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3C Empresa     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
A contrario     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Abant İzzet Baysal Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü Dergisi     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Abordajes : Revista de Ciencias Sociales y Humanas     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
About Performance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Academicus International Scientific Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Access     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26)
ACCESS: Critical Perspectives on Communication, Cultural & Policy Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
ACCORD Occasional Paper     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Accountability in Research: Policies and Quality Assurance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Acta Academica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Acta Scientiarum. Human and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Acta Universitatis Sapientiae, Philologica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Adıyaman Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü Dergisi     Open Access  
Administrative Science Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 144)
Administrative Theory & Praxis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Adultspan Journal     Hybrid Journal  
Advances in Appreciative Inquiry     Hybrid Journal  
Advocate: Newsletter of the National Tertiary Education Union     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
África     Open Access  
Africa Spectrum     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
African Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 59)
African Renaissance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
African Research Review     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
African Social Science Review     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Afyon Kocatepe Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi     Open Access  
Ágora : revista de divulgação científica     Open Access  
Akademik İncelemeler Dergisi     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Akademika : Journal of Southeast Asia Social Sciences and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Al-Mabsut : Jurnal Studi Islam dan Sosial     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Alliage     Free  
Alteridade     Open Access  
American Communist History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
ANALES de la Universidad Central del Ecuador     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Anales de la Universidad de Chile     Open Access  
Analysis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Andamios. Revista de Investigacion Social     Open Access  
Anemon Muş Alparslan Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi     Open Access  
Annals of Humanities and Development Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37)
Annuaire de l’EHESS     Open Access  
Anthropocene Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Anthurium : A Caribbean Studies Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Approches inductives : Travail intellectuel et construction des connaissances     Full-text available via subscription  
Apuntes : Revista de Ciencias Sociales     Open Access  
Apuntes de Investigación del CECYP     Open Access  
Arbor     Open Access  
Argomenti. Rivista di economia, cultura e ricerca sociale     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Argumentos. Revista de crítica social     Open Access  
Around the Globe     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Arquivos do CMD : Cultura, Memória e Desenvolvimento     Open Access  
Articulo - Journal of Urban Research     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Asia Pacific Journal of Sport and Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Asian Journal of Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Asian Journal of Social Sciences and Management Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Asian Social Science     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Astrolabio     Open Access  
Atatürk Dergisi     Open Access  
Australasian Review of African Studies, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Australian Aboriginal Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand Psychodrama Association Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Australian Journal of Emergency Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Australian Journal on Volunteering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Balkan Journal of Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Bandung : Journal of the Global South     Open Access  
BARATARIA. Revista Castellano-Manchega de Ciencias sociales     Open Access  
Basic and Applied Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
Basic Income Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Bayero Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences     Open Access  
Berkeley Undergraduate Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Big Data & Society     Open Access   (Followers: 28)
Bildhaan : An International Journal of Somali Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
BMC Medical Ethics     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Bodhi : An Interdisciplinary Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Body Image     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
BOGA : Basque Studies Consortium Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Boletín Cultural y Bibliográfico     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Border Crossing : Transnational Working Papers     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Brain and Cognition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
Brasiliana - Journal for Brazilian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
British Review of New Zealand Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Bulletin de l’Institut Français d’Études Andines     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Caderno CRH     Open Access  
California Italian Studies Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
California Journal of Politics and Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Caminho Aberto : Revista de Extensão do IFSC     Open Access  
Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Caribbean Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Carl Beck Papers in Russian and East European Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Catalan Social Sciences Review     Open Access  
Catalyst : A Social Justice Forum     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Catholic Social Science Review     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
CBU International Conference Proceedings     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cemoti, Cahiers d'études sur la méditerranée orientale et le monde turco-iranien     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Challenges     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
China Journal of Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Chinese Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Ciencia e Interculturalidad     Open Access  
Ciencia y Sociedad     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ciencia, Cultura y Sociedad     Open Access  
Ciencias Holguin     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ciências Sociais Unisinos     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Ciencias Sociales y Educación     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
CienciaUAT     Open Access  
Citizen Science : Theory and Practice     Open Access  
Citizenship Teaching & Learning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Ciudad Paz-ando     Open Access  
Civilizar Ciencias Sociales y Humanas     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Civitas - Revista de Ciências Sociais     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Claroscuro     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
CLIO América     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cogent Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cognitive and Behavioral Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Colección Académica de Ciencias Sociales     Open Access  
Colonial Academic Alliance Undergraduate Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Communication, Politics & Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Communities, Children and Families Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Compendium     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Comprehensive Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Comuni@cción     Open Access  
Comunitania : Revista Internacional de Trabajo Social y Ciencias Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Confluenze Rivista di Studi Iberoamericani     Open Access  
Contemporary Journal of African Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Contemporary Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Contribuciones desde Coatepec     Open Access  
Convergencia     Open Access  
Corporate Reputation Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
CRDCN Research Highlight / RCCDR en évidence     Open Access  
Creative and Knowledge Society     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Creative Approaches to Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Critical Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Critical Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Critical Studies on Terrorism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Crossing the Border : International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
CTheory     Open Access  
Cuadernos de la Facultad de Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales - Universidad Nacional de Jujuy     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cuadernos Interculturales     Open Access  
Cultural Studies Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Cultural Trends     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Culturales     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Culturas. Revista de Gestión Cultural     Open Access  
Culture Mandala : The Bulletin of the Centre for East-West Cultural and Economic Studies     Open Access  
Culture Scope     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
De Prácticas y Discursos. Cuadernos de Ciencias Sociales     Open Access  
Demographic Research     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Derecho y Ciencias Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Desacatos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Desafios     Open Access  
Desenvolvimento em Questão     Open Access  
Developing Practice : The Child, Youth and Family Work Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Diálogo     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
DIFI Family Research and Proceedings     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Discourse & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 64)
Distinktion : Scandinavian Journal of Social Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Doct-Us Journal     Open Access  
Drustvena istrazivanja     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict: Pathways toward terrorism and genocide     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
e-Gnosis     Open Access  
e-Hum : Revista das Áreas de Humanidade do Centro Universitário de Belo Horizonte     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
E-Journal of Cultural Studies     Open Access  
Eastern Africa Social Science Research Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Économie et Solidarités     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Education, Business and Society : Contemporary Middle Eastern Issues     Hybrid Journal  
Égypte - Monde arabe     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Éire-Ireland     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Electoral Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Electronic Journal of Radical Organisation Theory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Empiria. Revista de metodología de ciencias sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Encuentros Multidisciplinares     Open Access  
Enseñanza de las Ciencias Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Entramado     Open Access  
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion : An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Equidad y Desarrollo     Open Access  
Espace populations sociétés     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
EspacesTemps.net     Open Access  
Estudios Avanzados     Open Access  
Estudios Fronterizos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Estudios Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Estudios Sociales     Open Access  
Ethics and Social Welfare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Ethiopian Journal of the Social Sciences and Humanities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Ethnic and Racial Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37)
Ethnobotany Research & Applications : a journal of plants, people and applied research     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Études canadiennes / Canadian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Études rurales     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Eureka Street     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
European Journal of Futures Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
European Journal of Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
European Online Journal of Natural and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies - Revista Europea de Estudios Latinoamericanos y del Caribe     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
European Review of Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
European View     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
European Yearbook of Minority Issues Online     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Exchanges : the Warwick Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
ExT : Revista de Extensión de la UNC     Open Access  
Families, Relationships and Societies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Family Matters     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)

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  • Road Crashes in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: Empirical Findings between the
           Years 2010 and 2014

    • Authors: Tariku Ayana Abdi, Belay Hagos Hailu, Tamirie Andualem Adal, Pieter H. A. J. M. van Gelder, Marjan P. Hagenzieker, Claus-Christian Carbon
      Abstract: Ethiopia has a high road crash rate in the world. Among the crashes, more than 60% occur in the capital city, Addis Ababa. The main aim of this research was to inform policymakers and researchers about the current situations of road crashes in the city to tackle the current unacceptable costs of the road crashes. We analyzed road crash data between the years 2010 and 2014. The results showed 14,263 persons sustained different levels of injuries in which 1,911 were fatal whereas the rest were serious and minor injuries. Majority of the fatal (79%) and serious (76%) injuries were males, and pedestrians (87%). Most of these crashes were due to the drivers’ not yielding right of way to pedestrians. On the other hand, an estimated 19 million US dollars cost of property damage was due to the drivers not yielding right of way to other vehicles. Generally, among other risk factors we assessed including road conditions and asphalt pavement, drivers’ not yielding right of way to pedestrians and not yielding right of way to other vehicles were the leading risk factors for road crashes in the city.
      Key Words: Road Crash; Fatalities; Serious Injuries; Minor Injuries; Safety
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 2
       
  • Perspectives on Illegal Routes in Nigeria

    • Authors: Samuel Kehinde Okunade
      Abstract: The Nigeria Immigration Service is a para military organization established to control the entry and exit of all persons in Nigeria and as such is meant to police the country’s vast porous borders through its officers posted to such locations. The paper argued that the porous nature of Nigeria’s borders has paved way for the proliferation of illegal routes to promote illicit activities including but not limited to smuggling of arms and ammunition, trans-national organized crimes along the borders which impedes economic development. Engaging Human Needs Theory, this paper examined the existence and dynamics of these routes in Oyo and Ogun States which make them extremely difficult to manage and eliminate and as well assesses the performance of the Service in security policing. This study adopted both qualitative and quantitative research design, using simple percentage and content analysis for analysing. The paper concluded by emphasizing the importance of securing the borders which are defining features of a state. In this sense, government should adopt best modern practices in community border policing and transform from the rhetoric of policy formation andpaddling to policy implementation in order to achieve desired objectives of secured borders, safe society and increase in economic development.
      Key Words: Nigeria Immigration Service, Illegal Routes, Security Policing, Border,
      State
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 2
       
  • Infrastructure for Peace: The African Experience

    • Authors: Oseremen Felix Irene, Samuel Ayodele Majekodunmi
      Abstract: The study investigated experiences of infrastructures for peace mainly in Kenya and Ghana. It also explored experiences in other parts of Africa, and proceeded to argue a case for their creation in other climes in Africa. Standing peace structures have potentials to help promote peaceful business clime and other conditions necessary for human and societal development. Over the years, unhealthy competitions for limited resources in man’s environment and election triggered violence among others have been consistently increasing threats to peace and security as well as various business- related economic activities in many communities in Africa. There are attempts by Government at various levels to curtail the alarming rate of threats to through governments’ security apparatus, yet threats to peace remains. This informed the need to explore alternative approach. As a cutting-edge approach for violent prevention, conflict intervention and transformation, infrastructure for peace has been found rewarding in addressing conflicts and violent menace. This paper focused on two main examples of infrastructure for peace, which are cabinet-level Ministry of Peace and National or Local Peace Committee/Council. The study adopted a descriptive style and proceeds to propose what the role of a ministry of peace might be in Nigeria.Key words: Infrastructure, Peace, African, Experience
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 2
       
  • The Niger Delta Avengers, Autonomous Ethnic Clans and Common Claim over
           Oil Wells: The Paradox of Resource Control

    • Authors: Salihu Mohammed Niworu
      Abstract: The geo-political regions of Nigeria even though unequal in size has one natural endowment or the other in commercial quantities. Some of these natural resources are yet to be explored for the benefit of the host communities and the nation at large. The reason is, oil was discovered early in Niger Delta. The wealth from this oil has been the main stay of the Nigerian political economy. This common wealth of the nation is rationally intended to trickle down to all strata of Nigeria in form of good roads, ultra-modern health facilities, quality education, efficient communication network and environmental protection. These common consumption goods have eluded ordinary Nigerians with more devastating effect in the Niger Delta region owing to ineptitude of state actors and their accomplices in Multinational Oil Corporations. This paper therefore investigated the sudden emergence of Niger Delta Avengers militant group. It also raised fundamental questions such as which ethnic group controls the oil and in whose interest are the militants under different names bombing oil installations?Key words: Niger Delta Avengers, ethnic clans, geopolitical regions, natural resources
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 2
       
  • The Gbagyi Bayekpe (Education) and Imperialism in
           Minna, 1928 – 1960

    • Authors: Abubakar Zakari Idris, Alhaji Bako Umar
      Abstract: This article discussed the Gbagyi Bayekpe (education) and imperialism in Minna, 1928-1960. The contact of the Gbagyi in Minna with imperialism dates back to the early part of the twentieth century. The Bayekpe (education) of the Gbagyi which was a process of preparing the children and every individual for happy and useful living and to prepare the Gbagyi individual who will be honest, responsible, skilled, cooperative and conform to the social order of the day as a result of the encounter of the Gbagyi with the imperial power was supplanted with a new system of knowledge This new order which was explicitly designed to restructure the social pattern of the Gbagyi and his society began in 1928 and by 1960 had replaced the Gbagyi Bayekpe (education). This development, the paper explained marked the starting point of the dependency syndrome which characterized the Gbagyi modernity and remains an obstacle to the growth of Gbagyi and his Minna society. The paper exposed the effect of this alien knowledge system on the Gbagyi in Minna and made a case for the redefinition of the Gbagyi knowledge system different from western tradition of education which holistically emphasizes dominance as a measure of education attainment.
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 2
       
  • The Politics of Neglect in the Resettled Communities of Borgu: A Recipe
           for Armed Struggle

    • Authors: Salihu Mohammed Niworu
      Abstract: This paper attempted a contribution to finding solution to the incessant armed agitations that bedevilled all regions of the Nigerian political economy. Common consumption goods have eluded majority of the less privileged Nigerians. In cognizance of this, aggrieved youths take up arms in agitation for a fair share of the wealth that accrued to the federal government from the natural endowments of their local communities. The Borgu resettled communities are not exonerated from the politics of neglect and deprivations other regions are amplifying to the global community. Borgu produces electricity, but they do not have light, no quality schools, good access roads and efficient health facilities in spite of the sacrifices they make for national development. The paper recommended among others that good roads, electricity, health facilities and schools be provided for the people of Borgu.
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 2
       
  • Ikwerre Intergroup Relations and its Impact on Their Culture

    • Authors: C. Izeoma Chinda
      Abstract: This paper examined the intergroup relations between the Ikwerre of the Niger Delta, South-South geopolitical zone of Nigeria and its impact on their culture. It analyzed the Ikwerre relations with her Kalabari and Okrika coastal neighbours, as well as the Etche, Eleme, Ekpeye, Ogba Abua and the Igbo of Imo state hinterland neighbours. The paper concluded that the internal developments which were stimulated by their contacts impacted significantly on their culture.
      Key words: Ikwerre, Intergroup Relations, Developments, Culture, Neighbour.
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 2
       
  • Altruism, Its Relevance for the Individual in the Contemporary Society: A
           Philosophical Perspective

    • Authors: Peter Z. Alawa
      Abstract: In our contemporary society, people no longer care for others, not because of the recession but because they are egotistic. The individuals are only after what they can gain or collect from other people without rendering any service and this is problematic. In this work, we are to reject and correct this bad behaviour in our society and introduce “altruism” which means selfless-concern for others. This is because life is not only about duration but is all about donation. Our method is textual analysis. It is a critical look at what is written on altruism, egoism, universalistic life in order to know what Altruism really is and how it can influence the individual in the society so that the world can be a better place.
      Key words: Altruism, Egoism, Universalistic and society
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 2
       
  • Assessment of the Institutional Regulatory Framework of Auditor
           Independence in Nigeria

    • Authors: Mary Kehinde Salawu
      Abstract: The study assessed the effectiveness of the institutional regulatory framework of Auditor Independence in Nigeria. The study is purely a library research aided by content analysis. The results identified weakness inherent in the regulatory framework assessed such as ineffectiveness of whistle blowing in Nigeria; violation of Auditor’s reporting independence; negligence on the Part of Audit Regulators and External Auditors in Nigeria; absence of unified Code of Corporate Governance in Nigeria and proliferation of Accounting Professional Bodies and decline in Ethics. The study, recommended that, harmonisation of the multiplicity of corporate governance codes and accounting professional bodies in Nigeria by Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria is a pre-requisite for promoting auditor independence among external auditors. Also, regulators in Nigeria should create more stringent regulatory procedures to detect fraud, mete out appropriate disciplinary measure and well as penalise companies and audit firms for erring. Furthermore, the accountancy professional body (ICAN) should promote the dignity of its members by making the appointment of external auditors less dependent on the executive directors and more dependent on the non-executive directors, audit committees and shareholders.
      Key words: Auditor, Regulation, Independence, Framework
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 2
       
  • Macroeconomy and Banks’ Profitability in Nigeria

    • Authors: Uriel Ezike Chidozie, Folorunso Sunday Ayadi
      Abstract: Banks, like any other businesses are driven by the profit motive. The banking environment in Nigeria has been fraught with major macroeconomic shocks over the years. This study therefore analysed the impact of macroeconomic dynamics on banks’ profitability in Nigeria. Specifically, the study examined the impact of macroeconomic variables (Gross domestic product growth, Inflation, and Crude oil price) on banks’ profitability. It also seeks to examine the significance of microeconomic variables (cost to income ratio, loan to deposit ratio; loan to total assets ratio and total assets) on banks’ profitability. It analysed the impact of banking industry concentration on banks’ profitability. The estimation technique follows a panel regression which studied a cross section of the banking firms while observing the heterogeneity in the individual firms. The results indicated that the ratio of cost to income market concentration, and crude oil price are negatively significant in determining changes in return on average equity while total assets is positively significant in explaining return on average equity (as a measure of profitability). The study recommended that banks’ exposure to the oil and gas sector must be properly managed given the significant impact of crude oil price on banks’ profitability. It is evident that the Nigerian banking industry is fairly competitive, and banks size matters in determining profitability. Banks management must therefore focus on strategies that will give them cost advantage as well as differentiate them from other competitors.Key Words: macroeconomy, bank, profitability
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 2
       
  • ARDL Approach to Trade Libralisation and Economic Growth in the Developing
           Country: Evidence from Nigeria

    • Authors: Eugene Iheanacho
      Abstract: This study examined the trade impact of trade liberalization in the developing economies from 1981 to 2014. It employed the Autoregressive Distributed Lag (ARDL) bound test approach. Two measures of trade liberalization were used to form an index of trade openness, while three measures of financial sector development were used to construct index of financial development using principal component analysis. The result suggested that the long run impact of trade liberalization on the economic growth of Nigerian is found to be negatively significant. The short run impact of trade liberalization on economic growth was found to be positive and significant. In total, the long and short run impact of trade liberalization to economic growth suggested that the Nigeria economy is yet to harness the benefits of international trade. It was also suggested that trade liberalization could enhance economic growth. However, the introduction of other variables in the likes of financial development, labour force and gross capital formation, none played a significant impact on economic growth in the Nigeria. The findings of this study offer some important policy implications. Trade liberalization could be another avenue for economic diversification through foreign direct investment and by so doing there will be improved in gross capital formation and indeed economic growth. Nigeria also needs to create diversified, dynamic and competitive sectors capable of absorbing the more educated labour force to translate human capital to higher economic growthKey Words: Trade liberalization, Economic growth, Labour force, gdpc, ARDL, cointegration
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 2
       
  • An Examination of the Relationship between Financial Development and
           Economic Growth in Nigeria: Application of Multivariate Var Framework

    • Authors: Paul Ndubuisi
      Abstract: This study examined the relationship between financial development and economic growth in Nigeria using annual data for the period 1981-2014. The study employed multivariate VAR framework approach to co-integration to evaluate the long-run relationships between financial development and economic growth. Three financial indicators were used: deposit money bank assets as percentage GDP, ratio of liquid liabilities to GDP and ratio of private sector credit of deposit money banks to GDP. The result found that real gdpc and financial development variables have at least one common stochastic trend driving their relationship. Through VECM granger causality framework, the result found that there is long run unidirectional causality running from economic growth to liquid liability and deposit money bank assets while deposit money bank assets have little significant influence on real gdpc especially at long run. We found feedback effect between private sector credit of deposit money banks and economic growth at the long run. The findings in this study have some important policy implication. To promote the financial system and at the same time promote economic growth, monetary authorities must ensure that banks provide necessary funds to the real sector of the economy.Key Words: financial development, economic growth, liquid liability, causality, vector error correction
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 2
       
  • Human Capital Development as a Strategy for Sustainable Development in the
           Nigerian Education System

    • Authors: Julie Uba Njoku, Judith Chinonyerem Onyegbula
      Abstract: This paper critically examined how human capital development could be a strategy or a catalyst for sustainable development in the Nigerian education system. The presentation by necessary implication involved an examination of the concepts of human capital development, sustainable development, quality education and of how an interplay between these can lead to the attainment of sustainable development in the Nigerian Education System. The educational implications are numerous and notably amongst them are provision of on-the-job training, improved infrastructure and proper manpower planning as improper manpower planning results in unemployment and underemployment. The paper was concluded by recommending that to ensure quality and sustainable development in the education system in Nigeria, the government in collaboration with the curriculum designers should ensure that students are trained to be more skilful and independent. More so, the dimensions to quality education and human development such as equity, contextualization and relevance, child-friendly teaching and learning, sustainability etc. should not be taken for granted as this will ensure achievement of sustainability in the education system in Nigeria.Key Words: Quality education, Human Capital Development, Economic Growth, Functional Education, Sustainable Development
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 2
       
  • Formal Land Titling vs. Small and Medium Enterprises’ (SMEs’) Access
           to Credit: The South-Western Nigerian Experience

    • Authors: Victor Olutope Ige, David Ngwoke Mbazor, Akintomide Joseph Akinlabi
      Abstract: SMEs play vital roles in national economic development. However, lack of formal land
      title often times deprived them the right to use assets as collateral. The wealth
      entrenched in assets is thus not properly being deployed. Hence, this study expounded
      the impact of formal titling on access to credit from the viewpoints of entrepreneurs in
      the South-Western Nigeria. To achieve this, questionnaires were distributed to 200
      randomly selected SMEs across the study area. Data gathered were analyzed using
      descriptive and inferential statistical analysis. Findings showed that the ratio of
      commercial banks' loans to SMEs compared to private sector is at lower ebb. There
      were significant differences in some of the factors influencing SMEs in case study
      areas. In addition, the study revealed collateral, firm staff strength, firm’s age and
      annual financial statement as having significant effect and positive relationship on
      SMEs access to credit. The outcome of the study will assist stakeholders in SMEs,
      relevant government institutions and government to understand the significance of land
      titling in the provision of loan to SMEs. It would also contribute to relevant policy
      aimed at encouraging land titling among SMEs in order to further bridge SME
      financing gap due to collateral.
      Key Words: Credit Access, Land, Formal Title, SMEs, South-Western Nigerian
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 2
       
  • Science Teachers' Perception of ICT Capacity Building Workshop in
           Akwa Ibom State Secondary Schools, Nigeria

    • Authors: R. U. Etiubon, A. O. Akpan
      Abstract: The study examined science teachers' perception of ICT capacity building workshop in Akwa Ibom State secondary schools. The design for the study was a descriptive survey. The census of 295 science teachers from Uyo Local Government Area that attended a 3-day ICT capacity building workshop was used for the study. One research question and two hypotheses guided the study. The instrument for data collection was a questionnaire on ICT capacity building workshop. The instrument reliability was Cronbach's alpha coefficient: .86. Data for answering the research question was analysed using mean and standard deviation while t-test was used for testing the hypotheses at .05 level of significance. Findings revealed that science teachers’ perception of ICT capacity building workshop was low as most science teachers lacked clear understanding of what benefits ICT capacity building workshop may afford them. The findings also indicated that facilities were grossly inadequate to effectively equip science teachers with knowledge of ICTs during capacity building workshops. The findings also showed that the frequency of use of ICT capacity building workshop was a once- in-a-year event and this was too short a duration for any meaningful utilization of ICT technologies in instructional delivery to adequately enhance ICT knowledge among learners. Based on these findings, recommendation amongst others; was that ICT capacity building workshop should be more frequently organized in the state to update science teachers' knowledge on ICTs for lesson delivery.Key Words: Capacity building workshop, ICTs, Perception, Science teachers
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 2
       
  • Influence of Peer Victimization on School Attendance among Senior
           Secondary School Students in Uromi Metropolis

    • Authors: Augustine Itohan Ojugo, Azubuike Lawrence Ojeli
      Abstract: The study investigated the influence of peer victimization on school attendance among senior secondary school students in Uromi metropolis. One research question and hypothesis was raised and formulated respectively to guide the study. Descriptive based on survey method was used as the research design of the study. The research participants were 589 public senior secondary school students drawn by simple random sampling from a population of eleven thousand, seven hundred and seventy (11,770) student in Uromi metropolis. The instruments used in this study were school attendance checklist and an adapted questionnaire titled: “Peer Victimization Questionnaire” with a reliability alpha (α) of 0.86 was completed by participants. Percentages and t-test statistical analysis was used to analyse the research question and test the hypothesis at 0.05 alpha level respectively. The result showed that there is no significant difference between victims and non-victims of drug abuse on their school attendance in the metropolis (p>0.05). The study therefore recommended that school anti-bullying rules and regulations must be strengthened and diligently enforced by the school authorities in the area.Key words: Peer victimization, Bullying, School Attendance, Students, Counselling
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 2
       
  • Information Need and Seeking Behaviour of Diploma Students of Federal
           College of Agricultural Produce Technology, Kano

    • Authors: Farida Sani Stores
      Abstract: Understanding information need and seeking behaviour of information users is very crucial. The nature of information behaviour is vigorous thus, information scientist and librarians need to embark on investigation in order to understand the need of their clientele for service provision and improvement. This paper presented the result of an investigation on information need and seeking behaviour of Diploma students of Federal College of Agricultural Produce Technology, Kano. A cross sectional survey research method was used for this study. Questionnaire was used as an instrument for data collection. The investigation revealed that the respondents make maximum utilization of the library; they find the library materials relevant to their information needs. In relation to challenges the respondents faced with the services of the library, the study revealed that some respondents do not know how to find information materials and they do not know how to use the library catalogue. The study also revealed that the students gave some suggestions that will help to improve the library services. Provision of relevant information material and extending the library opening hours were some of the suggestions.
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 2
       
  • The Impact of Microteaching in Developing Teaching Skills among
           Pre-Service Teachers in Alvan Ikoku College of Education Owerri, Nigeria

    • Authors: Bede Blaise Chukwunyere Onwuagboke, Rita Chigozie Osuala, Rowland Chibuike Nzeako
      Abstract: Teaching skills are necessary tools teachers should possess for effectiveness in their job. Teaching the teacher candidates these skills is not simple hence the need for a microteaching environment which enables pre-service teachers to acquire them under controlled laboratory setting. This study was an extension of current NCE microteaching programme run by Alvan Ikoku College of Education for the B.Ed student teachers in order to determine its impact on their acquisition of the requisite teaching skills. A sample of 90 student teachers was purposively drawn from the second-year degree students in the college who were preparing to embark on the teaching practice programme in the 2016 teaching practice programme. The study involved a pre-test and a post-test of the students using a microteaching skills rating scale (MSRS) developed by the researchers. Data collected was analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics. The findings of the study revealed that the microteaching interventions improved the teaching skills significantly with significant differences between the three intervention groups. The group that received microteaching treatment with video recording performed better than the other groups while gender had no significant effect on their mean scores. The result has far reaching implication on the need for a well-equipped microteaching laboratory for microteaching programmes in teacher education institutions.Key Words: Impact; microteaching; teaching skills; pre-service teachers
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 2
       
  • School Related Factors as Predictors of Internal Efficiency of Public
           University Students in South-West, Nigeria

    • Authors: Senimetu Ileuma
      Abstract: This study examined school related factors as predictors of internal efficiency of public universities Students in South-West, Nigeria. The study specifically investigates the school organizational climate, curriculum deficiency and students’/teacher ratio on internal efficiency of public university students in South-West, Nigeria. The Random sampling procedure was adopted for the study. About four public universities were selected using simple random sampling technique. The population for the study consisted of two hundred (200) students in four (4) public universities in South-West, Nigeria. Fifty students consisting of thirty males and twenty female students were selected from each public university using simple random sampling technique. A self-constructed questionnaire tagged ‘School Related Factors and Internal Efficiency Questionnaire’ (SRFIEQ) was used, validated and the reliability coefficient was 0.81. The data collected were analyzed using inferential statistics such as Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient and Multiple Regression. The finding revealed that there was a significant relationship between School Organizational Climate and internal efficiency (r= 0.632). The finding also revealed the joint effect of school related factors (students/teacher, curriculum deficiency and school organizational climate) and internal efficiency (promotion rate, drop rate and repetition rate) of public universities students was significant F (3, 197) = 6.244, P< 0.05. The study recommended that educational planners and managers need to strengthen school monitoring and evaluation mechanism so as to improve access, participation and retention of students in the Universities.Key Words: School related factors, Internal Efficiency, Public University student,
      South-West, Nigeria
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 2
       
  • The Role of Entrepreneurial Competencies in Promoting Entrepreneurship in
           Nigeria: A Study of Practicing Entrepreneurs in Anambra State, Nigeria

    • Authors: Faith Chidi Onwuchekwa, Daniel Chukwuma Ejike, Gabriel Chukwuemeka Mgbemena
      Abstract: This study examined the role of entrepreneurial competencies in promoting entrepreneurship in Nigeria using selected practicing entrepreneurs in Anambra State as case study. The study adopted descriptive survey design. Eight hundred and fifty-one (851) business owners and managers within the defined category were identified. An item structured instrument designed to reflect a likert scale format was used to elicit information from the 272 respondents estimated as the sample through Taro Yameni’s formula for estimating sample size from a finite population. The data generated in the study were analyzed through simple summary statistics of percentages and the Analysis of Variance (ANOVA). All tests were carried out at 0.05 level of significance. Major
      findings are that entrepreneurial failures in Nigeria should not be seen only in the area of inadequate access to financial resources, as the entrepreneur also needs to acquire competencies in the areas of time management, communication, marketing, decision
      making and financial management. In the light of the findings, it was recommended that the government should encourage the entrepreneurs to develop the identified competencies for effective performance in their business among other recommendations.Key Words: entrepreneurial, competencies, entrepreneurship, development, Nigeria
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 2
       
  • Determinants of Maternal Healthcare Utilization in Nigeria

    • Authors: Oyedele Ovikuomagbe
      Abstract: Reproductive healthcare has remained a point of concern in sub-Saharan Africa due to the prevailing high maternal mortality rate. Despite the fact that the utilization of maternal healthcare services is a curbing solution, the records of utilization still remains low. This paper examined the determinants of the decision to use healthcare services by women within the reproductive ages of 15 to 49 with at least a child. Logit models of the use of prenatal care only and the non-use of both prenatal and postnatal care were estimated. A probit regression was also estimated for the probability of child delivery in a hospital or maternity home. Urban and rural differentials were also estimated. Education significantly increased the utilization of prenatal care, postnatal care and a hospital or maternity home for delivery among both urban and rural women. Mothers’ age and urban residence also significantly increased the utilization of prenatal and postnatal care but not the use of a hospital or maternity home for delivery. Shorter distance to clinics discouraged non-utilization of both prenatal and postnatal care. Acquiring at least a primary education, discouraging child marriages and early childbearing, and improving rural health infrastructures should be priority goals for policy.
      Key Words: maternal and reproductive health, probit regression, Logit models
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 2
       
 
 
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