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February, 2020

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Evaluation of morphological and quality characteristics of introduced grape cultivars produced under greenhouse conditions in Kenya

Grape production in Kenya is low and the country imports approximately 4,000 metric tons of wine every year. Three Chinese table grape cultivars (Jingyan, Jingxiangyu and Jingcui) and two Chinese wine grape cultivars (Beihong and Beifeng) as well as three French hybrid wine grape cultivars (Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon) were evaluated for fruit morphology (berries and bunches) and quality...

Author(s): Dennis Njoroge Kuria, Aggrey Bernard Nyende and Fredah Karambu Rimberia  

February, 2020

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Multi environment and spatial analysis of early maturing sorghum [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench] genotypes in dry lowland areas of Ethiopia

Multi environment and spatial analysis of early maturing sorghum [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench] genotypes in dry lowland areas of Ethiopia   Amare Seyoum1, Amare Nega1, Kedanemaryam Wagaw1, Taye Tadesse2, Diriba Tadesse2, Alemu Tirfessa1, Habte Nida3, Adane Gebereyhones1, Sewmehone Siraw1, Tsegaye Gebremariam4, Chalachew Endalamaw1, Hailemariam Solomon1, Tamirat Bejiga1, Tokuma Legesse1, David Jordan5, Emma...

Author(s): Amare Seyoum, Amare Nega, Kedanemaryam Wagaw, Taye Tadesse, Diriba Tadesse, Alemu Tirfessa, Habte Nida, Adane Gebereyhones, Sewmehone Siraw, Tsegaye Gebremariam, Chalachew Endalamaw, Hailemariam Solomon, Tamirat Bejiga, Tokuma Legesse, David Jordan, Emma Mace, Daniel Nadew, Ligaba Ayele and Meron Bogale  

January-June 2020

Journal of Cereals and Oilseeds
Effect of Alternaria sp on seed germination in rapeseed, and its control with seed treatment

The role of Alternaria sp on seed vigor of rapeseed, Brassica napus, was investigated. Seed samples were collected from rapeseed growing regions of Sindh province. The samples were processed for fungal recovery using blotter paper and agar plate methods. Both methods produced a number of parasitic and saprophytic fungi. Among the recovered fungi, Alternaria sp was predominant with 16% average infection. Similarly,...

Author(s): Tufail Ahmad Soomro, Muhammad Ismail, Safdar Ali Anwar, Raza Muhammad Memon and Zubair Ahmad Nizamani  

February, 2020

African Journal of Cellular Pathology
Effect of n-butanol extract of Cannabis sativa L. extract on the cerebral cortex of adult Wistar rats

The present study was aimed at investigating the effect of Cannabis sativa L. administration on neurobehavior and histology of the frontal cortex ofadult Wistar rats. Eighteen (18) adult Wistar rats (120 to 140 g) were divided into three (3) groups of six (6) animals per. Animals in group 1 (control) were given 1 ml/kg distilled water, while groups 2 and 3 were administered with 250 and 500 mg/kg of n-Butanol extract of...

Author(s): Zachariah Richard, Adebisi S. Sunday, Uduak E. Umana, Adamu A. Sadeeq and Policy P. Adamu  

January-March 2020

International Journal of Nursing and Midwifery
Prevalence and factors related to hot flashes and night sweats in postpartum women in Japan

Hot flashes and night sweats commonly occur during menopausal transition period due to estrogen deficiency, but these conditions can also occur during postpartum period in which there are marked hormonal fluctuations. This study determined the prevalence and examined factors related to hot flashes and night sweats among the Japanese women in the postpartum period. The design of this study was a longitudinal...

Author(s): Rumi Ishihara, Keiko Nagamine, Yoshie Nishikawa, Mari Haku, Hirokazu Uemura, Yukie Matsuura and Toshiyuki Yasui  

January-June 2020

Journal of Diabetes and Endocrinology
Prevalence of dyslipidemia and its correlation with anthropometric and blood pressure variables among type-2 diabetic patients

Co-morbidity of hypertension and dyslipidemia are found to be high in type-2 diabetes mellitus (DM) patients particularly with poor glycemic control. This study was aimed to assess the prevalence of dyslipidemia and its correlations with anthropometric and blood pressure variables among type-2 DM patients. The study was conducted on 314 type-2 DM patients at Hawassa University Comprehensive Specialized Hospital from...

Author(s): Temesgen Bizuayehu Wube, Tsegaye Alemayehu Begashaw and Agete Tadewos Hirigo  

February 2020

African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology
Application of a decision support tool for municipal solid waste open dumps remediation in Cape Verde

Open dumps are places where solid waste is disposed directly on the ground, without any environmental assessment, resulting in environmental, societal and economic damages.  In Cape Verde, most of the municipalities dispose their solid waste on open dumps. Cape Verde's new policies on solid waste management determined the closure and the remediation of all the dumps around the country. In this context, this...

Author(s): Ailton João Gonçalves Moreira, Juliano Cunha Gomes, Joana de Brito Mendonça and Armando Borges De Castilhos Junior  

February, 2020

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Characterization of wheat leaf rust pathogen (Puccinia triticina) in some parts of Ethiopia and seedling evaluation of durum wheat (Triticum turgidum) cultivars to the pathogen

Leaf rust caused by the pathogen Puccinia triticina is one of the important diseases of wheat in Ethiopia; and yield loss due to this disease has reached up to 75%. A study was carried out to detect physiologic races of the pathogen from some parts of Bale, Gondar and Shewa and to identify seedling resistance of Ethiopian durum cultivars. Twenty-four mono pustule isolates were made, and out of those, only three P....

Author(s): Habtamu Tesfaye, Ayele Badebo and Mashilla Dejene  

January - March 2020

Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology
Assessment of healthcare facilities location and medical waste generation and handling in Nigeria

This paper assessed healthcare facilities location and medical waste generation and handling in Nigeria. Analysis such as descriptive statistics, correlation and factor analysis was carried out to identify gaps in healthcare facilities location and medical waste management in Nigeria. The population-to-healthcare provider ratio and healthcare waste generation rates in Nigeria were also analysed. The north central...

Author(s): Roland Clement Abah  

February 2020

African Journal of Plant Science
Modulation in growth and development of potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) microtubers by different concentration of 6-benzyl aminopurine

Two potato varieties namely, kufri bahar and kufri surya were tested for in vitro tuberization response to a same culture medium supplemented with three levels of 6-benzly aminopurine (0.75, 1.5 and 2.25 mg/L) in a completely randomized block design. The study was conducted in the Central Potato Research Institute (CPRI), Modipuram, Meerut Campus, and India during the period of 2012 to 2013 and 2013-2014. The objective...

Author(s): Kumari Meenakshi  

January-June 2020

Journal of Philosophy and Culture
Tabooing insults: Why the ambivalence?

This paper examines insults, both verbal and non-verbal, on the premise that societies the world over have adopted an ambivalent attitude towards the creation and use of insult. The ambivalence argument is grounded in the sheer preponderance of both institutionalised and informal usages of verbal and non-verbal insults, through the arts mainly, as well as the tabooing regimes of insults in the same societies. The paper...

Author(s): Moses Nii-Dortey and Edward Nanbigne  

January-June 2020

International Journal of Educational Administration and Policy Studies
Teachers’ decisional participation and job satisfaction in secondary schools in Ekiti State, Nigeria

This study investigated the relationship between teachers’ decisional participation and job satisfaction in secondary schools in Ekiti State. The study also examined the level of teachers’ participation in decision making and level of job satisfaction. A descriptive research design of correlation type was adopted for the study while the population for the study comprised all the teachers’ teaching in...

Author(s): Ayegbusi Emmanuel Taiwo and Lucas Akin Ogunlade  

February 2020

Journal of Dryland Agriculture
Current status of chickpea production: Opportunities for promoting, adoption and adapting the crop in Zimbabwe: A review

Chickpea is a cool season, drought hardy grain legume crop that is grown in Asia, East Africa, United States of America and Europe. The crop has the potential to close the winter legume gap because it can adapt to cool season temperatures as compared to summer legumes grown in Zimbabwe. The aim of this paper is to unpack various opportunities for promoting chickpea in drought prone areas of Zimbabwe which might be...

Author(s): Mthulisi Maya and Mcebisi Maphosa  

January-June 2020

Journal of Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology
Induction of vitellogenin in cultured fish: Vitellogenin gene expression response of blue fin and yellow fin breams to injected 17 β-estradiol

Aquatic organisms in the coastal regions are often exposed to many anthropogenic effluents. Kuwait Bay receives considerable quantities of sewage and industrial effluents, and thus, naturally, many endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) find their way into the coastal waters. These EDCs could influence the physiology of the aquatic organisms inhabiting the coastal region. Response of two important local fish of...

Author(s): Azad, I. S and Al-Jandal, N.  

January-June 2020

Journal of Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology
Ingestion of lead-contaminated vegetables could affect the intelligent quotient of school children

Lead (Pb) is a potential environmental contaminant that has the capability of causing some human health problems, especially when it accumulates in food crops. This study aimed to evaluate the risk of ingesting Pb-contaminated vegetables on the intelligent quotient (IQ) of school children, using “target risk quotient” methodology. From the responses to the questionnaires administered to the school...

Author(s): Chimezie N. Onwurah, Ibiwari C. Dike, Uche Uzodinma, Johnson C. Obodouzu and Enuma P. Obiweluozo

February, 2020

Journal of Medicinal Plants Research
Quantification of some phenolics acids and flavonoids in Cola nitida, Garcinia kola and Buchholzia coriacea using high performance liquid chromatography- diode array detection (HPLC-DAD)

Kola seeds are highly valued in most African communities due to their medicinal benefits and socio-cultural application during ceremonies. Apart from their neuro-stimulatory effect, the other health benefits such as antioxidant activities which are closely associated with the level of phenolic constituents have also been widely reported. The main purpose of this study is to determine the quantity of quercetin, caffeic...

Author(s): Adamu A., Ingbian I. N. , Okhale S. E. and Egharevba H. O.  

February, 2020

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Food transition in the Gulf Cooperation Council Region

This study investigates (and forecasts) food consumption patterns in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region from 1961 to 2023. A vector auto-regressive model (VAR) was used to estimate systems of equations of per capita food consumption of major food items, and their trends over time, for the purpose of highlighting changes in the region’s dietary patterns. The study area had shown symptoms of diet transition...

Author(s): ELSHEIKH Omer Elgaili, ALDERINY Mahmoud Mohamed and ALKAHTANI Safar H. Abdullah  

February, 2020

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Volumetric space distribution of wood as a tool in sustainable forest

The objective of this work was to evaluate the distribution of forest volume identified through interpolation maps from data obtained from the forest. We sampled 36 plots with 1-ha area. Special maps were used by means of interpolation adjusted by the Spline method. The results indicate that after 20 years of traditional exploration, no significant oscillations were identified for volumes. However, the area explored...

Author(s): Klewton Adriano Oliveira Pinheiro, Francisco de Assis Oliveira, Ademir Roberto Ruschel, Javier Dias Pita, Gideão Costa Santos, Felix Lélis da Silva, Alex da Silva Frazão, Francimary da Silva Carneiro and Marcos Francisco Serafim de Souza

February, 2020

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Fertilizer management and nutrient use efficiency on rice paddy in integrated system

Nitrogen budget under integrated production system in fish farming is one of the acceptable practices in maintaining ecological balance and circulation. This result reveals the patterns of pond water and nutrient flows which were strongly influenced by the main fish farming activities resulting to large amount of nitrogen inputs. The main nutrient input sources of nitrogen into the system were found to be pig manure,...

Author(s): Abraham, O. V., Akinwole, A. O and Davies, O. A.    

January-June 2020

International Journal of Educational Administration and Policy Studies
How school climate predicts teachers’ organizational silence

This study aims to explore the relationships between school climate constructs and teachers’ organizational silence (OS) and to analyze how school climate predicts teachers’ OS. The study population comprised all teachers (2,237) working in private primary schools in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The sample consisted of 329 responses, which represented 14.7% of the original population. Structural equation modeling...

Author(s): Saleh Ali Y. Alqarni  

February 2020

Educational Research and Reviews
An analysis of job satisfaction levels of physical education teachers in Ankara, Turkey

This study was conducted to determine job satisfaction levels of physical education teachers. The population of the study consists of 1953 physical education teachers working in public secondary schools and high schools of the Ministry of National Education (MEB) in Ankara in the 2017-2018 academic year. The sample of the study consists of 265 physical education teachers working in Ankara. Minnesota Job Satisfaction...

Author(s): Zülküf Erkan Baykara and Rüstem Orhan  

January-June 2020

African Journal of Mathematics and Computer Science Research
A mathematical model for solving integer linear programming problems

A suggested algorithm to solve fully rough integer linear programming (FRILP) problems is introduced in this paper in order to find rough value optimal solutions and decision rough integer variables, where all parameters and decision variables in the constraints and the objective function are rough intervals (RIs). In real-life situations, the parameters of linear programming problem model may not be defined precisely,...

Author(s): Ammar E. E. and Emsimir A. A.  

February 2020

African Journal of Food Science
Isolation of Escherichia coli 0157:H7 from selected food samples sold in local markets in Nigeria

Food borne illnesses have major social and economic impacts. Escherichia coli O157:H7 is associated with food borne illness in human beings. It has been an important food borne pathogen that causes food borne diseases such as diarrhea, hemolytic uremic syndrome and hemorrhagic colitis. This study was conducted to detect the presence of E. coli O157: H7 in different food samples sold in Nigerian local markets. A total of...

Author(s): Lennox Josiah Asime, John Godwin Egbe and Echa Cecilia  

February 2020

African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology
Spatiotemporal variation of irrigation water quality at Bochessa Watershed in Central Rift Valley of Ethiopia

Water quality is a highly concerning issue as long as irrigation is planned to be used for crop production. Hence, groundwater at Bochessa catchment was assessed to determine the spatiotemporal variability of its quality and to evaluate its suitability for irrigation. For this study, 8 boreholes were selected and sampling was done during the dry and wet seasons between 2015 and 2017. Totally 48 water samples were...

Author(s): Demelash Wendemeneh, Mekonen Ayana and Amare Haileslassie

February 2020

Educational Research and Reviews
Effectiveness of computer-assisted and excursion strategies on senior secondary school students’ achievement in Biology towards sustainable development

This study examined the effectiveness of computer–assisted and excursion strategies on secondary school students’ achievement in Biology towards sustainable development. The study adopted quazi experimental research design. The population consisted of all the biology students in public senior secondary schools in South West, Nigeria. The sample for the study consisted of 240 senior secondary year two (SS2)...

Author(s): Margaret Foluso Ayeni  

January-June 2020

International Journal of Genetics and Molecular Biology
Distribution of groundnut rosette disease and sequence diversity of groundnut rosette virus associated satellite RNA (Sat-RNA) in Western Kenya

Production of groundnuts (Arachis hypogaea L.) in Western Kenya is mainly constrained by groundnut rosette disease (GRD) which cause up to 100% yield loss. This disease expresses different symptoms as a result of variations in the groundnut rosette virus (GRV) associated satellite-ribonucleic acid (GRV Sat-RNA). Over the past 20 years, no work had been done to document the status of the disease in Kenya. Additionally,...

Author(s): Benard Mukoye, Anthony Simiyu Mabele, Millicent Florence Owuor Ndonga, Bonphace Collins Mangeni and Hassan Karakacha Were  

February 2020

African Journal of Business Management
Research on risk early-warning system of transitional operation of Africa-related enterprises

The growing business prosperity in African countries has brought new opportunities for enterprises to carry out transnational operation in Africa; however, it may also be accompanied by some transnational operation risks. Enterprises incorrectly identify and analyze these risks, which brings enterprises great uncertainty and huge losses. So enterprises should establish a transnational operation risk management system as...

Author(s): Jieyi Li, Xiaoxiao Wan and Bibo Lai  

February 2020

African Journal of Business Management
How crowdfunding makes museum value relevant: An Italian university museum experience

This study has attempted to enlarge the debate on museums relevant function, in connection to their mission to contribute to the development of the civic society. The research idea has stemmed from the issue of museum accessibility, through measured observation of a co-creation project carried out by a University Museum of Lombardy (Italy) through a crowdfunding campaign. The research has aimed at exploring the many...

Author(s): Michela Magliacani  

January-March 2020

International Journal of Sociology and Anthropology
Recognising religious and superstitious rituals within higher education contexts: A case study of Stellenbosch University, South Africa

In South Africa the task of decolonising the curriculum in higher education institutions falls upon researchers and lecturers. Within the case study of the Visual Communication Design curriculum at Stellenbosch University we noticed that students’ superstitious and religious beliefs and rituals surfaced in their responses to the coursework even though there was an attempt to steer away from traditional religious...

Author(s): Neeske Alexander and Elmarie Costandius

January-June 2020

International Journal of Educational Administration and Policy Studies
Policy strategies for effective implementation of inclusive education in Kenya

Educational frameworks mandate schools to adopt, design and implement strategies that support inclusive education.  Despite the inclusive education policy, disability remains a major course of exclusion in learning institutions. The paper discusses the impact of school strategies in overcoming physical barriers that hinder the implementation of inclusive education. The actual sample constituted 151 respondents. The...

Author(s): Bibiana Ruguru Ireri, Madrine King’endo, Eric Wangila and Simon Thuranira  

February 2020

African Journal of Food Science
Production technique, safety and quality of soumbala, a local food condiment sold and consumed in Burkina Faso

Exploitation of Non-Wood Forest Products (NWFP) is after agriculture and breeding the third source of income in Burkina Faso. Soumbala, made from alkaline fermentation of Parkia biglobosa seeds, is one of the most popular indigenous foods condiments very prized by the Burkinabes. This study aimed to assess the process practices and safety measures to ensures good quality along the production chain of soumbala. A...

Author(s): Yérobessor Dabiré, Iliassou Mogmenga, Marius K. Somda, Jerry O. Ugwuanyi, Lewis I. Ezeogu, Mamoudou H. Dicko and Alfred S. Traoré  

January-March 2020

International Journal of Sociology and Anthropology
The psycho-social context of Lake Ziway/Dembel: Oromia Regional state, Ethiopia

The general purpose of this study was to organize psycho-social information pertaining to the some issues. These include: Local peoples’ awareness and perception of risk of ecological problems associated with Lake Ziway/Dembel; the issues of community participation and mobilization in resource conservation, preservation and sustainable use; psycho-social consequences of the adverse climatic happenings in the lake...

Author(s): Aschale Kassie Haile and Esmael Seid

January-June 2020

International Journal of Educational Administration and Policy Studies
Balancing work, family and personal life: Perspectives of female staff at the College of Distance Education, University of Cape Coast, Ghana

The study examined how female staff of the College of Distance Education (CoDE), University of Cape Coast (UCC) balance work, family and personal life roles, amidst their busy work schedules.  A 21-item well-structured questionnaire was developed to collect primary data. Using the convenient sampling technique, 32 female staff was selected for the sample. Statistical tools such as percentages, mean, standard...

Author(s): Clara Akuamoah-Boateng  

January-June 2020

International NGO Journal
Rural transformation in Liberia: Strategies for civil society participation

Rural transformation involves a dynamic structural, cultural and economic transition of rural areas to a more economically viable society. This encourages the reduction of inequality, eradication of poverty and enhancement of the living conditions of rural dwellers. Rural areas from the agricultural perspective sustain the urban demand for food and despite this role, lacks basic infrastructural facilities, has a high...

Author(s): Chikamso C. Apeh, Anthony N. Onyekuru, Johnpaul T. Offorma, Celestina I. Akogwu

January-June 2020

African Journal of History and Culture
Critical analysis of archaeological research trends in Uganda: 1920-2018

Much as the first collections of stone tools in East Africa were made by geologist J.W. Gregory, beginning in 1893, E.J. Wayland’s joined the government service in Uganda in 1919 to set East African Archaeology on the course that it was to follow for the next 40 years or more. However, over 90 years from its inception, a larger percentage of archaeological research in Uganda seems regionally imbalanced, dominated...

Author(s): Charles Kinyera Okeny, Elizabeth Kyazike and Gilbert Gumoshabe  

January, 2020

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Yield responses of bush bean varieties to different planting densities and rates of phosphorous fertilizer

Common bean is commonly grown by smallholder farmers under quite diverse farming systems and it is for both food security and income generation. The impact of plant density is important to bean growers for yield optimization and the inadequate source of phosphorus leads to low productivity due to its significant in growth and development. This study focused on determining optimal spacing of different bush bean varieties...

Author(s): Deodatus Stanley Kiriba, John Wilfred Msaky, Nestory Shida Mahenge, Samwel Paul, Godfrey Adolph Kessy, Edith Kadeghe and Papias Hongera Binagwa,  

January 2020

African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology
Agro-ecological assessment of physico-chemical properties of soils in Kulfo Watershed, South Western Ethiopia

Variation in physical landscape of the highlands gives rise to variations in agro-climatic and soil parent materials in Ethiopia. The aim of this research is to characterize the physio-chemical properties of soils in Kulfo watershed. For the study, primary data from transect walks, composite soil samples and GPS points and secondary data from satellite imaginaries, National Metrological Agency and Central Statistical...

Author(s): Teshome Yirgu, Yibeltal Yihunie and Alemu Asele  

January-March 2020

Journal of Entomology and Nematology
Management of Plodia interpunctella (hübner) [Lepidoptera: pyralidae] using ethanolic oil extract of Plumbago zeylanica (LINN.)

This study investigated the insecticidal effects of ethanolic oil extract of Plumbago zeylanica against Plodia interpunctella infestation in stored maize grains. Oils from the plant were administered at 5, 10, 15, 20 and 25% concentrations to maize grains inside plastic containers. The treated samples were air-dried for 3 h. The three developmental stages of the moth (egg, larval and adult) were separately introduced...

Author(s): Adeyera, O. J. and Akinneye, J. O.  

January 2020

African Journal of Food Science
Micronutrients, antinutrients composition and sensory properties of extruded snacks made from sorghum and charamenya flour blends

The effect of process variables (feed composition, feed moisture, and exit barrel temperature) on the vitamins, antinutrients, and sensory profile of extruded snacks produced from sorghum and charamenya flour blends using response surface methodology were investigated in this study. Feed composition (FC, 10-30%), feed moisture content (FMC, 25-30%) and exit barrel temperature (EBT, 110-130°C) were the independent...

Author(s): Eze C. R., Okafor G. I., Omah E. C. and Azuka, C.E.  

January-June 2020

African Journal of History and Culture
Pawnship labour and mediation in colonial Osun division of southwestern Nigeria

Pawnship was both a credit system and an important source of labour in Yoruba land. It was highly utilised in the first half of the twentieth century Osun Division, sequel to its easy adaptation to the colonial monetised economy. This study examined pawnship as a labour system that was deeply rooted in the Yoruba culture, and accounts for the reasons for its easy adaptability to the changes epitomized by the colonial...

Author(s): Ajayi Abiodun

January-March 2020

International Journal of Psychology and Counselling
Making space for the adolescent unconscious: A case-based reflection on practice

Community-based psychotherapists and school counsellors work to assist adolescents through sharing resources, building awareness of cognition and behavior, and skill development in communicative competence.  However, adolescents, eager to delve deeper into the unknown territory of their being, also present us with speech and acts coming from the unconscious, in the form of metaphors, forgetting, behavioral...

Author(s): Donna Marie San Antonio and Nathan Gorelick

January-March 2020

Journal of Accounting and Taxation
Taxation efficiency and accounting assisted transparency, insight into a European framework

This paper highlights the relationship between taxation, accounting and transparency for achieving disclosure and efficiency. Research takes into consideration taxation costs and legislation in order to discern an optimized business level of transparency. The data collected from questionnaires were analyzed by descriptive statistical analysis, followed by factor analysis and reliability testing that led to relationships...

Author(s): Karagiorgos Alkiviadis, Lazos Grigorios and Leontiadis Nikolaos  

January-June 2020

Journal of Public Administration and Policy Research
HIV and AIDS mainstreaming in Uganda’s higher education sector strategic direction: A case of Uganda Management Institute

HIV and AIDS mainstreaming in the development arena has been a point of emphasis globally over the years. The higher education sector has also put emphasis on the campaign to have HIV and AIDS issues mainstreamed for in all strategies and operations. The purpose of this study is to investigate how HIV and AIDS mainstreaming has been considered in Uganda Management Institute (UMI) strategic direction. The study deployed...

Author(s): Christopher Samuel Mayanja and James L. Nkata

January-March 2020

International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation
Assessment of avifaunal assemblage and their distribution pattern across different habitat types of Gibe Sheleko National Park, South-western Ethiopia

This study was conducted in Gibe Sheleko National Park from March to August 2015 covering wet and dry seasons. Sampling sites were taken based on the habitat characteristics and a transect line of 1 or less km with a distance of 250 to 300 m in between the transect lines was taken in the woodland habitat and point count was used in the riverine forest habitat. A total of 116 bird species consisting of 2 endemics to both...

Author(s): Hadis Tadele Desta Afework Bekele, Solomon Wagaw and Simeneh Admasu

January-March 2020

African Journal of Biochemistry Research
The effect of aqueous extract of zest of citrus sinensis (AEZCs) on cadmium chloride induced liver toxicity in wistar rats

The potency of the peels of Citrus sinensis against cadmium induced liver damage has not been explored in our environment. 48 wistar rats were used for this study. The animals were randomly divided into eight (8) groups of five (5) rats each. Group A was the positive control and received 5 mg/kg body weight (bw) of cadmium chloride (CdCl2) intraperitoneally as a single dose. Groups B and C received the aqueous extract...

Author(s): Augustine Ndubuisi, Ani Celestine, Eze Wenceslaus, Ugwudike Patrick, Anyaeji Pamela, Ude Victor Chibueze, Agu Francis Uchenna, Nworgu Choice, Ikwuka David, Ugwuishi Emeka and Nwachukwu Daniel

January-March 2020

Journal of Economics and International Finance
Market opening and economic growth in Nigeria

Market opening positively impacts economic growth due to reduction in the cost of capital and international risk diversification, amongst others in Nigeria. Using a robust set of econometric approach involving unit root test, co-integration, vector error correction model and granger causality, there is evidence that current value of economic growth responds to disequilibrium from past values of real gross domestic...

Author(s): Ogbebor Peter Ifeanyi, Okolie Onyeisi Romanus and Siyanbola Trimisiu Tunji

January 2020

African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology
Management of world energy resources (Renewable energy): Choices for the future?

Energy enables technical innovations, and progress in health, agriculture and transportation. Socio-economic development and energy production are linked, although some energy-rich countries are poor. Developed countries are the biggest consumers. Energy consumption increases with increase in world population. Fossil energies are dominantly consumed. Nuclear energies are often decried because of serious accidents....

Author(s): Gueye Moustapha

January 2020

Educational Research and Reviews
Comparative analysis of psychometric properties of mathematics items constructed by Waec and Neco in Nigeria using item response theory approach

West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) and National Examination Council (NECO) are the two major examination bodies saddled with the responsibility of awarding Senior Secondary School Certificate in Nigeria. This study examined the comparability of the psychometric properties of the items constructed by the two examination bodies using Item Response Theory (IRT) approach. Three parameters (difficulty, discriminating and...

Author(s): Aborisade, Olatunbosun James and Fajobi, Olutoyin Olufunke

January 2020

Educational Research and Reviews
The relationship between teacher self-efficacy beliefs and educational beliefs of pre-service teachers

The purpose of this research is to determine the relationship between ‘educational beliefs’ and ‘teacher self-efficacy perceptions’ of pre-service teachers in the faculty of education. A total of 1002 pre-service teachers, 463 final year undergraduate and 539 certificate program students, participated in the study voluntarily at the Necatibey Faculty of Education in Balıkesir University....

Author(s): Kemal Oğuz Er  

January 2020

Educational Research and Reviews
Enhancing students’ academic performance in Chemistry by using kitchen resources in Ikom, Calabar

This paper seeks to investigate how students’ performance in Chemistry can be enhanced by using kitchen resources in Calabar. The kitchen resources used included a piece of white paper, a swab, lemon juice and candle. These were used to show that paper cellulose was oxidized by flame due to the catalysis of lemon juice acid. Other materials used were empty bottles of water, a balloon, a teaspoon, a glass, vinegar...

Author(s): Cecilia Obi Nja, Bernedette Cornelius-Ukpepi, Emmanuel Asuquo Edoho and Hope Amba Neji  

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