Orija, James Ige And Kehinde, Oluwatosin Abosede

Academic Performance is the behaviour of a student that is measured at a particular time. This study examined the influence of Social Media on the Academic Performance of Students in the Federal Polytechnic Ilaro. The population comprised all HND II students of the Institution. Simple random sampling technique was used to select 0ne hundred (100) students. A 4-point likert option questionnaire was used and data collected were analyzed using mean and standard deviation. One Hundred (100) questionnaires were distributed and all were properly filled and returned. The result showed that Social media is the platform through which scholars get information, study material and connected both within and outside the classrooms. Phones and laptops can be used to access these social media platforms. It was concluded that though social media is of great benefits to the students, it can affect their academic performance if they spend too much time on these platforms. The study recommended that students should make use of social media to improve on their academic in the Institution. Keywords: Influence, Platform, Social Media, Academic Performance, Tertiary Institutions  0150