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The Role of the Mass Media in Peace Building and Conflict Resolution in the Durfur Region of Western Sudan
(Kampala International University, 2022-10) Abbas, Zakaria Hashim Altaher
The study assessed the role mass media in peace building and conflict resolution in Dafur region, Western Sudan. the study was guided by five objectives which included: to determine the profile of the respondents in regard to age, sex, education and occupation, to investigate the strategies used by the media in reporting conflict events in the Darfur region, to analyze the role of media in reporting in Darfur, to examine the effects of the media on conflict resolution in Darfur and to evaluate the overall contribution of the media in the process of conflict resolution and peace building in Darfur region. The study used descriptive correlation research designs as the best methodology to describe the situation the way it was found in the field. Data were analyzed using the statistical package for social scientists (SPSS) where frequency distribution tables, means and percentages were the main statistical tools used. The findings of the study reveal that most the respondents were males (60%). publicity, peace, journalism and creating media mass consumption were found to be the main strategies used by the mass media in reporting the conflict events in the Dafur region. It was concluded that the media plays significant role in conflict resolution and peace building especially in disseminating information relating to conflict to all the stakeholders although the government sabotages its role in most cases,. It was concluded that the there is a strong relationship between mass media and conflict resolution and peace building. the study recommends that the government should give freedom to the media and to the people of Dafur in general.
A Critical Analysis of the Doctrine of Indoor Management Rule under Company.
(Kampala International University, Masters of Arts in Law, 2023-09) Amna Ahmed Alnour Jbreel
The study was focused on “a critical analysis of the doctrine of indoor management rule under company law” which analyzed the doctrine of indoor management rule under company law in Uganda. According to this doctrine, persons dealing with the company need not inquire whether internal proceedings relating to the contract are followed correctly, once they are satisfied that the transaction is in accordance with the memorandum and articles of association. The doctrines of constructive notice and indoor management are essentially rules of prudence which facilitate business transactions between a company and an outsider. The indoor management rule is a doctrine under the company law which is globally accepted as it’s an exception to the doctrine of constructive notice and somewhat reducing its harshness. In companies law the doctrine of constructive notice is a doctrine where all persons dealing with a company are deemed (or construed) to have knowledge of the company’s Articles of Association and Memorandum of Association. Therefore, it protects the company from the actions of outsiders while the doctrine of indoor management protects the outsider person from the illegal actions of the company. However the following are the objectives of the study analyzed: To examine the doctrine of indoor management under company law in Uganda, to examine the exceptions to the doctrine of indoor management prescribed in The Companies Act and to assess the application of the doctrine of indoor management Uganda.
Acquisition and management of serials in selected academic libraries in Edo state of Nigeria
(University of Dar es Salaam Library, 2019-05-23) Idhalama, Ogagaoghene Uzezi; Obi, Alexander Ifeayi
This study investigated acquisition and management of serials in academic libraries in Edo State of Nigeria. Four (4) research objectives were formulated for this study. These were to: determine how serial collections are acquired in the selected academic libraries in Edo State of Nigeria; investigate how serials are organized for easy retrieval in the selected academic libraries in Edo State of Nigeria; find out how serials are preserved in the selected academic libraries in Edo State of Nigeria; and solicit solutions for improving the management of serials in the selected academic libraries in Edo State of Nigeria. The study adopted a descriptive research design. The study targeted a total of 14 (fourteen) academic libraries in Edo State from which a sample of 173 respondents was generated using a total enumeration sampling technique. The study used a structured questionnaire; the copies were completed and returned by 57.8% of the respondents. Data collected were analyzed using frequency counts, percentages (%), mean (X), and standard deviation (SD) to meet the study’s objectives. The study’s results have revealed that academic libraries in the study area acquire serials through various methods and use various means to organize them for easy retrieval. The libraries also use various methods to preserve their serials. Regarding improving serial management, the study findings have come up with a number of ways to do so. Based on the findings, the study recommends among others that academic curriculum should be enriched with serial skill acquisition and management contents; and academic libraries should consider acquiring more e-serials because it is very easy to manage and do not get damaged.
Proficiency of University Lecturers in the Adoption of Emerging Instructional Technologies in Nigeria
(G-Card Publisher, 2023-12-23) Idhalama, Ogagaoghene Uzezi; Krubu, Dorcar Ejemeh PhD; Etebu, Abraham Tabor PhD
The purpose of this study was to assess the Proficiency of University Lecturers in the Adoption of Emerging Instructional Technologies in Nigeria. The study employed the descriptive/qualitative research design. A Google forms questionnaire made of close-ended items was used to collect data related to Nigerian university lecturers’ proficiency in the adoption of emerging instructional technologies. Descriptive statistics including mean and standard deviation were used to describe the status of lecturers. SPSS version 25 was used to run the collected data from respondent university lecturers. A total of 123 responses were recorded and it was discovered that the awareness of emerging instructional technologies by Nigerian lecturers is on the rise, meaning they are quite much aware of emerging teaching technologies as today, lecturers’ use of emerging teaching technologies is still quite low in Nigeria, lecturers’ proficiency in using emerging teaching technologies is just normal or average and therefore needs to be improved. It is therefore recommended that lecturers should make an extra deliberate effort to know what is new in the teaching profession as per new instructional technologies. School managements should as a matter of urgency encourage the use of emerging teaching technologies in Nigeria and old lecturers are advised to go for short courses on ICT.
(Journal of Applied Sciences, Information and Computing (JASIC), 2023-11) Sulle Tabu Ale & V. S. Manjula
To sustain ethical sourcing practices, prevent the sale of counterfeit goods, and increase consumer confidence, organizations must provide transparency and traceability in their supply chains. This case study focuses on the Uganda People's Defense Forces (UPDF) and examines the creation and implementation of a blockchain-based application for improving supply chain transparency and traceability. The main goal is to look into how a blockchain application may enhance supply chain management, decrease corruption, and increase accountability in the UPDF's logistics and procurement procedures. In order to provide transparency, immutability, and decentralized control, the app will use blockchain technology to record and verify each stage of the supply chain, from purchase through delivery. The investigation will take into account whether the UPDF has access to the infrastructure and training required to use blockchain technology. A mixed-methods approach will be used to combine quantitative data from transaction logs and supply chain records with qualitative data from stakeholder interviews and observations. The study will evaluate the app's effects on supply chain efficiency, transparency, and traceability as well as any risks and rewards of integrating blockchain technology into the UPDF's supply chain ecosystem. Finally, this technique seeks to advance knowledge of how blockchain technology might enhance supply chain management in governmental and military contexts by examining the adoption of a blockchain-based app within the UPDF's supply chain. The results will advise policymakers, procurement officers, and R researchers on the applicability of block chain based apps for boosting supply chain transparency. They will offer insights into the viability, effectiveness, and potential barriers of using blockchain solutions