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Using Mobile Phones In Teaching And Learning In Secondary Schools In Tanzania

Abstract This paper discusses some of the findings from a recent cross-sectional survey that examined how secondary schools’ teachers use their mobile phones in teaching and learning. The participants were drawn from Mwanga and Chamwino districts in Kilimanjaro and Dodoma regions respectively in Tanzania. A large area of the study location enjoys a reliable mobile phones’ coverage network, many mobile phones’ service providers and reliable wireless internet. This study involved 100 tea...

Is Logic Aspects Incorporated In The Teaching And Students' Assessment? Case Study In Secondary Schools Located In Dodoma Municipality, Tanzania

Abstract: The study assesses teacher’s use of logic in teaching and students' assignments, exercises, group work, test and examination. Every University in Tanzania has its own teachers' training curriculum; the way teachers are educated to meet challenges and still upholding teaching qualities is questionable. The study involved qualitative (focus group discussion and observation of students assessments) and quantitative (structured interview) design. The study noted that; majority of tea...

The Use Of Large Unskilled Labour Force Fcr Non-Traditional Residmial Prqtects In Nigeria

ABSTRACT This paper oe.nt~s its attention on the large use of unskilled labour force for non-traditional residential buildings in particular and for the construction works in Nigeria as a whole. The writer notes wit h sadness that a major unemplqyment of all categories of workers in the construction .industry especially the unskilled ones is now on the increase, unlike before whm the construction industry used to be the largest indust:r."Y' in the nation employing an appreciable proportion of...

Teachers’ Perceptions Of Relationship Between Perfomance Appraisal Policy And Good Governance In Public Secondary Schools In Njoro Sub County, Kenya

ABSTRACT Kenya’s goal to be a middle-income economy by the year 2030 will depend significantly on quality education and training geared towards producing a highly competitive workforce. To realize this goal, Teachers Service Commission adopted the performance appraisal policy to aid in carrying out evaluations. The evaluations are meant to improve practice in schools thereby enhancing accountability, transparency, effectiveness and efficiency, all of which are aspects of good governance. D...

Stakeholder’s Perceptions Of Influence Of Community Policing On Criminal Activities In Low Income Areas Of Nakuru Town, Kenya

Kenya has experienced a huge security lapse in the last one decade. This has been the case due to frequent rates of crime such as theft, armed robbery, burglary, housebreaking, battery, assault and terrorism among others. Many lives have been lost, property destroyed or stolen, many homes and houses broken into, many people displaced as a result of these crimes. Community policing was introduced in Kenya in 2003 to help in reducing such criminal activities. However, it is observed that c...

Influence Of Parental Conflict On Learners’ Academic Performance In Public Primary Schools In Kathiani Sub-county, Machakos County, Kenya

The purpose of the study was to find out the influence of parental conflicts on the academic performance of pupils in public primary schools in Kathiani Sub-County, Machakos County, Kenya. The study was guided by four research questions: What influence does parentalconflict have on learner‘s performance and behavior in public primary schools in Kathiani  Sub-county? How do learners whose parents are involved in parental conflict relate with fellow learners and teachers? What challenges...

Knowledge, Attitudes, Practices And Prevention Of Malaria: A Statistical Perspective Of Kabras North Division, Kakamega County, Kenya

ABSTRACT An elaborate understanding of the Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices (KAP) of particular community can inform the design of Behaviour Change Communication (BCC) campaigns to influence acceptance and use of Malaria control measures. Research to clearly determine what interventions to carry out has not been exhaustively undertaken in Kabras North Division. This study investigated the KAP in relation to malaria prevention and control among households in Kabras North Division, Kakamega C...

Determinants Of Mortality And Survival Time Among Hiv Infected Patients On Antiretroviral Therapy In Machakos County, Kenya

ABSTRACT Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) remains one of the world's most significant public health concerns. Anti-retroviral treatment (ART) is meant to suppress replication of the virus, consequently improving health outcomes by improving immunity and delaying mortality. Despite policy interventions expanding antiretroviral treatment (ART) services rendering their provision in Kenyan public health facilities free, there exists limited data on survival outcomes in the ART program. Machakos...

Positionality And Collaboration During Fieldwork: Insights From Research With Co-Nationals Living Abroad

Abstract: The researcher is a primary instrument in qualitative research. He/she is the key person in facilitating conversations during fieldwork and in making sense of the data. Methodological literature underscores the fact that assuming insider positions or identities during fieldwork aids qualitative researchers in achieving genuine collaboration, which is necessary for collecting trustworthy data. Furthermore, the contingency nature of positionality has been acknowledged sufficiently in ...

A Critical Evaluation Of Ghazzalian And Kantian Notions Of Mysticism And Intuition, An Islamic Perspective

Abstract This research is an attempt to study the relationship between the Ghazzalian Lind Kantian thoughts on mysticism and intuition from an Islamic perspective. This study is intelligible when it is remembered that after Al-Ghazzali. mysticism in Islam was not the same again and even though. Kant was not a Mystic in the real sense of the word but his mystical notions appear similar to that of al-Ghazzali on many points especially on "mystical metaphysics. The study begins by tracing the co...

Performance Evaluation and Environmental Impact Assessment of Systems with Waste Exergy Emissions.

Abstract— The transformation and utilization of non-renewable energies involves irreversibility which makes our system less efficient. The environmental impact potential is equivalent to the work potential of the emissions. The irreversibility of inefficient systems has Global Warming Potential or environmental impact potential as wasted exergy is not always in equilibrium with the environment. Most literatures have either considered the optimization of thermodynamic systems for better effi...

Are the ‘Born-Frees’ Always Politically Apathetic? Social Media Use for Campus Politics by Black Undergraduates of North-West University, Mafikeng, South Africa

Abstract: The South African post-apartheid Black youth—popularly known as the ‗Born Frees‘— have been stereotyped politically apathetic. But there are yet empirical studies to prove that these youth are really perpetually averse to political participation, even in their universities, especially with emergence of social media that provide digital space for social and political engagements. With the specific attention on Black students of the Mafikeng campus of North-West University, So...

New features for performance enhancement of experimental Model Bubbling Fluidized Bed Com bustor

Abswact- Fuel fhbility and capacity to burn broad specb-um of fuels at high combustion efficiency with rrinimum emiss ions of greenhouse gases aefew of tk key advantages fluidized bed combustion techmlogy has wer other existing combustion technology.This report examines the design, development and testing of an experimental model Bubbling fluidized bed combustor. Three unique featues to enhance performance of th6 systemw ere suggested andconprehens~elyd iscussed; inert bed's tenperature regul...

The Relationship Between Pre-University Schooling and University Grades in Uganda

Universities are concerned with selecting students with the highest potential for successfully pursuing university education. For universities in Uganda, this potential is, apparently, sufficiently indicated by student performance in the national examinations at the end of the advanced level (A’Level) of secondary school. However, performance trends at A’Level indicate that there is a wide variation in performance between the different subjects offered at A’Level, as well as between dif...