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Journal of Development and Agricultural Economics
Analysis of institutional credit accessibility among small-holder poultry farmers in Rivers State, Nigeria

April-June 2022

Agricultural finance is needed for sustainable agricultural production and improved farm income. The study analysed the accessibility of institutional credit among poultry farmers in Rivers State. Specifically, it described the socio-economic features of the farmers, identified the institutionally-based agricultural credit sources and credit amount requested by farmers. Data was analysed using descriptive statistics and...

Author(s): Zelda Anne Elum and Ugochi Obiajunwa  

African Journal of Biotechnology
Molecular characterization of Escherichia co-resistance genes from chicken meat

April 2022

Escherichia coli multi-resistance to a variety of antimicrobials is a result of gene mutation on plasmids, integrons and transposons. The aims of this work were to: (1) detect genotype and phenotype antibiotic resistance genes in E. coli, and (2) determine whole-genome sequencing to discover E. coli gene multi-drug resistance in chicken meat. Samples were gathered, processed, and analysed bacteriologically; thereafter...

Author(s): Nagwa Thabet Elsharawy, Hind A. A. Al-Zahrani and Amr A. El-Waseif

UNIZIK Journal of Educational Research and Policy Studies
Distance learning (e-learning) in Obafemi Awolowo University during Covid-19 pandemic school lock-down in Nigeria: The prospects and challenges

January-June, 2022

The advent of Covid-19 pandemic compelled the Nigerian education system, especially the university system that relied mostly on face-to-face instruction method, to migrate to distance learning through e-learning method. In order to mitigate the effects of the pandemic, the educational sector appears to be leaning toward e-learning globally. However, the adoption of this method in Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) during...

Author(s): Ayotunde David Odewale, John Monday Etebom and Jonhson Oladimeji Edema  

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Silicon on rice seed yield and quality

April, 2022

The study aimed to evaluate the yield components and physiological quality of rice seeds produced, obtained from coated seeds with rice rusk ash and kaolin®. Treatments consisted of coating rice seeds with two sources of silicon (silicate of aluminum-70% SiO2 (kaolin® and rice husk ash- 95% SiO2) at doses of 0; 30; 60; 90 and 120 g.100 kg-1 seed. Yield components were evaluated: Seed yield per plant, number of...

Author(s): Jucilayne Fernandes Vieira, Luis Henrique kozen, Henrique Lopes Chagas, Acácio Figueiredo Neto, Paloma Bispo Coelho, Lilian Vanussa Madruga de Tunes, Daniel Ândrei Robe Fonseca, Bruna Barreto dos Reis and Ana dos Santos Sunne  

Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology
Review and thematic analysis of guiding principles for effective crisis communication using social media

April-June 2022

Effective crisis communication on social media targets and tailor’s crisis information to influence risk perception and ensures messages are accepted. The aim of the current research is to map the research available and summarize key findings of the guiding principles and strategies for social media-based risk and crisis communication during emerging infectious diseases. North American-focused literature assessing...

Author(s): Melissa MacKay, Jillian Jaworski, Jennifer E. McWhirter, Daniel Gillis and Andrew Papadopoulos

Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology
An analysis of average temperature and elevation on tuberculosis incidence within the Appalachian region

April-June 2022

This research has demonstrated conflicting findings related to how environmental factors may affect the spread of tuberculosis (TB). A better understanding of this may have implications for health planning given the changing world climate. This study examines environmental factors, specifically elevation and temperature, demographic and income covariates and their association with TB incidence within the Appalachian...

Author(s): Michaela Gross, Skai Schwartz and Benjamin Jacob  

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Evaluation of medium maturity group of soybean (Glycine max L. Merr) for agronomic performance and adaptation in Sudanian zone of Burkina Faso

April, 2022

Soybean is an economically important crop that provides oil and high-quality protein. In Burkina Faso, soybean is one of the promising crops identified in the framework of the strategy for the development of agricultural sectors. However, very few improved varieties have been developed. The identification of newly improved varieties with high agronomic potential and adapted to the climatic conditions will strengthen...

Author(s): Ibié Gilles Thio, Nofou Ouédraogo, Inoussa Drabo, Frank Essem, Fidèle Bawomon Neya, Pierre Alexandre Eric Djifaby Sombié, Fabrice Wendyam Nikiema, Oumar Boro, Bouma Thio, James Bouma Néya, Bertin M&#;bi Zagré, Mahamadou Sawadogo and Paco Sérémé

Educational Research and Reviews
Contributions of cognitive theory to the problem of automatization of grammatical structures in teaching foreign language

April 2022

Unlike traditional methods, the communicative approaches draw on implicit and incidental ways of learning and contextualised exercises of grammar which improve language performance in terms of fluency and communicative competence. However, the discursive plan implies the use of high-level units of knowledge and the automatization of low-level knowledge is not ensured. Although learners’ production achieves success...

Author(s): Canan Aydinbek

Journal of Accounting and Taxation
Tax collection gaps and overdue tax debts: Greece, 2000-2019

April-June 2022

This paper deals with the process of accumulating overdue tax debts in Greece and brings out its main features. It focuses on the consistently high collection gap ratios that have led to the accumulation of tax arrears and, although the role of tax administration and debt stock management are acknowledged as crucial factors in reducing the collection gap and the stock of arrears respectively, it explores the role that...

Author(s): Nicholas Karavitis, Kosmas Paipetis and Maria Priniotaki

Journal of Ecology and The Natural Environment
Morphological variation in Diospyros mespiliformis (Ebenaceae) among different habitats in Benin, West Africa

April-June 2022

Interesting morphological traits in tree organs are essential for selecting the best plant germplasm. Variation in morphometric traits of leaf, fruit and seed of multipurpose tree Diospyros mespiliformis were studied in two climatic zones in Benin using 735 trees from 4 major habitats (provenances) in each climatic zone. Morphological trait measurements were combined with architectural parameters and analyzed using...

Author(s): Gnonlonfin L., Biaou H. and Ouinsavi C. A. I. N.

International Journal of Nursing and Midwifery
Experiences of a long-term female psychiatric in-patient with psychiatric symptoms in Japan

April-June 2022

This study aimed to clarify the effects of long-term hospitalization of a psychiatric in-patient on her specific psychiatric symptoms and behaviors to provide suggestions regarding nursing support for in- patients. Unstructured interviews were conducted over several months with a long-term female patient (Ms. A) hospitalized in a psychiatric hospital between August 2017 and 2018. Analysis was performed using descriptive...

Author(s): Emiko Ishida and Akira Ishida  

International Journal of Nursing and Midwifery
Perception of clinical nurses in a Nigerian tertiary hospital towards continuing professional development programs

April-June 2022

Continuing professional development program has become a vital tool to update the knowledge, skills and competence of health professionals worldwide. Nursing in Nigeria under the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN) joined the clique and commenced Mandatory Continuing Professional Development Programme (MCPDP) about a decade ago. This study was set to elicit the perception of clinical nurses in Obafemi...

Author(s): Timothy Olatunji Oladosu, Aderonke Bosede Awoseemo, Aduragbemi Timothy OLAWUMI, Janet Oluseun Oladosu and Abigeal Omotolani Odesiji  

Journal of Agricultural Biotechnology and Sustainable Development
Knowledge and understanding about genetically modified (GM) crops among smallholder farmers in Northern Ghana

January-June 2022

Ghana had made steady progress towards the commercialization of Genetically Modified (GM) crops amidst mounting opposition. This paper presents findings of an empirical study on smallholder farmers’ knowledge and understanding of GM crops. Data used in this study was sourced from a survey conducted among members of Farmer Based Organizations (FBOs) in Northern Ghana in which 120 FBOs across 10 districts in the...

Author(s): Zakaria H., Abujaja A. M, Quainoo A. K. and Obeng F. K.    

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Biological control using essential oil of Ocimum gratissimum and four other biopesticides on Formicococcus njalensis, the most active mealybugs species in the transmission of CSSV (Cocoa swollen shoot virus)

April, 2022

A laboratory investigation was conducted to evaluate the use of Ocimum gratissimum essential oil to control the development of Formicococcus njalensis, the main vector of Cocoa Swollen shoot virus (CSSV) in West Africa. Commercial biopesticides (Squad, Agriphy, Mycotal and Banole), the essential oil of O. gratissimum obtained by hydrodistillation were compared at the concentration of 0, 1000, 2000 and 3000 µl.l-1...

Author(s): Bolou Bi Bolou Antoine, Kouakou Koffié, Diby Lucien, Belé Luc, Bené Yeboi and Kouamé Christophe

African Journal of Biotechnology
Physiological performance of heat stressed growing rabbits fed diets supplemented with vitamin anti-oxidants and bicarbonate buffers

April 2022

The aim of the study was to evaluate the physiological performance of heat stressed growing rabbits fed diets supplemented with vitamin anti-oxidants and bicarbonate buffers. A total of thirty (30) growing rabbits (New Zealand White crosses) of two months old were used in this study. There were six (6) rabbits per treatment in a Completely Randomized Design (CRD). The treatment groups consisted of: control, sodium...

Author(s): Anoh K. U., Ayuba D., Ozung P. O. and Udayi M. A.

Journal of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Assessment of the quality of hand dug well used for drinking and agricultural activities at Blama, Small-Bo Chiefdom, Eastern, Sierra Leone

January-June, 2022

This research investigates the microbial and physicochemical characteristics of five local hand dug wells used for drinking and agricultural activities in Blama, Small-Bo Chiefdom, in the Kenema District, Eastern Province of Sierra Leone. These five local hand-dug wells were randomly selected based on the availability of water in them throughout the year. The physical characteristics examined are: pH, turbidity,...

Author(s): Mohamed Junior Pujeh, Yahaya Kudush Kawa, Jonathan Kpaka and Umaru Kanneh  

African Journal of Microbiology Research
Isolation and identification of phytopathogenic bacteria in vegetable crops in West Africa (Côte D’ivoire)

April 2022

Yield losses in food crops due to plant pathogenic bacteria are significant and increasing over the years. The increasing losses caused by bacterial plant pathology are explained by the emerging resistance of bacteria to the chemical agents used in plant protection. Moreover, these chemical agents harm the environment through residue accumulation leading to soil pollution and the perturbation of the soil's inner...

Author(s): Akoua Emmanuella Adioumani, Solange Kakou-Ngazoa, Trebissou Jonhson Noel David, Thibaud Martin, Audrey Addablah, Aristide Koudou, Kan Stephane Kouassi, Sina K. Mireille, N’golo Coulibaly, S. Aoussi and Mireille Dosso

Journal of Economics and International Finance
Further insights on monetary transmission mechanism in Nigeria

April-June 2022

This study investigated the response of the different monetary policy channels to several macroeconomic variables in Nigeria and established the dominant channel on output from the period of 1986 to 2017 using quarterly data. Variables such as private sector credit, inflation rate, monetary policy rate, exchange rate, all share index and real output were used to carry out this investigation. The study adopted the...

Author(s): Olajide Omowonuola Oyadeyi and Temidayo Akinbobola

Journal of African Studies and Development
Improving the quality of Uganda’s decentralization: The unfinished business

April-June 2022

This paper focuses on stakeholders’ participation, capacity of players, and fiscal decentralization in Uganda. The authors explore and describe the extent to which the three could be transposed to improve the quality of decentralization in a number of local governments in Uganda. Notable findings revealed high levels and opportunities for participation of stakeholders in local governance, participation still...

Author(s): Kiwanuka Michael, Karyeija Gerald, Namara Rose, Kyohairwe Stella, Kiganda Michael Galukande and Alinda Fred

Journal of Medicinal Plants Research
Analgesic, anti-inflammatory and oxytocic activities of Dracaena steudneri Engl. stem bark aqueous extract in Wistar rats

April, 2022

Dracaena steudneri Engl. (Dracaenaceae) is a medicinal plant that is used in labour by traditional birth attendants to induce labour, relieve pain and treat various diseases; albeit no documentation. This study determined the analgesic, anti-inflammatory and oxytocic effects of the D. steudneri stem bark aqueous extract. D. steudneri stem bark was collected, authenticated, oven-dried at 45ºC for 48 h, pulverized...

Author(s): Mercy Gladys Tenywa, Amon Ganafa Agaba, Clement Olusoji Ajayi, Casim Umba Tolo and Esther Katuura  

African Journal of Microbiology Research
Antibiotic susceptibility profile of bacteria isolated from fomites in some day care centres in Ile-Ife, Nigeria

April 2022

This study was conducted by carrying out the isolation, identification and determination of the sensitivity profile to antibiotics in bacteria isolated from fomites in some day care centres in Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria. A total of one hundred and twenty-four fomites were collected from selected seventeen day care centers within Ile-Ife. These were cultured on nutrient agar plates incubated at 37°C for 24 h using...

Author(s): Eunice Damilola Wilkie, Anthonia Olufunke Oluduro and Toyosi Teniola Sotala

African Journal of Microbiology Research
Prevalence of anemia and associated factors in HIV-1 infected children before and after initiation of antiretroviral therapy in Burkina Faso: A retrospective study

April 2022

Anemia is a public health problem and has significant adverse health consequences in HIV-infected persons. In Burkina Faso, there are little data on anemia in HIV-1 infected children. This study aimed to describe the prevalence of anemia and its associated factors in HIV-infected children before and after their highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). This was a retrospective study that involved a cohort of 151...

Author(s): Serge Theophile Soubeiga, Albert Theophane Yonli, Bapio Valerie Elvira Jean Telesphore Bazie, Henri Gautier Ouedraogo and Jacques Simpore,

Journal of Horticulture and Forestry
Germination and conservation of the germinative power of Griffonia simplicifolia (DC.) Baill: African plant of therapeutic and fodder value

April-June 2022

Griffonia simplicifolia is a Caesalpiniaceae legume that grows from Liberia to the Democratic Republic of Congo. The leaves are widely used in Togo for their nutritional value. On the other hand it is most known for the richness in 5-Hydroxy-L-tryptophan (L-5-HTP) of its seeds. Farmers collect significant amounts of fodder directly from Togo's forest formations, resulting in a scarcity of this species, which is...

Author(s): ETSE Kodjo Djidjolé, ADJALLAH Amouzou, JOHNSON Benziwa, QUASHIE Marie Luce A. and RADJI Raoufou  

International Journal of Vocational and Technical Education
Impact of lecture attendance on academic performance of business education students in tertiary institutions: A case study of Federal Capital Territory College of Education Zuba-Abuja

January-June 2022

This study was conducted to determine the impact of lecture attendance on academic performance of business education students in tertiary institutions with Federal Capital Territory College of Education Zuba-Abuja as a case study. The study was guided by two specific research objectives and null hypotheses. The study adopted a descriptive research design. The population of the study comprised of all the 80 students who...

Author(s): Henry Osimabale Auru and Sulayman Dauda Gidado

African Journal of Biotechnology
Optimization of PCR protocol for ISSR marker based genetic diversity assessment of acid lime [Citrus aurantifolia (Christm.) Swingle] germplasm in Eastern Nepal

April 2022

Acid lime [Citrus aurantifolia (Christm.) Swingle] is a valuable commercial fruit crop grown in Nepal's Terai to high hills which has high economic, cultural and medicinal importance. Due to low quality planting materials and poor orchard management, production and productivity of acid lime are extremely low in Nepal. The present study aimed at optimization of Inter-Simple Sequence Repeat (ISSR)-polymerase chain...

Author(s): Nabin Narayan Munankarmi, Neesha Rana, Tribikram Bhattarai, Ram Lal Shrestha, Sujan Chaudhary and Sangita Shrestha

International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation
Diversity of lichens at Mount Cameroon, South West Region, Cameroon

April-June 2022

Concern about maintaining the biodiversity of lichen communities’ species has been an issue with lichenologists for many years. Many of the understudied regions face increasing threats from urban development, pollution, and potentially climate change, among other factors. The objective of this study was to examine the diversity of lichens on Mt. Cameroon. To achieve this objective, eight collection sites were...

Author(s): Orock A. E. and Fonge B. A.

African Journal of Business Management
Disruptive thinking in social entrepreneurship: Challenges and effectiveness

April 2022

With the emerging field of social entrepreneurship, academicians have raised several research agendas to give a unitary direction to the theoretical groundings and foundations of this concept. The current review is one such attempt to explore the definition of social entrepreneurship and its linkage to social innovation and disruptive thinking. This review aims to understand students’ perspectives and familiarity...

Author(s): MK Agarwal, and Selma Ndiwakalunga Mulunga

African Journal of Business Management
Investigating the driving forces of the formation of Chinese born global firms

April 2022

The traditional internationalization process theory posits that firms expand to overseas market after solid domestic firms’ experience. However, from the 1980s, we witnessed a breed of young entrepreneurial firms, which took on internationalization early in their evolution. They are called  ‘Born Globals’. This study presents an integrative conceptual framework and identifies the underlying...

Author(s): Xi Chen

Journal of African Studies and Development
Conditions that work: Reconnecting fiscal decentralization to responsiveness in Uganda and Thai Municipal Governments

April-June 2022

Globalization puts extra pressure on local governments to be more responsive and accountable. The belief from theory is that with high levels of fiscal autonomy, the elected public officials would be more responsive to allocate resources to the local priority areas determined by citizen interests and preferences. On the face of it, responsiveness reads like the normative outcome of fiscal autonomy in the developing and...

Author(s): Kiwanuka Michael, Pratt Richard Dick and Kamnuanslipa Peersit

Journal of Diabetes and Endocrinology
Obesity and elevated blood pressure among school-aged adolescents in Nigeria

January-June 2022

Obesity is associated with diverse morbidities, and elevated blood pressure has been suggested to be associated with increased body weight. This study therefore aimed to determine the relationship between obesity and elevated blood pressure among adolescent. This is a cross-sectional study. Consenting adolescents aged 10 to 18 years completed a pretested semi-structured questionnaire. Anthropometric parameters and blood...

Author(s): Ibitoye Bayode Samuel, Abel Olumuyiwa Alonge, Abiodun John Kareem, Qasim Olakunle Salau, Tolulope Opeoluwa Jegede, Ifedayo Olabisi Fasoranti, Korede Olumide Oluwatuyi, Emmanuel Olasunkanmi Babalola and Toluwalope Ejiyooye  

African Journal of Plant Science
Combining ability and gene action for bacterial wilt disease resistance in wild tomato (Solanum pimpinellifolium) and cultivated tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) genotypes

April 2022

Bacterial wilt caused by Ralstonia solanacearum is one of the most destructive and widespread diseases of tomato in Kenya. The objective of this study was to determine the combining ability effects and gene action conditioning bacterial wilt disease resistance in tomato. Eight parents were crossed in North Carolina II mating design scheme to produce sixteen F1 hybrids. The F1 hybrids and the parental genotypes were...

Author(s): Faith Wangui Mathai, Pascal P. Okwiri Ojwang and Robert Morwani Gesimba

International Journal of Water Resources and Environmental Engineering
Historical and projected meteorological droughts in the Beninese Niger River Basin, Benin

April-June, 2022

Droughts are part of extreme meteorological phenomena that generate serious social, economic and environmental consequences. This study seeks to characterize the historical (1976-2019) and projected (2021-2050) meteorological drought in the Niger River Basin in Benin. To achieve this, the present study used daily rainfall observations and simulations of two regional climate models (RCM) (HIRHAM and REMO) from fifteen...

Author(s): Adechina Eric Alamou, Halissou Yarou, Aliou Moussa Djibril, Obada Ezechiel, Iboukoun Eliézer Biao and Félicien Djigbo Badou

International Journal of Sociology and Anthropology
Early marriages and parental influence: An evidence from Momba District in Tanzania

April-June 2022

This study aims to find how parents influence early marriage among girls in Momba District. Households’ socio-economic characteristics were explored as factors influencing parents to marry off their daughters early. Cross-sectional design was adopted in the collection of data from 120 respondents in Momba District. Multiple regressions were used to analyze the data. Results showed that age, occupation, and...

Author(s): James Anthony Nyangas and Tabia Aswile

African Journal of Microbiology Research
Isolation, biochemical characterization and safety screening of potential probiotic lactic acid bacteria from spontaneously fermented cereal products from Western Kenya

April 2022

The global demand for non-dairy beverages has sky rocketed especially so during this Covid-19 pandemic for potential health benefits. Development of probiotic strains from fermented cereal and legumes with the ability to grow well and adapt to gastrointestinal conditions at the same time possess high therapeutic ability will be a great achievement. This study aimed at isolating and screening probiotic potential Lactic...

Author(s): Beatrice Aleyo Akweya, Joseph Mwafaida Mghalu, Rahma Udu M. Yusuf and Tochi Bitange

African Journal of Food Science
Food safety practices of cooked food hawkers in Tharaka Nithi County, Kenya

April 2022

Hawking of cooked foods is an important economic activity, especially for low-income earners. However, the trade raises public health concerns particularly due to the likely breaches of food safety standards. Thus, this study investigated the food safety practices of hawkers of cooked foods in Tharaka Nithi County. A cross-sectional study design was used to collect data from 151 respondents using a questionnaire. The...

Author(s): Cornellius Musembi Muendo, Gideon Kikuvi and Susan Mambo

Journal of Soil Science and Environmental Management
Nutrient uptake and use efficiencies of strip intercropped cassava, maize and pepper as affected by fertilizer type and age of oil palm fields in an oil palm-based intercropping system

April-June, 2022

Field trials were conducted to examine the responses of Cassava, Maize and Pepper to fertilizers   in the alleys of 3, 4 and 6 years oil palm fields. Fertilizers: NPK (1.44 kg/plot), Ferti Plus (9.68 kg/plot) and poultry manure (6.17 kg/plot) were applied two weeks after planting. Results showed that fertilizers significantly influenced N uptake and some indicators of N use efficiencies measured. NPK enhanced...

Author(s): Obi E. A., Agele S. O., Aiyelari O. P. , Adejoro S. A. and Agbona A. I.  

Journal of Medicinal Plants Research
Herbal medicine development and compliance to regulatory guidelines in Imo State Nigeria

April, 2022

Herbal medicine is an important age-long resource for healthcare. The aim of this study was to determine the development of herbal medicine in relation to compliance to regulatory guidelines and product development in pursuance of the integration of herbal medicine into the healthcare system in Nigeria. Using Imo State as a case study, a cross-sectional investigation was conducted among the Traditional Medicine...

Author(s): Adigwe P. Obi, Builders F. Philip, Ibekwe, N. Nneka and Onavbavba Godspower  

International Journal of Nursing and Midwifery
Salivary cortisol, postpartum psychological status and bonding attachment

April-June 2022

While several studies have investigated how stress-related situations affect cortisol levels, few studies have examined the relationship between cortisol levels and psychological measures related to postpartum psychological status. This study investigated the relationship between salivary cortisol and postpartum psychological status and bonding attachment. This study is a cross-sectional study. Participants were...

Author(s): Atsuko Kawano and Chihoko Sankai  

International Journal of English and Literature
Ian McEwan's Solar and Helon Habila's Oil on Water: A comparative ecocritical study

April-June 2022

This study juxtaposes Ian McEwan’s Solar and Helon Habila’s Oil on Water to illustrate their areas of convergence and divergence concerning their portrayal of ecological discourse. Attention is paid, to how McEwan and Habila deploy characterisation (particularly of the main characters and female     characters) to bring to the fore the overwhelming influence of socio-political and...

Author(s): Abiodun Oluwasola Fakemi

Journal of the Nigeria Society of Physiotherapy
Point prevalence and risk factors for work-related musculoskeletal disorders among academic staff in a Nigerian University

January-June 2022

Work-Related Musculo-Skeletal Disorder (WRMSD) is a common complaint among the working population. In spite of the keen interest of Nigerian researchers in this subject, there is a dearth of information concerning university academic staff. Yet, this group of workers are critical to high-level manpower development. The aim of this study is to assess the risk factors and determine the point prevalence of WRMSD among...

Author(s): Margaret Bukola Fatudimu, Afolakemi Odekunle and Talhatu Kolapo Hamzat  

Journal of Medicinal Plants Research
In vitro antiproliferative potential of crude extracts from Carica papaya L. (Caricaceae) black seeds against prostate cancer cell lines'

April, 2022

Black seeds from papaya plants are utilized as traditional medicine in African and Asian cultures to improve the functioning of the male reproductive system and management of prostate cancer. This study analyzed the phytochemical composition, antiproliferative activity and cytotoxicity of Carica papaya black seeds against the prostate cancer cells and Vero cells. Phytochemical screening was performed by standard...

Author(s): Benson Mcheza Kateihwa, Hulda Swai, Jeremiah Waweru Gathirwa and Elingarami Sauli  

Educational Research and Reviews
Students’ perceptions of the impact of guidance and counselling programs on academic needs satisfaction in secondary schools within the Rift Valley Region, Kenya

April 2022

Guidance and counselling is increasingly becoming an important service in secondary schools in Kenya and the world at large. The needs of learners in secondary schools are constantly changing as the society is changing paving way for counselling services to be up scaled to address both academic and other issues. The purpose of this study is to investigate the views of students on the impact of guidance and counselling...

Author(s): Godfrey Ngeno

African Journal of Plant Science
Identification of drought tolerant finger millet (Eleusine coracana) lines based on morpho-physiological characteristics and grain yield

April 2022

Drought stress contributes significantly to economic yield losses in finger millet (Eleusine coracana) production. This study evaluated morpho-physiological and agronomic traits among 25 finger millet genotypes for drought tolerance under field conditions. Out of the 25 genotypes, 24 were advanced lines preselected for drought tolerance from ICRISAT, KALRO and Egerton University seed units and one check cultivar P-224....

Author(s): Jael Mwangoe, Paul K. Kimurto and Pascal P. Okwiri Ojwang

Journal of Accounting and Taxation
Welfare effect of aid

April-June 2022

Developing economies have often relied on developmental finance (aid) in improving the welfare and social being of their citizenry. However, the developmental effect of aid on developing economies has sparked a lot of interest among scholars and policymakers. The objective of the study is to examine the welfare effect of aid in Nigeria for the period of 1981 to 2017. The study employed the autoregressive distributed lag...

Author(s): Fredrick Ikpesu

Journal of Accounting and Taxation
The value relevance of the quality of IFRS-based published financial information of non-financial companies in Nigeria

April-June 2022

The study examines whether the quality of international Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) based published financial information in Nigeria increased in the post-IFRS era. The study examines the quality of IFRS-based financial reports in improving the information required from financial statements. In other words, it evaluates the quality of published financial reports after IFRS adoption in Nigeria using annual...

Author(s): Liafisu Sina Yekini, Sunny Oteteya Temile and Dubem Victor Enaruna

African Journal of Microbiology Research
Influence of phosphorus-solubilizing microorganisms and phosphate amendments on pearl millet growth and nutrient use efficiency in different soils types

March 2022

Two greenhouse growth trials were performed to assess inoculation with phosphorus (P)-solubilizing microorganisms (PSM) in combination with alternative sources of phosphate in pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum) cultivation: One using sandy soil and the other using clayey soil. The treatments comprised five P sources, with or without inoculation with PSM B119 (Bacillus megaterium) and B2084 (Bacillus subtilis) strains....

Author(s): Flávia Cristina dos Santos, Denise Pacheco dos Reis, Eliane Aparecida Gomes, Daniela de Azevedo Ladeira, Antônio Carlos de Oliveira, Izabelle Gonçalves Melo, Fabiane Ferreira de Souza, Bianca Braz Mattos, Cleide Nascimento Campos and Christiane Abreu de Oliveira-Paiva

African Journal of Plant Science
Physical and mechanical properties of Holarrhena floribunda and Nesogordonia papaverifera branch wood in Ghana

March 2022

The current study examines the physical and mechanical properties of branch wood from Holarrhena floribunda and Nesogordonia papaverifera, two of Ghana's least researched deciduous species. At an equilibrium moisture content of 12±2%, H. floribunda and N. papaverifera specimens had average density values of 467.53 and 720.80 kgm-3, respectively. The overall tangential and radial shrinkage was 3.8 and 3.2%,...

Author(s): Kwaku Antwi, Tobias Cremer and Kwasi Frimpong-Mensah,

African Journal of Food Science
Effects of charcoal kiln and microwave oven drying techniques on the chemical and thermal characteristics of tomato and yam slices

March 2022

Most drying equipment required constant electricity, which is rarely available in Sub-Saharan African countries for local farmers. In order to reduce postharvest loss, it is important to develop and use alternative equipment that is cheap and does not require electricity. The aim of this study was to compare the charcoal kiln oven and microwave oven on the drying characteristics of tomato and yam slices, as well as the...

Author(s): Chibuzo S. Nwankwo, James T. Mbachiantim, Victor O. Olanegan, Okpomor O. Endurance, Carew E. Irene, Chigozie F. Okoyeuzu, Belay Dereje and Abebe Teshome

Educational Research and Reviews
Influence of marital communication on family stability of married teachers in Nsukka education zone

March 2022

This study examined the influence of marital communication on the family stability of married teachers in the Nsukka Education Zone of Enugu State. It was guided by two research questions and two hypotheses. The population comprised 1688 married teachers in Nsukka Education Zone secondary schools. A correlation design was adopted for the study. The sample was 455 respondents. Proportionate stratified sampling techniques...

Author(s): Joachim Chinweike Omeje, Benedeth Lebechi Ugwu and Chinenye Ifeoma Ogidi

International Journal of English and Literature
No country for old men: Finding a place to be in New South Africa

January-March 2022

This paper examines the interconnectedness of masculinity and setting in African fiction by a close reading of Coetzee’s Disgrace. The negative effects of subscribing to a single masculinity have been discussed in scholarly works since masculinity studies were given mainstream attention over two decades ago. However, the importance of setting to the formation of and subscription to masculine archetypes has not...

Author(s): Duncan Emmanuel Godfred Kobina Essel 

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