Journal of
African Studies and Development

  • Abbreviation: J. Afr. Stud. Dev
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2189
  • DOI: 10.5897/JASD
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 218

Table of Content: November 2013; 5(7)

November 2013

Policy and institutional perspectives on local economic development in Africa: The Ghanaian perspective

  Local economic development involves identifying and using primarily local resources, ideas and skills to stimulate economic growth and development, with the aim of creating employment opportunities, reducing poverty, and redistributing resources and opportunities to the benefit of local residents. Growth and development cannot take place in an institutional and legal vacuum. Local development and growth...

Author(s): James Kwame Mensah, Kwame Ameyaw Domfeh, Albert Ahenkan and Justice Nyigmah Bawole

November 2013

An assessment of the organisation commitment of the Nigerian Port Authority workers

  This study examined the organisational commitment of the Nigerian Port Authority Workers using organisation commitment scale with (r = 0.71) as a measuring instrument. Five hundred workers were randomly selected from the various departments of the Nigerian Port Authority Lagos. They comprised male and female workers with their age ranges between 25 to 50 with a mean age of 32.5 years. Three hypotheses were...

Author(s): Toyobo Oluwole Majekodunmi

November 2013

The people the boundary could not divide: The Gyaman of Ghana and Côte D’ivoire in historical perspective

  This article aims at constructing the history of the Gyaman state before colonial rule. It is the first in a series of three papers to be published in the Journal of African Studies and Development. The current paper shall interrogate the pre-colonial political structures that culminated in the formation of the Gyaman state. It also discusses the socio-politico-economic activities of the Gyaman people before...

Author(s):   Agyemang Joseph Kwadwo and Ofosu-Mensah Ababio Emmanuel  

November 2013

The socio-emotional dilemmas of primary school teaching in Anglophone post-colonial Africa: Policy implications for developing countries

  This study investigated the underlying reasons for pre-service university student teachers’ negative responses toward an innovative faculty-based primary teacher education programme. The purpose of the study was to understand and explain post-Sixth form trainee teachers’ resistance to teach in primary schools. The data to address the problem was collected by means of the descriptive survey...

Author(s): Jonathan Mswazie, Mudyahoto T and Gamira D.