REVIEW ARTICLE | Nov. 12, 2019
Application of Information Communication Technology (ICT) In the Management of Examination System – A Review
Nitin Subhash Kavede, Deepak Jayant Tilak, Yogesh Govindrao Raut
Page no 388-392
India is known for providing quality education to the world during the ancient times. The University of Nalanda was established in the 5th century AD by one of the Gupta emperors. The Chinese traveller Hieun Tsang had studied and wrote about the education system prevailing at that time in the university. The British Government made education a transferred subject in the constitutional Reforms in 1919. From then onwards education including university education became the responsibility of the States. Information Communication Technology (ICT) has become an important, valuable and critical resource for the university. ICT usage has become very common but its full potential is yet to be discovered. It is a helpful tool for creating good governance in the working of any organization. Recognizing the important fact that ICT (Information and Communication Technology) is a major vehicle for process change and an effective tool to transfer the entire governance, the policy makers are stressing hard for adoption of new technology. The interactive nature of ICT and its ability can help the citizen without wasting much time and money. With the introduction of Information Technology Act, 2000, transactions on the internet have got legal validity in India.
REVIEW ARTICLE | Nov. 30, 2019
Research on Group Cooperative Learning in Linear Algebra Teaching
Page no 420-424
Introduction: Group cooperative learning is a new teaching method, which makes the traditional, single and passive teaching methods become new, diverse and active teaching methods, and the teaching contents and teaching process are also from presupposition and closure to generation and openness. Such teaching methods can better cultivate students' innovative spirit and practical ability. This paper introduces the group cooperative learning mode into the teaching of linear algebra class, through teaching practice and investigation and research, we find some problems in the process of advancing, and think positively about these problems, and give effective solutions, which can provide a powerful guarantee for the wide application of group cooperative learning.
ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE | Nov. 12, 2019
Challenges Facing the Management of Electrical and Electronic Waste in Kenya: The Case Nairobi County
Catherine Wanza Mutua
Page no 384-387
The aim of this research paper is to know the challenges faced by formal and informal sectors in disposing e-waste in Nairobi County. It also tried to identify the e-waste management strategies applied by formal and informal sectors in the county. A total of 400 personals were selected; 250 from informal sector, 150 from formal sectors. Simple random method was used to select the participants included in the sample and stratified sampling method was used to select the sectors involved in e-waste management from which the sample was selected. Questionnaires, environmental observation checklist and Interview guide were designed to ask members of the two sectors, the management strategies they apply and the challenges they face in managing e-waste. It was found that most of the e-waste was not disposed; instead it was stored in warehouses and the percentage disposed it was mainly poorly disposed. Factors which contributed to poor disposal and accumulation of e-waste in warehouses included: Lack of procedures of disposing specific e-waste and lack of information on where to take the WEEE. Different challenges affecting e-waste management strategies were also realized and included: Financial constraints, Disease, Lack of handling procedures, limited number of official dumpsites, access and infrastructure and lack of environmental awareness.
ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE | Nov. 12, 2019
Implementation of Strategic Plan in Influencing Academics in Public Teachers Colleges in Tanzania
Molle B Meigaru, Peter Siamoo, Victorini Salema
Page no 393-404
The study has examined the Influence of strategic planning in improving academics in public Diploma Teachers Colleges in Tanzania. The study used mixed research methods, under concurrent triangulation design. The purpose of using this design was to bring together the differing strengths and non-overlapping weaknesses of quantitative methods with those of qualitative methods. The sample sizes of 10 colleges out of 35 public teachers Colleges with 140 respondents out of the entire population were selected for the research. The study sample comprised 30 Department Leaders, 10 College Principals/Vice Principals and 100 tutors. The study used three sampling techniques which were simple random sampling, stratified random sampling, and convenience sampling. Data were collected through interview guide, document analysis guide; observation and questionnaires and Quantitative data were analyzed through descriptive statistics and presented using frequency, distribution tables, and percentages and inferentially using Pearson correlation. The qualitative data was summarized, coded and analyzed by the research questions. Pilot testing of the research instruments were conducted in one of the teachers' college where the targeted respondents were given a questionnaire and interview guide. The findings of the study revealed that, majority of colleges that had put a strategic plan in place and incorporate students' academic issues had made considerable value-added progress on their students' academic performance.
ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE | Nov. 24, 2019
Effect of Electronic Banking on the Profitability of Deposit Money Banks in Nigeria
Page no 405-413
The study examined the effect of electronic banking on the profitability of deposit money Banks in Nigeria. Banking industry is confronted by a new innovation imposed by technology transformation that has changed the way banks conduct their activities from traditional means to electronic means. Furthermore, this study investigates how the electronic banking channels through internet, mobile, POS and ATM have impacted on deposit money banks profitability. It is against this background that the study examined the effect of electronic banking on the profitability of deposit money Banks in Nigeria. The methodology of the study was quantitative in nature. Using time series data of 2006 – 2015, the study employed regression technique in the analysis of sourced data. Data were collected from secondary sources through annual reports of deposit money Banks in Nigeria. Electronic banking was measured using the total values of internet banking, mobile banking, POS and ATM while Profitability was measured using profit margin of deposit money banks in Nigeria. Profitability was regressed on internet banking, mobile banking, POS and ATM using ordinary least square regression technique. The study revealed that positive relationship exists between mobile banking and Profitability, and between ATM and Profitability. In addition, there is also a statistically significant relationship between POS and Profitability while there is no significant relationship between internet banking and Profitability. As such, E-banking has a positive effect on Profitability of deposit money banks in Nigeria. It is therefore, recommended that banks must offer numerous services through internet banking and effective transaction through the POS Terminals.
REVIEW ARTICLE | Nov. 24, 2019
Nigerian Education and the Inculcation of Values: A Philosophical Appraisal
Page no 414-419
Inculcation and practice of values are indispensable for social coherence and development in any human society. As guiding principles for accepted behavior in the society, values are highly informed and influenced by cultural and social contexts. Virtually every nation counts on education as a veritable instrument for the inculcation of values. Every nation has its own set of values which it considers to be catalytic to its development if well inculcated through education. Nigeria, as a nation, has such values. However, it is doubtful, based on the apparent depravity and perversion prevalent in the country, if the Nigerian education is effectively carrying out this task of inculcation of values in the students. This paper, therefore, deemed it necessary to carry out a philosophical appraisal in this regard, using the method of conceptual and critical analysis. The outcome of the appraisal showed that although the outlined values in the National Policy on Education are noble, the Nigerian education system has not been effective in inculcating those values, due to a number of reasons, such as the absence of value clarification, lack of strong emphasis on the practice of values, neglect of some core Nigerian traditional values and teachers’ ill preparedness for the responsibility of inculcating values. Based on this, the paper recommended, among others, that efforts should be made at value clarification, modification of the policy statement so as to strongly emphasize practical aspects as well as our core traditional values, and that adequate attention be given to in-depth knowledge of values in the training and retraining of teachers of all cadres.