IJOASR MARCH 2019

THE APPLICATION OF MULTIPLE OFF-MESH IMPLICIT FIRST AND SECOND ORDER BACKWARD DIFFERENTIATION FORMULA FOR THE SOLUTION OF STIFF SYSTEMS ORDINARY DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS.

Y. Skwame, I. J. Bulus, J. Sabo. Department of Mathematics, Adamawa State University, Mubi

Abstract

The application of multiple off mesh implicit first and second order backward differentiation formula for the solution of stiff ordinary differential equations was developed via interpolation and collocation methods in this paper. In deriving the methods, we use the power series as a basis function to obtain the main continuous schemes.The analysis of the method was study and it was found to be consistent, convergent and zero?stabile with stability regions. The newly constructed methods was applied to on four systems of ordinary differential equations. We further compare first derivative with second derivative on each problems. It is obvious that, the second derivative performs better than the first derivative on all the problems.

Keywords: Differential equations, Construction of two step first derivation backward differential formula

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PROCESS EVALUATION OF UNDERGRADUATE ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION DEGREE PROGRAMME OF TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS IN RIVERS STATE

1 Dr. E. A. Amadi 2 Ogwunte, P. C. Ph.D 3 Chibuike Egbunefu Ph.D 4 Mr. Nwobike Aruchi 1,2,3 & 4 Department of Business Education Faculty of Education Rivers State University

Abstract

The purpose of the study is to determine process evaluation of undergraduate entrepreneurship education degree programmes of tertiary institutions in Rivers State. The study adopted the CIPP model of evaluation developed by stufflebean 1971. The population of the study comprised of 1,380 respondents made up of 1,276 students, and 104 lecturers of entrepreneurship education degree programme of tertiary institutions in Rivers State. A sample size of 437 respondents was randomly selected for the study. One research question and one null hypothesis guided the study. The instrument for data collection was a structured questionnaire tilted ?Entrepreneurship of Education Process Evaluation Rating Scale (EEPERS). The validation of the instrument was done by three experts. The consistency and reliability of the instrument was assured using the Cronbach Alpha method, to determine the degree of reliability which yielded a correlation coefficient of 0.87. Mean and standard deviation were used to answer research question, while t-test inferential statistics was used to test the null hypothesis. The findings of the study revealed that teaching methods used in implementing undergraduate economics education degree programme is adequate and meet required minimum academic standard of the National Universities Commission. Based on the discussion of finding, it was recommended amongst others that tertiary institutions offering entrepreneurship education degree programmes and their teaching staff should endeavour to adopt a more practical teaching method to ensure that quality and not half-baked entrepreneurship education graduates are produced for the society.

Keywords: Evaluation, Entrepreneurship Education, Process Evaluation

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ENHANCING A CORRUPTION-FREE CURRICULUM IMPLEMENTATION AT TERTIARY EDUCATION IN ADAMAWA STATE

1 Kamkwis, Markus Zira. Ph.D 2 Ukonu, Egbe Elizabeth Department Of Educational Foundations, 1&2 Faculty of Education, Adamawa State University, Mubi

Abstract

This paper focuses on Enhancing a Corruption-free Curriculum Implementation at Tertiary Education in Adamawa state with major purposes of Identifying corrupt practices in tertiary education system, challenges of curriculum implementation in tertiary education and to find out the implications of corrupt practices in curriculum implementation in Adamawa State. The population of the study comprised of all the tertiary institutions in Mubi education zone totaling 1007. A stratified simple random sampling technique was used in selecting 300 respondents used for the study. A forty seven items self-developed questionnaire validated by experts in the field of curriculum was used for data collection. Its reliability test was conducted using Cochran and it gave a reliability index of 0.84. Mean was used in analyzing the data and ANOVA was used in testing the hypotheses. Based on the analysis, it was revealed that theft, embezzlement of public funds, illegal appropriation of public property, misappropriation of funds, nepotism, bribery among others were the corrupt practices in tertiary institutions, that lack of sufficient finance, inadequate infrastructural facilities, inadequate instructional materials, lack of trained and well informed teachers, most teachers being rigid in the implementation of new curriculum, non liberal study fellowship and conference attendance among others are the challenges faced in corruption-free curriculum implementation and the implications of corruption in curriculum implementation are inadequate instructional materials, lack of functional infrastructural facilities, examination malpractice, lack of resources to finance in-service training, workshops, seminars, conferences, youths’ lack of skills and economic development. Based on the findings, the researchers recommended among others that: Teachers should be promoted as at when due, and the promotions should be backed up with financial benefits immediately,: both infrastructure and curriculum should be revamped, Learning curriculum, methodology and environment should be revamped, updated and restructured, lecturers should be employed based on merit (qualification) not on connection, nepotism and politics influence.

Keywords: Corruption, corruption-free, curriculum implementation, tertiary education.

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EVALUATION OF MEDIAAND TELECOMMUNICATION COMPETENCIES POSSESSED BY OFFICE MANAGEMENT AND TECHNOLOGY GRADUATES IN PRIVATE INDUSTRIES IN RIVERS STATE

1 Dr. E. AAmadi, 2 Dr. P.C. Ogwunte, 3 Dr. Chibuike Egbunefu, 4 Mr. Nwobike Aruchi 1,2,3 & 4 Department of Business Education Faculty of Education Rivers State University Port Harcourt.

Abstract

This study sought to evaluate media and telecommunication competencies possessed by Office Management and Technology (OTM) graduates in Private Industries in Rivers State. The study adopted a descriptive survey design. Two research questions guided the study, while two hypotehses were tested at 0.05 level of significance. The population of the study consisted of 140 supervisors. There was no sampling because the population was not too large. The entire population was studied. A self-made questionnaire was the main instrument for data collection. The instrument was validated by three experts. The reliability coefficients of the instrument were 0.71 and 0.84 respectively. The mean and standard deviation were used to analyse the data in respect of the research questions, while ANOVA was used to test the hypotheses. It was found that respondents possessed both media and telecommunication competencies at a low extent. The researchers’ conclude that respondents can hardly perform in the private industries. it is recommended that managers of the private industries should provide adequate technological resources, technical and administrative support to encourage OTM staff to successfully use ICTin the office.

Keywords: Evaluation, Media Competencies, Tele-communication Competencies, OTM, Private Industries.

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IMPACT OF CONVEXITY IN NON-LINEAR CONSTRAINED, * OPTIMIZATION PROBLEMS IN R . A CASE STUDY OF OVASON MOLDING COMPANY.

Mark Ugo Department of Statistics, School of ICT. Federal Polytechnic Auchi, Edo State

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In our production sectors, the knowledge of optimization problems is paramount and cannot be over emphasized. It is one of the bed rocks for manufacturers and decision makers in various fields of discipline to make accurate and precise judgment on real world problems that can be recast as optimization problem. To achieve such laudable objectives, various methodologies have been adopted and applied, hence this research work. In this research work, one of the methods adopted is the application of the Lagrangean function that satisfied Kuhn and Tucker conditions on the real world problems extracted from Ovason Molding Company. The problem as extracted from the company is a Non-Linear Constrained Optimization Problems that is based on finite 4 dimensional space in . In this problem, we specifically examined ?Impact of R Convexity? on the cost minimization problem of the company in producing at least one low tension (LT) of concrete electric pole and hence applied the Lagrangean function that satisfied Kuhn and Tucker conditions for optimal solution. The solution obtained is based on characterization (continuity and differentiability) of convex and concave functions. From our findings it is discovered that the result of the problem actually depicts reduction in price for producing one low tension (LT) of concrete electric pole, as against the market price of the company. The result of the problem indeed stands to correct among other things wrong impressions created by the manager of the company about prices of such commodity.

keywords: Convexity, non-linear constrained optimization.

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INDISCIPLINE IN PUBLIC SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOOLS: THE CHALLENGES FOR STAKEHOLDERS IN EDUCATION IN ADAMAWA STATE

1 Kamkwis, Markus Zira. Ph.D 2 Ukonu, Egbe Elizabeth 1& 2 Department Of Educational Foundations Faculty Of Education Adamawa State University, Mubi

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This research brings to the fore indiscipline in public senior secondary schools, the challenges of stakeholders. Indiscipline refers to major offences committed by students in some schools, like stealing, lying, bulling, lateness to school, rioting, cruelty, absence and truancy. The study was carried out to: Identify the causes of indiscipline and the effects of indiscipline and the challenges for stakeholder in public senior secondary schools in Adamawa State. A cluster simple random sampling techniques was used in selecting 300 respondents from some selected secondary schools in Adamawa State. Data was collected with the use of questionnaire which was subjected to validity and reliability test. Guttman split-half was used in establishing the reliability, which gave a reliability index of 0.89. Three hypotheses were formulated and tested at 0.05 level of significance. The Mean and one sample t-Test were used in analyzing the data collected. From the data analyzed, it was revealed that the causes of indiscipline are lack of security, poor devotion to study, poor attitude towards learning, abolition of corporal punishment, lack of infrastructural facilities and peer pressure. The effects of indiscipline are dropout from school, wastage of resources invested by government and parent, truancy and examination malpractice. While challenges for stakeholders were, infrastructure in schools, Students’ attitude to learning, poor study habits and discipline, menace of examination malpractice, Inadequate instructional materials, Inadequate qualified teachers. Based on the findings, the following recommendations were made: That government should make sure that schools are provided with adequate facilities for teaching and learning, stakeholders, such as parents, teachers, non-governmental organizations, educational authorities, corporate bodies, past students should find lasting solutions to the social menace, school administrators, parents and teachers should show good examples to students since they imitate and copy their behaviours, school administrators, teachers and parents should reduce indiscipline through increased supervision, school administrators should provide guidance and counseling services in their schools.

Keywords: Discipline, indiscipline, rules and regulations, public senior secondary schools, stakeholders.

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SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES USE AMONG FRESH UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS OF NASARAWA STATE UNIVERSITY, KEFFI AS PREDICTORS OF SOCIALADJUSTMENT TO UNIVERSITY ENVIRONMENT

1 Kigira, Yakubu Sa’adu Department of Educational Foundations, Nasarawa State University, Keffi Nasarawa State 2 Bode-Oke Olusala National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE) Abuja 3 Innocent Ikpa PhD Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Academy Katsina, Katsina State, Nigeria Abstract

This paper examines social networking sites use among fresh undergraduate students of Nasarawa State University Keffi as predictors of social adjustment to University environment. Arandomly selected 346 (male=173 and female=173) students participated in the study. Quantitative research design was employed to analyze the data. An adopted version student adaptation to college questionnaire (SACQ) developed by Baker and Sirkyk (1989) and a scale to measure the propensity for students to use social networking sites (SNS ) S for positive collaboration (Lampe, Wohn, Vitack, Ellison & Wash, 2011) were used for data collection. Each of them had five points Likert typed response. The instrument was validated by three experts in the Department of Educational Foundations, Nasarawa State University Keffi. Reliability of the instrument was determined by pilot study which yielded the Cronbbach’s alpha reliability of .84 and .87 respectively. Data collected were analysed using descriptive statistics( frequencies, percentages, means and standard deviation), Pearson product moment correlation, standard multiple regression and t- test via Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) version 21. The findingsrevealed thatstudents were more familiar with face book and least with instagram. There was a significant negative relationship between SNSs and student social adjustment to university environment. SNSs use did not significantly predict fresh undergraduate students to university environment. There was statistically significant sex difference in SNSs and social adjustment in favour of girls. Based on the findings, the study concluded that other variables not considered in the study played significant roles in contributing to fresh undergraduate students of Nasarawa State University Keffi. It was recommended among others that Universities should take some responsibilities for encouraging students to utilize the SNSs use to foster their social adjustment to university environment.

Keywords: Social networking sites, Social adjustment, Fresh under graduate Students

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DEMAND AND SUPPLY OF EDUCATION AND PRICE DISCRIMINATION OF PRIVATE SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN RIVERS STATE

Samuel Nariochukwu Owhondah, Ph.D Department Of Educational Management, Faculty Of Education, Ignatius Ajuru University Of Education, Rumuolumeni, Port Harcourt, Rivers State

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The study determined the demand and supply of education and price discrimination in private secondary schools in Rivers State.Three research questions guided the study. The descriptive survey design was adopted for the study. The population constituted ninety-nine private secondary schools in the area while the sample was ten schools which represented 10% of the target population. The Demand, Supply of Education and Price Discrimination Inventory (DS PDI) of Private Secondary Schools and the a document analysis were used for data collection. Using the Cronbach alpha, reliability index of 0.77 was obtained. The averages of the data generated were computed. The results revealed that the demand for education was low and supply was high due to discriminatory prices (fees), and with a low student-teacher ratio. It was therefore concluded that private schools that charged high fees also had high teacher supply and that culminated in low student-teacher ratio and impacted quality education in those schools. It is recommended that private schools should be made affordable for students to attract high demand, and supply should be regularly checked with demand to maintain the approved student-teacher ratio for the attainment quality education. Besides, more private individuals should be encouraged to invest in private secondary schools at reduced fees to avert imbalance and augment public secondary education.

Keywords:Education; demand for education; supply of education; demand and supply balance; price discrimination;price of education

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