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The Use of Ground Vehicular Tyre as Partial Replacement for Sand in Concrete Pavement Blocks Production

ABSTRACT  The use of accumulated waste materials in Ghana is still in its early phases. It will take courage for contractors and others in the construction industry to recycle selected types of waste materials for concrete products. The main objective of this research was to investigate the feasibility of using ground vehicular tyre (GVT) as a partial replacement for sand in the production of concrete pavement blocks. In this study cement, sand, quarry dust, coarse aggregate, and ground...

PHYTOCHEMISTRY, ANTI-INFLAMMATORY AND ANTIOXIDANT ACTIVITIES OF THE ROOT BARK OF ANTHOSTEMA AUBRYANUM (BAILL)

ABSTRACT The work presented in this thesis involves the scientific investigation into the traditional uses of the root bark of Anthostema aubryanum (Baill., family, Euphorbiaceae) as an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant agent. It also describes the isolation and characterization of two compounds from the alkaloid extract of the root bark of Anthostema aubryanum Baill. The anti-inflammatory activity was investigated using the acute carrageenan – induced foot pad edema model in six weeks old ...

The Effects of Sand Mining on Sub-Structure of Buildings in New Juaben Municipality in the Eastern Region

ABSTRACT The purpose of the study was to study the effects of sand mining on sub-structure of buildings in New Juaben Municipality in the Eastern Region. The research design used for this study was a case study. The population for the study involved sand miners and chiefs of Koforidua (New Juaben Municipality). The purposive sampling technique was used to select a sample size of 200 for the study. This was made up of 176 household respondents, 7opinion leaders, 15 informants and 2chiefs...

DEVELOPMENT OF A RAPID URINE-BASED DIPSTICK TEST FOR DIAGNOSIS OF MALARIA

SUMMARY Bloodsmear microscopy is currently the gold standard and the principal test for confirmatory diagnosis of malaria. However, microscopy is labour-intensive and is limited by inadequate sensitivity and specificity.   Apart from microscopy, rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs), which include the quantitative buffy coat test (QBC) and the immuno-chromatographic tests (ICTs) are alternative tests for confirmatory diagnosis of malaria. RDTs, particularly, ICTs are fast gaining momentum as altern...

Assessing the Impact of the Amatrol Training Programme on Teaching and Learning of Engineering in Polytechnics in Ghana: A Case Study of Takoradi Polytechnic

ABSTRACT The research looked at the impact of the AMATROL Training Programme on teaching and Learning of Engineering in Polytechnics in Ghana (with Takoradi Polytechnic as a case study) since its introduction from 2012. The objectives were to examine the perception of students and lecturers towards the AMATROL Training Programme; to identify the challenges, associated with the use of the AMATROL Training Programme, to the students and the lecturers and to identify the benefits AMATROL Train...

An Approach to Enhance Welfare in Upper East Region of Ghana Through Rural Electrification

ABSTRACT The study was on an approach to enhance welfare in Upper East Area of Ghana through Rural Electrification projects. The study used both the qualitative and quantitative designs. The research instruments used were questionnaires, and focus group discussion. The population for the study was 317 respondents of which 161 were residents from rural communities with electricity and 156 were residents from rural communities without electricity. Quantitative data analysis was performed usin...

EFFECTS OF SCRAP METAL MANAGEMENTON THE PEOPLE OF THE KASSENA NANKANA MUNICIPALITY IN THE UPPER EAST REGION OF GHANA

ABSTRACT This study investigated the effects of scrap metal management on the environment and residents of theKassenaNankana Municipality in the Upper East Region of Ghana. Generation of solid waste and for that matter scrap metal is inevitable and hence the urgent need to adopt prudent and sound scrap metal management strategies to deal with the situation. The main aim of the study was to assess scrap metal management strategies and their effects on the environment and the people in the Kas...

INVESTIGATING FACTORS AFFECTING MATERIALS SELECTION FOR ROOF COVERING: HOME OWNERS PERSPECTIVE (A CASE STUDY OF KETA AND HO MUNICIPALITIES IN THE VOLTA REGION OF GHANA)

ABSTRACT The construction industry plays an imperative role in boosting the economy and fostering infrastructural development in Ghana. Currently, there are several houses with leaking roofs, some are discoloured while some have totally lost their aesthetic value just few months after their construction. This study aimed at understand the decision making process in selection of roof covering material by home owners. One major challenge of this research work is finding relevant research pape...

A COMPARATIVELY ANALYSIS OF THE PRACTICAL SKILLS ACQUISITION IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING TRAINING PROGRAMME (A CASE STUDY OF ACCRA AND KUMASI POLYTECHNICS)

ABSTRACT  This research was designed to determine the comparative study of practical skills acquisition in electrical engineering training programme in Accra and Kumasi Polytechnics. The study population was made of 316 and 262 making a total of 578 students in the Department of Electrical/Electronic Engineering from the Accra and Kumasi institutions respectively. A samples size of 25% was randomly selected from the total populations of the two study institutions. A total number of 145�...

AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE ASSET INTEGRITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM OF GHANA’S OIL INDUSTRY. AT THE ATUABO GAS COMPANY IN GHANA

ABSTRACT  The purpose of the study was to investigate into the asset integrity management system ofGhana’s oil industry. The study adopted descriptive research design for the study. Qualitative and quantitative research methods were used for the study.  The researcher used questionnaire surveys and interviews to collect primary data. The populations for the study were personnel of Ghana Gas Company, Ghana National Petroleum Company and the Ministry of Energy and their supervisors in i...

Design and Construction of a Small Scale Wind Power Generating System by Converting a SIngle-Phase AC Motor (Ceiling Fan) to a Wind Turbine: A Case Study of the Northern Region of Ghana

ABSTRACT The main aim of any electric power supply system in the world is to provide uninterrupted power supply to all its consumers at all times. But in developing countries like Ghana, the electric power generated does not meet the demands of the growing number of consumers of electricity hence there is inadequate power supply which results from frequent power outages. This does not promote development in the public and private business sectors it has left many people without electricity. ...

IMPACT OF PUBLIC SOLAR PV ELECTRIFICATION IN RURAL MICRO-ENTERPRISES. (A CASE STUDY IN TWIFO-HEMAN AND ASSIN NORTH DISTRICT IN THE CENTRAL REGION)

ABSTRACT The development of micro-enterprises in rural off grid areas in Ghana is linked with the increase in access and use of solar PV electricity services, leading to changes in micro-enterprises, and changes in livelihood characteristics of entrepreneurs, employees and community members in areas where these enterprises located. The thesis was to evaluate the impact public of solar PV in micro-enterprises in off grid rural areas. Convinience sampling techniques was used for this study, 60...

AN EVALUATION OF THE PROSPECTS AND CHALLENGES OF AUTOMECHANIC WORKSHOPS IN THE INFORMAL SECTOR IN THE KUMASI METROPOLIS

ABSTRACT The study explored the prospects and challenges in the informal auto-mechanic sector focusing on auto-mechanics enterprises within the Kumasi Metropolis. Specifically, the study sought to examine the prospects of the auto-mechanic enterprises, examine the challenges facing auto-mechanic enterprises, and the preparedness of auto-mechanics to exploit the potential prospects to their advantage. By adopting the quantitative approach to research, the researcher administered a survey to ...

ASSESSING THE PERFORMANCE OF ENGINES RUN ON LPG AND MAINTENANCE OF MOTOR VEHICLES IN GHANA: A CASE STUDY OF SUNYANI MUNICIPALITY

ABSTRACT The main purpose of the study was to assess liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) performance and maintenance of motor vehicles in Ghana with particular reference to Sunyani Municipality. This study adopted the case study design. The researcher used both qualitative and quantitative approaches because quantitative approach helped to gather information that could be easily analysed using statistical means whiles qualitative information can be easily evaluated using thematic analysis. The po...

An Assessment of Competencies of Students Performance in Conventional Lathe Machining at the Higher National Diploma (HND) Level: A Case Study of Koforidua and Accra Polytechnics

ABSTRACT The rationale for this write up generally enlighten the students and especially the practical lecturers and instructors to have a broader perspective about ascertaining the competencies of students performance level of conventional lathe machine usage in the Polytechnics, the various competencies and strategies adopted in teaching the practical skills and to discover the reasons for the low performance of Higher National Diploma (HND) graduate in the industries on the use of convent...


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