The Director-General of the Ghana Education Service, Jacob Aaworb-Nang Kor, has advised students to use social media to attain knowledge and share academic ideas, and avoid its misuse.
He said in the era where technology had become a vital tool in attaining knowledge, students should use the social networks to access academic information and avoid things that would not benefit them academically.
“You could create study groups on social media, and share knowledge and ideas that would help in your academic work,” he stated.
Addressing this year’s matriculation ceremony for 814 fresh students of the Accra Institute of Technology (AIT), Mr. Kor underscored the benefits of information technology and the internet in particular, but expressed its increasing abuse by the youth.
The internet, he said, provided the opportunity to access knowledge anywhere and at anytime, which could assist students to learn on their own.
According to him, students needed to discipline themselves against the misuse of the internet, reminding them that the use of the internet and social media consumed a lot of time, and its unproductivity could be detrimental to their education.
He congratulated the fresh students on their admission, and inspired them to aspire to achieve academic excellence in their chosen faculties.
Prof. Clement Dzidonu, president of AIT, on his part, urged the new students to be disciplined and committed to the education.
By Michael Abayateye