Student’s Perception of Internet Use in Agricultural Colleges in Ghana: The Case of Kwadaso Agricultural College and University of Cape Coast Kumasi Campus (Published)
The objective of the study was to identify student’s perceptions about constraints affecting the use of the Internet in Agriculture Colleges in Ghana and to evaluate how those constraints can be addressed to enhance their professional capacity and productivity through the use of the information technology. The target population for this study consisted of 50 General Agricultural students at Kwadaso Agricultural College and 23 Agricultural Extension students at University of Coast Cape- Kumasi campus (UCCKC). Data was collected using the descriptive methods of research. Information were collected from participants through a personal visit to the colleges. Findings indicated that students use the Internet about once a week. Most students had access to the Internet at school dormitories and through public cafes. Respondents indicated that use of the Internet was mostly for educational purposes. When compared across ages, results revealed that younger students (˂40 years) use more Internet than older students (˃40 years) for classroom work, preparing assignments literature review information seeking and social media. The findings were confirmed by the Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) indicating that difference in the use of Internet for these various variables was statistically significant across age group with p-value of 0.00 at 0.01 level of significance.