Technology

Research Papers/Topics in Technology

Safeguarding Africa’s Cultural Heritage Through Digital Preservations

Abstract Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine protection of Africa’s cultural heritage through digital preservation. Design/methodology/approach: A mixed method consisting of survey and interview techniques were used to gather both quantitative and qualitative data from selected cultural heritage institutions and national agencies in Nigeria. A self administered questionnaire was used to collect data from Curators, Archivists, and Librarians. A total of sixty five staff f...

Automatic Traffic Offences Monitoring Systemat Traffic Light Controlled Intersection

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Information And Communication Technologies: Use And Factors For Success Amongst Academics In Private And Public Universities In Nigeria

Background: The higher education sector is making a conscious effort to integrate information and communication technologies (ICTs) into the academe with a view to improving teaching, learning and access to knowledge. Unfortunately, the use of ICTs in teaching by academics in Nigerian universities is far below expectation. Objectives: The aim of this article was to report on a study that examined the underlying factors determining the use of ICTs in teaching by academics in private and p...

Exploring The Use Of Instructional Technology: A Survey Of Academics At Two Nigerian Universities

Abstract The article reports empirical research findings on the use of instructional technology among Nigerian academics for effective instructional delivery. Using a quantitative approach, 267 questionnaires were distributed to academics from two purposively selected Nigerian universities in the South West geopolitical zone. A total of 215 questionnaires (80.5%) were returned and found useful for data analysis. The data were analysed with SPSS software to generate both descriptive and ...

Spatial Distribution Of Suspended Particulate Matter (Spm) In Mtwapa Creek And Funzi Bay - Kenya

AbstractSurface water concentrations of inorganic nutrients and suspended particulate matter (SPM) components were examined and compared between Mtwapa and Shirazi creeks in Kenya. This was aimed at assesing the ecological situation of the two creeks and determine the influence of sewage discharge. The results obtained were further compared with those from Ramisi, an estuarine system. Mtwapa recorded higher nutrient, chlorophyll a and phytoplankton carbon concentrations than Shirazi. The two ...

Construction Professionals Motivation And Job Performance, A Comparison Of Indigenous And Expatriate Construction Contractors In Nigeria

ABSTRACT The aim of the research was to compare the motivational level and job performance rate of construction professionals in indigenous and expatriate construction companies in Nigeria. Some of the specific objectives of the study are: (1) to investigate the functional relationship between motivation and job performance of construction professionals in indigenous and expatriate construction companies in Nigeria. (2) to compare the motivational level of construction professionals ...

Construction Managers' Cultural Orientation In Lagos State, Nigeria, Paper Presented At The13th International Postgraduate Research Conference (IPGRC), September 11th To 15th, School Of The B

Abstract Clients' tastes, innovation and changes in the construction sector demand prompt and efficient means of executing project. In order to stay afloat, construction managers and CEOs need to look inwards. The values and practices prevalent in an organisation, that is the culture, has been researched into as as underlying factor of performance improvement. This study therefore, investigates the practices (cultural orientation) that are prevalent among construction managers and CEO in...

Comparative Study Of Some Aspects Of Biology Of Three Mangrove Crabs From The Mangrove Wetland Of Lagos Lagoon Nigeria

ABSTRACTThe size composition, growth patter and feeding habit of 395 crab specimens of the hairy mangrove crab - S. huzardii, fiddler crab - U. tangeri and land crab - C. armatum collected from the mangrove swamp of the Lagos Lagoon were examined for six months. The carapace length of S. huzardii ranged from 1.70 cm - 4.60 cm (Carapace width from 1.90 cm - 3.60 cm) whilst that of U. tangeri ranged from 1.10 cm - 3.60 cm (Carapace width from 1.40 cm - 4.20 cm) and C.&n...

Vulnerable Children In Jonglei State, South Sudan By Save The Children Organization

ABSTRACTArmed conflict has been going on in the South Sudan since 1956.The children living in this region have been subjected to a wide range of problems as a result of the conflict. The conflict has created a living environment that is very different from that of a normal child. Numerous research have been carried out to establish the post conflict problems experienced by children and effect on children adjustments (Grynch & Fischan,1990).The weakness identified in these research is lack of ...

An Approach To Quality Improvement Of Nigerian University Library Services: A Framework For Effective Quality Management Implementation

Abstract The paper explores the different strategies in managing operations and delivering services and compares them to current trends in academic libraries in Southwestern (SW) Nigeria The author objectively and comparatively examined the different models of quality management (QM) and strategies, from which a framework of quality improvement for Nigerian university libraries was developed. The article employed a pragmatic approach to unearth the complexities of investigating t...

Training Practices And Task Performance Of Professionals In Construction Firms In Lagos And Abuja, Nigeria

ABSTRACT Construction organisational and project performance are known to depend on the competencies and performance of professionals. Studies have established that the task performance of construction professionals is low due to inadequate or deficient training. However, issues regarding the relationship between training practices of construction firms and task performance of construction professionals are yet to be adequately explored. The aim of the study is to examine the relationsh...

A critical analysis on the role of outsourcing practice in ensuring organizational performance. The case of dhl harare international airport, (2013-2015).

ABSTRACT The main objective of this research was to explore motives, benefit, challenges and strategies for ensuring success of outsourcing at DHL Harare International Airport. Specific objectives were to explore the organizational determinants or motivators for outsourcing, to investigate on the benefits and opportunities arising out of outsourcing, to examine the challenges and risks that affect outsourcing and to establish the critical success factors of outsourcing. The research...

E-Government In Kenya: A Conceptual Framework To Increase Public Participation

ABSTRACTThe Kenya government has been making significant attempts to make its services andinformation on the Internet available in the recent past. The success of these effortsdepends to a great extent, on how well the targeted users i.e. the citizens in general makeuse of the services and information. A UN E-Government survey conducted in 2008indicates that Kenya ranks very low on citizen usage of E-Government with an index of0.04 ranking position 146 out of the 189 countries surveyed global...

Organisational Internal Context, Information Communication Technology Infrastructure, Staff Attitude And Implementation Of Electronic Project Monitoring Information System In Public Tertiary

ABSTRACTThe study sought to establish the influence of organizational internal context on the implementation of Electronic Project Monitoring Information System (e-ProMIS) in Public Tertiary Institutions in Kenya. The study was guided by eight objectives which sought to establish the extent to which each of the independent variables namely; organisational strategy, organisational structure, organisational leadership, organisational culture and staff capacity influence the implementation of e-...

Plasmodium Falciparum Malaria Transmission Effects On Natural Killer Cell Function In The Etiology Of Endemic Burkitt Lymphoma In Children From Western Kenya

ABSTRACTThe exact etiological mechanism underlying endemic Burkitt lymphoma (eBL) remains unknown. Past studies show T and B cells are immuno-deregulated in children from malaria holoendemic regions. However, no study has examined the effect of P. falciparum transmissions on Natural Killer (NK) cell, which shape T and B immune responses. NK cells are critical in immunosurveillance, elimination of cancerous cells and controlling EBV viremia. This is by production of anti-viral cytokines like I...


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