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Busuyi Francis Olowo, Mr.
Babatunde Akinwande Akinguloye, Mr.
Omobola Oyinlade Gambo, Mrs.
Olujoke Emily Jembola, Mrs.


Social media may be an important tool for students to develop and improve their employability skills. This paper reports the results of a survey conducted in Osun State Technical Colleges (Nigeria) that investigated the use of social media (LinkedIn, YouTube, WhatsApp, Facebook, and Twitter) and their influence on students’ employability skills. The study adopted a quantitative design approach and involved a sample of 354 randomly selected students. An instrument called “Use of Social Media Platform and Students’ Employability Skills Questionnaire (SMSESPQ)” was used for the purpose. Data were analyzed using multiple regression statistics. The findings showed that the use of YouTube, LinkedIn, Facebook, WhatsApp, and Twitter contributed significantly to students’ employability skills, and that students perceived this same benefit of social media.

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Busuyi Francis Olowo, Mr., Obafemi Awolowo University, lle-lfe, Nigeria

Mr. Olowo, Busuyi Francis is currently Ph. D. student in the Department of Educational Management, Faculty of Education, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria

Babatunde Akinwande Akinguloye, Mr., Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria

Mr. Akinguloye, Babatunde Akinwande is currently Ph. D. student in the Department of Educational Management, Faculty of Education, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria

Omobola Oyinlade Gambo, Mrs., Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria

Mrs. Gambo, Omobola Oyinlade is currently Ph. D. student in the Department of Educational Management, Faculty of Education, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria

Olujoke Emily Jembola, Mrs., Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria

Mrs. Jembola, Olujoke Emily is currently Ph. D. student in the Department of Educational Management, Faculty of Education, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria


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