Education

Research Papers/Topics in Education

Cytogenetic Screening of Different Breeds of Rabbit for Growth Potentials in a Warm Humid Tropical Environment

ABSTRACT The study was carried out to determine the x-chromatin status of different breeds of rabbit and their crosses. The genotypes were Newzealand (NZW) x Newzealand (NZW), Dutch Black (DTB) x Dutch Black (DTB), (NZW) x DTB, and DTB x NZW. One hundred and sixty-nine offsprings from the mating were screened. Blood samples were collected with heparin sample bottles fortified with EDTA anti-coagulant via the ear veins and blood smears were made on clean glass slides. They were stained with Ge...

Genetic Change in the Nigerian Heavy Local Chicken Ecotype Through Selection for Body Weight and Egg Production Traits

ABSTRACT The study was carried out to determine the genetic change in the Nigerian heavy local chicken ecotype (NHLCE) through selection for body weight and egg production traits. Progenies (G0 generation) generated from breeding parents randomly selected from the parent stock of the NHLCE formed the materials for the research. On hatching, the chicks were grouped according to sire families using colour markers. The chicks were brooded and reared according to standard management practices. Th...

Comparative Evaluation of Bambara Nut Waste and Dry Brewers Spent Grain as Dry Season Feed Supplements for West African Dwarf Sheep

ABSTRACT Two feeding trials were conducted to investigate the growth and physiological response of sheep fed forage with and without supplementary bambara nut waste or brewers spent grain. First trial (Experiment I) assesed the effects of dry season supplementation of bambara nut waste or dry brewers spent grain on growth performance and blood metabolites (blood plasma ammonia and blood plasma urea) of West African dwarf sheep, while the Experiment 2 investigated the digestibility coefficient...

Effect of Season on Aflatoxins Load of Selected Feedstuffs for Pigs in the Humid Tropics

Abstract The effect of seasons on aflatoxins loads of selected pig’s feedstuffs in the humid tropics was investigated, the feedstuffs sampled were cassava peels, bambara nut waste, palm kernel cake and brewer spent grains. The study lasted for thirty-two weeks. These feedstuffs were collected in two piggery farms in each of the six LGAs that make up Nsukka zone of Enugu State, in both dry and rainy seasons.The collected feedstuffsamples were analyzed in the laboratory for aflatoxins concent...

The Impact of Food Importation On Food Production in Nigeria: The Case of Rice Importation and Production

ABSTRACT The research was on the impact of food importation on food production in Nigeria: The case of rice importation and Production. This research is important because Nigeria as country is struggling to attain strong agricultural base which would enable the country sustain development. The work departed from other studies by evaluating the impact of food importation on food production in Nigeria with the objective of ascertaining the impact of rice importation on rice production in Nigeri...

Trends in the Activities of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development Anambra State, Nigeria, 1991-2013

ABSTRACT This study evaluated the impact of the extension services of Green River Project (GRP) on fish farmers in Niger Delta, Nigeria. Specifically, it sought to ascertain fishery technologies received by GRP fish farmers; determine adoption of fish farming technologies by fish farmers; determine impact of extension services of GRP on socioeconomic condition of the fish farmers as at the year 2012; ascertain farmers’ perceived constraints to adoption of GRP fish farming technologies; asce...

Occupational Diversification Among Rural Women in Anambra State, Nigeria

ABSTRACT The survey was undertaken to examine occupational diversification among rural women in Anambra State, Nigeria. Specifically, the study identified various areas of occupational diversification among rural women; ascertained reasons for occupational diversification; ascertained modes of occupational entry for each occupational area; ascertained the influence of human capital attributes on occupational diversification; and identified problems faced by rural women in occupational diversi...

Implementation of Human Resource Policy and Teachers Productivity in Secondary Schools in Tana-River County, Kenya

ABSTRACT  The purpose of the study was to investigate the relationship between the implementation of human resource policy and teachers’ productivity in secondary schools in Tana River County Kenya. The study was guided by three specific objectives; (1) to investigate the level of implementation of human resource policy in secondary schools (2) to investigate the level of teachers’ productivity in secondary schools and (3) to establish the relationship between human resource policy and t...

Thematic Curriculum Implementation in Lower Primary Classes in Namayingo District, Uganda

ABSTRACT  The study’s investigation was “challenges of thematic curriculum implementation in lower primary classes in Narnayingo District, Uganda? The study objectives were to establish the extent of the implementation of thematic learning in lower primary classes from primary one to three to find out the challenges facing the implementation of thematic curriculum in lower primary classes in Namayingo district and to determine the possible ways of enhancing thematic learning in lower pri...

Non-Monetary Compensation and Lecturers Effectiveness in Kampala International University, Uganda

ABSTRACT  In this study, the researcher looked at the non monetary compensation and lecturers’ effectiveness in Kampala International University. Quantitative data was collected using the non probability administered questionnaire that consisted of 23 items in independent variables and 48 items on the dependent variables; and was distributed to samples of 150 lecturers and 360 students from different colleges. A Pearson Coefficient Correlation was used to test the hypothesis on correlation...

Economics of Small-Scale Oil Palm Production in Kogi State, Nigeria

ABSTRACT The study was conducted to examine the Economics of Small-scale Oil Palm Production in Kogi State of Nigeria. The objectives of the study are to: determine the factors affecting resource use efficiency by Oil Palm Producers in the study area and determine the optimum replacement age of oil palm. The tools of analysis used are:- simple descriptive statistics, multiple regression analysis, optimum replacement model and gross margin analysis. From the estimate of oil palm in the state,4...

Effect of Frequency of Ejaculation on Semen Characteristics of Heavy Ecotype Chicken Raised in Derived Savannah Region of Nigeria

ABSTRACT Effect of frequency of ejaculation on semen characteristics of heavy ecotype chicken raised in the derived savannah region of Nigeria was studied using twelve heavy ecotype cocks. The cocks were randomly assigned to three treatments with four cocks in each treatment. Ejaculation frequencies once, twice and thrice per week, with T1 representing once, T2, twice and T3, thrice were imposed on the birds. The experiment lasted for a period of eight weeks with a two-week pre-experimental p...

School Climate and Conflict Resolution Strategies in Selected Secondary Schools in Arua District, Uganda

ABSTRACT The title of the study was “School Climate and Conflict Resolution Strategies in selected Secondary Schools in Arua District, Uganda”. The objectives of the study were to determine school climate, assess the extent which teachers use the conflict resolutions strategies, and determine the relationship between school climate and conflict resolution strategies. The research problem was how the various stakeholder conflicts in school were resolved in relation to the climate of the se...

Community Conflicts In Arid An]) Semi- Arid Lands (Asals): A Case Study Of Mwingi District In Kenya

ABSTRACT According to the tenets of the three pillars of Vision 2030, the Kenya’s blue print for economic development, the social pillar envisages to build a just and cohesive society with social equity in a clean and secure environment. (Vision 2030, 2007:1). The vision is bound to operationalize the necessary policy, legal and institutional framework around security, peace building and conflict management for national and inter-community dialogue in order to build harmony among ethnic, ra...

Extra-curricular Activities and Primary School Pupils’ Academic Self-Efficacy in Gwale Local Government Area, Kano State, Nigeria

ABSTRACT Extra Curricular activities and primary pupils academic self efficacy is based the current study which was carried out to establish the extent of primary school pupils’ participation in extra curricular activities in Gwale Local Government Area, Kano State, Nigeria; to find out the degree of primary school pupils’ self-efficacy in Gwale Local Government Area, Kano State, Nigeria; and to assess the relationship between extra-curricular activities and primary school pupils’ self-...


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