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Article No :  01

PRODUCTIVITY IMPROVEMENT OF MINI ROTARY SHEAR LINE PROCESS USING MAYNARD OPERATION SEQUENCE TECHNIQUE (MOST) AT ABC COMPANY

Productivity improvement through Downtime reduction is essential for a company to remain competitive in the market because it can lead to increasing of output by maximizing utilization of resources. Higher productivity means higher profit. To achieve this, the company and businesses must eliminate delays, idle time and downtime in the operation for the improvement of the current working process.

Author : Engr. Joel R. Cornejo
Country : Philippines
Page No : 1-12

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Article No :  02

COMPARISON OF SEPAK TAKRAW ATHLETES IN REGION IV-A USING TALENT IDENTIFICATION INDICATOR: BASIS FOR AN ENHANCED TRAINING DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

This research was undertaken to compare the Sepak Takraw Athletes in Region IV using Talent Identification indicators which intended to become the basis for an enhanced training program. Specifically, it sought to find out the profile of the subjects in terms of age, height, weight, body mass index, playing position, and college/university; the measurement results of the athletes in terms of biomechanical parameters—reaction time, flexibility, lower extremity power and strength, agility, speed and acceleration, and cardiovascular endurance; and the results of comparing the biomechanical parameter measurement results when the respondents are grouped according to their profile.

Author : Teejay D. Panganiban
Country : Philippines
Page No : 13-25

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Article No :  03

FIRST AID SKILLS OF FILIPINO PRE-SERVICE TEACHERS OF BATANGAS STATE UNIVERSITY–JPLPC, MALVAR

The primary purpose of the study was to determine the first aid skills of Filipino Pre-service Teachers of Batangas State University–JPLPC Campus during the school year 2016-2017. This regarded the responses given by the respondents to the prepared questionnaire. This study covered the respondents profile in terms of sex, age, and numbers of related seminars attended in first aid. Furthermore, this also included suggested seminars and training programs for the Filipino pre-service teachers to become more skilled in First Aid.

Author : Michael H. San Miguel
Country : Philippines
Page No : 26-34

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Article No :  04

PRESERVATION OF PHILIPPINE FOLK PERFORMING ARTS OF PUBLIC JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS

Folk performing arts range from vocal and instrumental music, dance and drama. It is one of the important genres of folklore. They include numerous cultural expressions that reflect human creativity and that are also found in many other intangible cultural heritage domains. It involves one’s ability to stand back from where he or she is to become more aware of cultural values, beliefs and perceptions. Preserving these values, beliefs, and traditions can pose a great challenge especially today when culture has become vulnerable because of globalization.

Author : Michael H. San Miguel
Country : Philippines
Page No : 35-45

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Article No :  05

AN INVESTIGATION OF FACTORS OTHER THAN CLIMATE VARIABLES THAT INFLUENCES THE OUTBREAK AND SPREAD OF NEWCASTLE DISEASE

The study examined the factors other than climate that influence the outbreak and the spread of Newcastle disease in Suneka Division of Kisii County. The study used a descriptive design with both qualitative and quantitative approaches. The sample size was 200 households and respondents were poultry farmers. Veterinary officers were key informants. Primary data was collected using questionnaires and interview schedules. Secondary data on rainfall, temperature and relative humidity was collected from the Kisii meteorological station for 2007 and 2011.

Author : Norah Moige Nyaiyo, Dr. Dennis Mabeya Mamboleo and Dr. Nyantika Daniel
Country : Kenya
Page No : 46-51

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Article No :  06

HEAVY METALS CONTENT AND SOME PHYSIOCHEMICAL PARAMETERS OF TAILINGS AT AN ABANDONED BARITE MINE SITE AT AZARA, AWE, NASSARAWA STATE, CENTRAL NIGERIA

Mine tailings are characterized by high concentrations of heavy metals. The direct effects of mining wastes includes loss of agricultural land, forest or grazing land and the release of heavy metals into the environment even after the closure of mine sites. Samples were collected from three sample veins from Azara Barite mining site in Awe Local Government Area, Nasarawa State. Grab tailings samples were collected from the ground surface at the sampling sites.

Author : Ogidi A. Ogidi, Alaku Yakubu, Danja, B.A., Sanusi, K.A., Nathaniel Sunday Samuel, Abdurrahman Abubakar and Hammashi H. Lodma
Country : Nigeria
Page No : 52-59

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Article No :  07

COMPETENCE-BASED EDUCATION: NEW WINE IN OLD WINE SKINS?

This article seeks to provoke debates on the hidden curriculum in relation to competency-based education against a background of predominantly knowledge-based curriculum. The articles highlight how the hidden curriculum is different from the official knowledge focused paradigms of instruction, its advantages in helping students acquire values and attitudes needed for holistic living and performance of expected tasks in line with their disciplines of choice.

Author : Dinah Katindi Nyamai; Dr. Mercy Mugambi and Dr. Rosemary Imonje
Country : Kenya
Page No : 60-74

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Article No :  08

REENGINEERING LEARNING: EXAMINING METACOGNITIVE STRATEGIES OF ESL STUDENTS

This study described the metacognitive strategies in learning English employed by Grade 7 students at Bernardo Lirio Memorial National High School along with the intention of proposing course of actions that will encourage the students to use metacognitive strategies in learning English. The research determined the following: respondents’ personal variables such as sex, socio-economic status, and academic performance in English, their metacognitive strategies, its relationship to the profile, and the course of action to encourage students to employ metacognitive strategies in learning English.

Author : Liwanag C. Rubico
Country : Philippines
Page No : 75-85

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Article No :  09

TEACHING PROFESSION IN TANZANIA: UNEQUAL PROFESSION AMONG THE EQUAL PROFESSIONS

This is a library based paper that discusses the teaching profession in Tanzania with comparison to the other four recognized professions namely; engineering, medicine, law and accountant. The paper starts by defining the term profession and criteria that makes up profession.

Author : Willy Kasuga
Country : Tanzania
Page No : 86-106

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Article No :  10

AWARENESS ON REGIONAL AMALGAMATION OF TEACHING PERSONNEL IN HIGHER EDUCATION: VIEWS AND IMPLICATIONS

The results revealed that the respondents were aware to very aware of the ASEAN charter, its economic, socio-cultural and political integration, and the regional principles that seemed to reflect the initiative of their respective institutions toward internalization. The results also revealed variability among the responses of the respondents on ASEAN awareness when grouped as to their respective universities that is likely to be influenced by differences in school culture and ideology.

Author : Richard Mendoza Bañez and Eden Caceres Callo
Country : Philippines
Page No : 107-123

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Article No :  11

CHALLENGES ON HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN SPORTS ENCOUNTERED BY PUBLIC JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL COACHES

This research determined the challenges on recruitment, selection and retention encountered by public junior high school coaches of the Division of Lipa for the academic year 2017-2018 with the aim of finding its implication to sports management. Specifically, it deals with the following: the respondents’ profile in terms of sex, age, number of coaching years and type of sports, and the significant relationship between the respondents’ profile and their encountered challenges in terms of recruitment, selection and retention.

Author : Teejay D. Panganiban
Country : Philippines
Page No : 124-134

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Article No :  12

AN APPRAISAL OF SECURITY IMPLICATION OF ETHNO-RELIGIOUS CONFLICTS IN KADUNA STATE

In this contemporary Nigeria democratic situation, conflict, violence and all such other kind of insecurity has over dominated the country from the North East issues of Boko Haram Insurgent, Herdsmen and Farmers conflict in Zamfara, Benue, Nasarawa and Kaduna. The issue of violent communal and religious conflicts have become regular feature of social life in Nigeria. These conflicts result from different value systems, aggressive competition for land, water and political resources, and unhealthy competition of some leaders.

Author : Jibrin Ubale Yahaya
Country : Nigeria
Page No : 135-162

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Article No :  13

THE UTILITY OF MIXED METHODOLOGY FOR CLIMATE GOVERNANCE RESEARCH IN NIGERIA

Even before the onset of the twenty first century, the subject of research in climate change as a subset of the environment gained attention in the academia. Since the 90s, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) continues to lead research on climate change which has gained importance owing to the trans-boundary nature of environmental issues (UNFCCC, 2014).

Author : Zakari F. Zirra, Dr. Usman Abu Tom and Dr. Modibo, A.S.
Country : Nigeria
Page No : 163-170

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Article No :  14

COMPARATIVE STUDY OF SELECTED LUFFA CULTIVARS RESISTANT TO POWDERY MILDEW AND DOWNEY MILDEW IN SRI LANKA

The objective was to determine whether resistance to powdery mildew and downy mildew which has been bred into most commercial resistant Luffa cultivars, was continuing to provide suppression of the pathogen. In this study, the downy and powdery mildew resistance levels of a total of 24 cultivars were determined by using natural infection were evaluated for resistance to the pathogen by a visual scale for leaf lesions of disease symptoms.

Author : Rajapaksha, R.G.A.S., Malathi, P., Shyamalee Kohombange, Nilanthi, W.D.G.P. and Siriwardhana, S.M.S.P.
Country : Sri Lanka
Page No : 171-177

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Article No :  15

INFLUENCE OF SCHOOL ADMINISTRATIVE PRACTICES ON GIRL CHILD DROP OUT: A CASE OF PUBLIC SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN MASABA SOUTH SUB-COUNTY, KISII COUNTY, KENYA

The purpose of this study was to investigate the school administrative practices on girl child dropout in Public Secondary Schools in Masaba South Sub-County, Kenya. This study adopted a descriptive survey design. The target population was 5865 girls from thirty-nine public secondary schools. The study used simple random sampling technique to select the 12 schools which were involved in the study. The forms two and three girls were purposively sampled. The study ensured validity of questionnaires through expert judgment with the help of supervisors from Kisii University whose opinion was incorporated.

Author : James M. Momanyi, Callen Nyamwange and Peter O. Nyakan
Country : Kenya
Page No : 178-189

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Article No :  16

PREVALENCE OF ACUTE OTITIS MEDIA IN NORTH SUMATERA PROVINCE, INDONESIA

AOM patients was found as much as 37 of 1726 subjects. Therefore, the prevalence of AOM is 2,2%. Women comprise more of the group (51,4%). The most prevalent age group is 0– 5 years old (45,9%). The most prevalent symptom is otalgia (37,8%).

Author : Aditiya Yuda P.A. Simbolon, Devira Zahara, Askaroellah Aboet, Adlin Adnan, Ferryan Sofyan and Taufik Ashar
Country : Indonesia
Page No : 190-195

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Article No :  17

SINONASAL ANATOMICAL VARIATION IN CHRONIC RHINOSINUSITIS PATIENTS BASED ON CT-SCAN FINDING

From the CT scan findings of chronic rhinosinusitis patients, the most prevalent anatomical variation is septal deviation that is found in 18 patients (45%). This high incidence of anatomical variation need for proper preoperative assessment for save and effective endoscpic sinus surgery.

Author : Nikita Frinadya, Delfitri Munir, Andrina Y.M. Rambe, Ferryan Sofyan, Askaroellah Aboet and Taufik Ashar
Country : Indonesia
Page No : 196-202

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Article No :  18

EXPRESSION OF VASCULAR ENDOTHELIAL GROWTH FACTOR IN JUVENILE NASOPHARYNGEAL ANGIOFIBROMA IN HAJI ADAM MALIK GENERAL HOSPITAL MEDAN

VEGF overexpression was found in 14 male patients (60.9%), and 11 people (61.1%) out of 18 people under the age of 20 years. In stage III, VEGF overexpression was found to be 90% and at stage IV reached 100%.

Author : Yuli Tetriana Sari, Rizalina A. Asnir, Ashri Yudhistira, Sutoyo Elliandy and Taufik Ashar
Country : Indonesia
Page No : 203-209

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Article No :  19

INFLUENCE OF PRINCIPALS’ LEADERSHIP STYLES ON IMPLEMENTATION OF STRATEGIC PLANS IN PUBLIC SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN TRANS NZOIA WEST SUB COUNTY

The purpose of this study was to analyze the effect of the principals’ leadership styles on implementation of strategic plans in public secondary schools in Trans Nzoia West Sub County. The study was guided by the Modern Decision Theory, stakeholder and communication theory. The target population included all Board of management members, the principals and the teachers. Both probability and non-probability sampling approaches were employed to determine sample size for the study.

Author : Beatrice Kwamboka Moturi, Dr. Wambua Kyalo Benjamin and Dr. Sang James Kimeli
Country : Kenya
Page No : 210-221

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Article No :  20

TIME MANAGEMENT PRACTICES OF EDUCATORS IN A STATE UNIVERSITY: VIEWS AND IMPLICATIONS

This descriptive study revealed the time management practices of the faculty members in a state university in the Philippines. By employing self-made questionnaire, data on time management practices along with scheduling, goal setting, prioritizing tasks, managing paperwork and managing interruptions and challenges met by the teachers on managing their time were gathered.

Author : Genalyn P. Lualhati
Country : Philippines
Page No : 222-227

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Article No :  21

INVESTIGATING THE PROGRAM PREFERENCE CORRELATES OF PRE-SERVICE TEACHERS

Decision making requires the collection of information from which careful analysis becomes the basis of the choice for it may affect one’s life, career and future. Hence, this study determined the subjects’ profile, their program preference and concluded if there is a significant relationship between the subjects’ gender, grade point average and level of achievement in the Teaching Aptitude Test and their program preference with the end goal of proposing a course of action to enhance the Teacher Education Program.

Author : Nora V. Marasigan
Country : Philippines
Page No : 228-233

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Article No :  22

MANAGING THE LEARNING EXPERIENCE: A CLOSER LOOK ON THE CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT PRACTICES IN HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTION

Classroom management is an essential component of the teaching-learning process which requires rigorous preparations. Hence, this study determined the profile of faculty members from different Colleges of Batangas State University JPLPC-Malvar, assessed their classroom management practices in terms of organizational plan, scheduling, record keeping, physical environment, discipline and establishing routine and determined the relationship of faculty members’ profile and their assessed classroom management practices with an end goal of proposing a course of action to enhance the institution’s classroom management.

Author : Nora V. Marasigan
Country : Philippines
Page No : 234-244

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Article No :  23

GENDER EQUALITY: A REFLECTION ON MATRIMONIAL PROPERTY ACT AWARENESS AMONG THE GUSII OF KISII SUB-COUNTY, KISII COUNTY, KENYA

The purpose of this study is to establish the extent to which the act is enacted among the Gusii of Kenya. The study utilized a descriptive research design and data was collected by use of questionnaires and interview schedules. The work was supported by an Israeli kibbutz innovative in collective ownership, production, consumption, and child care, and in part also because it is erroneously assumed to have once had a gender-egalitarian ideology and structure, it is taken to be a valid test case for many theories explaining or justifying gender inequality or gender equality.

Author : Callen Nyamwange
Country : Kenya
Page No : 245-252

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Article No :  24

TEACHERS ATTITUDES TOWARDS THE USE OF GENERAL GRAPHIC AIDS IN TEACHING OF MATHEMATICS: THE INFLUENCE OF GENDER IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS OF NARSIPATNAM MANDAL OF VISAKHAPATNAM DISTRICT

The aim of the present study is to determine the teacher’s attitudes towards the Use of General Graphic Aids in Teaching of Mathematics: The Influence of Gender in Secondary Schools of Narsipatnam Mandal of Visakhapatnam District. A total of 100 prospective secondary school teachers were examined in order to investigate the effect of gender on the Use of General Graphic Aids in Teaching of Mathematics. In the study, the questionnaire “Teaching Mathematics” was used to collect the data from prospective teachers.

Author : Asha Jyothi, Ch. and Dr. Nagaraja Kumari, D.
Country : India
Page No : 253-258

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