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Acclimatization to Professional Ethical Standards by Academic Staff in Nigeria’s Tertiary Institutions of Learning
(OAPUB, 2023-10-12) Idhalama, Ogagaoghene Uzezi; Aluede, Oyaziwo; Adedotun, Kikelomo Oluwayemisi
This article investigated the extent to which academic staff completes their course outlines before examinations; the state of harassment of students by academic staff; the rate at which examination questions are leaked to students by academic staff; the rate at which academic staff is involved in issues of plagiarism and the level of fair evaluation and non-discrimination of students by academic staff. The study used the descriptive (survey) research design. A total of 171 academic staff selected through convenience sampling participated in the study. The instrument used in this study was constructed by current researchers, which was content validated and it also yielded a reliability coefficient of 0.81. Findings revealed that the majority of the lecturers in Nigerian tertiary institutions ensured that they complete their course outlines before final examinations, and are not found wanting in terms of harassing their students in any form. The study further revealed that the rate at which examination questions are leaked to students by academic staff remains very low. Based on the findings, it is therefore recommended that workshops on ethics be organized for academic staff that will be geared towards helping to bring to zero level incidence of unethical activities in tertiary institutions of learning in Nigeria.
Perception and Attitude of Librarians towards Cloud Computing in the University of Dar es Salaam Library
(University of Nebraska - Lincoln, 2020-05-29) Idhalama Ogagaoghene Uzezi; Fidelis Antidius
The study investigated the perception and attitude of librarians towards Cloud Computing in the University of Dar es Salaam library. Five research objectives were raised to guide this research work; some of which are determining the level of awareness of cloud computing by librarians, perception of cloud computing by librarians, attitude of librarians towards cloud computing and others. It applied a descriptive research design using quantitative approach.The population of the study was made up of 125 librarians but a census sampling method was employed to generate 94 respondents and only questionnaire was used to collect data. The study used Statistical Product and Services Solution (SPSS) program version 21 to generate percentages and frequencies from quantitative data which were presented in tables. The findings of the paper revealed that librarians at the University of Dar es Salaam are aware of Cloud Computing technology; they have positive perception about it and also receptive disposition towards cloud computing amongst others. It was therefore recommended that library heads should always encourage staff not to only be aware of new technologies but to take a bold step in applying these technologies. They should endeavour to sponsor staff for further studies, seminars and conferences.
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.