Impact of COVID-19 on Work-Life Balance and Productivity of Lecturers in Private Universities in Nigeria
Kanelechi Ck Nwangwa
Page Numbers : 120-124
DOI : 10.36348/jaep.2021.v05i05.001
This study examines the impact of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on the work-life balance of lecturers in private universities in Nigeria. The objective was to determine the extent, to which COVID-19 affected the productivity of lecturers with reference to research and teaching output between March and October, 2020. The target population involves all academic staff of private universities in Nigeria. Purposive sampling of non-probability method was used to select eight (8) private universities in Lagos State and Federal Capital Territory Abuja while Taro Yamane formula n= N/ (1+N (e) 2) was used to calculate the number of participants in the study. A self-constructed survey was developed and distributed online through Google Forms. Descriptive statistics with frequency distribution was used to analyse the demography of participants while linear regression was used to analyse responses from the survey. Based on the results, it was discovered that COVID-19 increased the family commitment and childcare practices of lecturers. Simultaneously, it exerted pressure on the lecturer to meet-up with online class activities, project supervision and research work. It was also observed that while the workload hours significantly decreased, the pressure to teach students through online applications (i.e Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Classroom, etc) was very high with less productivity. The findings also indicate that lecturers in private universities could not effectively strike a balance between work and family during the global pandemic and therefore, were less productive especially in the areas of research and teaching output. Recommendations were made towards development of new work-life balance policies by the university management as well as retraining of lecturers in meeting up with the emerging needs of students and the university in a post COVID-19 world.
April 29, 2021
Lockdown and its Impact on Education, Environment and Economy
Swati Singh, Meera Ranjith
Page Numbers : 116-119
DOI : 10.36348/jaep.2021.v05i04.005
The COVID-19 pandemic has not stopped at national borders. It has affected people regardless of nationality, level of education, income or gender. But the same has not been true for its consequences, which have hit the most vulnerable hardest. The paper reviews the (a) existing information on corona virus illness (b) policy responses and (c) its impact on the individuals, economic activities, and atmosphere of India. The pandemic has magnified a way of worry and insecurity among individuals because of probable job and pay loss. Consequently, existence of the many sectors and employability of a large range of staff is at stake. Despite the economic lag, the internment has become a boon for the atmosphere to revive because of less pollution and reduced discharge of effluents to water from factories. The policy formulators ought to think about this as wakeup decision and thereby align the individuals, economy, and atmosphere strategically.
Original Research Article
April 27, 2021
Children's Friendly TPA (TPA)
Erny Wahdini, Suhaimi, Amberansyah
Page Numbers : 110-115
DOI : 10.36348/jaep.2021.v05i04.004
In an effort to implement expansion of access to early childhood education, various policies have been issued by the government ranging from the statutory system to matters of a technical operational nature. One of the government policies in the education sector that supports lifelong education is the recognition of Early Childhood Education (PAUD). So far, the management of non-formal PAUD is still less professional, especially for the coaches or teachers, so that teachers who have the competence and certification are urgently needed as teachers of non-formal PAUD. This study aims to reveal the implementation of a child-friendly Child Care Park (TPA). The research method used is qualitative research (Qualitative Research) with a naturalistic phenomenological approach. This is expected to be a solution to gain a deep understanding of planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of the meaning of phenomena that occur in the field.
Original Research Article
April 17, 2021
Waste Management in Makassar City Based on Regional Regulation Number 4 Year 2011
Muh Hasrul, Fatmawati, Ihyani Malik
Page Numbers : 103-109
DOI : 10.36348/jaep.2021.v05i04.003
Garbage is a problem faced by almost all countries in the world. Increasing the volume of waste requires good and effective management. In Makassar City, waste management is regulated by the Regional Regulation Number 4 Year 2011 concerning Waste Management, which can be said to be a responsive regional regulation because it has accommodated the involvement of various parties, especially the community and the business world in waste management in Makassar City. The local government of Makassar City determines two types of solid waste or cleaning service policies, namely the Communal Service Policy (Indirect Service Policy) and Individual Service Policy (Direct Service Policy). Effective waste management in Makassar City is measured by the form of services provided by the government and the fulfillment of solid waste facilities and infrastructure in Makassar City. In terms of services, these services are provided every day by the local government of Makassar City through their apparatus. Then regarding the facilities and infrastructure, the Makassar City Government has made efforts to fulfill all facilities and infrastructure, especially related to waste transportation.
April 7, 2021
The Imperatives of Environmental Education for Sustainable Development
Page Numbers : 98-102
DOI : 10.36348/jaep.2021.v05i04.002
Education is undeniably a potent tool for facilitating latent knowledge and development of skills. But more importantly, education has come to play a significant part in cultural re-orientation and social engineering. In this era of cultural integration and environment sensitization, education (and even more so environmental education) has come to play a central role in determining individual and group cultures (locally and internationally) and in their modification are they relate to the environment. These are the issues highlighted in this paper which examines the imperatives of environmental education for sustainable development in a constantly degrading environment.
Original Research Article
April 2, 2021
Impact of ICT Adoption on Students Learning
Dr. Lalitha. B.S
Page Numbers : 90-97
DOI : 10.36348/jaep.2021.v05i04.001
Technology has occupied a prominent position across the globe. It has come in to stay but with its own advantages and disadvantages. For many ICT (Information and Communication Technology) has done more harm than good, particularly amongst the youth. This study investigates the adoption of information and communication technology and its impact on the student’s academic performance. Factors like availability, accessibility and user ability of ICT in students of Bangalore Central University selected affiliated colleges have been checked along with their academic performance. To verify the hypothesis, Pearson correlation analysis method has been used to find out whether students learning have an effect from ICT. The findings revealed that the ICT resources are inadequate to use in these colleges. The number of computer functional units is limited, and so the accessibility to these resources is also restricted. From the study it was mainly understood that only some of the basic concepts and curriculum based programs were only taught to a minimum extent. In depth learning for usage of ICT was not in practice. From the research it was found that availability, accessibility and user ability has significant impact on the students learning.
Original Research Article
March 30, 2021
Is There A Compensatory Inverse Association Between Standing Anterior Pelvic Tilt and Craniovertebral Angles when Heavy Backpack Loads are Imposed Onto The Vertebral Colum?
Paul Y, Kurten M, Barnard M, Ellapen TJ, Doherty BD
Page Numbers : 86-89
DOI : 10.36348/jaep.2021.v05i03.005
Scholars carrying heavy backpacks incur misaligned vertebral posture and neuro-musculoskeletal discomfort and pain. This report intends to determine whether there is a compensatory inverse relationship between standing anterior pelvic tilt (SAPT) and craniovertebral angles (CVA) when heavy backpacks are carried. A male pubescent carried a backpack weighing 6.2kg (17.3% of his body mass) over both shoulders resting against his vertebral column. The pubescent CVA, SAPT, standing vertex height (SVH) was measure during unloaded, and three loaded phases. Each loaded phase approximately increased from 10%, 20% and 30% of the pubescent’s relative body mass. The incremental backpack masses reduced the SVH and increased the SAPT, while simultaneously reducing CVA. There was a positive relationship between increased backpack mass and SAPT (r=+0.9). Craniovertebral angle inversely attenuated in response to the heavy backpack loads (r=-0.9). These findings indicate that there is an inverse compensatory relationship between SAPT and CVA when carrying heavy backpacks.