Social Media and Students’ Academic Performance in Nigeria


  • Suleiman A. Ahmad Department of Educational Foundations Federal University Dutsinma Katsina State



Social Media, Students, Nigeria, Academic, Performance


The focus of this study is to find out effect of social media on students’ academic performance of students at the Federal College of Education, Kontagora in Niger State of Nigeria. By use of random sampling, a total sample of 100 students was selected. Questionnaire was used as an instrument for data collection. Result of the study indicates that effect of social media can be both positive and negative. The social media sites such as Twitter, WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram were the most used that capture the attention of many students away from their study and thus have negative and positive effects on their academic grade points aggregate.



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How to Cite

Ahmad, S. A. (2019). Social Media and Students’ Academic Performance in Nigeria. Asian Journal of Education and E-Learning, 7(1).