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November 2018

International Journal of Livestock Production
Assessment of factors affecting adoption of exotic chicken breed production in North Western Zone of Tigray, Ethiopia

Exotic chicken breeds were promoted and disseminated in the rural and peri-urban parts of Ethiopia, to improve the productivity of the poultry to increase the income of farmers. The study was conducted to explore the factors affecting adoption of exotic chicken breed in Tselemti and Tahtay Koraro districts of North Western zone of Tigray region, Ethiopia. A multi-stage random sampling technique was followed to select...

Author(s): Teklemariam Abadi, Muluken Gezahegn and Abadi Teklehaimanot  

November 2018

International Journal of Livestock Production
Assessment on consumption and marketing system of chickens in Gena Bossa district, south Ethiopia

This study was conducted in Gena Bossa district on assessment of consumption and marketing of chickens with the objectives of assessing chicken meat and egg consumption and marketing system of chickens. Random sampling method was used to select 138 households for interview. About 55.1% of chickens were owned by wife and the rest of flocks were owned by husband, boys and girls. Almost all of the farm activities were...

Author(s): Matawork Milkias  

November 2018

African Journal of Food Science
Sensory evaluation and consumer acceptability of orange-fleshed sweet potato by lactating women and their children (<2 years old) in Kaffrine, Central Groundnut Basin, Senegal

This study evaluated the sensory properties and consumer acceptance of boiled, fried, and mashed orange-fleshed sweet potato (OFSP), by rural lactating women (n=80) and their children <2 years old (n=77). Sensory evaluation and acceptability were performed using a 7-point hedonic scale. Intake parameters (food intake and eating rate), and vitamin A content in the OFSP were measured. The relationships between the...

Author(s): Abdou Badiane, Papa M. D. D. Sylla, Adama Diouf, Laure Tall, Mame S. Mbaye, Ndeye S. Cissé, Nicole I. Dossou, Salimata Wade and Philippe Donnen  

November 2018

African Journal of Food Science
Sensory evaluation of improved and local recipes for children aged 6 to 23 months in Bukoba, Tanzania

Complementary foods are foods other than breast milk or infant formula (liquids, semisolids, and solids) introduced to an infant to provide nutrients as well as energy. To ensure sustainable consumption of the improved recipes, sensory evaluation is important to assess acceptability of the modified recipes among the targeted consumers or population. This study was to assess sensory attributes of the improved recipes for...

Author(s): Mbela Domina Esther Nkuba, Kinabo Joyce, Mwanri Akwilina Wendelin and Ekesa Beatrice  

November 2018

African Journal of Food Science
Effects of germination and defatting of the soybean and sesame on the mineral bioavailability and absorption of sweet potato based complementary diets

The effect of germination of soybean and sesame seeds on the bioavailability of minerals of complementary foods was investigated using rats. Formulations of complementary diets 1 to 4 were produced from sweet potato, soybean and sesame flours at a ratio of 60:30:10, respectively. Formulated diets were significantly higher (p<0.05) in protein, fat and moisture content and lower in carbohydrate and crude fibre than in...

Author(s): Uzo-Peters Phyllis I. and Akinola Karimat O.  

November 2018

African Journal of Food Science
Oxalate, phytate and nitrate content in African nightshade, spider plant and amaranths at different stages of maturity

African indigenous green leafy vegetables play important role in income generation and subsistence; they are the cheapest and most readily available sources of important minerals and vitamins. On the other hand, they contain anti-nutritional factors that reduce availability of vital nutrients. This study was conducted to determine oxalates, phytates and nitrates content in commonly consumed Amaranths cruentus, Spider...

Author(s): Mwanri A. W., Mamboleo T. F., Msuya J. M. and Gowele V. F.

November 2018

African Journal of Food Science
Dietary practices, habits and physical activity levels of the Swahili community, Kenya in relation to obesity and chronic diseases of lifestyle

Chronic diseases of lifestyle like diabetes mellitus and hypertension appear at greater rates in populations which consumed high fat, high calorie diets and engaged in low or no physical activity. Physical inactivity and unhealthy diets are major contributors of overweight and obesity which are risk factors for lifestyle diseases. This study aimed at determining the relationship between dietary practices, habits,...

Author(s): Faith Ngundi Ndungi, Prisca Tuitoek and Abdillahi Aboud

November 2018

African Journal of Food Science
Microbiology, heterocyclic amines and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons profiles of some grilled, roasted and smoked foods in Lagos and Ogun States, Nigeria

Dietary intake of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) and heterocyclic amines (HCA) has posted a great health risk as they have been identified as a most potent human carcinogen. Microbial quality of food is also of concern as they contribute to food poisoning and infection. Sixty food samples comprising roasted yam, plantain, grilled and smoked fish and meat were randomly sampled from Lagos and Ogun State, Nigeria,...

Author(s): Oranusi S., Onibokun E. A. Obafemi Y.D. and Dureke G.

November 2018

Journal of Plant Breeding and Crop Science
Morphological characterization of common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) landraces of Central region of Benin Republic

Common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) is an important food consumed in every region in Republic of Benin; however, it remains a neglected and under-utilized crop. In order to assess the value of bean germplasm of the central region in the Republic of Benin for useful breeding programs, 57 accessions were collected from 23 villages. After a classification based on the morphological variables of the seeds, these accessions...

Author(s): Laura Estelle Yêyinou Loko, Azize Orobiyi, Arlette Adjatin, Joel Akpo, Joelle Toffa, Gustave Djedatin and Alexandre Dansi  

November 2018

Journal of Plant Breeding and Crop Science
Characterization and correlation analysis of economically important parameters of lentil exotic germplasm

The basic aim of this study is to evaluate the exotic lentil germplasm (BIGMP LIEN-MH-18) received from ICARDA. Economically desirable characters were studied and correlated to select the genotypes for the targeted breeding programme. Thirty-six lentil exotic entries were studied. The exotic genotypes 36102 and 36108 yielded 665 and 625 kg/ha respectively similar to our local recommended check (Punjab Masoor-09) that...

Author(s): Muhammad Rafiq, Sadia Kaukab, Aqsa Tahir, Masood Qadir, Muhammad Sajjad Saeed, Busharat Hussain and Gulfam Riasat  

November 2018

International Journal of Livestock Production
Aflatoxigenic fungi in Nigerian poultry feeds: Effects on broiler performance

Aflatoxigenic fungi common to poultry feeds from Nigerian feed mills were investigated and their effects on broiler production were determined. Sixty two weeks old Abor-acre broilers were randomly divided into 5 treatment groups. Each treatment group had 3 replicates of 4 birds each. Birds in each treatment group were fed feed from one of five companies. Feed intake and body weights were determined. Blood samples were...

Author(s): Tochukwu E. Ejioffor, Anthony C. Mgbeahuruike, Emanuela I. Nwoko, Obianuju N. Okoroafor, Chinwe J. Aronu, Nwaigwe O. Chukwuemeka, Adiong A. Felix, Adong F. Atawal and Onwumere O. S. Idolor  

November 2018

International Journal of Livestock Production
Beef edible red offal condemnations in Kgatleng Slaughter Facilities, South eastern Botswana in a wet and dry season period

The study aimed to determine pathological conditions across two seasons, leading to condemnations of beef edible red offals in Kgatleng District, Botswana. Offals are valued in communities of Botswana. Data from slaughter facilities was evaluated for dry/winter and wet/summer seasons. Financial losses were also determined. 7405 cattle were processed in the two seasons, with 4005 cattle slaughtered in the dry season and...

Author(s): Molebeledi Horatius Dambe Mareko, Elly Masitha and Baetsi Lesly Raditshane  

November 2018

Journal of Development and Agricultural Economics
Smallholder agricultural finance in Nigeria: The research gap

The aim of this paper is to first and foremost review various literatures on agricultural financing in Nigeria and study the various streams and impact of financing that are available to the smallholder farmers, and secondly, to propose a direction for future research in enhancing the utilization of these funds for sustainable development of smallholder farming in Nigeria. This paper is based on review of articles...

Author(s): Oluwamayokun Anjorin Fadeyi  

November 2018

Journal of Development and Agricultural Economics
Cost and returns of soybean production in Assosa Zone of Benishangul Gumuz Region of Ethiopia

In Ethiopia, the demand for soybean product is increasing as a result of increasing population growth, agro-processing and urbanization. Research needs to provide farm level evidence that could guide informed production decision-making. This research was conducted to assess costs and patterns of input use and determine the profitability of soybean production in Assosa zone of Benishangul-Gumuz region. Data for the study...

Author(s): Afework Hagos and Adam Bekele  

November 2018

Journal of Media and Communication Studies
Perception of medical awareness of media analyzed by multilayer perceptron

The study considers the perception of medical errors and media awareness. This study identifies the effectiveness of the television media intervention in creating awareness on medical malpractices and it has find out the impact of maintaining medical records of a family online by the family doctor in reducing medical malpractices. This creates the importance of service quality in medical industry through the multilayer...

Author(s): K. Ravichandran, S. Arulchelvan and K. PeriyaKannan

November 2018

Journal of Media and Communication Studies
Forecasting, forewarning weather and disasters in the social web: A network study

Web 2.0 environments like the social web have redefined communication altogether through the proliferation of user generated content. With escalating global instances of disasters, people more particularly the millennial community tend to consume increased amounts of multitudinous information pertaining to weather and its woes in the social web apart from actively participating in the disaster discourse. The current...

Author(s): Mahalakshmi Selvaraj and Sunitha Kuppuswamy

November 2018

African Journal of Plant Science
Evaluation of Growth, Yield and Quality of Potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) Varieties at Bule, Southern Ethiopia

This experiment was aimed to evaluate the performance of potato varieties in respect to growth, yield and quality attributes. A field experiment was carried out in Bule, Southern Ethiopia during the summer of 2017 under rain fed condition. The experiment was a single factor and arranged with randomized complete block design with 3 replicates. Treatments included different potato varieties (Bule, Gudenie, Jalenie,...

Author(s): Alemayehu Tilahun Getie, Miilion Paulos Madebo and Seman Abrar Seid  

November 2018

African Journal of Plant Science
Evaluation of rice (Oryza sativa L.) advance uniform lines using multivariate analysis

Principal component analysis is a multivariate statistical technique used to observe the variance and to assess the relative influence of various traits for aggregate variability. In this study, ten advance uniform rice lines were grown for two consecutive years and morphometric data on eight yield and yield related attributes were collected. The principle component analysis was performed on the means of two...

Author(s): Awais Riaz, Tahira Bibi, Qasim Raza, Muhammad Sabar and Muhammad Akhter

November 2018

African Journal of Plant Science
Effect of brewery effluent on the anatomical and morphological structure of Talinum triangulare (Jacq) Willd

The study was carried out to determine effect of brewery effluent on the anatomical and morphological characters of Talinum triangulare. Seeds from matured T. triangulare were germinated and transplanted into plastic containers. The seeds were irrigated with 10, 20, 30 and 40% effluent concentrations respectively. A control experiment irrigated with normal water was also set aside. Data were collected on weekly basis...

Author(s): Folorunso A. E., Dada C. M., Olaleye-Otunla F. and Agboola O. O.

November 2018

African Journal of Plant Science
Genotypic response to weeding regimes of upland rice on woodland savannah sub-ecological area of Lake Albert crescent zone of Uganda

Weeds represent one of the major biological constraints to upland rice production in low input agricultural systems. The effects of weeding regimes and rice cultivars on weed growth and rice yield were investigated over three seasons. Four weeding regimes [0 (no weeding control), 1, 2, and 3] and three popular rice varieties (NARIC 2, a local cultivar, and NERICA 4), were tested in 4x3 factorial experiment in a...

Author(s): R. Kakeeto, J.  Musinguzi, L. Auma, B. Odogwu and F. Ssekiwoko

November 2018

African Journal of Plant Science
Assessment of the allelopathic effects of seeds and seedlings of rotational crops and ryegrass

Allelopathic effects were evaluated for a series of rotational crops, namely barley, canola, wheat, lupine, medic, lucerne (alfalfa) and ryegrass in laboratory studies. This followed on a field assessment of these crops to identify inter-species phytotoxic effects. Two different experiments to determine phytotoxicity effects of seed and seedling leachates were conducted under controlled conditions. The first experiment...

Author(s): M. I. Ferreira, C. F. Reinhardt and M. van der Rijst

November 2018

African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology
Environmental governance and employment effects: An empirical research based on mediating effect model

In recent years, the problem of large-scale production suspension of domestic enterprises and unemployment of laborers brought about by environmental governance is becoming increasingly serious. How to reduce the negative externalities of environmental governance has become an urgent practical problem that needs to be solved. Based on the Cobb-Douglas production function model, this paper introduced the mediating effect...

Author(s): Jian XUE, Xiaoqin JI and Niandong WANG  

November 2018

African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology
Assessment of physico-chemical characteristics of groundwater among different farm sizes in Ainabkoi sub-county, Uasin Gishu County, Kenya

Access to quality drinking water is of major concern for sustainable development in developing countries with regard to physico-chemical properties. Groundwater from shallow wells is the main source of domestic water supply for the community of Ainabkoi Sub-County of Uasin Gishu County in Kenya. Seasonal agricultural production activities expose the water to possible pollution. In this regard the study aimed to assess...

Author(s): Lydia Mbula Kitonga, Wilkister Nyaora Moturi, Samuel Mutuku Mwonga and Isaiah Taabu  

November 2018

African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology
The role of an environmental engineer in preventing and reducing environmental stress

Environmental engineer is concerned with the protection and prevention of the environment and develops the solution to environmental problem. Environmental engineer ensures work place hazards and environmental health and safety related policies and procedure are communicated to employer and employees, ensures the availability of medical surveillance programme in assisting employer and employees in the course of...

Author(s): Otti V. I., Nwafor A. U. and Dan N. K.

November 2018

African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology
Water quality assessment of various sources in Peri-urban areas of Malawi: A case of Bangwe township in Blantyre

Water supports life at microscopic and macroscopic levels. Good quality water is essential to economic and social growth of a community and a nation at large. Bangwe township in Blantyre is one of the closest townships to the city and provides a reliable workforce and supply of consumables to the city. Due to its overcrowding, there are a lot of issues to do with illnesses that arise from contamination of portable...

Author(s): Thokozani Kachulu Mtewa, Francis Chauluka, Andrew Glory Mtewa, Linda Muwanya Banda, and Leonard kalindekafe  

November 2018

Journal of Soil Science and Environmental Management
Prospects for sustainable cocoa farming from the rainfall balance in the last thirty years at Lôh-Djiboua and Gôh post-pioneer regions, Côte d’Ivoire

The rainfall disturbances observed in the recent decades in Côte d'Ivoire constitute a constraint for sustainable cocoa production, the mainstay of the Ivorian economy. These disturbances constitute, in addition to the losses of production and those from the quality of the cocoa beans, one of the causes of the high cocoa mortality at the recovery stage in all cocoa production area. The present study, carried...

Author(s): KASSIN Koffi Emmanuel, KOUAME Brou, COULIBALY Klotioloma, TAHI Gnon Mathias N’GUESSAN Walet Pierre, AKA Aka Romain, ASSI Marise Evelyne, GUIRAUD Brigitte Honorine, KONE Boake and YAO Guy Fermand  

November 2018

Journal of Soil Science and Environmental Management
Impact of pollution by the hydrocarbons on the biological activity of soils in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

The microbial activity estimated by respirometry test method made it possible to measure the quantity of CO2 produced per day, from four soils polluted at different degrees by hydrocarbons. These samples have been wet to 2/3 of their maximal capacity of retention and incubated at 30°C for 30 days. The quantity of CO2 released and measured shows a high value (83.97 mg/100 g of soils against 36.05 mg/100 g of soils)...

Author(s): Kaboré Pauline, Ouattara Sheik, .Savadogo Paul, Ouattara Aboubacar, and Traoré Alfred  

November 2018

Journal of Geography and Regional Planning
Improving the quality of Alaska Native Village climate change planning

Alaska Native Villages (ANVs) are trying to adapt to some of the most extreme climate change in the nation; but the planning systems in place for these communities are not necessarily leading to adaptive actions. Based on reviews of existing plans as well as interviews and conversations with 153 people that live in ANVs or influence ANVs plans and policies, this article describes how climate change adaptation and hazard...

Author(s): Elizaveta Barrett Ristroph  

November 2018

Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology
Prevalence and socio-demographic factors associated with malaria infection among children under five years in Tanzania

Malaria is one among four main infectious diseases leading in death for the under-five children in Africa. This study aim to determine prevalence of malaria and social demographic factors related with children under-five in Tanzania. The study used cross section data extracted from Tanzania demographic health survey collected from 2015 to 2016. A sample of 9,322 under five children with malaria rapid diagnostic test...

Author(s): PAUL Edwin and MSENGWA Amina S.  

November 2018

Journal of Geography and Regional Planning
Spatial linkages of local market in Nepal: A case study of Panchkhal Kavrepalanchowk, Nepal

Market centers are the points of interactions for socio-economic functions and services. The relative importance of the market centers are largely dependent on the functional range and magnitude which includes both commercial and non-commercial functions offered by market centers. This study tries to analyze the spatial linkages of Panchkhal market, through the collection of primary data and information in December,...

Author(s): Kedar Dahal  

November 2018

Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology
Bacteriology of Opa River, Ile-Ife, Nigeria and its public health implication on selected bordering areas

This study determined the bacteriological quality of water from the Opa River and assessed the impact of human behaviour on the quality of water along the river course. Twenty five water samples were collected over a period of five weeks at five selected points based on population clusters along the river. A hundred questionnaire items were administered to randomly selected residents to elicit information about the...

Author(s): Onana Vera E., Afolabi Olusegun T., Aladesanmi Omolara T. and Adepoju Kayode A.  

November 2018

Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology
Assessment of the unmet needs of contraception among female undergraduate students in southern Nigeria

The proportion of women who have an unmet need for modern contraception is highest (24%) in Sub-Saharan Africa, which is double the world average of 12% in 2015. This unmet need leads to unintended pregnancies, unsafe abortions and limitation of women’s ability to achieve educational, employment and economic goals. This study aims to assess the unmet needs of contraception and the reasons for contraceptive non-use...

Author(s): Esohe Olivia Ogboghodo and Obehi Hilda Okojie  

November 2018

International Journal of Educational Administration and Policy Studies
Stress coping strategies used by the management staff of colleges of education in Nigeria

The study examined stress coping strategies used by the management staff of colleges of education in Nigeria. A descriptive research of the survey design was used for the study. The sample of the study consisted of 1500 respondents, comprising 294 principal officers, 294 deans of schools and 910 heads of departments. Purposive stratified and simple random sampling techniques were used to select the sample. A...

Author(s): YUSUF, Musibau Adeoye, AFOLABI Festus Oluwole and ADIGUN Johnson ‘Tayo

November 2018

International Journal of Educational Administration and Policy Studies
Effect and snags of provision of in-service education and training for teachers in basic schools for the deaf

Regular and effective provision of in-service training for teachers is a necessary practice for the educational development of any country. The provision of effective in-service training and education for special teachers is however bedeviled with many challenges. To appraise the effect and problems of in-service training in Ghana, a survey involving 90 teachers from three schools for the deaf namely: Savelugu, Wa and...

Author(s): Cecilia Alimatu Issaka  

November 2018

Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology
Prevalence and intensity of urinary schistosomiasis in Ogun state, Southwest, Nigeria

Schistosomiasis is an environmentally-mediated disease that depend on the presence of suitable habitats for snails, which serve as intermediate hosts for the causative parasites. Research has shown that the disease is endemic in Osun state and remains unabated. Until now, there has never been any mapping of the disease in the State. This study will serve as a reliable baseline data for intervention planning in the...

Author(s): Alabi P. Oladejo S. O. and Odaibo A. B.  

November 2018

International Journal of Educational Administration and Policy Studies
Shared governance: Determining faculty members’ current level of participation in institutional decision making in Shaqra University and TVTC

University shared governance refers to the control and administration of higher education institution in which faculty members, administrators, and trustees share equal responsibilities. Currently, shared governance between faculty members and administrators inside academic institutions is still an unending point of concern in the educational realm worldwide including the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Thus, this paper wants...

Author(s): Mansour A. Al-miman  

November 2018

International Journal of Nursing and Midwifery
Care of postpartum women following complicated labour and delivery at the University Teaching Hospital, Lusaka, Zambia: Self- reported practices by midwives

Although childbirth is considered to be a normal physiological process, complications leading to postpartum maternal mortality and morbidity may arise in 20% of the cases; it can affect the mother, foetus or both and may be long or short term. The aim of the study was to assess practices of midwives on the care of postpartum women who experienced complicated labour and delivery from time of admission to the postnatal...

Author(s): Priscar Sakala Mukonka, Patricia Katowa Mukwato, Concepta Namukolo Kwaleyela and Margaret Maimbolwa  

November 2018

International Journal of Nursing and Midwifery
Acceptance of prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV among pregnant women in Ogbomosho, Oyo State

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is a global public health crisis with sub Saharan Africa having a disproportionately high burden of the epidemic. Women and children in many settings experienced high rates of new infection, HIV related illnesses, and deaths. High rate of infection among women reflected directly on children. This study aimed at assessing the acceptance of prevention of mother to child transmission...

Author(s): Taiwo Omotayo Alabi, Prisca Olabisi Adejumo and Rasheedat Opeyemi Adebayo  

November 2018

International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation
Conservation status assessment of native vascular flora of Kalam Valley, Swat District, Northern Pakistan

In the present study, conservation status of important vascular flora found in Kalam valley was assessed. Kalam Valley represents the extreme northern part of Swat District in KPK Province of Pakistan. The valley contains some of the precious medicinal plants. 245 plant species which were assessed for conservation studies revealed that 10.20% (25 species) were found to be endangered, 28.16% (69 species) appeared to be...

Author(s): Bakht Nawab, Jan Alam, Haider Ali, Manzoor Ahmad, Mujtaba Shah, Siraj Ahmad, Abbas Hussain Shah and Azhar Mehmood  

November 2018

International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation
Effects of Dactylopius tomentosus infestation on the morphology of Opuntia fiscus-indica plant species growing in Masvingo Province, Zimbabwe

Many studies have described the parasitic relationship between Opuntia ficus-indica plants and Dactylopius tomentosus insects with respect to the use of these insects as a biological control method to curtail the rampant growth of these invasive plants. This has been done with little concern on the morphological effects the insects pose on the host plant. The aim of this study was to assess the level of morphological...

Author(s): Emmanuel Dongi, Munamato Mabhegedhe and David Chikodzi  

November 2018

International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation
Structure and diversity of weed communities associated with Cucurbita pepo L. cv. Scarlette “Zucchini” in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia

Weed communities constitute an important component of any agro-ecosystem. Weeds are widespread among different crop cultivars and usually cause many changes. Cucurbita pepo is a common vegetable cultivated around the world. Additionally, there is a significant increase in the cultivation of Cucurbita pepo in Saudi Arabia. During the 2015 and 2017 growing seasons of Cucurbita pepo “zucchini,” weed communities...

Author(s): Sameh A. Amin, and Mohey K. Behary  

November 2018

International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation
Socioeconomic implication of protecting natural vegetation: The case of Gra-Kahsu protecting natural vegetation In Southern Tigray, Northern Ethiopia

Communities in southern Tigray have established the protection of natural vegetation on formerly degraded grazing lands to promote natural regeneration of plants. Even though same scholars in Tigray have developed their research of environmental management that enjoy great acceptability, the socioeconomic implication of environmental protection has been generally low. Hence, a study on understanding the socioeconomic...

Author(s): Tesfay Atsbha  

November 2018

International Journal of Vocational and Technical Education
An evaluation of equipment for the teaching and learning of Business Studies in Public Junior Secondary Schools in Enugu State

This study seeks to evaluate the equipment for teaching of business studies in Public Junior Secondary Schools in Enugu North Local Government Area. It adopts the survey design. Two research questions and one hypothesis tested at 0.05 level of significance were used. Population and sample consisted of 82 business studies teachers and principals. A validated questionnaire with coefficients of 0.86 and 0.90 was used for...

Author(s): Emeasoba Nneka Charity  

November 2018

International Journal of Vocational and Technical Education
Evaluating the effectiveness of Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) programme to ensure quality of technical, vocational education and training in technical colleges in Lagos State

This study evaluated the effectiveness of SIWES Programme in Lagos State to ensure quality of technical, vocational education and training. Three research questions and two hypotheses guided the study in which survey research design was used. The entire population of 130, comprising 120 teachers of technical vocational education and training in Lagos State and also 10 industrial supervisors from Reckit and Benkiser in...

Author(s): Ogbuanya, T. C., Njoku, C. A., Kemi, P. O. and Ogunkelu, M. O.

November 2018

Journal of AIDS and HIV Research
Serum protein electrophoresis as an added value for disease control among HIV patients in a hospital setting in Cameroon

In the resource-limited countries, CD4 count and viral load (VL) determination are not always systematic, due to the low follow-up coverage and/or limited access to optimal hospital facilities. The present study aimed at evaluating the clinical role of Serum Protein Electrophoresis (SPE) in HIV health care and disease control. An analytic study was conducted in a Cameroon reference’s hospital, in HIV patients on...

Author(s): Djuidje Ngounoue Marceline, Wotchoko Siakam Justin, Koanga Mogtomo Martin Luther, Penda Ida Calixte and Ngono Ngane Annie Rosalie  

November 2018

African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology
Stakeholders’ perceptions on key drivers for and barriers to household e-waste management in Accra, Ghana

Safe management of e-waste has become a major problem for many countries particularly developing countries. This is because e-waste management in an environmentally sound manner (ESM) is affected by many factors in most African countries. To address this emerging urban waste problem, city authorities are devising management strategies that would be acceptable to key stakeholders. This paper evaluates perceived drivers...

Author(s): Kwabena Badu-Yeboah, Clifford Amoako and Kwasi Kwafo Adarkwa

November 2018

African Journal of History and Culture
Theorizing Namummaa: Oromo relational philosophy (Oromos’ Gift to the World)

This article attempts to theorize the concept of namummaa, Oromo relational philosophy which is complex, dynamic and has values that are connected to behavior and character of a person. Namummaa is Oromo philosophy of humanness that claims what makes a person human being, not just human, is her or his potential to grow into good and mature vertical and horizontal relationships: relationship with community in which a...

Author(s): Wake Jeo Gerbi  

November 2018

International Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences
Updating traumatic optic neuropathy

Traumatic optic neuropathy (TON) is the affectation of the visual function, secondary to a damage caused by a direct or indirect traumatic mechanism over the optic nerve. It occurs in approximately 0.5 to 5% of closed head injuries, and in 2.5% of patients with maxillofacial trauma and mid-face fractures. The types of TON are direct, anterior indirect, posterior indirect, and chiasmal. This work aims to offer an...

Author(s): Damaris Hodelin Fuentes and Damaris Fuentes Pelier  

November 2018

Journal of AIDS and HIV Research
Dual voices of women living with human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immune deficiency syndrome in Gauteng Province of South Africa

Dual voices of women with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) show the experiences of  the HIV positive women who are ignored by the society at large. The study aims to showcase the voices of women living with HIV and AIDS at a micro-level to approach the disease in a more holistic way. Qualitative study was employed to explore and describe the experiences of women...

Author(s): Makombe Tsitsi Nyasha and Habedi Debbie Seoka Kgomotso  

November 2018

African Journal of Mathematics and Computer Science Research
Proof of Beal’s conjecture

In this research, a proof of Beal’s conjecture is presented. A possible Pythagorean algebraic relationship between the terms of the conjecture problem will be proposed and used to arrive at the proof results. In the process of seeking the proof the solution of the congruent number problem through a family of cubic curves will be discussed. Key words: Proof of Beal’s conjecture, proof of ABC conjecture,...

Author(s): Samuel Bonaya Buya  

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