Ownership of Mobile Phones by Computer Engineering Undergraduates in a Private University in Nigeria
This study was on the ownership of mobile phones by undergraduate students in Edo State, Nigeria. The study focused on
undergraduate students in Computer Engineering departments of Igbinedion University, Okada, Edo State, Nigeria for the 2011/12
academic session. The number of registered students was sixty (60). This study was a survey and adopted a systematic random
sampling technique. 61 questionnaires were distributed with 60 retrieved (100%). The study found out that 51 respondents (83.6%) were
given their first mobile phones by family members and 41 (67.21%) own mobile phone for family reasons. Also, 35 respondents (57.37%)
do not consider mobile phones as distraction. The study recommended that mobile phone technology be integrated into teaching,
learning and library services offered in Universities in Nigeria.
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