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Suicide in Albert Camus’ Existentialist Philosophy

ABSTRACT Albert Camus’ ideology of suicide emanates from human experience of absurdity and metaphysical nihilism. From the frustration of the oppressive social order to the ravaging physical and of psychological effects of indifference of nature to mankind and fallible individual actions, the choice of taking one’s own life becomes clear to be impressed upon us by experience of absurdity or meaninglessness of existence and of human endeavour. This work seeks to clarify if there are justif...

The Implications of Rapid Development on Igbo Sense of Communalism

ABSTRACT Communalism is the practice of people living together sharing things and responsibilities in common. It entrenched the norm of mutual assistance among the members of the society and brought about cordial harmonious living devoid of self. This leads to bearing one another’s burden in every aspects of life. In Igbo society, it was a cherished heritage. But with the advent of Euro-Christian development in Igbo land, communalism was very much influenced. This research work is poised to...

Hans-Georg Gadamer on Prejudice and the Trans modern Project

ABSTRACT There is no doubt that there is an urgent need to imagine another world in the face of the fall outs of the current world order. The urgency of this need for ‘another world’ or ‘a world in which all worlds fit’ is the primary motivation for this research. In line with this motivation, this work is aimed at examining the concept of prejudice within Gadamer’s philosophy as well as the transmodern project with a view to constructing an understanding of crosscultural contact th...

Socio — Cultural Factors and Girls’ Access to Secondary School Education in Marsabit District, Kenya

ABSTRACT The study was on socio-cultural factors and girls’ access to secondary school education in Marsabit District, Kenya. Five research objectives were formulated to guide the study. These were to determine the profile of respondents in terms of gender, age, work experience and type of school; to determine the level of socio - cultural factors; to determine the level of girls’ access to secondary school education; to determine if there is a significant difference in the level of acces...

Public Private Partnership in Utilization of Funds in the Health Sector in Tanzania an Analysis of Key Financing Mechanisms

ABSTRACT Purpose As a result of donor apathy, there has been notable decrease in the amount of donor funding to the social sector in recent years. Results of recent studies conducted on the impact of previous donor funding efforts have led to development workers to query if foreign aid works. Noting the importance of the health sector in a country's pathway to development, the purpose of this study is to analyse the key financing mechanisms in the republic of Tanzania with a view to informing...

Gender Roles And Women Participation in Leadership of Public Primary Schools in Kirinyaga Central District In Kenya

ABSTRACT The purpose of the study was to determine the Gender roles and women participation inleadership~ The study investigated the factors that seem to hinder women teachers from progressing to positions of leadership in public primary schools, in Kirinyaga Central District in Kenya. To achieve this, four research questions were formulated to guide the study. The first question sought to determine the profile of the respondents. The second question sought to establish gender roles of women....

Assessment of Prevalence and Knowledge of Human African Trypanosomiasis (Hat) In Delta State, Nigeria

ABSTRACT World Health Organization (WHO) earmarked Human African Trypanosomiasis for elimination from Nigeria in 2015, making it one of the Country’s (Nigeria) priority diseases listed for surveillance through integrated disease surveillance and response. HAT is a major public health problem in sub-Saharan Africa, where it affects mainly the rural poor and is usually fatal when untreated. The objective of the study was to assess the prevalence of HAT and the level of knowledge exhibited by ...

The Effect of Family Responsibilities on the Work Commitment of Professional Women Workers

ABSTRACT This study investigated the effect of family responsibility on work commitment of professional women workers. Two hundred (200) women employees engaged in the financial institutions were used as participants. One hundred and twenty (120) were unmarried while eighty (80) were married. Among the married ones, thirtyeight (38) had children while forty-two (42) had no child. The participants were selected using stratified random sampling method. The instrument that was used is the Organi...

Baiyeri, Hezekiah Banji Belief in Reincarnation Among the Igbo of Nigeria: A Challenge to Christianity

ABSTRACT Every religious belief – ancient and modern is rooted in traditions of the religious system. Its dynamism is assessed through the process of continuity and discontinuity. The most interesting part of this work is based on the fact that each religious groups in the society, has its fundamental religious tenets. In this case, this work is poised to analyze the issue of belief in reincarnation among the Igbo of Nigeria and its challenges to Christianity. As a result, the uncompromisin...

Human Capital Development in the Education Sector of Ebonyi State, Nigeria, 2001 - 2011

ABSTRACT This study undertook an examination of human capital development, in the education sector of Ebonyi State. Specifically, the objectives of the study were to: (i) examine the extent to which the provisions for Human Capital Development, in the Education Sector 7 of Ebonyi State, have been effectively implemented (ii) identify the challenges to the effective implementation of human capital development in the education sector of Ebonyi state (iii) examine how the challenges of Human Cap...

The Eucharist in Pauline Thought: Beyond Anamnesis to Koinonia

ABSTRACT One of Jesus’ earnest desires for His followers as reflected in His intercessory prayer in John 17 is the unity of Christians. He prayed: “Holy Father, protect them in your name that you have given me, so that they may be one, as we are one” (v 11, NRSV). Further in verses 20-21 He said: “I ask not only on behalf of these, but also on behalf of those who will believe in me through their word, that they may all be one” (NRSV). Also, the preaching and practices of the early C...

Increasing Wave of Violent Crimes in Abia State: The Role of the Church

ABSTRACT The search light of this research is beamed on the increasing wave of violent crime in Abia State. The intentness is to highlight and underscore the role of the church as a fundamental institution for inculcating principles and virtues of proper moral conduct as well as foremost agent of social welfare and human development. This has been done by approaching the research in an objective and orderly systematic manner. In fashioning the approach, primary and secondary sources of data c...

Youths and Drug Abuse in Nigeria: Challenge for the Nigerian Churches

ABSTRACT Drug abuse among youths in Nigeria has been a problem to the youths and the society in General. The consequences of drug abuse are not only on the individual user but also on his or her offspring, family and the society. This work is expected to create awareness, expose and provide useful information to people especially to the Nigerian youths on the effects of drug abuse and the challenges for the Nigerian churches towards drug abuse in Nigeria. Chapter one is an introductory chapte...

Role of Shift Work, Marital Status and Age on Work Stress Among Nurses in Public Hospitals

ABSTRACT This study investigated role of shift work, marital status and age on work stress among Nurses. One hundred and eighty eight (188) nurses drawn from the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH), Enugu participated in the study. Participants were within the age 20-60 with the mean age of 40 years. The first hypothesis is stated that the nurses on shift work would not differ significantly from nurses on non shift work on work stress. The second hypothesized that married nurses wo...

The Good Samaritan in Luke (Luke 10:25-37) and Its Implication to Church and Society

ABSTRACT The thrust of this research work is to explain in clear term who is actually the neighbour in the parable. The result was used to explain the implication of good neighbourliness to Nigerian society. The aim is to criticize and strengthen our spirit of oneness in nomenclatural acclamation. Textual and literary criticisms were adopted in order to attain a plausible conclusion in the exegetical principle of the text and practical way of life. The greatest challenge in doing the study of...


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