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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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    A systematic review: the current status of carbapenem resistance in East Africa
    (Kampala International University, 2018) Kenneth, Ssekatawa; Edward, Wampande; Dennis, K. Byarugaba; Francis, Ejobi
    In this systematic review, we present the molecular epidemiology and knowledge gaps of the carbapenem resistance in East Africa as well as the future probable research interventions that can be used to address the emergence of carbapenem resistance in the region. Results: The 17 articles which presented concrete information about the prevalence of carbapenem resistance in East Africa were reviewed. Tanzania exhibited the highest level of carbapenem resistance at 35% while DRC had the lowest level at 0.96%. Uganda was the only country with studies documenting CR obtained amongst hospital environment isolates with incidence ranging from 21% in Pseudomonas aeruginosa to 55% in Acinetobacter baumannii. Carbapenem resistance was more exhibited in A. baumannii (23%), followed by P. aeruginosa (17%), Klebsiella pneumoniae (15%), Proteus mirabilis (14%) and Escherichia coli (12%) mainly isolated from respiratory tract, blood, urine and wound/pus. The regional genetic determinants of carbapenem resistance detected were blaIMP, blaVIM-1 blaSPM-l, blaNDM-1, blaOXA-23 blaOXA-24, blaOXA-58 and blaKPC.