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Scirj Volume VI, Issue IX, September 2018 Edition
ISSN: 2201-2796


Publication starts: 25th September 2018
Full Paper available from: 25th September 2018


Africa Rising: (Re) interrogating the veracity and character of the Renaissance narrative
George Morara

Abstract: The Africa rising narrative has since 2000 been used to propagate and reinforce the idea that Africa is experiencing a renaissance as a consequence of increased economic growth, political pluralism and liberal democracy. Although some counties have experienced positive change, the validity or veracity of the idea is now questionable given recent events across the continent – from Libya to South Africa, South Sudan to Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Mali to the Democratic Republic of Congo, and others – paint a bleak picture of the continent with rising levels of poverty, corruption, conflict and civil war among other challenges. This article problematizes the concept of Africa rising, and argues that although Africa has experienced positive economic and political developments, the renaissance narrative has been used to propagate a myth that is meaningless to a majority of Africans.
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INFLUENCE OF ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE AND FINANCIAL STRATEGY ON EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE IN PT. SILOAM INTERNATIONAL HOSPITALS MANADO
Raymond Rombot, Jufry Rompas, Jeane Christine Lasut, Denny I.Y Rompas

Abstract: The purpose of this research to determine the effect between dependent and independent variables. The research was carried out on finance accounting employees at PT Siloam International Hospitals Manado, with a total of 30 respondents. Data collection was carried out using questionnaires, interviews, and direct observation in the field. Data collected and analyzed by statistical analysis using Multiple Linear Regression Test.
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Are the employees in charitable organizations satisfied with their job context?
NHK Cooray, DMMI Dissanayake

Abstract: Job satisfaction becomes a major research interest in recent for all types of organizations and businesses. This study examines the job satisfaction of the employees work in charitable organizations in Sri Lanka. Hundred employees who are working in charitable organizations around the country have been completed the measurers of job satisfaction. Job Descriptive Index (JDI), a five scale measure of job satisfaction has been applied. The study has been utilized the primary as well as the secondary data and both descriptive and inferential tools have been used in analyzing the data. The results indicate that only the opportunities for promotions, and satisfaction with co-workers have a significant impact on the job satisfaction of the employees in charitable organizations in Sri Lanka.
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THE EFFECT OF COMPETENCE AND PROFESSIONAL ETHICS ON AUDITOR QUALITY
Farida Indria Sanly Wakidin

Abstract: The purpose of the research was to determine the effect of auditor competence in the Manado City Inspectorate on auditor quality, the influence of the Professional Ethics of auditors in the Manado City Inspectorate on auditor quality, and the influence of the competence and ethics of the Manado City Inspectorate auditors, simultaneously on the quality of auditors. explanatory / confirmatory research). Samples were taken as many as 30 auditors at the Manado City Inspectorate. Data collection is done using questionnaire method. The questionnaire was tested for validity and reliability before research data collection. Test equipment used in this study, namely: test prerequisite analysis with normality test. The data analysis method used is multiple regression analysis. The results of the study indicate that competency has a negative effect, and is significant on the Quality of Auditors. This is indicated by the t count value of 4.013, with a significant 0.000 smaller than 0.005. Professional ethics has a negative effect, with a significant impact on auditor quality. This is indicated by the t value of 0.139 with a significant 0.891 which is greater than 0.005. Professional ethics competence has a negative and significant effect on the quality of auditors. This is shown by F count 12.410 with a significant 0.000 smaller than 0,000.
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An investigation on the effect of gender on parasite distribution in anurans
Omata, Joshua; Madara Adamu

Abstract: Two species of anurans ( Rana temporaria and Bufo bufo) were sampled from 4 different sites in kubwa metropolis of the FCT, Abuja, Nigeria. A total of 172 anurans were collected and the blood and digestive tracks were examined for the presence of haemoparasites and intestinal parasites using thick and thin blood smears and the microscopic examination of the intestine. Blood parasites recovered were Trypanosoma rotatarium and microfilarial worms while intestinal parasites recovered were Oxysomatium sp, Rhabdia sp, Mesoceolium burti, Nyetotherus cordiformis and Opalina ranarum. The results revealed 84.78% of Rana temporaria were parasitized and 95.34% of Bufo bufo were parasitized. Males of Rana temporaria were more infected (97.72%) than the females (72.91%) while the females (96.07%) of Bufo bufo were more infected than the males (94.28%). The prevalence of heamoparasites was dominated by microfilarial worms with (79.65%) of the two species of anurans being infected while (70.34%) harboured Trypanosoma rotatarium. The prevalence of the intestinal parasites was dominated by Opalina ranarum ( 84.88%), followed by Oxysomatium sp ( 58.72%), Rhabdia sp (52.32%), Mesocoelium burti (48.25%) and Nyetotherus cordiformis (44.18%) From the results, it was observed that they are no significant relationships between the prevalence and composition of parasites found in the anurans with respect to their gender. This work provides an overview on how anurans can be implicated in the spread of diseases and parasites.
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SURVEY FOR BRUCELLA ANTIBODIES IN DOGS IN BILLIRI LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF GOMBE STATE, NIGERIA
Y. Audu, B. V. Maikai and E. C. Okolocha

Abstract: Brucellosis is an infectious disease that remains endemic in many parts of the world including Nigeria. To determine the sero-prevalence of Brucella antibodies in dogs in Billiri Local Government Area (LGA) of Gombe State, Nigeria, 347 dog sera were screened using Rose Bengal Plate Test (RBPT) and competitive Enzyme Linked Immuno Sorbent Assay (c-ELISA). The sero-prevalence of Brucella antibodies was higher with RBPT (21.90%) than c-ELISA (14.70%). Location-based sero-prevalence of Brucella antibodies revealed highest prevalence rate of 26% in Kalmai Ward, while Bare Ward had the lowest prevalence rate of 4.26%. The seroprevalence of Brucella antibodies increased with age of the dogs with 18.14% in adults and 7.27% in puppies. Sex-based sero-prevalence revealed 18.35% in males and 8.53% in females. Exotic breed of dogs had the highest sero-prevalence of 19.05% compared to 15.26% and 0.00% in the Local and Cross Breeds respectively. Sick dogs had 18.95% prevalence compared to 13.04% in the apparently healthy ones. There was a statistically significant association between the sero-prevalence of Brucella antibodies and age, sex of the dogs (p<0.05) while there was no statistically significant association between the sero-prevalence of Brucella antibodies and breed, health status of the dogs (P>0.05).
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EFFECTS OF SCHOOL FEES ABOLITION ON SCIENCE EDUCATION IN PUBLIC SECONDARY IN NASARAWA STATE, NIGERIA
Musa W. O., Yakubu A. N; Ashiki G. M; Audu J. Agnes, Agabi .J. Y.

Abstract: The Nasarawa State Government in 2014 abolished school fees in all public secondary schools in the state. This initiative was viewed overall as a positive development by various stakeholders including parents, principals and teachers as it was seen as a form of financial relieve to parents. Minimal research has been done on how the policy has affected schools with different social and political characteristics. This study aims at looking at how those impact influence the academic performance at those schools. From this information, the research determines whether or not the educational quality of secondary schools has suffered under the policy of school fees abolition. The research design targets 12 senior and junior secondary schools and three area inspectorate offices in Nasarawa Eggon, Akwanga and Wamba local government areas. The study used questionnaire and verbal interviewed to collect primary data from the study area. Data collected were analysed statistically. 66% respondents recognized increased enrolment as a positive consequence of free schooling. Most respondents also observed the free schooling has worsened the quality and efficiency of schooling in Nasarawa State. As an average of 75% of the respondent disagreed with the policy because students performance and achievement in class dropped. An average of 96% of the stakeholders suggested that the policy should not be sustained because the quality of secondary education was compromised.
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Family Empowerment Strategy toward Business Independency of UPPKS Members in DKI Jakarta
Lailatur Rohmah, Pudji Muljono, Ninuk Purbaningsih and Aida Vitayala

Abstract: This study aims at analyzing the relationship between the level of empowerment of UPPKS’ members and their characteristics and to discuss strategies to empower poor family. Data was collected by using questionnaires towards 192 UPPKS members. These data were then estimated by using by descriptive test, different test of Mann Whitney and Rank Spearman test. The study found that UPPKS members in five regions of Jakarta had different levels of empowerment and characteristics in accessing and managing their business. There are significant differences in age and business experiences in accessing capital, level of education, capital owned, and to access technology. The level of empowerment of members in accessing capital, information, market opportunities and business networks are in the medium category, while in accessing technology is still low. However, the overall relationship of empowerment and its characteristics shows factors that are significantly related are age, level of education, owned capital, business experience and business motivation. Therefore, strategies to improve the poor family under the UPPKS program can be undertaken by (1) enhancing the empowerment process specified in counseling and training; (2); enhancing group roles; and (3) strengthening support from several institutions. This study also confirms that increasing the empowerment of members is very important because the ability of UPPKS members to build and gain access in several institutions can lead to business independence. However, efforts to improve the empowerment of UPPKS members require a different approach to all aspects of technical and non-technical capabilities. Thus, much remain to be done.
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