Two Postgraduate students from the KNUST Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (FPPS) offering a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Pharmaceutical Microbiology have been appointed to facilitate the survey of an upcoming project on social media and emotional well-being.
Professor Øyvind Økland a Principal Investigator on the project and a Professor in Education at the Volda University College in Norway revealed that the project is part of the Positive Youth Development Projects which has been conducted in many countries across the world and seeks to find the impact of Social Media and how it affects the emotional wellbeing of people.
Stephanie Amoako and Michael Osei Asiamah, the two students chosen for the project shared their expectations. They stated that reaching a larger number of people during their survey for quality data and analysis. They also believed that the research project will have a positive impact, orient and shape the future of the next generation in terms of how social media influences their behaviour.