Technology

Research Papers/Topics in Technology

Evaluation of pre-attachment and post-attachment striga hermonthica (del.) Benth. Resistance in pearl millet (pennisetum glaucum (l.)

ABSTRACT Striga species are parasitic weeds, one of the most devastating biological constraint threatening agriculture especially production of cereals in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), causing approximately 30% to near crop failure, thus endangering the livelihood of more than 300 million poor smallholder famers. One way of combating Striga is having natural host resistance which is cost effective and efficient for tolerance to phytopathogenic damages. Such resistance can either be due to f...

Genetic Transformation Of Banana With Extracellular Secreted Plant Ferredoxinlike Protein (Es-Pflp) Gene

ABSTRACT Banana Xanthomonas wilt (BXW) caused by Xanthomonas campestris pv. musacearum (Xcm) is the most devastating diseases of banana (Musa spp.) in East Africa. There are no effective control measures for this disease. All cultivars of bananas are susceptible for BXW disease. Most cultivated cultivars are triploids and difficult to improve through conventional breeding due to sterility and long generation life cycle. Genetic engineering offers an alternative and effective approach t...

E- Learning Implementation And Performance Of International Schools In Nairobi City County Kenya

ABSTRACT E-learning is widely used in the education sector in nowadays; hence, it is essential to study the effects of technology implementation on performance of students. There are numerous studies about academic performance however; studies on e-learning in Kenya are minimal. This study sought to examine the association of e-learning implementation and performance of international schools in Nairobi. The specific objectives include; determining the effects of; technology readiness, t...

Hiv And Aids Programmes Financing And Sustainability In Kenya: A Case Of The National Aids Control Council (Nacc)

ABSTRACT Kenya is facing a serious sustainability problem as well a significant challenge in financing scale up of HIV and AIDS services to reach universal access, working towards zero HIV new infection, zero discrimination and zero HIV related deaths and attaining beyond zero. The gap between the available resources and actual needs is projected to increase in the coming years and yet the evolving nature of the epidemic requires that NACC through the Government of Kenya begin to plan a...

Integration Of Information, Communication And Technology In Teaching And Learning Of Physics In Secondary Schools In Tigania West Sub-County, Kenya

ABSTRACT This research investigates the extent to which teachers and students of physics utilize ICT as a pedagogical tool in secondary schools in Tigania West District. The development of this study was influenced by various concerns of educational stakeholders about the ICT integration in schools and the competence on the use of ICT as a pedagogical tool. Using constructive theory as a theoretical eye, a survey was carried out in twelve schools that were purposively selected from 40 s...

Influence Of Organizational Factors On Performance Of Monitoring And Evaluation Systems In Primary Education Development In Kisumu County, Kenya

ABSTRACT It is a precondition by benefactors that every proposal must have provision for effective M&E Systems costed for and performed by skilled M&E staff. Donors have further recommended that ten percent of the financial resources must be set aside for performing M & E in donor funded projects. However, this is not the case in primary education development (PRIEDE) project where Head teachers who are the project managers and only have skills on how to monitor and evaluate learner’s...

Human Resource Management System A Case Of Kampala ~Nternat~Onal Unwers~Ty

TABLE OF CONTENT Figure 1: Management Information System 3Figure 2: Management Information System Network 13Figure 3: Data flow Process 19Figure 4: The Human Resource Management System startup form 20Figure 5: Interface showing data entry of general information of employees Figure 6: The interface which shows the input form with data on it 21.1.2 Entity Relationship Model ~‘ERD,).224.1.3 Table structure 224.1.4 Relational Schema 244.1.5 Entity Relationsln~o Diagram for the new system 254....

Strategies Employed In Teaching The Integrated English And Their Influence On Performance Among Secondary Schools In Kenyenya, Kisii County, Kenya

ABSTRACT The purpose of this study was to examine the teaching strategies in teaching the Integrated English and their influence on learner performance in secondary schools in Kenyenya Sub-county, Kisii County and their influence on learner performance. The objectives of the study were: To establish the strategies that teachers use in teaching integrated English, to explore the challenges that influence the choice of strategies of teaching the Integrated English and to determine the inf...

Play And Its Effects On Early Childhood Education A Case Study Of Kibuye Primary School Maranda Division, Bondo District, Kenya

ABSTRACTThe purpose of the study was to investigate the importance of playing on the early childhood education in Kibuye primary school, Maranda Division, Bondo District, KenyaThe specific objectives of the study were to determine the profile of the respondents in regards to: age, gender and academic level, to investigate the importance of playing in regards to academic achievements, problem solving, social and egoistic competenceconfidence building and health develop...

The Teacher's Code Of Conduct And Attitude, Performance In Selected Primary Schools In Jinja District

ABSTRACTThe study investigated the attitude and performance of the teachers in selected Primary Schools in Jinja District. In a bid to propose an enhancement code of conduct programme. The study was carried out in selected Primary Schools in Jinja District.The specific objectives of the study were to establish whether the teachers' profession code of conduct has an impact on the attitude and performance of teaches, to find out how the attitude of teachers towards&nbsp...

The Impact Of School Feeding Program In Odupi Subcounty, Arua District

ABSTRACTThe purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of school feeding programs in Odupi Sub-county in Arua District. The specific objectives of the study were to examine the school attendance of schools where there is school t~ed~n~ programs, to establish the level of development of children in schools where feeding programs are found and to find out the effects of feeding programs on the education of pupils in Odupi sub-county. The methods used for d...

Developing Striga Resistance In Maize Through Maize-Sorghum Hybridization

ABSTRACTStriga hermonthica is an obligate hemi-parasite that belongs to the family Orobanchaceae. Crop infestations by this parasitic weed pose a great threat to agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa. The most commonly affected crops include cereals such as sorghum, maize, and rice, which are important to subsistent livelihoods in the region through food production. Some of the control measures currently used include weeding and herbicide seed dressing using Imazapyr (StrigAway®) maize and crop ...

Effects Of Conflicts On Project Team Productivity: A Case Of Jaza Jaza Project At Mastermind Tobacco Kenya Limited

ABSTRACT The study was conducted to investigate the effect of conflicts on project team productivity at Mastermind Tobacco Kenya Limited in order to build everlasting coexistence of members of a project team and ensure attainment of project as well as overall organizational goal. The objectives of this study were: to examine the effects of project leadership related conflicts on project teams’ productivity, to find out the effects of organizational structure related conflicts on proje...

The Role Of Geography As A Subject In Preparing Learners For Career Paths: A Study Of Secondary Schools In Uasin Gishu County, Kenya

ABSTRACT Subject choice marks the beginning of a learner’s career path because most learners choose the subject based on their passion and interest. This study sought to identify career aspirations of secondary school students who opt to study geography; to identify reasons why students choose geography as a subject over other optional subjects in the same category and to establish geography subject’s relevance in understanding societal problems. The study was guided by Donald Supe...

Influence Of Geographical Information Systems Integration In Monitoring And Evaluation On Performance Of Community Development Projects At World Vision Kenya

ABSTRACT Incidents of poor performance of community projects have been documented by various research studies. Many projects encounter delays in implementation, poor quality of projects, time and cost overruns that affect the overall achievement of project objectives (Ramathan et al., 2012). The major problem being that introduction of technology has not been embraced effectively in monitoring and evaluating of project performance, to enable reporting with evidence, despite the much pot...


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