kinds of insecurity such as Boko Haram, Biafran agitation, Fulani herdsmen, Robbery, kidnapping etc social Media is contributing a lot in the activities of these people and also in raising crisis as well as the level of insecurity in the country. For example, terrorist use social networking sites with dedicated websites servers and website to spread their propaganda. They also make use of social media platform for recruitment of youth, sourcing/raising funds and other forms of cyber-crime. It is on this basis that this paper intends to discuss issues, challenges and prospects of social media with regards to insecurity in Nigeria and suggests that government should regulate the activities of social media in Nigeria, government set out punishment for posting anything that is capable of undermining the peace of the nation.
Keywords: Social Media, Insecurity, Cyber Crime

Influencing Factors for the Acceptance of E-Banking by Jaiz Islamic Bank Customers

Binta Usman Dalhatu,
Abstract-Islamic banking is beginning to gain prominence not only in Nigeria but worldwide. However, given that Islamic banking started at a much later time compared to the conventional banks, there are competitive disadvantage attached to it. In order to manage that, Islamic Banks need to achieve operational efficiency, enhance their customers’ base and reduce banking fraud especially in Nigeria as means of attaining economic diversification. In this regard, the banks have devised many strategies, among which is e-banking platform. Therefore, it is important to assess the readiness of the customers by accessing their acceptance based on TAM. The aim of this paper is to access the factors that influence NIB retail customers’ acceptance of e-banking, Questionnaires were used as means of data collection. Questionnaires were used as means of data collection. The survey data were subjected to statistical analysis using descriptive statistic. In order to draw inferences based on hypothesis tested in this study, and to confirm the TAM, SEM was used as the inferential statistical tool. The study revealed that on a general note, factors that influence NIB retail customersto accept e-banking are BI, PEOU, and ATU. It was also revealed that there is a significant impact between awareness, technology quality of NIB e-banking and its customers PEOU of the system. Also, the study discovered that there is a direct positive relationship between trust in e-banking PU and PEOU. Similarly, there is a non-significant relationship between awareness, Technology quality and the perceived usefulness.
Keywords: Influencing Factors, Acceptance, E-Banking, Nigerian Islamic Bank, Retail Customers.

Integration of Education: Using Social Media Networks to Engage Secondary School Students’ Learning in Gusau, Zamfara State

Ahmad Sibawaihi Gummi,
Abstract-Engaging students in the lesson content and reaching learning objectives are the key elements teachers strive to achieve in every class. However, in Nigerian situation, this becomes difficult to be achieved among the teachers because of overcrowding of classes, especially at primary and secondary school levels. The researcher believes that integrating social media networks in the teaching will likely reduce this problem. In view of the foregoing, this paper examines the various social media networks such as WhatsApp, Blog and Pinterest and how each can be integrated in education. The researcher suggests as follows: Students should make use of the social media as means of studies. Teachers/students should be provided with smartphones. Government should also provide adequate internet facilities and networks to secondary schools.
Keywords: Social Media, Network, Secondary School, Blog

Social Media and Security in Nigeria: Issues, Challenges and Prospects

Zahra S Abubakar,
Abstract-Social Media, as a means of communication are computer mediated tools that allow people to create, share or exchange information, ideas, pictures and videos in virtual communities and networks and a collections of internet websites services and practices that support collaboration, community building, participation and sharing. The sites used for interaction online are known as social networking which include; You Tube, Yahoo, messenger, BBM, Whatsapp, Google Talk, Google messenger, Instagram, Face book, Twitter among others. Everyone appreciated and welcomes the coming of the social media due to its numerous benefits such as the speed at which information is disseminated, enhancing learning opportunities and so on, but not withstanding, it also came with its disadvantages which include lack of privacy and false information sharing which sometimes threatens the security in Nigeria. It is against this social media threat that this paper examines the negative effects of social media on society and individuals, role played by the social media that threatened the security of the country, way forward and a useful recommendation made; that a policy should be develop, implemented and strictly administered to regulate wrong use of social medial.
Keywords: Social media, websites services, privacy, false information, security and negative effects.

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