KIU Institutional Repository

Research and publications for Kampala International University Community


Recent Submissions

Mitigating Cyberbullying among Teens: The Crucial Role of Moral Education in School Curricula
(IAA Journal of Education, 2024) Ashaba Collins
The increasing prevalence of cyberbullying has become a distressing form of entertainment for bullies throughout history and today. Therefore, it is crucial to fully understand the complex dimensions of this issue. This analysis investigates the origins and growth of cyberbullying strategies, in tandem with the rapid advancement of communication technologies. The paper highlights the challenges of addressing cyberbullying due to its intricate nature, which is facilitated by devices like cell phones and social media platforms. Despite schools being centers for academic and moral development, cyberbullying continues to impact the emotional well-being of teenagers. The study promotes the implementation of thoughtful curricula that incorporate activities empowering teenagers to recognize and counter self-defeating ideas, ultimately reducing cyberbullying rates. The paper underscores the importance of researching the various forms of cyberbullying and discusses potential preventative initiatives, urging educators to design curricula that address the emotional and behavioral issues that contribute to cyberbullying.
Enhancing Primary Education in Katsina Education Zone
(New port international journal of research, 2024) Aminu Abdulfatah Abdullatif; Bagiwa Zulaihat Lawal
Primary education lays the foundation for a nation's development, fostering patriotism, fairness, and national unity among children aged 6 to 12. However, challenges such as inadequate funding, ineffective management, and low academic performance persist in Katsina Education Zone, Nigeria. This study investigates the impact of Donor Organizations, including UNICEF, UNESCO, and the World Bank, on the provision of training and retraining for public primary school teachers in Katsina Education Zone. Through a descriptive survey research design, data were collected from 362 respondents, including teachers, administrators, and PTA officials. Findings indicate a positive perception of Donor Organizations' impact on teacher training, with mean scores above the decision mean. Statistical analysis revealed no significant difference in opinions across respondent groups. These findings underscore the importance of external support in addressing educational challenges and suggest decentralization of training selection processes for improved effectiveness.
Integrating Sustainable Education in Modern Curricula: Challenges, Strategies, and Impacts
Sustainable education has emerged as a vital component of modern curricula, aiming to integrate ecological, economic, and socio-cultural dimensions into teaching and learning processes. This paper explores the multifaceted nature of sustainable education, emphasizing the need for interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary approaches. It examines the various definitions and understandings of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), the challenges in its implementation, and the critical role of educational institutions in fostering sustainability literacy. Through a comprehensive review of literature and case studies, this study identifies key trends, thematic strands, and effective practices in sustainable education. The findings highlight the importance of integrating sustainability into curricula to prepare future generations for the complexities of global sustainability challenges and to promote holistic development. The paper concludes with recommendations for educators and policymakers to enhance the effectiveness of sustainable education initiatives.
Blockchain Technology in Supply Chain Management
Blockchain technology has emerged as a groundbreaking solution for addressing various challenges in supply chain management (SCM). This paper provides a comprehensive overview of the integration of blockchain technology into SCM, focusing on its definition, importance, key features, challenges, applications, and future trends. The paper begins by elucidating the concept of blockchain technology and its significance in fostering transparency, trust, and real-time data management in supply chains. It explores the potential of blockchain in enhancing accountability, traceability, collaboration, and decentralization across diverse industries and applications. Furthermore, the paper discusses the challenges inherent in traditional SCM and how blockchain technology can mitigate these challenges, particularly in areas such as transparency, traceability, and counterfeit prevention. Several real-world blockchain applications in SCM are examined, including food safety, product authenticity, and supply chain transparency. Finally, the paper explores future trends and implications of blockchain technology in SCM, highlighting the need for deeper integration, development, and self-decentralization to create more flexible and adaptive supply chain systems.
Using Data Analytics to Improve Educational Outcomes in Cameroon
(RESEARCH INVENTION JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN EDUCATION, 2024) Turyamureeba Silaji; Kule Ashirafu Masudi
Data analytics has revolutionized various sectors, yet its potential in education remains underutilized in many regions, including Cameroon. This study explores how data analytics can enhance educational outcomes in Cameroon by leveraging the extensive data collected by educational institutions. Through case studies and the application of linear regression models, this research identifies significant factors influencing student performance and provides actionable insights for policymakers, school administrators, and educators. The paper discusses the challenges and opportunities of implementing data analytics in Cameroon's education sector, highlights successful examples from other regions, and underscores the importance of ethical considerations and data privacy.