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Volume 6 Issue 2

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Title : Effects of Child Abuse on Primary Education. A Case Study of Some Selected Primary Schools in Zuru Local Government

Authors : Yohanna J A, Muhammad A M

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The research study was conducted on the effects of child abuse on primary education with the objectives of finding out how iteffects primary education ofpupils in Zuru Local Government area of kebbi state. Simple random sampling technique was used to collect data from the respondents using sixty (60) structured questionnaires. Responses obtained were analyzed using simple descriptive statistics comprising frequency tables and percentages. The study discovered that Low academic achievements, truancy, absenteeism, drug abuse , delinquency, theft, prostitution and drop out from schools by the pupils were found to be the major challenges among the school pupils in the study are, and that poverty, illiteracy, hawking, gambling, drug abuse, trading and farming were contributory to the causes of child abuse in the area. Parents, teachers and child caregivers were found to mostly involve in child abuse in the area and that physical and emotional abuses were prominent in the area. A conclusion was therefore drawn from the research work that the school pupils in the study area were beset with a number of problems which hinder their academic suit and whose future is quite very blink and endangered just as well the future of the community they belong to. Therefore research study recommended that parents should be enlightened on proper parenting, uplifting of the community’s socio-economic level, staging of adequate family planning seminars, adoption of psycho therapies on the pupils deserving such, involvement of government, religious institutions and non-governmental organizations forming part of the stakeholders such as the UNICEF, NAPTIP and WOTCLEF for child abuse control in the study area.

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Title : Analysis of The Physicochemical Properties of Carica Papaya, Citrus Paradisi and Croton Zambesicus Seed Oils and Their Applications

Authors : Akpe Michael Akomaye, Oyo-Ita Inyang E. , Dosunmu Miranda I

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Oil was extracted from three Nigerian local plant seeds namely: Carica papaya, Citrus paradise and Croton zambesicus using n-hexane and their physicochemical properties determined. The result of the analysis showed thgeir percentage oil yield to be C. papaya (22.00), C. paradisi (28.00) and C. Zambesicus (27.00). The three seed oils were liquid at room temperature and their odour non-offensive. The specific gravities were 0.92 for C. papaya and C. Zambesicus, and 0.93 for C. paradise. The flash point in oC were C. papaya (148.00), C. paradise (256.00) and C. Zambesicus (242.00). The acid values were 4.20, 3.93 and 2.43 for C. papaya, C. paradisi and C. Zmbesicus respectively. The peroxide values were: C. papaya (1.66), C. paradisi (19.74) and C. Zambesicus (9.26). The saponification values were: C. papaya (234.22), C. paradise. (204.77) and C. Zambesicus (210.66). The iodine values were: C. papya (25.38), C. paradisi (16.12) and C. Zambesicus (52.03). These results suggest that the three seeds may be viable sources of oil based on their % yield. The studied properties of the oils in most cases compete favourable with Elais guinensis seed oil (PKO) which is presently used for many domestic and industrial purposes in Nigeria especially for the production of paints, cosmetics, soap, lubricants and varnishes.

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Title : Automated Randomization of Test Problems for Cheating Prevention

Authors : Chang J. Lee

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Use of mobile devices in classes is no longer an unusual practice these days. In an offline college chemistry class I taught recently, regular textbooks and pocket calculators or computer labs were forgone in favor of mobile devices and apps available in app stores. My role as an instructor was to guide the students to use the apps on mobile devices to solve problems relevant to chemistry. Students were encouraged to discuss and help each other in utilizing the apps to solve chemistry problems, and it was certain that they were highly engaged in learning with this approach.  However, a downside of using mobile devices is that it can make cheating much easier. In the spirit of the class students were allowed to use them in examinations to solve problems, and it was found that cheating was more widespread among students than in traditional pen and paper examinations. In this paper I discuss a system developed with web technologies for mitigating student cheating on tests and report the outcome of implementation of the system.

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Title : Methods of Calculating the A1 / A2 Ratio According to Structural Changes

Authors : Gheorghe Panfiloiu

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The paper presents the correlation between the physical model of a dynamic system that is in the steady state dynamic equilibrium and the computer one. The computer model follows the physical model of a dynamic system with one degree of freedom with discretely variable damping.

 

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Title : Knowledge Management in Academic Libraries: Trends, Issues and Challenges

Authors : Dr. Adebayo A. Bello

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Knowledge has become a key drive force in our lives. Due to complicated nature of knowledge, it is difficult to estimate the value of knowledge management in academic libraries. Academic libraries occupy a central position in an institution to generate knowledge equipped academic community with knowledge to serve the society and enhance knowledge to mankind. This paper highlights the evolution of knowledge management, roles and objectives. The challenges posed to academic libraries and librarians for effective service delivery were also discussed.

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Title : Analysing Impact of Sand Mining in Ekiti State, Nigeria Using GIS for Sustainable Development

Authors : A.A.Atejioye ,C.A.Odeyemi

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This study is based on the impact of sand mining within Ado Ekiti metropolis. Four locations were chosen for this research. The paper aim at analysing the extent and amount of sand been mined in the study areas. A Global Position System (GPS) unit was used to acquire the coordinates and elevations of the mined site areas this is to enable the researchers produce a topographical map and extents of the degraded (mined) areas.To determine the volume of sand mined in the study areas, a Triangulated Irregular Network (TIN) analysis was carried out using ArcGIS software. The result obtained from topography shows that the volume of sand mined in Afao, Ijan, and Federal Polytechnic, Ado was 3,624,000m3, 1,342,500m3, 510,780m3 respectively. However, the result of this research will go to great extent in assisting in the developing sustainable development policies in term of discriminatory sand mining.

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Title : Learning Content in Moral Education and Pupils' Behavior

Authors : Bipoupout ,Muluh Rinkline Lum

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This study aimed at investigating the relationship between teaching moral education in school as far as learning content is concerned and pupils’ behaviour. The hypothesis which guided this study was “there is a significant relationship between learning content related to moral education and pupils’ behavior”. Through a survey design where 50 teachers randomly selected from 11 primary schools in Santa sub-division, the findings revealed that the correlation between learning content, and pupils’ behavior was significant. The study confirmed also that if most pupils showed a disruptive behavior, it was because most teachers did not involve children in activities that permitted them to develop life skills and competences.

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Title : Evaluation of Learning in Moral Education and Pupils' Behavior

Authors : Bipoupout , Muluh Rinkline Lum

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From a context characterized by a high rate of misbehavior among children in the society as well as in school, a preoccupation of increasing the place given to moral in curriculum development, this study is aimed at investigating the relationship between evaluation of learning in the moral education teaching process in school and pupils’ behavior. The hypothesis which guided this study was “there is a significant relationship between evaluation of learning related to moral education and pupils’ behavior”. Through a survey design where 50 teachers randomly selected from 11 schools in Santa sub-division, the findings revealed that the correlation between evaluation of learning, and pupils’ behavior was significant. The study confirmed also that if most pupils showed a disruptive behaviour, it was because most teachers lacked skills in evaluation. 

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Title : Heat and Mass Transfer Past a Semi- Infinite Vertical Porous Plate in MHD Flows in Turbulent Boundary Layer

Authors : Ngesa Joel Ochola, Kennedy Otieno Awuor, Jeconia Okello Abonyo, Mark Erick M. Kimathi

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This study addresses the problem of unsteady free convection incompressible MHD fluid flow past a semi-infinite vertical porous plate in the presence of a strong magnetic field inclined at an angle  to the plate with Hall and Ion-Slip currents. It investigates the effects of Grashof number, heat source parameter, suction velocity, time, angle of inclination, Ion-Slip, Hall current and mass diffusion parameter on the convectively cooled or convectively heated plate restricted to turbulent boundary layer of the flow field. The partial differential equations governing the flow problem considered in our study are solved by a finite difference approximation while the computation of skin friction, rate of heat transfer and mass transfer at the plate is achieved by Newton’s interpolation approximation over the first five points.The results show that the Hall current, Schmidt number, Modified Grashof number, heat source parameter, suction velocity, time, angle of inclination, Ion-Slip currenton the convectively cooled or convectively heated plate affect the velocity, temperature and concentration profiles. Increases in Hall parameter cause a decrease in both primary and secondary profiles while increase in Ion Slip current parameter leads to increase in primary velocity profiles but a decrease in secondary velocity profiles. Consequently, their effects alter the skin friction, rate of mass transfer and the rate of heat transfer.

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Title : Knowledge and Practice of Safe Delivery in the Rural Community in Bangladesh

Authors : Nasima Begum, Fahima Akhter, Hasna Jahan

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Most of the developing countries like Bangladesh have undertaken significant progress in improving maternal health as well as to reduce maternal mortality rate (MMR).But the challenge in eliminating the inequity in application of maternal health services still remains. Aim and objectives: The aim and objectives of the study was to identify the socio-demographic characteristics, knowledge about the benefit of safe delivery services and other availability factors related to the utilization of the antenatal care facility among the women in selected rural community in Bangladesh. Study method: This was a descriptive cross sectional study where 350 married women of reproductive age were interviewed using semi-structured questionnaire from February to June 2016. Purposive sampling technique was adopted to select the sample size. After collection of data, they were checked, verified and edited manually to reduce errors. Master table was prepared first and then tabulation of data was performed.  Result: In the study it was observed that most of the respondents were in younger age group (20-25years).Almost three- quarters (735, n=255) completed their primary education, 18% (n=63) did not go to school anymore.  Most of the women (91.4%, n=319) were house- wife. Furthermore nearly half (46%, n=160) of the family had monthly income in between 5000-1000 TK. More than half respondents (53%, n=185) had, 4 family members. Regarding the number of ANC visit, about 53% mentioned that they visited 3-5 times in their last pregnancy. Considering about the immunization of the TT vaccination almost 93% (n=324) replied positively and out of this 93% more than half (59.27%, n=207) women had taken lifelong vaccination. Out of 225 (64.28%) women who attended in ANC visit during their last pregnancy, majority (38%, n=133) choose the UHC. Almost two-thirds (62%, n=237) of the respondents had .1 children while 38% (n=133) had only one child.68 % (n=238) of the respondents delivered their babies in hospital and their explanation to choice the hospital  was  due to having less chance of complication(52%) and for proper care of treatment(33%). In addition, more than half of the respondents (50.56%, n=) delivered their babies by the doctor. But the respondents (32%, n=112) who delivered their babies at home mentioned their cause as because of feeling comfort at home (82.9%, n=96). Conclusion: It was found in our study  that the knowledge and the awareness about the safe delivery in the rural people is increasing during this period that also explore the achievement of Millennium Development Goal (MDG) in reducing MMR in Bangladesh. This finding will give the massage to other developing countries that are still struggling and taking many health policies to reduce the MMR. Therefore, for providing maternal health care and safe delivery practices in a standard level we should increase investment and improve the quality of services for the public as well as private health care sectors to keep this achievement up.

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Title : African Trade Growth or Trade Deficit: GATT/WTO Rules as Trojan Horse on African Trade Development

Authors : Idibia Daniel Obida

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The principle of Most Favored Nation (MFN) as a GATT rule as annexed to World Trade Organisation (WTO) is viewed as very crucial in the operations of the WTO amongst member countries.   Another rule of striking importance is the standard of non-discrimination inserted in the MFN rules. As against the background, this study addresses the routine conviction with respect to the viability of GATT laws and WTO rules in the light of non-discrimination principle and Multifibre Agreement (MFA) and, The National Treatment Principle. The study explores the standards of these rules which are whittled down with concrete exemption clauses. These clauses make the adequacy of unhindered commerce guideline perplexed amongst member nations especially, the Sub-Saharan Africa. The study finds that rules of GATT having been made since 1947 at the time when Africa’s economic development was annexed to their colonial masters and therefore, not in contemplation by the progenitors. The realization that Africa ought to be given chance to develop come too late within the GATT rules. The study finds that the current GATT structure cannot advance the promotion of African trade. The study addresses the grouping of African nations with other nations like Asia, India and South America as a misnomer and erroneous as Africa is the least developed in terms of international trade bargaining power among other developing countries. The study after analyzing MFN, MFA, National Treatment principle and Transparency rules of GATT, concludes they are development deficit as against trade promotion. The study further concludes that the difficulties in finding an acceptable definition of the ‘like product’ by several Dispute Resolution Panels as laid down by GATT makes nonsense of the rule and a lacuna in the definition of Article III (2) and III (4) as they are components of paralysis of non-clarifications.

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Title : Discriminant Analysis of Deaf Persons Communication Systems

Authors : Naim Salkic, Emira Svraka, Indira Mahmutovic, Alma Avdic

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Deaf persons, in their communications, use verbal and non-verbal communication systems, as well as bilingual communication. The aim of this article is to determine which communication system the deaf people prefer, and to determine whether there is a statistically significant difference between the sub-samples of the respondents in the preference of the communication systems using discriminant analysis. Study findings have shown that deaf people prefer a non-verbal communication system and a bilingual manner of communicating, and do not reject the verbal communication system because it is essential to communicating with hearers but, they do not prefer it. Discriminant analysis revealed that there was no statistically significant difference between the sub-groups of the respondents at a statistical significance level of 0.01.

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Title : SEJ's SWOT Analysis and Innovations of the Lean Supply Chain

Authors : Fang Xu

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Seven-Eleven Japan (SEJ), which is a member of the Seven & Ito-Yokado Group, is the largest and most profitable convenience store chain in Japan, with a total number of 19,970 stores in Japan since November, 2017. SEJ has owned a number of global stores exceeding  63, 745 since September, 2017.This paper attempts to explore the lean supply chain management and success factors with a SWOT analysis for SEJ.

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