Social media is good: AUCC ladies say

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By Ivy Menye

Adabraka ,Accra. November 16,2021

The effect of social media such as Facebook, WhatsApp, Snapchat, Twitter, Telegram, and Instagram on the youth is hard to ignore. And yet, African University College of communications (AUCC) female students and their peers around the globe are fast making the social media become part of their daily activities. AUCC students say they tend to go online to watch movies instead of learning. Many rightly criticize this development as negative, citing identity theft, cyber bullying and social isolation as other antisocial consequences.

According to Level 300 female students interviewed for this article however, this new media may have many positive effects on education including better communication, timely information, socializing online, and learning, enhancing skills, and even making it a career someday.

“In education for example, no matter the distance or situation a student finds herself, learning does not end,” explains one journalism student.

“There are so many platforms that substitute classroom learning and aid in knowledge gathering. Discussions can still take place from a distance or even when there is a lockdown. Exams can be taken online,” another says.

In other words, students spending a lot of time on social media platforms rather than focusing on academic work can be negative, but overall, the gains far outweigh the down side.  

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