Impact of Social Media on Education and Students in Somalia: A Comprehensive Overview

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Hamze Osman Gure
Dr. Sheikh Waleed Rasool

Abstract

This study examines the significant impact of social media on Mogadishu, Somalia's
educational system. In today's fast-paced world of advancing communication technologies, social
media has become a key influencer in various aspects of society, particularly education. Drawing on
data from a well-designed survey distributed to students at seven public and private universities in
Mogadishu, this research delves into the intricate relationship between social media usage and
academic performance. The findings reveal a dual effect of social media: while it enhances
collaboration and facilitates access to learning materials, it also poses challenges in maintaining focus
and leads to distractions from academic tasks. The study indicates that 29% of students experience a
noticeable decline in concentration, whereas 37% of students acknowledge an increased availability
of educational resources. To minimize adverse outcomes, the research highlights the importance of
integrating social media into educational settings in a balanced manner and supports digital literacy
programs, critical thinking development, and community engagement. The results offer evidence-based
recommendations for harmonizing the impact of social media with educational goals to enhance
academic success and social welfare in Somalia.

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Hamze Osman Gure, & Dr. Sheikh Waleed Rasool. (2024). Impact of Social Media on Education and Students in Somalia: A Comprehensive Overview. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HUMAN AND SOCIETY, 4(2), 216-229. Retrieved from http://ijhs.com.pk/index.php/IJHS/article/view/551
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