The internet usage among secondary school students: a case study on Labone Secondary School

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2014-4
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Akin, Oluwatimilehin
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Ghana which is considered as one of the fastest developing country in Africa is also considered as one of the fastest growing countries in West Africa in terms of internet usage. This study is conducted to understand the internet usage among secondary school students. The internet is becoming a platform for various activities and secondary school students are beginning to access the internet for various types of information from various parts of the world and as a means of communication to other people in different place. However, it is not being used to achieve an optimum result that can reflect in the lives of students. The internet has extremely increased the amount of information it provides and it has also developed to serve as a platform for various activities for all age groups in the society. The use of the internet keeps on advancing and improving to suit the needs of various individuals; adolescents, teenagers, youths, the elderly. Various research on developed countries have shown that teenagers go online to find various types information. Notwithstanding, a small amount of research has been done on the online practices of secondary school students. Students use the internet to entertain and educate themselves, nevertheless, this study will explore and provide current information on the internet access among secondary students from a senior high school that is situated in Accra, Ghana.
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Thesis submitted to the Department of Business Administration, Ashesi University College, in partial fulfillment of Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, April 2014
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Ghana, Ashesi University College, internet, secondary school, Labone, students
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