Internet Use by Academic Staff of Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo, Ondo State, Nigeria
Joseph Alaba Bolarinwa, Fasa Rachael Aladeniyi, Samuel Kolawole Ayodele, Samuel Ade Arikawe

With the evolution of media, Information and Communication Technology globally, Internet has been a major tool in academic activities. To this end, this study was carried out to evaluate the Internet use by academic staff of Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo, Ondo State, Nigeria. A total number of 100 copies of structured questionnaire were administered out of which 81 were retrieved. Data generated from the respondents were analyzed using frequency count and percentile. The analysis of the data revealed a positive indication on the usage of Internet by the academic staff of the Institution. It was however, observed that most of the lecturers do not have access to Internet facilities in their respective offices as well as inadequate training on Internet search knowledge. The paper recommends among other things, the installation of Internet services in the Institution to connect offices of academic staff, improve the connectivity power of Internet services within the perimeter of the Polytechnic and Management should improve on the training of staff on Internet search knowledge.

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