MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS (MDGs) AND SUB-SAHARA AFRICAN TRANSFORMATION AGENDA,
NOVEMBER 26, 2015
N.A.S.U., KEFFI, 1000 CAPACITY AUDITORIUM, KEFFI, NASARAWA STATE, NIGERIA.
IMPACT ASSESSMENT OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY RESEARCHES ON SOCIO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF NIGERIA.
ADAGA GILBERT TERNA, GBINDE FELIX TERFA, NOMIGO EDWARD TERKULA
Department of Technical Education, College of Education Katsina-Ala, Benue State, Nigeria
Scientific research implies careful examination of an object or situation for the purpose of and useful information and data about the particular object of research as well as the analysis of the data collected in order to arrive at a valid conclusion. The prime function of research therefore is to discover answers to meaningful questions aimed at remedying societal challenges. The major thrust of this paper, is to critically examine the technological strength of this nation viz a-viz its development over the years. It is regrettable that over forty years after independence, Nigeria still depends largely on foreign nations for her various technological and industrial needs. Its development is still grossly low in terms of its technological productivity. This paper x-rayed Nigeria Technological Development so far, the courses of technological backwardness in Nigeria, the criteria for a backward nation, the historical background of industrial development in Nigeria and made workman like suggestions which will make Nigerian break through technological dependence.
AN ASSESSMENT OF THE REPORTAGE OF BOOK HARAM ACTIVITIES IN THREE (3) SELECTED NATIONAL DAILIES
MARYAM UMAR MUKHTAR
Department of Mass Communication, Bayero University, Kano, Kano State, Nigeiria
The place of mass media in contemporary issues cannot be over emphasized, they are not only crucial in information dissemination but provides basis for the people to fin formed decision. The print media can both generate and cause conflict, the former through inciting inadequate reporting; none reporting and the later can resolve conflict or crisis through objective and balance reportage. The Boko Haram sect which forbids western education has caused so much havoc since 2008 till date. They have launched so many attacks that claim thousands of lives and properly. It is in this regard that the study sets out to know how well the mass media particularly the print reported this issue. In order to ascertain these, the researcher used the content analytical method of research and made use of three (3) selected national dailies which are the Nation, the Guardian, and the Vanguard. The study arrived at the conclusion that the print media have fared well, have been objective, adequate, and to a large extent played its surveillance role effectively. The study also recommends among other things that media should be firm in carrying out their role in the society.
CHALLENGES OF TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIAN INDUSTRY
*DR. ENGR. GANA A.J **DR. ENGR. OJEDIRAN J.O
Civil Engineering Department, College of Science and Engineering, Landmark University, Omu-Aran, Kwara State.**Department of Agricultural & Bio systems Engineering, College of Science and Engineering, Landmark University Omu-Aran, Kwara state
The development of any country is absolutely tied to the technological and industrial advancement of such country. The Technological advancement and industrialization of Nigeria is the live wire of the country and a vehicle for solving the country’s problems. It has been proved to be the arteries that supply life sustaining blood through the system of a country’s economy and standard of living. This paper critically examines the challenges of Technological development in Nigeria industry, along with concepts of Technological development, Roles, industry market Economy, needs benefits of Technological development and the way forward
EFFECT OF MORINGA POWDER APPLICATION RATE ON PURIFICATION OF MICRO-BIOLOGICAL CONTAMINATED HAND DUG-WELL WATER SOURCES IN MUBI ADAMAWA STATE NIGERIA.
M.U. ABBA1, I.J. TEKWA2 AND M.S. HUSSEINI2
- Department of Agricultural and Bio-Environmental Engineering Technology. Federal Polytechnic P.M.B. 35 Mubi.2. Department of and Bio-Enviromental Engineering Agricultural Technology. Federal Polytechnic P.M.B. 35 Mubi.
The work involved data collection and analysis to determine the microbiological properties of hand dug-well water in Mubi. Three (3) water samples were collected from each of the 6 locations (Kolere, Lokuwa, Sabon-layi, Yelwa, Wuro-patuji and Digil) once a month for a period of 12 calendar months (1year), and analyzed for microbiological properties. The microbiological properties (T. coli and E. coli) equally revealed that their values were far above the permitted levels for safe drinking water quality standards. Moringa powder (water purifier) proportionally reduced the concentration of microbiological contaminants with increasing application rates in the hand dug-well water studied. The T. coli population dropped from 166.43 cfu/100 ml (0 g of moringa powder) to 83.42 cfu/100 ml (10 g of moringa powder), then 45 cfu/100 ml (20 g moringa powder), and 0 cfu/100 ml (30 g of moringa powder). Similarly, the E. coli also reduced from 78 cfu/100 ml (0 g moringa powder) to 46.5 cfu/100 ml (10 g moringa powder) and to 0 cfu/100 ml at both 20 and 30 g of moringa powder application rates. The Data were analysed using statistix 8.0 for the analysis of variance (ANOVA) among variables under observation. The sample means were appropriately separated using LSD at 5% level and S.E (±). In addition, selected parameters were further compared using line graphs.
DEVELOPING INDIVIDUAL’S PHYSICAL FITNESS IN PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES
CHOCHO HABILA DINNIGWA
Department Of General Studies, Federal Polytechnic Bauchi, Bauchi State, Nigeria.
There are scientific research evidences that physical activity regulates physical fitness apart from the work of heredity, good nutrition, good health habits such as relaxation, rest and general care of the body (Robert 1978). The paper therefore wants to examine the roles of physical activities in developing physical fitness of an individual for daily functional living. It explains physical fitness and physical activity as key concepts. It also discusses components, elements and principles of physical fitness, the roles of physical activity in providing physiological mental, emotional and social fitness. At the end, conclusion and appropriate recommendations were given that; government should create awareness on the values of physical activity among students in the school through media houses and sport agencies. Exercise experts should collaborate with physicians to stage ways how to improve physical fitness on physical training with regular medical check ups. Remedial physical activity should also be organized for those with physical, mental, emotional and social disabilities to improve their physical fitness; government should provide adequate training and test facilities in sport rehabilitation centres and in our hospital for fitness evaluation. Physical education should be made compulsory in all levels of our institutions including military, police and other Para-military agencies.
ENHANCING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND EFFECTIVE DEMOCRATIC GOVERNANCE IN AFRICA: AN ASSESSMENT OF WANGARI AND DUKOR’S PHILOSOPHICAL ANALYSES OF AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT
VICTOR OGHENEOCHUKO JEKO
Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka
This paper examines the challenges of Africa from a multi dimensional perspective of poverty, ignorance, ill health, and early death, violation of basic human rights, corruption, environmental degradation. The Millennium Development Goals (MDG’s) and the problems of lack of political will, effective leadership and bad governance have been the major factors facing the African continent. To determine Africa’s future requires much needed intellectual capacity. This paper analyzes the contemporary issues facing Africa examined in the light of Wangari and Dukor’s philosophical analyses on the conception of the challenge for Africa. This paper appropriates and appreciates the position offered by the Kenyan scholar-Wangari Maathais who advocates the African family. This African family requires a concerted effort for Africa’s developmental sustainability. Wangari Maathai believes that Africa is a paradox. Africa’s natural and human resources must be fully harnessed to meet the contemporary globalized world. Africa demands a new vision of effective leadership structure, the attainment of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and global partnership as observed by Wangari Maathai (2009) for the overall common good of all in contemporary African Society.
INFUSING EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION AND RESEARCH PROCESS INTO SUB-SAHARA – AFRICAN TRANSFORMATION ASSESSMENT PROGRAMME
*DAWODU, BEATRICE ESHOVO & **AIWANEHI, OMOFUMA, MERCY
*Department Of Educational Administration And Planning, Ahmadu Bello University, (Abu, Zaria) **Department Of Educational Administration And Planning, Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Nasarawa State
Educational administration and research processes in contemporary African society has been perceived as an instrument for positive change. In view of this, nations that desire a positive transformation in technological advancement requires a vigorous effort to strive in promoting researches and development. The paper therefore highlight some of the challenges that impede effective educational administration and research processes in Sub-Sahara African countries. Also, the paper further discussed application competence and knowledge in educational administration and research processes. The paper came up with the conclusion that the over all growth and development of a nation is the responsibility of the government and entire citizens of the nation. Recommendations were made that there is the need to provide consistent education administration and research policy and there should be a collaborative effort by all relevant stakeholders and other educational agency to ensure a sustainable progress for development.
IDENTIFYING SELF ON THE TRANSITION TO ADULTHOOD: ROLE MODELING AND A LANGUAGE ASSESSMENT OF IFEOMA OKOYE’S THE FOURTH WORLD.
WADINGA WANDAMA & NIMRAM MARY DANIEL
Department of English, University of Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria.
The transition to adulthood is an important period in the life of any individual. Role modeling is therefore an important part of this development. Okoye’s The Fourth World gives insight into the importance of making the right choices during this important period. Her novel gives a personal insight into issues of personal development in Sub-Saharan Africa. Okoye achieves this through an effective use of language. Language as a vital tool for communication can be manipulated by a writer to achieve his purpose. A writer, using his poetic license can make the work unique and beautiful while at the same time conveying his/her message to the audience. This paper investigates the linguistic and stylistic resources employed by Okoye in The Fourth World to effectively communicate important and sensitive issues in the society. These issues include: communalism, role modeling, corruption, poverty among others. Okoye satirically exposes the ills in the society, with the aim of correcting such. This research work explores the salient linguistic and stylistic peculiarities/features in Okoye’s The Fourth World and also identifies those linguistic features of grammar, semantics and lexis that have been used distinctively in the novel. The features of this unique text include a generally simplified diction, a diversified register, figurative language use, loose and periodic, compound and complex sentence types, among others.
PROBLEMS IN THE TEACHING AND LEARNING OF GEOGRAPHY IN PUBLIC SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN BWARI AREA COUNCIL OF FCT-ABUJA
Department of Geography, FCT College of Education Zuba-Abuja
The paper examined the problems in the teaching and learning of geography in public secondary schools in Bwari Area Council of Federal Capital Territory Abuja. It examined the major teaching methods adopted in the teaching of geography, identified the teaching qualifications of Geography teachers, the instructional materials available for the teaching of geography as well as students interest in Geography. Questionnaires were administered to all the Geography teachers as well as 115 geography students in the sampled public secondary schools. Percentages, tables, frequencies and mean were used to analyze the data. The findings of the study show that the schools in the rural areas had fewer Geography teachers than those in the urban areas. There are in adequate instructional materials and teaching methods in all the public secondary schools. The paper therefore, recommended among others an increase in funding as it relates to education. The secondary education Board should provide adequate instructional materials and qualified teaching staff for the public secondary schools especially those in the rural areas.
QUALITY ENGINEERING EDUCATION AND ATTAINMENT OF THE MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS (MDGS) IN SUB-SAHARA AFRICA. IMPLICATIONS FOR PRODUCTION OF QUALITY ENGINEERING TEACHERS IN NIGERIA.
GBINDE FELIX TERFA, NOMIGO EDWARD TERKULA & ADAGA GILBERT TERNA
Technical Education Department, College Of Education Kastina-Ala, Benue State, Nigeria.
The paper examines the quality of Engineering Education and the attainment of millennium development goals (MDGs) in sub-Sahara Africa. Implications for production of quality engineering Teachers in Nigeria. Perceived strengths of the MDGs agenda and limitations to the realization of MDGs in Nigeria were viewed. The concept of quality of engineering education in sub-Sahara Africa were also examined. Possible ways of improving quality engineering education in Nigerian in order to attain the MDGs were considered. It was concluded that in other to attain the millennium development goals in the country, the quality of teachers and engineers must be improved to meet the world standards.
RELEVANCE OF SPEECHES OF RENOWNED PERSONALITIES IN THE FIELD OF COMMUNICATION “A STUDY OF SIR, ABUBAKAR TAFAWA BALEWA RHETORIC’S”
MARYAM UMAR MUKHTAR (Ph.D.)
Department of Mass Communication, Bayero University, Kano, Kano State, Nigeria
This research work concentrated on the “relevance of speeches of renowned personalities in the field of communication” with reference to Sir, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa rhetorics. Rhetorics is the study of an art of using language in an impressive -way, especially to influence people in public speaking, while speech communication is the study of human symbolic behavior in different form. The procedures of rhetorical analysis were discussed in this work includes integrity, honesty, trust, objectives, rhetorical figures and language. Based on the findings of the study, it has been suggested that other researches should dwell on more speeches and limit themselves to a few speech as in the case of this study which covered only four (4) speeches delivered by Abubakar Tafawa Balewa. This research work is believed to have met certain requirements of speech communication to be assessed as good among speeches of great orators of the world