Research Papers/Topics in Social Political And Historical Studies

The Lieutenant-Governorship of Andries Stockenstrom

This thesis covers a short but critical and decisive period in South African History — the crowded and fateful years about 1836. These years saw the final act in slave emancipation; large-scale settlement of Boers beyond the Orange; the application to the northern and eastern frontiers of a treaty policy, based on regard for native rights and interests; and finally a revolt against the liberal British policy and a Great Trek of irreconcilables; which turned the story of the Colony into that...

An Exploratory Study Into Nampower As A Foreign Policy Actor 1990-2010

ABSTRACTThe Namibian economic development aspirations place a high premium on energy security in general and electricity supply in particular. At the same time, Namibia Power Corporation (NamPower) is highly engaged in the regional electricity market both bilaterally and multilaterally. However, there seems to be a dearth of knowledge on the nexus between the two situations, specifically how the various bilateral and multilateral agreements shape the corporation’s actual operations and stra...

Leadership Styles of Head teachers And Pupils’ Academic Performance In Junior High Schools Of Northern Ghana

ABSTRACT Schools would become effective in reaching their vision of improved learner academic performance if their systems prioritize and consider the importance of school leadership. This thesis sought to examine the leadership styles of Head teachers and how these contribute to pupils’ academic performance in Basic Education Certificate Examination in selected Junior High Schools in Northern Ghana. Through a mixed method design, the study covered 42 Junior High Schools and 384 respo...

Educational Attainment Of Foster Children In The Tamale Metropolis, Northern Region Of Ghana

ABSTRACT Fostering is a common practice in many parts of Dagbon in the Northern Region of Ghana. It is a socio-cultural barrier to quality education of many foster children in the Tamale area. The study sought to investigate the educational attainments of foster children in the Tamale Metropolis in the Northern Region of Ghana. The study adopted the mixed method approach. Snowball sampling technique was used to selecting or identifying respondents due to the nature of the study. Resp...

Teacher Motivation And Pupils’ Performance In Public Basic Schools In The Wa East District Of The Upper West Region Of Ghana

ABSTRACT Across the world, teachers are one of the most important factors in determining the quality of education that children receive. Governments and other stakeholders have taken it as a responsibility of ensuring that teachers are well motivated to put up their best. The objective of this study was therefore, to assess how teacher motivation influences pupils’ performance in public basic schools in the Wa East District. Both primary and secondary data were collected through both p...

Effects Of Organizational Cynicism On Commitment And Job Satisfaction Of Employees In Public Sector Organizations In Ghana: A Study Of University For Development Studies

ABSTRACTThe study examined the effects of organizational cynicism on commitment and job satisfaction of employees in Ghana’s public sector organization, with a specific focus on three employee groups (Senior Member Teaching Staff, Senior Member Non-Teaching Staff and Senior Staff) of University for Development Studies. Using quantitative research approach, results of the ANOVA analysis revealed significant differences in mean scores of organizational cynicism of the three employee groups; w...