The study was conducted to examine the impact of students use of social media

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The study was conducted to examine the impact of students’ use of social media sites on their academic performance. The study revealed that majority of the respondents had mobile phones with internet facility and had knowledge of the existence of social media sites. As a result they visit their social media sites and spend between thirty munities to three hours every day. In addition, the study revealed that the use of social media had affected academic performance of the respondents negatively and further confirmed that there was a strong positive relationship between the use of social media and academic performance. The hypothesis H1 and H2 tested on time spent on the use of social media sites and relationship between use of social media and academic performance revealed a strong positive relationship at significant level of 0.01. The study further reveled that most respondents use the social media sites to chat than for academic purpose. 1.10 Recommendations Based on the findings, the researchers made some recommendations as follows; Students with phones having internet facility should be encouraged to either use it to supplement their research in the library rather than the usual
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chatting with friends all the time. Students should be advised to limit the time they spend on social media sites per day and encourage them to rather substitute those hours to read novels and relevant academic books to improve their knowledge. Since the study confirmed that the use of social media sites had affected the academic performance of students negatively, there is the urgent need for the introduction
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METHODOLOGY This research was created to measure and assess the amount of time the average high school student would spend on social networking websites, whether or not these activities were impacting their academic performance and school work, and how important social networking /social media was to them in comparison to their academics. Because of this, the researcher needed students to be the primary source of information. This section will describe the participants selected to participate in the study, the procedure used to measure and evaluate participants, and the course of action taken by the researcher to ensure confidentiality.
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