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CHALLENGES OF FARM INPUTS SUBSIDIES ON MAIZE PRODUCTION IN TRANS NZOIA WEST SUB COUNTY, TRANS NZOIA COUNTY, KENYA

The specific objectives for the study looked the influence of the amount of the farm subsidies disbursed on maize production the study was of significance to stakeholders in the Agriculture sector ranging from the National Ministry of Agriculture and the County; agricultural staff implementing the project and the farmers.

Author  - Barasa Protus Wafula, Daniel Nyantika and Tom George Ekisa
Country  - Kenya
Pages  - 1-10

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LITHOFACIES AND PALAEOENVIRONMENTAL RECONSTRUCTION OF THE TERTIARY ROCKS OF CHANGKI VALLEY, MOKOKCHUNG DISTRICT, NAGALAND, NORTHEAST INDIA

The Changki Valley with its spectacularly developed Tertiary sequences, occupies the innermost part of belt of Schuppen towards northeast. The study area comprise the coal bearing Tikak Parbat Formation of the Barail Group, the newly identified Changki Formation and Tipam Sandstone Formation of the Tipam Group.

Author  - Ralimongla
Country  - India
Pages  - 11-38

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FORMULATION OF EMULSION PAINT FROM THE COPOLYMER COMPOSITE OF POLYVINYL ACETATE/ HYDROXYLATED NEEM SEED OIL (PVAC/HNSO)

The synthesized composite HNSO/PVAC and conventional PVAC binder were separately subjected to Standard emulsion paint formulation and method of production, analytical parameters of the individually prepared paint were compared.

Author  - Saljaba, G.M., Archibong, C.S., Aminu, A. and Osemeahon, S.A.
Country  - Nigeria
Pages  - 39-48

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FORMULATION OF A CLASS OF STANDARD CUBIC CONGRUENCE MODULO A POSITIVE INTEGER- MULTIPLE OF NINE

In this paper, a class of standard cubic congruence of modulus positive- integer multiple of nine is formulated. Formulation of solutions is the merit of the paper. The formula is tested true by solving suitable examples. No Previous formulation was found in the literature. First time a formulation is established.

Author  - Prof. Roy, B.M
Country  - India
Pages  - 49-51

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EFFECT OF HUMAN DEVELOPMENT ON ORGANIZATIONAL PERFORMANCE IN NON GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS IN KACHELIBA NORTH POKOT SUB-COUNTY, KENYA

The study adopted Resource-based theory, Human Capital theory to discuss the phenomenon of human development on organizational performance. The study was carried out through a descriptive survey method. The target population for the study was all permanent employees of Kacheliba Constituency.

Author  - Natao Leonora, Makokha Elizabeth Nambuswa and Gregory S. Namusonge
Country  - Kenya
Pages  - 52-64

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THE EFFECTS OF CHILD LABOUR ON EDUCATION IN DIPAH COMMUNITY IN THE NANUMBA NORTH DISTRICT OF THE NORTHERN REGION

Child labour has assumed alarming proportion the world over and most especially in the developing world. Literature indicates that child labour is the main obstacle of human resource development which is a necessary ingredient of national development.

Author  - Galaa Eric, Charles Daarta Nanglakong, Cletus Ganaa and Dabi Eli Felix
Country  - Ghana
Pages  - 65-92

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EFFECT OF GENDER ON ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT OF LOW ACHIEVERS IN KEYBOARDING IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN ANAMBRA STATE

Secondary schools in Anambra State were chosen for the study. One research questions guided the study and one null hypothesis was tested at 0.05 level of significance. Quasi-experimental design of non-equivalent control group was adopted for the study.

Author  - Virginia Nkechi, Okeke and Okolocha, C.C
Country  - Nigeria
Pages  - 93-98

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EFFECTS OF WATER SCARCITY ON HOUSEHOLD’S LIVELIHOOD IN SELECTED INFORMAL SETTLEMENTS IN KITALE TOWN, TRANS NZOIA COUNTY, KENYA

The study was guided and informed by game theory and neoclassical theory. The research design adopted for this study was descriptive survey design. The targeted population for this study was estimated at 1600 individuals. 320 were selected as sample using Yemen formula and stratified sampling technique.

Author  - Francis Mwaniki Nzioka and Nason Vundi
Country  - Kenya
Pages  - 99-103

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QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS AND STUDY OF CORRELATION AMONG VARIOUS BIOLOGICAL AND IMMUNOLOGICAL MARKERS IN ACUTE AND CHRONIC HBV INFECTION

The present study was aimed to study the demographic data analysis according to age and sex and determine the avidity of different serological and immunological markers including HBsAg, HBV e antigen (HBeAg), IgM anti-HBc, anti-HBc and anti-HCV among hepatitis patients. In order to evaluate their molecular pattern, we also tried to establish a correlation of HBV load with the clinical parameters such as ALT, AST, ALP, bilirubin and Alpha-fetoprotein (AFP). This study revealed that, HBV patients were commonly found in ages ranged between 19-72 years.

Author  - Kazi Rasel Uddin, Salina Akter and Md. Nazibur Rahman
Country  - Bangladesh
Pages  - 104-121

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CONTENT ANALYSIS OF THE BOOK 21ST CENTURY LITERATURE OF THE PHILIPPINES: BASIS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A COMPETENCY-BASED LEARNING MODULE

21st century entails a diversified and digitalized generation with continuous changes. Education is one of the aspects of the society which has been affected by these changes. Textbook is one of these instructional materials which can be easily accessed by the students.

Author  - Dr. Romel M. Aceron and John Wilson A. Brucal
Country  - Philippines
Pages  - 122-130

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INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY STUDENTS’ TAXONOMY OF LEARNING

Descriptive method of research was used to analyze and interpret data. The corpus of the study was 262 sample test papers of the students-covering 131 for preliminary examination, and 131 for midterm examination. To support the data analysis, focus group discussion employing Kohen’s test, coefficient of concordance, and interview have been made.

Author  - Dr. Romel M. Aceron and Dr. Maria Jessie S. Leong
Country  - Philippines
Pages  - 131-151

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MULTI-FUNCTIONAL CLAMPING DEVICE

This paper present the design and details of a Multi-functional Clamping Device suitable for benchwork and machine work. The device was intended for clamping metals and plastic materials like square blocks, round bar, steel pipe and PVC (Poly-Vinyl Chloride).

Author  - Edlee S. Basallote, Romel M. Aceron, Ariel M. Amestoso, Gerald P. Lanuzga, Esteve M. Latayan, Robert Emmanuel P. Ortega, Marco R. Villegas
Country  - Philippines
Pages  - 152-164

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INTERNSHIP PERFORMANCE AND LEVEL OF SATISFACTION OF STUDENT-TRAINEES ON INDUSTRY IMMERSION PROGRAM

The internship provides extensive training for students that may improve their skills, knowledge, and even attitude that are necessary for their future work. Specifically, this study evaluates the performance of 116 student-trainees in terms of attendance and punctuality, knowledge and quality of work, and general attitude.

Author  - Glenn A. Caraig
Country  - Philippines
Pages  - 165-175

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RHETORICAL MOVES IN SLSU GRADUATE THESES AND THE STUDENT-WRITERS’ IDENTITY CONSTRUCTION

Most significantly, this research proposed writing models for each of the sections across the graduate programs which will make a pedagogical enhancement in teaching research genre writing. The results obtained imply that teachers of research writing should acknowledge and introduce the proposed models as a basis for teaching research genre following the IMRD structure.

Author  - Johncent Roy Cadao Tibordo
Country  - Philippines
Pages  - 176-227

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EXTENT OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY SKILLS POSSESSED BY OFFICE TECHNOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT GRADUATES IN THE CIVIL SERVICE OF ENUGU STATE

The study assessed Information and Communication Technology (ICT) skills possessed by office technology and management graduates (workers) in the civil service of Enugu State. Two research questions guided the study and four null hypotheses were tested. Descriptive survey design was adopted for the study.

Author  - Prof. Okolocha, C.C. and Nwabugo Nwamaka, Ezike
Country  - Nigeria
Pages  - 228-238

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BUSINESS EDUCATORS’ RATING OF TECHNIQUES FOR IMPROVING THE TEACHING OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY COURSES IN TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS IN ANAMBRA STATE

The poor condition of teaching ICT in Nigeria tertiary institutions cannot help the graduates to possess the requisite skills that will enable them perform effectively in their entrepreneurial ambitions. The study examined business educators’ rating of techniques for improving teaching of information and communication technology courses in tertiary institutions in Anambra State

Author  - Prof. Okolocha, C.C. and Okonkwo, Ngozi Martha
Country  - Nigeria
Pages  - 239-252

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AN ASSESSMENT OF SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHERS’ USES OF ICT’S IN BORNO STATE, NIGERIA

The use of ICTs in Nigeria and African countries generally is increasing. However, while there is a great deal of knowledge about how ICTs are being used in developed countries, there is not much information on how ICTs are being used by teachers in developing countries.

Author  - Saidu, Ibrahim, Usman, Talba and Ezekiel, Danjuma
Country  - Nigeria
Pages  - 253-264

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THE EFFECT OF LEARNING ORGANIZATION ENVIRONMENT AND INNOVATIVE WORK BEHAVIOR UNDER THE MODERATION ROLE OF EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT IN PUBLIC SECTOR ORGANIZATION

The main objective of the study is to explore the impact of learning organization environment on innovative work behavior. The study results show that learning organization environment explained a significant relation with innovative work behavior also with the mediator variable that is employee engagement.

Author  - Muhammad Tahir Nadeem, Muhammad Zubair Shafique, Aysha Sattar, Rub Nawaz, Mohy Ud Din and Umair Farzand
Country  - Pakistan
Pages  - 265-274

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