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July 2019

African Journal of Biotechnology
Enhancement of phytoremediation efficiency of Acacia mangium using earthworms in metal-contaminated soil in Bonoua, Ivory Coast

In this paper, the impact of Pontoscolex corethrurus on Acacia mangium growth and its phytoremediation efficiency in metal-contaminated soils were studied in a greenhouse pot culture under four treatments: non contaminated soil-non inoculated, control (C); non contaminated soil-inoculated (NcI); contaminated soil-non inoculated (CNi); contaminated soil-inoculated (CI). The results showed that A. mangium growth...

Author(s): BONGOUA-DEVISME Affi Jeanne, AKOTTO Odi Faustin, GUETY Thierry, KOUAKOU Sainte Adélaïde Ahya Edith, NDOYE Fatou and DIOUF Diégane  

July 2019

Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology
Knowledge, attitudes, perception and behaviours of HIV/AIDS among end-cycle students in Cote d’Ivoire: Cross-sectional survey

In Cote d’Ivoire, the prevalence of HIV/AIDS has declined significantly in the last decade as a result of public health actions. An assessment of knowledge, attitudes, perception and behaviours was carried out to assess the outcome of the strategies for raising awareness and communicating with students about HIV/AIDS. A descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted in 2014 among students enrolled in third year...

Author(s): Man-Koumba Soumahoro, Harvey Attoh-Touré, Kouamé Mathias N&#;Dri, N’Dri Anatole Mian, Mariam Diomandé, Constant Joseph Koné, Amadou Ouattara, Souleymane Sidibé, Chantal Akoua-Koffi and Mireille Dosso  

July 2019

Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology
Framework for establishing data gaps: A case for sustainable development goal 3

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted by members states of the United Nations in September 2015. One of the major principles of the SDGs is “Leave No One Behind”.  As such SDG monitoring requires data from all population groups, particularly the most vulnerable and most unreachable. This poses a challenge to governments in terms of collecting data from such groups to monitor status of SDGs....

Author(s): Boniface Kalanda and Asseneth Cheboi

July-December 2019

International Journal of Genetics and Molecular Biology
Characterisation of three morphotypes of Solenostemon rotundifolius [(Poir.) J. K. Morton] cultivated in Burkina Faso using quantitative traits

Evaluation of intra specific variability is a key step toward conservation and sustainable use of species. This study was carried out to describe the morphotypes of Solenostemon rotundifolius (Lamiaceae) based on quantitative traits. Three accessions (E02, E35 and E20), representing the morphotypes “A”, “B” and “C” were characterised in Randomised Complete Block Design with three...

Author(s): Romaric Kiswendsida NANEMA, Zakaria KIEBRE, Renan Ernest TRAORE, Aminata Hamidou BA and Francis KUSI

July 2019

Journal of Horticulture and Forestry
Notice of Retraction: Impact of mobile phones on the density of honeybees

The editors of the Journal of Horticulture and Forestry (JHF) are retracting the article, “Impact of mobile phones on the density of honeybees” published in 2011 (Vol. 3(4), pp. 131-133, April 2011). This is informed by the multiple publication of the article under different titles in other journals (http://ipublishing.co.in/jesvol1no12010/EIJES2044.pdf;...

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July 2019

International Journal of Psychology and Counselling
Differential item functioning of the career aspiration scale within Arab context

The aim of the study was to examine the psychometric properties and the differential items functioning of short version of Career Aspiration Scale (CAS) in a sample of 2700 of Omani high school students. The results of the total score of CAS showed acceptable internal consistency (Cronbach’s α=0.67). An exploratory factor analysis yielded a support for nine items version identifying single construct....

Author(s): Muna A. S. Al-Bahrani, Suad M. A. S. Al-Lawati, Yousef A. A. Abu shindi, Bakkar S. A. Bakkar and Khalid S. R. Alsiyabi

July 2019

Journal of Ecology and The Natural Environment
Is the expansion of Eucalyptus tree a curse or an opportunity? Implications from a dispute on the tree’s ecological and economic impact in Ethiopia: A review

This review was made to bring forth the contradicting outlooks from different research findings, challenges on the Eucalyptus species and show the opportunities we have with the tree. Due to the impact of Eucalyptus tree species on ecological health and agricultural productivity, ecologists, policy makers and politicians have had a negative view on this tree species. Hence, attempts are made to remove the tree from the...

Author(s): Aklilu Bajigo Madalcho, Bekele Lemma, Merkineh Mesene Mena and Barana Babiso Badesso  

July-September 2019

Journal of Geography and Regional Planning
Drivers to energy efficiency development in lighting and air-conditioning systems in manufacturing industries in Ghana for 2018

The increase in electricity demand, coupled with drastic deficit in energy generation and depleting conventional energy resources continues to create complex challenges for the energy market in Ghana. But Energy Efficiency (EE) in lighting and air-conditioning has been considered as a green area for reducing energy consumption. The manufacturing sector has been considered as a key area for the implementation of energy...

Author(s): Jones Lewis Arthur and Josephine Fianu  

July 2019

African Journal of Business Management
Development impact bonds to overcome investors-services providers’ agency problems: Insights from a case study analysis

The paper aims to enrich the academic debate on social impact investing, through a formalization of Development Impact Bonds (DIBs)’ structure. With this purpose, the research adopts an inductive approach and presents a case study analysis of the world’s first successful DIB in education, Educate Girls Development Impact Bond. The analysis fosters the role of DIBs as tools to provide funds to non-profit...

Author(s): Carmen Gallucci, Rosalia Santulli and Riccardo Tipaldi

July –September 2019

Journal of Agricultural Biotechnology and Sustainable Development
Integrated weed management systems in sorghum based cropping system in Nigeria

Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L) Moench) is the fifth most important staple food crop after wheat, rice, maize and barley. Sorghum is consumed by more than 70% of the population. Striga hermonthica is a serious biotic constraint to cereal production in the dry savannas of sub-Saharan Africa. Striga infestation in sorghum is reported to be higher in Nigeria than in other West African countries with about 80% (8.7 million ha)...

Author(s): A. Y. Mamudu, K. P. Baiyeri and B. C. Echezona

July 2019

African Journal of Business Management
The effect of county government expenditure on gross county product in Kenya: A panel data analysis

From previous studies, the effects of expenditure on economic growth appear to provide mixed results. Despite this uncertainty, theory suggests that expenditure induce growth. In Kenya, economic growth has been fluctuating despite the devolved expenditure increasing over time. It is against this background that this study was carried out to investigate empirically the short-run and long-run effect of components of...

Author(s): Naftaly Mose, Lawrence Kibet and Symon Kiprop  

July 2019

African Journal of Biotechnology
Review of microfluidics approaches to mimic the kidney

The use of microfluidics and nanotechnology in bioscience is gaining favor among the next generation of bioscience and clinical researchers, and this field has expanded to include organ-specific applications and modeling. While certain organ-specific microfluidic chips/applications, such as those in the heart and liver, are ubiquitous in the peer-reviewed literature, the kidneys require more focus and attention to drive...

Author(s): Zach Odeh, and Hongli Lin,

July 2019

African Journal of Biotechnology
Role of mucous cell and p53 protein in gastroprotective activity of methanolic extracts of Ageratum conyzoides Linn in rats

Ageratum conyzoides Linn is a medicinal plant used for diverse ethnomedicinal applications including anti-ulcer treatment. Usually, protection of gastric mucosa from injury or ulceration is dependent on the efficacy of intrinsic or induced protective factors against erosive effects of aggressive factors. In this study, our aim was to ascertain the gastroprotective activity of methanolic leaf extracts of A. conyzoides L....

Author(s): Omotoso D. R., Ajeigbe K. O., Owonikoko W. M., Okwuonu U. C., Akinola A. O., Daramola O. O., Adagboyin O. and Bienonwu E. O.

July 2019

African Journal of Biotechnology
Modified protocol for RNA isolation from different parts of field-grown jute plant suitable for NGS data generation and quantitative real-time RT-PCR

High quality RNA extraction from field-grown jute plants can be difficult due to the presence of complex polyphenolic, polysaccharide and waxes. But isolation of RNA in high quality is a basic need in plant genetics, genomics, transcriptomics, molecular biology and related physiological investigations. Here, cetyl trimethyl ammonium bromide (CTAB) based modified RNA isolation protocol suitable for isolating high quality...

Author(s): Rasel Ahmed, Md. Sabbir Hossain, Md. Samiul Haque, Md. Monjurul Alam, Md. and Shahidul Islam,

July 2019

African Journal of Biotechnology
DNA barcoding of Ghanaian fish species: Status and prospects

Ghana’s waters are biologically diverse with different fish species due to different ecological habitats and niches harboring several cryptic fish species. However, the fish production has reduced over the past decade; hence an urgent conservation and management strategies are required to save Ghanaian fishery such as accurate identification of species to formulate species-specific conservation and management...

Author(s): Gyamfua Afriyie, Shunkai Huang, Zhongdian Dong, Yusong Guo, Felix K. A. Kuebutornye, Christian Ayisi Larbi, Berchie Asiedu and Zhongduo Wang

July-September 2019

International Journal of Sociology and Anthropology
A concentric approach to understanding herders-farmers clashes in Benue and Nasarawa States, Nigeria

This paper provides a theoretical appraisal as regards the phenomenon of Herders and farmers clashes in north central of Nigeria, specifically “Benue” and “Nassarawa” States. By way of qualitative discourse, grounded on secondary sources, the paper gives insight and a deep understanding on the contending issues surrounding resource struggle by host farmers and migrating herders. The approach of...

Author(s): Adeyinka Aderinto and Victor Achem  

July-September 2019

International Journal of Sociology and Anthropology
Witchcraft stigmatization and abuse of children in Akwa-Ibom state, Nigeria

In this age of intellectual progress and technological advancement, strange beliefs are still rife, and misfortunes are blamed on witches in many societies. In the past, the avowed witches were the aged. Lately, focus has shifted to vulnerable and defenseless children who have become victims of witchcraft stigmatization and abuse. In Akwa-Ibom State, Nigeria, hundreds of children have been labeled as witches and thus...

Author(s): Chineyemba Lydia Isioma

July 2019

African Journal of Food Science
Effect of tree age on nutritional, anti-nutritional and proximate composition of Moringa stenopetala leaves in South west Ethiopia

Moringa stenopetala is one of the indigenous agro-forestry tree species cultivated in multi-storey inter-cropping system in the southern dry land areas of Ethiopia. It is an economically important tree species in which most parts of the plant are used for different purposes. Leaves of the plant collected from age classes of the tree are edible after processing. Despite its wider usage in the southern parts of the...

Author(s): Fikremariam H. Desalegne, Zewdu Y. Ayele and Abeje E. Wasse

July 2019

African Journal of Food Science
Physicochemical study of kernel oils from ten varieties of Mangifera indica (Anacardiaceae) cultivated in Cote d’Ivoire

Mango consumers only use pulp and consider the kernel as wastes. This study aims to valorize the kernel of mango (Mangifera indica). In this study, the kernel of ten mango varieties (Ruby, Kent, Retard, Key, Assabony, Smith tête de chat, Smith normal, Palmer, Governeur and Aravia) collected at Yamoussoukro in the center of Cote d’Ivoire were used. The oils of these kernels were extracted by maceration...

Author(s): Amian Brise Benjamin Kassi, Yaya Soro, Emmanuel N’dri Koffi and Siaka Sorho

July 2019

Journal of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Health
Characterization of antimicrobial resistance in Staphylococcus aureus isolated from bovine mastitis in Central Ethiopia

Staphylococcus aureus is commonly associated with mastitis in dairy herds with potential public health implications. Overall, 303 samples were collected from September 2015 to July 2016 to characterize the phenotypic and genotypic pattern of drug resistance in S. aureus isolated from cases of clinical and sub-clinical bovine mastitis in Central Ethiopia. Milk samples were tested by using California Mastitis Test and...

Author(s): Bezina Arega Emeru, Yohannes Equar Messele,  Desiye Tesfaye Tegegne, Shimels Tikuye Yalew, Shelema Kelbessa Bora, Mossisa Dire Babura, Mergie Taye Beyene and Gebremeskel Mamu Werid  

July 2019

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytotherapy
UHPLC-DAD characterization of bioactive secondary metabolites from Ocimum americanum and Pupalia lappacea extracts: Antioxidant activity and antihypertensive effects on L-NAME-induced hypertensive rats

Ocimum americanum L. (Lamiaceae) and Pupalia lappacea (L) Juss. (Amaranthaceae) are two plants used in Bénin to manage hypertension. Little scientific data is available on the antihypertensive properties of these plants. Therefore, we investigated the antihypertensive potential of ethanolic extracts of O. americanum and P. lappacea on L-NAME-induced hypertensive rats. The DPPH free radical scavenging potential,...

Author(s): Adjileye Rafatou  Adédoyin Adjokè, Amoussa Abdou Madjid Olatoundé, Rafiou Adamou, Awede Bonaventure, Laleye Anatole and Lagnika Latifou  

July 2019

Educational Research and Reviews
Piano education in adults

Piano education is one of the fundamental aspects of instrument training. As a polyphonic instrument, the piano, unlike other instruments, is popular with all age groups. This study examines factors of success in adult piano education and piano methods utilized in training in all aspects, including historical development. Data was generated by literature review, specialist lecturers were consulted for their opinions,...

Author(s): Mari Barsamyan

July 2019

Educational Research and Reviews
Internet addiction and loneliness as predictors of internet gaming disorder in adolescents

The purpose of this research is to present the relationship of teenagers’ internet gaming disorder (IGD) with their levels of internet addiction and loneliness, as well as to test the created model in terms of these relations. This research analyzes the predictive relationships among adolescents’ IGD, internet addiction and loneliness through the statistics program in accordance with the structural equation...

Author(s): Zeliha Traş  

July 2019

Philosophical Papers and Review
Big bang: The apologetic of Quran and the Will of God

Muslims believe Quran as the word of God (Allah), sent as verbal revelation to Prophet Mohammad S.A.W. through the angel Gabriel. In the paper from segregate verses of Quran, the main events taking part in the time-line of one of the most widely accepted theories Lambda-Cold Dark Matter ‘model’ which is the current "standard model" of Big Bang cosmology is derived. The six long periods that took...

Author(s): Jahangir A. Dar  

July 2019

Journal of Development and Agricultural Economics
Determinants of adoption of improved Jalenea potato variety: The case of Chencha Woreda, Southern Ethiopia

This study was to examine factors affecting adoption of improved Jalenea potato variety in the study area in the year 2017. Primary data for the study were collected from respondents using structured interview schedule. Focus group discussions were conducted with farmer and stakeholders. The data were analyzed using mean, percentage, frequency, chi-square test, and T-test. Binary logistic regression analysis was...

Author(s): Biniam Teshome, Rahmeto Negash and Amanuel Shewa  

July 2019

Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology
Factors affecting utilization of antenatal care services and institutional delivery at Koghum in Jos South, Plateau State, Nigeria

Access to antenatal care services promotes safe motherhood and delivery. This study identified factors influencing the utilization of antenatal care services and health facility-based delivery. A cross sectional survey was conducted. Households were enumerated, and a systematic sampling method was deployed. A sample size of 200 was used. Of the 200 HHs, 198 women were interviewed using pretested semi-structured...

Author(s): Lilian A. Okeke, Ikenna O. Okeke, Olufemi O. Ajumobi, Shakir M. Balogun, Patrick M. Nguku, Olufunmilayo I. Fawole and Peter Nsubuga  

July 2019

Educational Research and Reviews
An analysis of English as a foreign language (EFL) teachers’ pedagogical competence and readiness in maintaining the implementation of the 2013 curriculum

This study tried to portray English as a foreign language (EFL) teachers’ pedagogical competence and readiness in maintaining the 2013 curriculum. The demands of the 2013 curriculum lead the teachers to have a good quality of teaching. It is essential to know teachers' pedagogical competence because that aspect will be piloting the implementation of the curriculum in the classroom. This study aimed to...

Author(s): Firman F, Friscilla Wulan Tersta, Cicyn Riantoni and Fellicia Ayu sekonda

July 2019

Journal of Entomology and Nematology
Notice of Retraction: Electromagnetic radiation (EMR) clashes with honeybees

The editors of the Journal of Entomology and Nematology (JEN) are retracting the article, “Electromagnetic radiation (EMR) clashes with honeybees” published in 2012 (Vol. 4(1), pp. 1-3, January 2012). This is informed by the multiple publication of the article under different titles in other journals (http://ipublishing.co.in/jesvol1no12010/EIJES2044.pdf;...

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July 2019

African Journal of Pure and Applied Chemistry
Chemical modification of cellulose from palm kernel de-oiled cake to microcrystalline cellulose and its evaluation as a pharmaceutical excipient

Microcrystalline cellulose (MCC) is an important ingredient in pharmaceutical, food, cosmetic and other industries. In this research work, microcrystalline cellulose was synthesized from the alpha cellulose content of pretreated palm kernel de-oiled cake. The microcrystalline cellulose from palm kernel cake was obtained through acidified sodium chlorite, sodium hydroxide delignification followed by hydrogen peroxides...

Author(s): Ezea Vincent Ndika, Umerie Sunday Chidozie and Ubaoji Kingsley Ikechukwu.  

July 2019

African Journal of Microbiology Research
Detection of tetracycline resistant E. coli and Salmonella spp. in sewage, river, pond and swimming pool in Mymensingh, Bangladesh

Antibiotic resistant bacteria and resistance genes in the environment are major health problem globally. The present study was undertaken to detect antibiotic resistant Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp. in sewage, river, pond and swimming pool. Emphasis was given on tetracycline resistant phenotype and genotype, since, tetracycline is a widely used antibiotics. Isolation and identification of antibiotic resistant E....

Author(s): Ashrafun Nahar, Md. Amirul Islam, Md. Abdus Sobur, Md. Jannat Hossain, Sumaiya Binte Zaman, Md. Bahanur Rahman, S. M. Lutful Kabir and Md. Tanvir Rahman  

July 2019

African Journal of Microbiology Research
Detection of mutations in ampC promoter/attenuator gene in Escherichia coli from dairy cows in Rio de Janeiro and Mato Grosso, Brazil

Escherichia coli present the ampC naturally, and the observation of phenotypical resistance to cefoxitin is related to this gene deregulation. Mutations in the regulatory region in ampC cause exaggerated expression. The most frequent alterations in the E. coli AmpC promoter/attenuator leading to this overexpression is described at the positions: -88, -82, -42, -18, -1 and +58. Mastitis studies were carried in Rio de...

Author(s): Gabrielli Stefaninni Santiago, Irene da Silva Coelho , Beatriz Oliveira de Farias , Tatiani Abreu de Alencar, Amy Borges Moreira, Greiciane França Bronzato , Miliane Moreira Soares de Souza, Bruno Gomes de Castro, Helena Neto Ferreira and Shana de Mattos de Oliveira Coelho

July 2019

African Journal of Food Science
Evaluation of the consumption and nutritional quality of Basella alba L. in Brazzaville

Leafy vegetables are generally neglected by consumers because of their rural lifestyle and low social status. As a result, they are often considered a "food of the poor. The general objective of our study is to carry out a nutritional and nutritional characterization of the vegetable Basella alba L. A cross-sectional survey of the consumption of B. alba L. leaves was carried out in the 9 districts of Brazzaville...

Author(s): Okouango Y. S. Itoua ,, Mananga Vital, , Elenga Michel, , and Hisseine Abdoulaye,  

July 2019

African Journal of Microbiology Research
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus spp. in the nasal cavity of dental surgeon’s professors

The aim of the study is to investigate the methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus spp. nasal colonization among dental surgeon professors. Dental surgeon professors of a Higher Education Institution (HEI) responded to a questionnaire covering sociodemographic, employment and behavioral data, and were subjected to clinical specimen collection by nasal swab. Identification and susceptibility testing of bacteria were...

Author(s): Camila Fonseca Alvarenga, Késia Cristina de Oliveira Batista, Evandro Leão Ribeiro,  Lara Stefânia Netto de Oliveira Leão Vasconcelos,  Juliana Lamaro Cardoso,  Maria Cláudia Porfirio André, Dayane de Melo Costa, Enilza Maria Mendonça de Paiva and Anaclara Ferreira Veiga Tipple,

July 2019

African Journal of Biotechnology
Genomic sequencing and recombinant expression of proinsulin isolated from cow and buffalo in Pakistan

This study was conducted to determine the heterologous expression of eukaryotic gene in Escherichia coli variable. The expression of Pakistani buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) and cow (Bos taurus) proinsulin genes in BL21 codon plus cells is 30% of total cellular protein. Total RNA was isolated from pancreatic tissues of local (Pakistani) breeds of buffalo (B. bubalis) and cow (B. taurus), converted to cDNA and cloned in a T/A...

Author(s): Farheen Aslam, Hooria Younas and Saima Iftikhar Bajwa  

July 2019

African Journal of Biotechnology
Optimization studies of chitin and chitosan production from Penaeus notialis shell waste

Optimization studies of extraction of chitin and chitosan from pink shrimp (Penaeus notialis) shell waste and of the degree of deacetylation (DDA) of extracted chitosan were investigated via the Box-Behnken design of experiments using response surface methodology. Robust quadratic models for predicting the extraction yields of chitin and chitosan and DDA of chitosan were obtained. These models were verified by...

Author(s): Amoo K. O., Olafadehan O. A. and Ajayi T. O.  

July 2019

International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation
Typology of coffee-based agroforestry systems in the semi-deciduous forest zone of Togo (West Africa)

This study contributes to the knowledge of the variants of coffee-based agroforestry systems (CAFS) of the semi-deciduous forest zone of Togo. To achieve this, forest, floristic and ecological data were collected in 163 random plots of 25 m × 25 m (625 m²), to analyze the typology of the CAFS and their characteristics across the study area. In the 10.1875 ha surveyed, results showed a total of 2510 stems of...

Author(s): Donko Koudzo Koda, Mamadou Chérif, Kossi Adjossou, Kossi Béssan Amégnaglo, Badabate Diwediga, Kodjovi Mawuégnigan Léonard Agbodan and Atsu Kudzo Guelly  

July-December 2019

International Journal of Genetics and Molecular Biology
Primary morphological characterization of West African dwarf (Djallonké) ewes from Côte d’Ivoire based on qualitative and quantitative traits

Phenotypic characterization is used to identify and document diversity within and between distinct breeds, based on their observable attributes. Study to assess the body characteristics and variability of 204 Djallonké (West African dwarf) ewes was conducted in three agro-ecological zones (central, western and northern) of Côte d’Ivoire, from November 2016 to April 2017. Animals were described using...

Author(s): N’Goran K. Edouard, Kouadja G. Severin, Kouassi N. Cyrille, Loukou N. Etienne, Eka Jean Yves, Dayo G. K. Charles, Sangare Mamadou and Yapi-Gnaore C. Valentine

July-December 2019

International Journal of Library and Information Science
Analysis of responsibilities of electronic readiness and software for museums online in national commission for museums and monuments in Nigeria

This study was carried to identify level of electronic readiness in museums by assessing the uses of electronic readiness provision in museum services, and also to determine the factors responsible for ineffective use of electronic readiness in museums. Descriptive survey research was used for this study. Total enumeration sampling technique was adopted for the sampling procedure. This was chosen because of the small...

Author(s): J. Onaade Ojo, A. Taye Pedro and A. Olayemi Nwogbe

July 2019

African Journal of Business Management
Factors affecting customers’ satisfaction towards the use of automated teller machines (ATMS): A case in commercial bank of Ethiopia, Chiro town

The  purpose  of  this  study  is  to  investigate the factors affecting customers’ satisfaction towards the use of Automated Teller Machines (ATMs). To address  the  research  objectives,  200 questionnaires  were  distributed  to  respondents. A  total  of  176  were returned which is equivalent to 88% of the total...

Author(s): Tewodros Biset Amene and Debela Bonsa Buta

July 2019

International Journal of Livestock Production
Identifications of the major factors that influence milk production: The case of dairy farmers in Badulla district, Sri Lanka

Dairy farming remains the economic backbone of livestock farmers in high potential area like Badulla district in Sri Lanka. Though, milk production has been quite low. Therefore, this study was carried out to investigate the factors affecting dairy cattle milk production in Badulla. Total of 500 dairy farmers were selected using multistage stratified and simple random sampling techniques. Milk production and...

Author(s): K. W. S. N. Kumari, J. M. D. R. Jayawardana and J. M. P. Jayasinghe  

July 2019

Educational Research and Reviews
Challenges facing information and communication technology implementation at the primary schools

The importance of information and communication technology (ICT) in education in the 21st century cannot be overemphasized. A number of initiatives have been put in place in Ghana to ensure that information and communication technology is extensively used and taught at all levels of our education. The study utilized a descriptive survey design and employed cluster and simple random sampling technique to collect data...

Author(s): Mark Valentine Aikins and Emmanuel Arthur-Nyarko

July 2019

Journal of Accounting and Taxation
An assessment of just in time system on the financial performance of manufacturing firms in Nigeria

The study examines the effect of Just-in-time on the financial performance of manufacturing organizations in Nigeria. The purpose of the research work is to determine the effect of application of just in time on cost reduction and return on investment of manufacturing firms in Nigeria. Primary data were collected through a self administered questionnaire on knowledgeable sample of employees selected to test the strength...

Author(s): Adeniran Busari Ganiyu, Agbaje Wale Henry and Adeosun M. Adekunle

July 2019

Journal of Accounting and Taxation
The influence of tax amnesty programme on tax compliance in Nigeria: The moderating role of political trust

The paper examined the influence of tax amnesty programme on tax compliance in Nigeria moderating the effect of political trust. The survey research design was employed to understand the taxpayer's perception of the Voluntary Assets and Income Declaration Scheme (VAIDS). We collected the data through the administration of questionnaires to taxpayers across the most commercial states in Nigeria.  The data...

Author(s): Francis Okoye

July 2019

African Journal of Microbiology Research
Extended spectrum beta-lactamase production and plasmid mediated quinolone resistance among lactose non-fermenting nterobacteriaceae isolated from poultry sources in Calabar, Nigeria

This study investigated the co-carriage of plasmid mediated quinolone resistance (PMQR) and extended spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL) producing lactose non-fermenting (LNF) Enterobacteriaceae isolated from poultry birds. This was a descriptive cross-sectional study carried out between September, 2016 and March, 2017. The Kirby-Bauer disk diffusion method was used to determine the antimicrobial susceptibility patterns....

Author(s): Nchawa Yangkam Yhiler, Bassey Enya Bassey, Inyang-etoh Paul, Useh Monday Francis, Asuquo Anne and Angela Okocha-Ejeko

July –September 2019

International Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism
Appropriate complementary feeding practice among mothers of 6-23 months old children in Kedida Gamela district, south Ethiopia: A community based cross-sectional study

Introduction of complementary foods to infants is a common practice. However, according to recommended infant and young child feeding protocol the timing of introduction, frequency of feeding and the quality of diet are not appropriate. Thus, the aim of this study is to determine the magnitude and identify the predictors of appropriate complementary feeding practice among mothers of children 6-23 months of age in Kedida...

Author(s): Derebe Gebreyesus Himbego, Lolemo Kelbiso Hanfore and Samson Kastro Dake  

July 2019

International Journal of Plant Physiology and Biochemistry
Phosphates solubilizing bacteria like promoter’s agent of cocoa-tree growth and biocontrol of Phytophthora megakarya Brasier and M.J. Griffin, agent of black pod disease

Black pod is an important fungal disease of Theobroma cacao L. which causes significant yield losses in the field and consequently, inhibits the growth and development of the plant. For this purpose, the objective of this work was to evaluate the impact of phosphates solubilizing bacteria on growth of cocoa-tree and the biocontrol of Phytophthora megakarya, which is the most aggressive agent of black pod disease. Five...

Author(s): Maryam Sani, Simo Claude, Adamou Souleymanou, Mafokoua Hélène Laure, Tchuisseu Tchakounte Gylaine Vanissa, Tchouomo Dondjou Donald, Fankem Henri and Nwaga Dieudonné.

July-September 2019

Journal of African Studies and Development
Challenges of educational digital infrastructure in Africa: A tale of hope and disillusionment

Technology-based distance learning is becoming popular throughout the world. In Sub-Saharan Africa, advancements in communication technology more than two decades ago raised much hope since technology-based distance education was seen as a promising cost effective and cost-efficient answer to expansion of access to education. These high hopes in technology-based distance education have, however, turned into...

Author(s): Joseph Mukuni  

July –September 2019

International Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism
Production and nutritional evaluation of cookies blended from sorghum, cowpea, plantain and sweet potato

This study was carried out to produce and evaluate the nutritional quality of cookies formulated from sorghum and fortified with cowpea, plantain and sweet potato. The sorghum and cowpea were subjected to processing technique of sprouting while plantain and sweet potato was peeled oven dried at 45°C. The sorghum variety used was Chakalari white, a low tannin variety, cowpea (Borno red), plantain (unripe) and sweet...

Author(s): Fateema U. M., Falmata A. S., Bintu B. P., Raihanatu M. B., Chellube Z, Hauwa H, Modu S., and Maryam B. K.  

July 2019

Journal of Plant Breeding and Crop Science
Diallel analysis of scald and net blotch resistance in barley (Hordeum vulgare L.)

Scald and net blotch are major foliar diseases of barley causing high yield losses worldwide including Ethiopia. Development of varieties with double resistance is an effective approach of managing both diseases. However, the genetic background of the barley parents was not studied for future resistance breeding. Thus, the objective of the study was to assess genotype performances against scald and net blotch,...

Author(s): Zerihun Jalata, Firew Mekbib, Berhane Lakew and Seid Ahmed  

July 2019

International Journal of Water Resources and Environmental Engineering
Evaluation of the current water quality of Lake Hawassa, Ethiopia

The research aimed to evaluate the current wáter quality of Lake Hawassa in order to identify potential pollution sources and suggest appropriate measures. Physico-chemical water quality parameters have been determined by taking duplicate samples from seven sampling sites and the results were compared with WHO and FAO standards. The findings of the study revealed that the concentration of metals such as manganese...

Author(s): Haile Melaku Zigde and Mohammed Endale Tsegaye  

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