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Article No :  01

AN ASSESSMENT OF THE IMPACT OF NIGERIA NATIONAL PETROLEUM CORPORATION ON NIGERIA OIL SECTOR, 1999-2017

Studies have revealed that Oil and Gas sector is one of the leading industries in the world that generate large amount of revenue to International Oil Companies (IOCs) and oil producing states. The more developed and impactful the performance of National Oil Company (NOC) on the oil sector, the more vibrant and impactful it will become on the citizens. With the discovery of crude oil in commercial quantities at Oloibiri, (Bayelsa state), Nigeria in 1956, the oil and gas industry became a huge potential to aid the government to achieve its political and socio-economic needs of Nigerians.

Author : Haruna Mohammed Isma’il and Prof. (Mrs.) Marietu Tenuche
Country : Nigeria
Page No : 01-15

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Article No :  02

EFFECT OF TEACHING LEARNING RESOURCES ON PUPILS’ ENROLLMENT IN PUBLIC ECDE CENTRES IN WAITALUK ZONE OF TRANS-NZOIA COUNTY

The target population for this study was ECDE school pupils, class teachers, head teachers, Sub county Quality Assurance and parents. Stratified random sampling technique to identify the schools that were to be sampled was utilized. Questionnaires and interview guides were used to collect data. Pretesting of the tools were done in two centers that were not part of the study but have similar characteristics. The collected data were coded and processed using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 21 and presented in tables, bar graphs, text and pie charts.

Author : Esther B. Omuya and Dr. Robert Kamau (Ph.D.)
Country : Kenya
Page No : 16-21

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Article No :  03

THE IMPACT OF EDUCATIONAL INTERVENTION ON THE ATTITUDES OF KOREA INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TOWARDS THE LGBT COMMUNITY

This research analyzes the impacts of an educational intervention, a tool utilized to reduce homophobia within schools, on the attitudes of Korea International School (KIS) high school students towards the LGBT community. Within the context of previous literature, there has been a paucity of research based on the South Korean high school demographic specifically to isolate which elements of an educational intervention are particularly impactful on student attitudes.

Author : Karen HyunBee Cho
Country : South Korea
Page No : 22-34

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Article No :  04

EVALUATING THE EFFECT OF LEADERSHIP BEHAVIOR AND ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXTUAL PERFORMANCE ON EMPLOYEE TURNOVER INTENTIONS

The current study is examined the relation of leadership behavior and organizational contextual along with variable participation that is employee turnover intentions in the textile sector of Pakistan. This study is focusing on the relationship of leadership behavior and organizational contextual on employee turnover intentions using the mediating role of employee commitment specifically in the textile sector of Pakistan. The sample size of this study is 91because all the industries structure is same.

Author : Faisal Iqbal, Karim Nawaz, Waqar Younas and Muhammad Tahir Nadeem
Country : Pakistan
Page No : 35-47

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Article No :  05

INDUSTRIAL VIABILITY STUDY OF THE AVOCADO SEED OIL

The study explored the chemical industrial potential embedded in avocado seed oil. Oil was extracted from the seed of the avocado. The per cent yield gave 18.1%. The extracted oil was subjected to important physicochemical parameter analysis, the results of the analysis were compared with literature.

Author : Joshua A. Gidigbi, Ngoshe, A.M. and Aisuedion Martins
Country : Nigeria
Page No : 48-57

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Article No :  06

SEROLOGICAL DETECTION OF SOME VIRUSES CAUSING VIRUS LIKE SYMPTOMS IN MAJOR CUCURBIT CROPS GROWN IN SRI LANKA

Cucumber Green Mottled Mosaic Virus (CGMMV), Tobacco Ring Spot Virus (TRSV) and Tomato Ring Spot Virus (ToRSV). Highly diversed symptoms including leaf mottling, leaf mosaic, leaf distortion, leaf curling, reduced leaf size, rosetting and stunting were observed in virus infected samples. Among the viruses detected CMV is the most prevalent virus affecting cucurbits in Sri Lanka. Furthermore CGMMV, TRSV, ToRSV, PRSV and ZYMV were found in infected cucurbits.

Author : Rajapaksha, R.G.A.S., Wahundeniya, I., Wickramaarachchi, W.A.R.T., Premarathna, M.P.T., Kahawatta, K.J.P.K. and Shyamalee Kohombange
Country : Sri Lanka
Page No : 58-64

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Article No :  07

INFLUENCE OF GOVERNANCE STRUCTURES OF THE COMMUNITY WATER PROJECTS ON SUSTAINABILITY IN THE SUAM CATCHMENT AREA OF WEST POKOT COUNTY, KENYA

Water resources management remains a critical challenge for most of the players in the water sector. This is worsened by the unpredictable climatic conditions that are experienced on the globe in the recent past and present. It is evident that in most parts of Africa, women and young children shoulder the heavy burden of providing water to their families. This leaves them with little time for other demanding day-to-day assignments. This study seeks to analyze the effect of governance of community water projects on sustainability of community water projects in Suam Catchment area of West Pokot County in Kenya. The findings would be of value to stakeholders, partners, policy makers, planners, donor agencies and relevant government agencies in formulating policies to address the challenges and hindrances to Integrated Water Resources Management.

Author : Omuya Sigungu Benard, Dr. Patrick Onsando and Dr. Mbotela J. Khisa
Country : Kenya
Page No : 65-73

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Article No :  08

BUSINESS EDUCATORS TRAINING NEEDS AND ENTREPRENEURIAL SKILLS ACQUISITION BY BUSINESS EDUCATION UNDERGRADUATES FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

The study determined for the training needs and skill gaps of business educators in tertiary institutions in South-East Nigeria. Two research questions guided the study and two null hypotheses were tested. A descriptive survey research design was adopted. The population of the study comprised 221 business educators (male 81 and female for colleges of education and universities) that offer business education in South East, Nigeria.

Author : Udegbunam, Emmanuel Obidi, Onyemechara, Chiamaka Chikezie and Umeano, Ngozi E.
Country : Nigeria
Page No : 74-85

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Article No :  09

ASSESSING MATHEMATICAL PROFICIENCY OF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHERS

Mathematics teachers should have an extensive knowledge of mathematics. This knowledge allows her to confidently explain concepts and processes to her students. Hence, this study determined the mathematical proficiency of 30 elementary school teachers from Teodoro M. Kalaw Memorial School. Specifically, this study sought answers to the following questions: How do the respondents asses their mathematical proficiency along the following strands: conceptual understanding; procedural fluency; strategic competence; adaptive reasoning and productive disposition? and What is the implication of the findings of this study to the teaching of Mathematics in the elementary level?

Author : Nora V. Marasigan and Ellen D. Arasola
Country : Philippines
Page No : 86-93

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Article No :  10

ENGINE PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS BY USING DUAL FUEL

In recent years, considerable efforts mode to develop and introduce alternative renewable fuel, to replace conventional petroleum base fuels. The main objective of the current work is to investigate the engine performance and pollutant emission of a commercial Spark-Ignition (SI) engine fuel with ethanol-methanol-gasoline blends. The test results obtained with the use of low content rates of ethanol-methanol (15%, 20%) in gasoline were compared to pure gasoline test results.

Author : Dr. Nan Aye Myint and Dr. Mon Mon Aye
Country : Myanmar
Page No : 94-102

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Article No :  11

EXAMINING THE ROLE OF EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES IN PUPIL DEVELOPMENT

A study that dwells as to whether the involvement on extracurricular activities gives advantageous effects onto pupils or not on the basis of the pupils’ personal assessment deems necessary. Hence, this study determined the perception on the role of extracurricular activities in pupil development of 30 grade school pupils in Teodoro M. Kalaw Memorial School. Specifically, this study sought answers to the following questions: How do the respondents assess the role of extracurricular activities in their development in school? What is the implication of the findings of this study to the pupils’ total development? It utilized a descriptive method of research that made use of a questionnaire.

Author : Nora V. Marasigan and Rizza V. Casalme
Country : Philippines
Page No : 103-107

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Article No :  12

ASSESSING THE GROWTH PERFORMANCE OF VOLVARIELLA VOLVACEAE  ON LOCAL HOMEMADE SUBSTRATE

The determination of the nutrient content was done, sawdust had a slight increase in crude protein and nitrogen content of 17.50% and 2.80% respectively over other substrate. Sawdust supported the growth of the mushroom at eight weeks after inoculation of the spawn but rice straw could only show the initiation of mycelial growth with slow sporulation within the given time range.

Author : Linus Bashie Ajikah, Markson Aniedi Abasi, Rukayat Oluwatayo Sanni and Okwong John Walter
Country : Nigeria
Page No : 108-115

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Article No :  13

FOSTERING SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF GRADE SCHOOL CHILDREN

Developing social and emotional abilities during early years can help one become happy, confident and easy to get along with. Hence, this study determined the perception towards social and emotional development of grade school children. Specifically, this study sought answers to the following questions: How do the respondents perceive their social and emotional development along the following aspects: social interaction, emotional awareness, and self–regulation? and, What is the implication of the findings of the study to the holistic development of young children?

Author : Nora V. Marasigan and Olive M. Magtibay
Country : Philippines
Page No : 116-121

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Article No :  14

AN EVALUATION OF NIGERIAN OIL SECTOR’S IMPACT ON THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC NEEDS OF NIGERIANS, 1999-2017

The main objective of this study is to evaluate the impact of the Nigerian oil sector on the socio-economic needs of Nigerians, Data were collected through primary and secondary sources which were further analyzed through the use of the statistical table, simple percentages and graph. The Elite theory was used to garment the study. The study revealed that lack of optimum refining capacity of Nigerian refineries and petrochemical industries is responsible for lack of job creation and stronger economic linkages between the Nigerian oil sector and other sectors of the Nigerian economy.

Author : Haruna Mohammed Isma’il and Assoc. Prof. Usman Abu Tom
Country : Nigeria
Page No : 122-131

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Article No :  15

INVESTIGATING PARENT’S INVOLVEMENT ON PUPIL’S READING ACHIEVEMENT

Family plays a key role in helping young children achieve success in different learning areas. Hence, this study determined the level of involvement of 30 parents in their child’s reading achievement. Specifically, this study sought answers to the following questions: What is the respondents’ level of involvement on their child’s reading achievement? and What activities may be suggested to enhance the pupils’ reading achievement?

Author : Nora V. Marasigan and Maribel R. De Las Alas
Country : Philippines
Page No : 132-136

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Article No :  16

EXPLORING MATHEMATICAL ABILITY OF TEACHER EDUCATION STUDENTS

Considering the conclusions drawn in this study, the researcher recommended that a diagnostic test must always be given to freshmen at the start of the semester to find out their strengths and weaknesses in Mathematics. Aside from that, the department could also conduct activities that will enhance the skills of the students regarding mathematics subjects must be given to students to help them in the difficulties they encounter regarding the subject. Difficulties experienced by the students should also be identified to discover whether their mathematical ability has improved after measures have been undertaken.

Author : Nora V. Marasigan
Country : Philippines
Page No : 137-143

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Article No :  17

INTELLECTIVE DETERMINANTS OF ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF PRE-SERVICE TEACHERS

The extent of student’s learning in academics may be determined by the grades a student earns for a period of learning that has been done. It is believed that a grade is a primary indicator of such learning. Hence, this study determined the intellective determinants of academic performance of pre-service teachers at Batangas State University Malvar Campus. Specifically, it intended to answer the following questions: what is the profile of the subjects in terms of high school average and entrance examination result; How do the subjects perform academically?; Is there a significant relationship between the subjects’ profile and their academic performance?; and, What is the implication of the findings of this study to the admission policy of the College of Teacher Education?.

Author : Nora V. Marasigan
Country : Philippines
Page No : 144-149

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Article No :  18

EDUCATIONAL CHANGE STRATEGIES IN FACILITIES PROVISION AND CHALLENGES FOR MANAGING EDUCATIONAL CHANGE STRATEGIES FOR SECONDARY EDUCATION DELIVERY IN RIVERS STATE

This study examined educational change strategies in facilities provision and challenges for managing educational change strategies for secondary education delivery in Rivers state. Two research questions and hypotheses were formulated to guide the study. All principals from the 247 public secondary schools in Rivers State constituted the population and the sample size of 152 principals were randomly selected for the study and they constituted the study respondents.

Author : Nyime-Oluka, Ogborunma, Nwogu, U.J. (Ph.D.) and Moses-Promise, O.J. (Ph.D.)
Country : Nigeria
Page No : 150-158

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Article No :  19

PERCEPTION TOWARDS FIELD STUDY COURSES OF PRE-SERVICE TEACHERS

The off–classroom experiences of pre-service teachers emphasize the importance of understanding the complex work of the teacher in this era of globalization. Through the field study courses, students are encouraged to give meaning to the nature and context of educational changes that have impact on teacher education. Hence, this study determined the perception towards field study courses of teacher education students at Batangas State University JPLPC-Malvar.

Author : Nora V. Marasigan
Country : Philippines
Page No : 159-163

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Article No :  20

ATTITUDE TOWARDS THE USE OF PRACTICAL WORK APPROACH IN TEACHING MATHEMATICS

Practical Work Approach has been proven as an effective strategy for improving pupils’ performance in mathematics. Hence, this study determined the attitude towards the use of Practical Work Approach in teaching Mathematics. Specifically, this study sought answers to the following questions: What is the attitude of the respondents towards the use of PWA in teaching Mathematics?; What are the problems met by the teachers in using PWA in teaching Mathematics? and What measures can be undertaken to solve the problems?

Author : Nora V. Marasigan
Country : Philippines
Page No : 164-169

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Article No :  21

BUDGETING PROCESS IN A BARANGAY UNIT: AN ANALYSIS

The study used the descriptive analysis method to 150 barangay officials from 15 barangay units in the selected municipality. Self-constructed questionnaire was employed for obtaining the data. To determine the numerical aspects of the study, the researcher used statistical tools: frequency and percentage to determine the demographic profile of the respondents; and weighted mean and composite mean to analyze the budgeting process and the challenges.

Author : Mabel O. Lopez
Country : Philippines
Page No : 170-183

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Article No :  22

PERFORMANCE AND PRODUCTIVITY OF FACULTY UNION
STATE UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES IN THE PHILIPPINE CONTEXT

This study aimed to assess the performance and productivity of faculty unions of State Universities and Colleges in CALABARZON Region, Philippines in a descriptive method of research through documentary analysis with interview among the administrators, leaders of faculty unions, and their members. The study made use of a survey questionnaire.

Author : Agnes D. Arellano, Ph.D.
Country : Philippines
Page No : 184-207

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Article No :  23

STUDIES ON COMMUNICABLE DISEASES AND PREVENTIVE MEASURES IN TRIBAL AREAS IN ANDHRA PRADESH

India having 62 scheduled tribes together with 13 primitive tribes with a population of more than 8.15 million constituting 22.3% of the population of the state as per 2001 survey. Health is an important component of the well-being of mankind and is a requirement for human being development. If general healthiness of a standard non-tribal Indian is substandard to the counterparts, the health of a typical Indian tribal is found to be much inferior compared to the non-tribal counterpart.

Author : Dr. Asha Kiran Raju, Ch. and Prof. Sobha Sri, T.
Country : India
Page No : 208-213

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