MEDITERRANEAN JOURNAL OF PURE AND APPLIED SCIENCES VOL.11 (9) (MIJPAS) JUNE, 2020


MEDITERRANEAN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PURE AND APPLIED SCIENCES

VOL. 11 NO.9 (MIJPAS) JUNE, 2020


Published by: MEDITERRANEAN PUBLICATIONS AND RESEARCH INTERNATIONAL,

Canberra ACT 0201, Australia.

Bayero University, Kano, PMB 3011, Kano State, Nigeria.

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MENERALS REQUIREMENT OF ATHLETES IN HOT AND HUMID ENVIRONMENT

 

OGAR, EMMANUEL EKAWU & PROF. E.A. GUNEN (COURSE LECTURER)

Department of Human Kinetics and Health Education, Faculty of Education, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna

 

Abstract

Competition in a hot or humid environment is not always conducive for optimal sports performance as both dehydration and hyperthermia greatly affect the mental and physical performance of athletes. In addition, the ability to train in heat is also impaired if the nutritional requirements are lacking or inadequate in the right proportion. During prolonged exercise in a hot environment, an excess of 1 liter of body fluid per hour can be lost. Fluid intake strategies should be undertaken and should be of paramount concern to the athletes and coaches if the athlete has to perform more than one training or competition sessions in a single day. Fluid strategies, including hydration well prior to the exercise or competition, drinking as much as is comfortable and practical during the exercise or competition session, and rehydrating aggressively afterwards in preparation for the subsequent exercise, are needed to ensure an adequate water intake to prevent chronic dehydration or muscle cramps during competition in hot conditions as the body does not adapt to dehydration. Rapid recovery of fluid losses after an exercise is assisted by the replacement of some of the electrolytes (nutrients) losses. Carbohydrate is the main fuel used by the muscle during training and competition and its requirement for exercise in hot conditions is further increased due to the shift in substrate utilization towards carbohydrate oxidation. Daily food intake should focus on replacing glycogen stored in the muscles after active exercise. Competition diet strategies such as enhancing carbohydrate availability (carbohydrate loading) prior to endurance competition, pre-event carbohydrate intake, intake of sports drinks in events lasting longer than 45-60 minutes should be undertaken in hot conditions and practiced regularly during training to get acclimatized. Carbohydrate ingestion may not enhance performance for all events undertaken in hot environment, however, there is no disadvantage of consuming sports beverages (snacks) containing the appropriate carbohydrates and electrolytes during training and competition. There is also no good evidence to suggest that specific supplementation is necessary or will improve performance in sports activities undertaken in a hot environment. The maintenance of fluid balance is the key issue for performance of the athletes. In a hot environment, significant dehydration is inevitable during exercise activities and poses a challenge to both the health and performance of the athlete. 

KEYWORDS: Hot, Humid, Environment, Hydration, Dehydration, Fluid, Minerals, Athletes.

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MODELLING INTEGRATED E-LEARNING PROCESSES FOR NIGERIAN HIGHER EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS

 

BUNAKIYE R. JAPHETH1, JOSEPH A. ERHO1,   JULIANA I. CONSUL2 AND ASIWAJU A. OPEYEMI3

1Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Science, Niger Delta University, Bayelsa State, Nigeria 2Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science, Niger Delta University, Bayelsa State, Nigeria. 3ICT Department, Federal University Otuoke, Bayelsa State, Nigeria.

 

Abstract

This paper is focused on electronic learning platform that can make learning easier and more productive in Nigerian educational higher institutions. There are still some identified e-learning problems associated with inadequate resource materials for electronic learning, poor awareness of electronic learning on both teachers and students, inadequate level of computer literacy, lack of personal computers, and epileptic power supply. This paper presents an integrated e-learning model that can function to erase the associated problems with e-learning in Nigerian higher institutions of learning. The aim is to design a system that will lead to tremendous opportunities for users to be educated from a distance via the internet. Such a design will incorporate enterprise application integration, and primarily web service; in order to bring possible web services, and infrastructure that can created a performance experience. This service, at its operational end will have the potentials to reach different parts of the world through online web processes. To this end the major concern is with reducing work lag-time on e-learning system for Nigeria universities platforms, and delivering undergraduates and postgraduate taught courses all over the world. The system, which was implemented with PHP, MySQL, and JAVASCRIPT has addressed issues on the impact of resource materials, awareness creation, and possession of personal computers.  The design is exploratory whereas the source of data is chiefly secondary. The system in its current state of implementation will amongst other things cater for an easy learning process and as well a more secured, time saving, accurate and reliable examination and test system for both students and lecturers. 

KEYWORDS: Data Concurrency, Data Integrity, Entity Sets, Abstraction Levels, Application Integration, E-Learning

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EXISTENCE AND UNIQUENESS OF THE SOLUTION OF NON-LINEAR INTEGRO-DIFFERENTIAL DELAY EQUATION

 

A O NWAOBURU

Department of Mathematics, Rivers State University, Port Harcourt

 

Abstract

The existence and uniqueness of a delay system of integro-differential equation with subjection to perturbation. This work gave details of existence and uniqueness theorem of a delay system of integro-differential equation, the perturbation condition, and provides periodic solution to such a system which evidently coincide with . 

KEYWORDS: Existence, Solution, Equation, Uniqueness, Differential

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BELIEFS ABOUT THE NATURE OF FURTHER MATHEMATICS HELD BY SENIOR SCHOOL TEACHERS AND STUDENTS IN NORTH CENTRAL, NIGERIA

                            

AMAO D. ONAOLAPO PhD, PROF. SALMAN F. MEDINAT & BAKARE A. BASIRAT PhD

Department of Science Education University of Ilorin, Ilorin.

 

Abstract

Further Mathematics is a useful and dynamic subset of Mathematics particularly to students aspiring to study Engineering, Mathematics, Technology and Science related courses. A few large numbers of students do not offer and register for the subject probably because they believe that it is more abstract and difficult than general Mathematics. The objectives of this study were to investigate: (i) teachers’ and students’ beliefs about the nature of Further Mathematics, (ii) whether any difference exists between teachers’ and students’ beliefs about the nature of Further Mathematics. The study was a descriptive research with the use of survey method. The population comprised all students offering Further Mathematics and their teachers in the selected secondary schools in North Central, Nigeria. Purposive sampling technique was used to select 30 out of 43 secondary schools offering Further Mathematics in the Zone. The sample consisted 350 (220 private and 130 public) out of 570 students, while 50 (29 private and 21public) out of 79 Mathematics teachers were randomly selected. The researcher-designed instruments used for the study were “Students’ Beliefs about the nature of Further Mathematics Questionnaire” (IOSBANFMQ) and “Teachers’ Beliefs about the Nature of Further Mathematics Questionnaire (IOTBANFMQ)”. The instrument yielded reliability value of 0.87 using Pearson Product Moment Correlation formula. The research questions were answered using percentage, mean, standard deviation and charts, while Multivariate statistical analysis was used to test the null hypotheses. Findings of the study showed that: (1) teachers’ and students’ beliefs about the nature of Further Mathematics have the overall aggregate mean scores of 2.91and 2.95 respectively with benchmark of 2.50; (2) with respect to ethics and aesthetic, process, social and cultural nature of Further Mathematics, there exist a significant difference in the beliefs of teachers and students in favour of students, F(1, 398)=7.384, p<0.05; Based on the findings, it was affirmed that teachers and students believe that Further Mathematics requires a lot of creativities; enhances logical reasoning; entails endurance and provides foundation for applied science. Its implication is that teachers and students could change; and modify their beliefs about the nature of Further Mathematics.  It was therefore recommended that Further Mathematics teachers should reflect their beliefs in teaching strategies to enhance students’ positive attitude towards studying Further Mathematics. 

KEYWORDS: Beliefs, Nature, Attitude, Perception, Factor, Further Mathematics, Concept, Process, Ethics, Aesthetics

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MATHEMATICAL RECIPE FOR CONTROLLING THE SPREAD OF LASSA FEVER

 

ENAGI, A. I1 IBRAHIM M. O2. AND MUHAMMED, I1

1Department of Mathematics, Federal University of Technology, P.M.B 65, Minna, Niger State, Nigeria. 2Department of Mathematics, University of Illorin, Kwara State, Nigeria.

 

Abstract

In this study, a Mathematical Recipe for Controlling the Spread of Lassa Fever was presented. The positive invariant region of the model was established. The model has a solution set that remain positive for all t>0. The Disease Free and Endemic Equilibrium States of the model were evaluated. Hence there is possibility of total eradication of the Disease from the population. 

KEYWORDS: Lassa Fever, Positive Invariant Region, Disease free, Endemic Equilibrium State and Stability.

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MODELLING THE CHANGES IN THE HUMAN POPULATION OF ORJI IN OWERRI NORTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF IMO STATE NIGERIA.

 

1DICKSON J. N. , 2EKAKA-A E.N.,1NWAGOR P. , 1BAN T.S.,1IDOKOJ. J., AND 1AGWAZIAM J. O.

1Ignetus Ajuru University of Education, Port Harcourt. 2Rivers’ State University Nkpolu Oruworukwu, Port Harcourt.

 

Abstract

A non linear differential equation model is proposed to examine the Changes in the Human Population of Orji In Owerri North Local Government Area of Imo State Nigeria. The dynamical system is used to explain the changes in Human population profile whenever there is percentage birth rate increase over death rate and vice versa, whereas the impact of Fertility (birth and death) rate which plays a key role in a demographic study of any country was observed. The method of computational modelling otherwise called numerical simulation is adopted in this study.  Detailed deterministic quantifications of the effect of varying the fertility rates on the growth of populations Orji communities is also investigated. Results show that changes in human population can be influenced by variation of fertility rate. Decreasing fertility rates produced an increase on the population growth of Orji populations. Also, an increase in fertility rates produces depletion (decrease) on the population growth of Orji populations. Thereby creating more opportunity of economic growth which may not be automatic, important investments in education and health sector are needed for actualization of demographic dividend in Orji , Owerri North Local Government Area , Imo State , Nigeria. 

KEYWORDS: Population Projections, Fertility Rate, Deterministic Quantification, Numerical Simulation and demography.

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EVALUATION OF ANTIBACTERIAL AND ANTIFUNGAL BIOACTIVITIES OF ROOT BARK EXTRACTS OF CASSIA SIEBERIANA

 

1MAGASHI, L.A., 2ADAMU, H.M., 2KOLO, A.M. AND 2HASSAN, U.F.

1Chemistry Department, Kaduna State College of Education Gidan waya, p.m.b.1024 Kafanchan 2Chemistry Department, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, p.m.b. 0248 Bauchi – Nigeria.

 

Abstract

Root barks of Cassia sieberiana (A) were extracted with soxhlet extractor using methyl acetate, MeOH and % 70 MeOH as solvents and the extracts were concentrated under reduced pressure. Bioassays of the extracts against 10 common human pathogenic bacteria and 5 species of fungi were carried out using well diffusion methods. The results showed a significance of activities against the test organisms compared to Ciprofloxacin standard. Zones of inhibition observed against test compounds (A) showed very good inhibitory activities against test fungi compared to Itraconazole standard and methyl acetate extract showed wider spectrum activities against tested organisms. Therefore, based on this findings C. sieberiana can best be used as antibiotic. 

KEYWORDS: Evaluation, Antibacterial, Antifungal, Methyl acetate and Cassia sieberiana

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NUMERICAL SIMULATION OF THE TYPE OF STABILITY USING A MATLAB ALGORITHM

 

JAMES I JOSEPH; ENU N EKAKA-A AND PETERS NWAGOR

Department of Mathematics/Statistics, Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences, Ignatius Ajuru University of Education Rumuolumeni, Port Harcourt Nigeria.

 

Abstract

Having studied the effects of varying the intrinsic growth rates together on the type of stability in the context of two competing technologies to obtain a dominant occurrence of stability with a zero bifurcation, we have applied the similar method of a Matlab Algorithm to obtain a total of six (6) instances of degenerate steady state solutions and forty eight (48) scenarios of valid stability. The bifurcation from a stable steady state solution to a degenerate steady state has occurred for the following pairs of the intra – competition coefficient (0.00240, 0.00360) and (0.00120, 0.00018). Next, we have found another bifurcation from a degenerate steady state solution to a stable steady state solution between examples 7 and 8 as displayed on Table 1; the novel results which we have found that we have not seen elsewhere are presented and discussed. 

KEYWORDS: Algorithm, Numerical, Simulation, Stablity, Matlab.

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MICROBIOLOGICAL AND PROXIMATE COMPOSITION OF AFRICAN STAR APPLE (Chrysophyllum albidum) FRUIT SOLD IN OSOGBO METROPOLIS, OSUN STATE, NIGERIA

 

1EFUNWOLE, O. O., 2IHUM, T. A., 3ADEBAYO, O. R.  AND 4AJEWOLE, O. A.

1,4Science Laboratory Technology Department, Osun State Polytechnic, Iree 3Applied Sciences Department, Osun State Polytechnic, Iree 2Nigerian Stored Products Research Institute, Ilorin.

 

Abstract

Loads and types of microorganisms associated with African star apple fruit (Chrysophylum albidum) consumed in Osogbo metropolis were determined. The microorganisms were isolated and identified using conventional microbiological and biochemical methods.  Both the pulp and the peel were examined. The microorganisms isolated from the peel of the fruit were Bacillus cereus, B. polymyxa, Proteus mirabilis, Pseudomonasaeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, Rhizopus stolonifer, Mucor mucedo  while Leuconostoc mesenteroides, Lactobacilli plantarum,Aspergillus flavus, A. fumigatus and A. niger were isolated from the pulp. The proximate compositions of the peel and the pulp were also determined using standard chemical methods. The results of the proximate analysis showed that the pulp and the peel contained 73.5% and  69.7% moisture,7.8% and 6.1%  crude protein, 5.5% and 3.7% fat, 35.0 and 64.4% crude fibre, 2.7% and 2.7%  ash, 8.56%  and 9.21%  carbohydrate respectively. It had low calorie when compared with other fruits. It has high fibre and moisture content which helps in easy digestion. This attributes makes it very useful for obese and weight watchers. Nevertheless, it should be consumed moderately because of its acidity which can pose problem when in contact with the delicate stomach lining.

KEYWORDS: Chrysophyllum albidum, Microbiological and biochemical methods, pulp, peel, proximate compositions.

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SOIL RESISTIVITY SURVEY OF DAMATURU METROPOLIS IN YOBE STATE, NIGERIA.

 

SUNDAY DAVID NAJOJI1, MORUMA IBRAHIM2 & YAKUBU SAMUEL MINGYI3

1Department of Basic Science, School of General and Remedial Studies, the Federal Polytechnic, PMB 1006 Damaturu, Yobe State, Nigeria. 2, 3 Department of Science Laboratory Technology, School of Science and Technology, the Federal Polytechnic, PMB 1006 Damaturu, Yobe State, Nigeria.

 

Abstract

The electrical properties of soils are the parameters of the natural and artificial field in soil influenced by the distribution of mobile electrical charges mostly inorganic ions in the soil. Identifying low resistivity earth materials and their potentials becomes imperative. The aim of this study is to carry out the soil resistivity survey of the study area. The method used in sample collection is the surface scraping and digging to a depth of about 20 cm at random where each location coordinates is taken using a Global Positioning System (GPS). The samples are stored in plastic containers and taken for laboratory ex-situ measurements. A conductivity meter is used to determine each sample’s conductivity where the resistivity of each sample is calculated from the reciprocal of the conductivity. The result is digitized and a contour map of the study area is plotted using Surfer software. The map shows the delineation of the resistivity variation in the study area. The spatial variations of resistivity in the study area are found to be between 5.5 x 103 Ω-cm to 1.6 x 104 Ω-cm. 

KEYWORDS: soil, resistivity, survey, conductivity, ex-situ, digitized.

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INFLUENCE OF INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS ON THE TEACHING AND LEARNING OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS OF JALINGO LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, TARABA STATE

 

1AKWAYAMAI PHILIP JOHN, 2MELAIYE .O. RUFUS, 3AISHATU YAHAYA, 4 KABIRU, M. S  5 UMAR SAIDU.

1,3,4,5Peacock College Education Jalingo, P.M.B. 2, Along FMC Way, Jalingo. Taraba State, Nigeria. 2Faculty of education department of science Education Taraba State University Jalingo.

 

Abstract

The study determined the availability of instructional materials for the teaching and learning of agricultural science, utilization  of the instructional material by the teachers and Determine whether the teachers‟ improvise instructional materials in teaching and learning of agricultural science  in senior secondary schools in Jalingo. This study made use of Su6rvey Research Design. Thirty (34) Government secondary schools were used. It had the population of   76 agricultural science teachers.  76 agricultural science teachers were used because the focus was only on the agricultural science teachers.  The instrument used for collection of data was a questionnaire designed by the researcher for the teachers of agricultural science. The instrument used in this study was vetted by the supervisors and experts in the field of measurement and evaluation in the Faculty of Education to determine the face and content validity of the instrument.  The analysis produced the following findings that Agricultural Science teachers in the study area are using instructional materials like upright related school books, pictures, models, drawings, specimens, diagrams in the teaching and learning of agricultural science to influence the academic performance of students in senior secondary schools in Jalingo Local Government Area. Also the teachers in the study area do improvise instructional materials that encourage the use of instructional materials to effectively communicate promote and acquire longer retention of knowledge in the study area, that teachers improvise instructional materials and improvisation of instructional materials have positive impact on students’ academic performance. Recommendations were made in line with the findings, which include, School Management should endeavor to make provision for instructional materials that will enhance teaching and learning in their schools, Government should increase the budgetary allocation to schools so as to enhance their running cost and to enable them to establish school farms that will help in the practical application of Agricultural Science knowledge.  And Teacher’s should not only rely on government to provide the instructional material but let them improvise from the materials they have at hand in other to enhance the academic performance of student in Jalingo. Teaching of agricultural science will not be completed if the instructional materials needed to facilitate learning are not sourced for, and properly utilized for each agricultural science topic designed to be taught and construct others using available local materials. 

KEYWORDS: instructional materials, teaching, learning, agricultural science and secondary schools.

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PRODUCTION AND QUALITY EVALUATION OF ICE CREAM WITH INCLUSIVE OF SOURSOP

 

AZEEZ, L. A.  ADEDOKUN, S. O. ADEOTI O.A AND ELUTILO O.O

Department of Food Science and Technology, the Oke-Ogun Polytechnic, Saki Oyo State, Nigeria

 

Abstract

Soursop (Annona muricata L) is one of underutilized fruit in which, commercial utilization is uncommon. The effect of soursop (Annona muricata) on the quality of ice cream was investigated. Ice cream was produced from the blends of soursop pulp and milk in the proportion of 60:40, 55:45 and 100% milk (control), respectively. Ice cream samples were evaluated for physicochemical, proximate, microbiological and sensory properties. There was significant difference in the physicochemical properties of soursop ice cream produced. Results of the proximate analysis evaluated ranged from 55.43 -67.32%, 6.42 -8.93 %, 7.43 -9.63 %, 4.93 -6.42 %, 3.92 – 6.26 %, and 10.03 -13.49 %, for moisture, protein, fat, ash, fiber and carbohydrate, respectively. Results obtained for The total viable counts (TVC) and yeast counts of the ice cream produced with inclusive of soursop were less than 1.0 × 105 cfu/mL which is the total plate count level permitted in food according to the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC). All the ice cream produced with inclusive of soursop were rated almost alike in overall acceptability It is evident from this study that soursop could be used successfully to produce acceptable nutritional ice cream, thus it could be expanding its utilization in the country. 

KEYWORDS: Soursop, Ice cream, underutilized fruit, Proximate Composition, physicochemical

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APPLICATION OF A QUEUING MODEL IN HEALTHCARE CENTER (A CASE STUDY OF ZONAL HOSPITAL, IDAH, KOGI STATE)

 

1,3O. ABU, AND 2P.N. OKOLO

1Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Federal Polytechnic, Idah, Nigeria 2Department of Mathematical Sciences, Kaduna State University, Kaduna, Nigeria

 

Abstract

Queuing of patients at the healthcare system has some health and economic implications. The purpose of this study is to determine the optimal number of doctors at the Out-Patient Department (OPD). Both primary and secondary data on Out-Patients were collected for the period of March-August, 2018. M/M/C model was applied to determine some queuing characteristics; and the associated costs with waiting times were determined. The result shows that three doctors give optimal performance at the OPD, assuming that all the doctors have the knowledge and experience to manage all out-patient cases.. Therefore, three doctors are now recommended for OPD to the Management, Zonal Hospital Idah. 

KEYWORDS: Application, Healthcare, Queing, Zonal Hospital, Model

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STATISTICAL ANALYSIS OF THE PERFORMANCE OF NATIONAL POVERTY ERADICATION PROGRAMME IN NIGERIA (A CASE STUDY OF TARABA STATE)

 

GOWON DAVID

Department of Statistics, Federal Polytechnic, Bali

 

Abstract

The study examined statistical analysis of performance of National Poverty Eradication Programme in Nigeria in which Taraba state was adopted as a case study. The specific objectives of the study are to examine the; effect of National Poverty Eradication Programme on the Gross Domestic Product of Taraba state; impact of National Poverty Eradication Programme on the Internally Generated Revenue of Taraba state and the effect of National Poverty Eradication Programme on the Poverty Index of Taraba state. The population of the study is Taraba state. Secondary data was used such that GDP, Poverty index, and internally generated revenue were obtained from National Bureau of Statistics. The study used descriptive and inferential statistics to analyse the data for the study. The inferential statistics adopted is ordinary least squares regression. Based on the analysis of the data, it was found and concluded that; the effect NAPEP has on the Gross Domestic Product is strong, positive and significant. The study found that NAPEP accounts for a very large proportion of the changes that occurs in GDP. It was found that NAPEP has a strong positive effect on Internally Generated Revenue of Taraba state. Lastly, it was discovered that NAPEP influences poverty index of Taraba state positively. Based on the findings of the study, the author recommended that; poverty index rate of Taraba state is very high and a divine intervention is highly needed hence, poverty alleviation schemes should be constantly established so as to reduce hunger and pain in the state; more funds should be invested in poverty eradication programmes; Taraba state government should endeavour to always increase NAPEP expenditure such that it will eventually increase the IGR of Taraba state. 

KEYWORDS: Programme, Performance, Satistical, Poverty, Eradication, Analysis.

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COVID-19: LEVERAGING DYNAMIC SPECTRUM ACCESS FOR ENHANCED WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DURING LOCKDOWN

 

1*FREDERICK OJIEMHENDE EHIAGWINA, 2NURUDEEN AJIBOLA IROMINI, 3ABUBAKAR ASSIDIQ NAFIU, 4AROYEHUN ABDURAMON JIMOH, 5JOHN OLUSEGUN AZANUBI, 6TESLIM NUHU MOHAMMED

1,4,5Department of Electrical/Electronic Engineering, The Federal Polytechnic Offa, Offa 2,3Department of Computer Engineering, The Federal Polytechnic Offa, Offa 6Science Laboratory Technology, The Federal Polytechnic Offa, Offa

 

Abstract

Owing to the need to stay at home as a result of the Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) lockdown, there has been an increase in data demand. Hence, there are calls for more spectrum allocations. In this research, we recommend a Dynamic Spectrum Access (DSA) regime, in which spectrum licensed to wireless operators could be rented among self to enhance communication. A spectrum occupancy measurement was done over the 880-1880 MHz spectrum. The maximum occupancy was observed for GSM 900 and GSM 1880 reverse links were less than 50%.

KEYWORDS: Cognitive radio network, coronavirus disease, COVID-19, dynamic spectrum access, decision threshold, spectrum occupancy

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ENGINEERED LANDFILLS AS SOLUTION TO NAFDAC DRUG DISPOSAL METHOD

 

1LAWAN BELLO, 2IBRAHIM YUSUF AND 3MUSA IBRAHIM KATUZU

1&3Department of Science Laboratory Technology, Federal Polytechnic Damaturu. 2Department of Microbiology, Bayero University, Kano.

 

Abstract

This paper tries to draw the attention of NAFDAC on the need to improve its drug disposal strategy by substituting the currently used non-engineered open landfill for disposal of drugs to modern sanitary or engineered landfills so as to prevent soil contamination and the pollution of ground and underground water in the country. Assessment of total aerobic nitrifying bacteria counts was conducted on soil sample from NAFDAC drug disposal site and uncultivated drug free soil in Kano, using Winogradsky method as described by (Niteen, 2014) and (Nwoba 2014).   Result shows that  Ammonia oxidizing bacteria, in NAFDAC soil had colony counts (1.93×106 cfu/g)  lower than the (control) uncultivated soil sample which had (9.03×106 cfu/g). Similarly, the total aerobic bacterial counts for Nitrite oxidizing bacteria in NAFDAC soil was (1.03×106 cfu/g), also less than colony counts of the (control) uncultivated soil (3.7×106 cfu/g). it was further recommended for modern disposal facility to prevent contamination of soil and killing of soil nitrifying bacteria. 

KEYWORDS: Engineered Landfills,   Winogradsky Medium, Ammonia oxidizing bacteria (AOB), Nitrite oxidizing bacteria (NOB).

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EFFECTS OF MATHEMATICAL MODELLINGS ON PERFORMANCE AS A MEANS OF MATHEMATICAL CREATIVITY AMONG SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN BORNO STATE.

 

MARI LIKITA AND ENOS N. MAMMAN

Kashim Ibrahim College of Education, Maiduguri.

 

Abstract

This study investigated the effect of mathematical modeling on problem solving abilities of senior secondary school students (ss1) in Borno  State, Nigeria. A sample (n=220) of ss1 students was drawn from twelve (12)  Senior Secondary Schools in four local government areas using simple random sampling method. The research instrument which consists of 20 items questionnaire on the effect of mathematical modeling was administered on the students in the schools to measure the students abilities to solving problems. The study shows there is no significant difference between mathematical modeling and performance because almost all question items were greater than 2.50 which was considered to be acceptance level. The study recommended that teachers should use mathematics models to enhance students abilities and performance and to encourage students have interest in mathematics. 

KEYWORDS: Mathematical Modeling, Problem Solving Abilities, Performance, Mathematics creativity

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UTAUT AND ITS USAGE IN AN EDUCATIONAL SETTINGS: STATE-OF-THE-ART TECHNOLOGY

 

AUWAL AHMAD*, ABUBAKAR S. HAMZA**, ABUBAKAR ABDULLAHI HAMANI***,  YAKUBU NUHU DANJUMA****

*ICT/MIS Directorate, Federal Polytechnic Bauchi **, ****Computer Science Department Federal Polytechnic Bauchi ***Library and Information Science Department Federal Polytechnic Bauchi.

 

Abstract

Information and communication technologies (ICT) have the potential to improve all aspects of our social, economic and cultural life. The introduction of ICT in universities as institutions of higher education is clearly changing the way in which education is conducted. But, as much as important its introduction is, the more important is the acceptance of new technologies. For that purpose, we shall use a unified theory of acceptance and use of technology (UTAUT) which will explain the user’s intention to apply information systems and subsequently to monitor the behavior of their usage. This paper describes the UTAUT model and the factors that affect it, and its modification over time. Furthermore, examples are given for the application of UTAUT in different environments. Lastly, in the conclusion we note why the uptake of ICT is mandatory and what should be undertaken in order to accept a new technology. 

KEYWORDS: UTAUT, key factors, technology, ICT, information technology.

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REVIEW ON NANOSENSORS APPLICATION

 

ABUBAKAR ABDULKADIR1, LADAN MAIJAMA’A1, ZAHRADDIN UMAR DAHIRU1, H.A. MAHDI1, BALA A. M1

1Department of Electrical/ Electronic Engineering Technology, Federal Polytechnic Bauchi, Nigeria

 

Abstract

This paper is a on general applications of nanosensors. An improvement of sensing technologies, nano technologies, embedded systems, and miniaturization makes it possible to invent smart devices or systems to monitor and control different activities in various area of applications continuously. The study was aim to review some of the current research work based on applications of nanosensors in the fields of smart devices such as laptops, mobile phones, tablets and wearable devices like smart watch, IoT are discussed in this article. Approaching technological limitations, issues and challenges are outlined, and new solution approach for such challenges are described in details. 

KEYWORDS: Nanosensors, Monitoring, Motion Detection, Wireless Access Network, Individual Activities.

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MATHEMATICAL MODELS FOR MONITORING DIABETIC POPULATION WITH MINOR AND MAJOR COMPLICATIONS

 

GONI UMAR MODU, MUKTAR MODU & MODU MOHAMMED

Department of Statistics, Ramat Polytechnic, P.M.B. 1070, Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria.

 

Abstract

Mathematical model for monitoring diabetic populations with minor and major complications are developed and analyzed in this work. The equilibrium point of the system is shown to be globally asymptotically stable (GAS) using direct Lyapunov method. Some numerical simulations are carried out to demonstrate the analytical results. It is found that the prevalence/incidence of diabetes is on the rise. Our results are effective in monitoring diabetic populations with minor and major complications. The model can be used to monitor global diabetic populations over time. 

KEYWORDS: Diabetes, Model, Complication, Global stability.

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STUDY OF THE DEGREE OF TRANSPORT CONTROL PROTOCOL SELF-SIMILARITY ON A WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORK

 

1ROMANUS I.O, 2MARIA DINGARI AND SUNDAY AYIGUN3

1&3Department of Applied Physics, Federal Polytechnic Mubi, Adamawa State. 2Department of Science Laboratory Technology, Federal Polytechnic Mubi, Adamawa State.

 

Abstract

The magnitude of self-similarity on a wireless network determines the QoS available to the end users, it becomes very much necessary to have an insight into the network traffic self-similarity characteristics and its measurement. This research took a look at the degree of Transport Control Protocol (TCP) self-similarity on a wireless local area network and its measurement. A total of 1,204,215 TCP traffic volumes were captured, out of which 178,563, 176,127, 163,556, 225,594 231,728, and 228,647 traffic volumes were captured on 1th, 5th, 10th, 13th, 18th, and 21st of  February 2018 respectively. It was observed that the ACF takes longer range to decay in lag of (-200,000 to 200,000) on 13th, 18th and 21st February, 2018 with the rest having the lag of (-150,000 to 150,000). The research confirmed the presence of LRD traffic by applying autocorrelation test on the captured live traffic and it showed an autocorrelation function that decays hyperbolically. Four Hurst estimators were employed so as to complement each other’s shortfall. An average daily Hurst parameter of 0.748, depicting a persistent characteristics. The research recommends the use of neuro-fuzzy principles to x-ray the cause of self-similarity on a wireless network. 

KEYWORDS: Wireless, Transport, Protocol, Self-Similarity, Local Area Network.

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MATHEMATICAL MODELING FOR PROGNOSIS OF NASARAWA STATE POPULATION GROWTH 

 

NASIR, M. OLALEKAN. AND IBINAYIN, S. JEROM

Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Federal Polytechnic, Nasarawa, Nigeria

 

Abstract

This study developed some specific population growth models and subjected them to accuracy test in order to determine the most appropriate model for the prognosis of Nasarawa State population. The study employed method of differential equation, exponential, geometric and hyperbolic functions as governing equations. Available census data of 1991 and 2006, Mean Absolute Error (MAPE) and Root Mean Square Error (RMSE) were used to obtain the growth rate and compared the three developed models for the population prognosis accuracy. The result of the analysis shows that exponential growth model with MAPE and RMSE values of 0.51% and 13.75 respectively is the most accurate and closely followed by geometric growth model with values 0.56% and 14.87 respectively. The study concludes that exponential growth model is the best for the prognosis of Nasarawa State population growth with approximate growth rate of 2.9% per annum, the projected population of the state will be 3,757,536 million by the year 2030. Hence, it is recommended that Nasarawa state government should institute developmental programmes, policies and work towards industrialization of the state to effectively improve its absorptive capacity development through the population size increase. 

KEYWORDS: Population prognosis, Exponential, Geometric, Hyperbolic, Specific model, Nasarawa state.

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A REVIEW THE CAUSES OF POOR PERFORMANCE IN ADVANCED LEVEL PHYSICS: THE WAY OUT

 

E I LEGHARA1 and DETTI SHINGE2

Yobe State College Of Agriculture Gujba

 

Abstract

The causes of poor performance in advanced level physics is attributed to a multiplicity of factors, the factors could either emanate from teachers or the students. Thus this paper examines these factors and recommendations are made on how these factors can be eliminated or reduced to the barest level. 

KEYWORDS: Physics, performance, misconception, background. Mastery

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THE ROLE OF CLOUD COMPUTING FOR ENHANCING QUALITY EDUCATION

 

ABUBAKAR ABBA

Department Of Computer Science, Federal College Of Education, Zaria

 

Abstract

To attain global competitiveness, governments in developing countries are progressing and implementing modern technology policies, to enable their countries participate in the current technology revolution. Cloud computing is still an emergence technology that provides an inescapable prospect for institutions of higher learning to outsource their Information and Communication Technology (ICT). Even though its reputation is still expanding and spreading quickly, there are concerns that must be taken into account. This paper describe how cloud computing help to improve and elevate the educational sector. The paper further talk about the roles and application of cloud computing in educational system with its benefit to student, faculty and administrations for providing quality education. It also explains some services provided by the Cloud technology and the role of cloud computing to Economical Diversification.  

KEYWORDS: Cloud Computing, Technology, Information and Communication Technology, Education, Diuversification

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ELEMENTAL COMPOSITION OF GARDENIA ERUBESCENS (YELLOW GARDENIA) USING X – RAY FLOURESCENCE (XRF)

 

FATIMAH MUHAMMAD KNTAPO1, RUKAIYAT MOHAMMED SAID1 AND YAGANA BABA ABBA1

Department of Applied Science, Kaduna Polytechnic.

 

Abstract

Gardenia erubescens (Ge) was subjected  to elemental analysis using X-ray fluorescence (XRF), and the results revealed the following concentrations of the elements : sulphur (4.128 mg/kg), potassium (58.755 mg/ kg), calcium (34.102 mg/kg), scandium (0.256mg/kg), titanium (0.348 mg/kg), iron (2.124 mg/mg), zinc (0.108 mg/kg), rubidium (0.040 mg/kg), strontium (0.089mg/kg), zireonium (0.026 mg/kg), molybdenum (0.006 mg/kg) and  thorium (0.120 mg/kg)  respectively.All elements analysed above were within the permissible limit set by World Health Organization (WHO) and Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO).vanadium, chromium, manganese, cobalt, nickel, copper, arsenic, selenium,palladium, silver, cadmium, tin, antimony, tellurium, caesium, barium, tungsten, gold, mercury and lead were not detected in  the sample. 

KEYWORDS: Gardenia erubescens (Gb), X-ray fluorescence (XRF), elements.

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ASSESSMENT OF THREE NIGERIA SORGHUM VARIETIES FOR THEIR BREWING QUALITIES.

 

ORJI-UDEZUKA, A.C1.  CHUKWURAH, E.N2.   EZEMBA, C.C3.

1Zitelle  Oil Nigeria Limited, Amansea, Awka  Anambra State, Nigeria. 2Department of Microbiology, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli campus, Anambra State, Nigeria. 3Department of Microbiology, ChukwuemekaOdumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli campus, Anambra State, Nigeria.

 

Abstract

Barley malt which is the major raw material for beer production is usually imported from Europe with its very high import value by the Nigeria Government. It is therefore imperative that grains of similar agronomical values to barley are developed in Nigeria in other to sustain the brewing industry and this lead to research on Sorghum. The major reasons for this research were to evaluate Selected Nigerian Sorghum Malt Extract quality for their chemical composition for beer production. The selected Nigerian sorghum samples were obtained from Research Institute Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria and analyzed according to Standard methods of the Association of Official Analytical Chemist. The proximate analytical results for the raw grains reviewed protein from 9.31-10.90 %, carbohydrate from 74.48-76.78 %, Moisture content from 9.03-9.16 %, crude fiber from 1.13-1.37 %, crude fat from 2.68-3.33 % and ash content from 0.85-0.92 %. Steeping and sprouting/germination at different temperature (15-18oC, 25-28oCand 37oC) (17h and 39h) were observed to be optimal at temperature 25-28oC for the varieties. Preliminary investigation depicted the presence of microorganisms which were inhibited using 0.1% formaldehyde. Proximate result on the malted grains reviewed protein ranged from 1.28-1.65 %, carbohydrate 85.21-89.88 %, Moisture content 6.44-10.94 %, crude fiber 12.70-20.40 %, crude fat from 0.90-1.40 % and ash content ranged from1.10-1.50 %. Results were represented using tables, ANOVA, and chart and it showed that CSR-10 and CSR-02 exhibited good quality malt but CSR-02 and Barley has almost or approximate mean effect on each other than others. 

KEYWORDS: Barley, sorghum malt, Beer

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IMPACTS OF UBIQUITOUS COLLABORATIVE MOBILE LEARNING PACKAGE ON COLLEGE OF EDUCATION ACHIEVEMENT IN SIMPLE LINEAR EQUATION CONCEPTS IN BASIC GENERAL MATHEMATICS

 

ADEDAPO ISMAIL YEMI

Department of Mathematics Education, Federal College of Education, Eha – Amufu, Enugu, Nigeria.

 

Abstract

This study was carried out to examine the impacts of ubiquitous collaborative mobile learning package on College of Education achievement in simple linear equations concepts in Basic General Mathematics. The study adopted pre-test, post-test control group quasi-experimental designed. The study used two intact classes for the experiment and 30 respondents from 100-level NCE students were randomly selected from the two intact classes from Federal College of Education, Eha-Amufu Enugu, Nigeria. Three research questions and three hypotheses were generated to guide the study. The treatment for the study was Ubiquitous Collaborative Mobile learning package and the instrument used was Basic General Mathematics Achievement Test (BGMAT). Both the treatment and the instrument were subjected to content and face validation. Reliability of the instrument was carried out using split-half method during the pilot study and its value yielded 0.87. Data collected from the respondents were analyzed using descriptive statistic of mean and standard to answered research questions and inferential statistics of t-test and thus answered research hypotheses raised in the study. Findings of the study showed that students exposed to ubiquitous collaborative mobile learning package performed better than their colleagues taught using lecture method. There was no significant difference between the mean scores of the male and female students in the experimental group. Finally, the study recommended that ubiquitous collaborative mobile learning package should be integrated in the teaching of mathematics to facilitate learning of mathematics. 

KEYWORDS: Ubiquitous learning, Collaborative learning, mobile learning, Achievement, Simple linear equations

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CONTAINING THE SPREAD OF COVID 19 PANDEMIC USING INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY: LESSONS FROM WORLD LEADERS

 

ASEMEWALEN, NELSON OSEZELE

Department of Computer Science, School of Sciences, F.C.E Katsina

 

Abstract

This paper reveals the role of ICT in dealing with the deadly Novel corona virus disease, which has become a pandemic. The goal is on curbing the spread the disease. It has discuss the effect of the pandemic on the people and has also reveals the unpreparedness of Nigeria, especially in its lack of a central database and artificial intelligence programs which would have help in tracing, testing and treating infected people as quickly as possible. This has work in countries like China, South Korea and Russia, many test and treatment done through quick tracing, thereby effectively controlling and containing the virus. The paper emphasizing on the need of a central database in Nigeria, explained how such can be built in Nigeria. It concluded by stating the challenges we will face even if we have database as well as suggesting necessary recommendation that will help in the achievement of its goals. 

KEYWORDS: Corona Virus, Pandemic, Spread, Quickly, Curb, Control, Contain, ICT, Database, Artificial Intelligence, Challenges.

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DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF LOW COST ENHANCED NEONATAL INCUBATOR

 

1OLADOSU, D. A., 2 ASHIM. M. O., 2 OPALEYE, E. T,2 FOLAMI, F. T, 3ADIO, T. A

1Department of Computer Engineering, the Polytechnic, Ibadan 2Department of Electrical Engineering, the polytechnic, Ibadan 3Department of Mechanical Engineering, The polytechnic, Ibadan

 

Abstract

The concept of Neonatal Stabilisation has grossly been area of growing interest in recent time, because of increasing number of mortality annually. Approximately four million of the said infants belong to developing world and their death were caused by complication of prematurity, mostly due to improper thermal regulation, water loss and neonatal jaundice. Subject to the fact of Primary Health Care Centre cannot afford imported Neonatal Incubator due to insufficient funding. This work develops a low cost enhanced Neonatal Incubator using digital humidity and temperature sensor (DHT11), microcontroller (ATMEL AT89S52), Humidifier and Heating Element and LCD were integrated so as for the medical personnel to have access to displayed value of temperature and humidity. The whole circuit was incorporated into a transparent, insulated flexi glass. It was discovered that this developed system is capable of providing the crucial care for the infant at a very low cost. It can also maintain environmental temperature and Humidity for patient. Hence, improvement on this can go a long way to solve immediate needs of the society especially the Rural Health Care Centre. 

KEYWORDS: Humidity, Incubator, Infant, Neonatal, Sensor, Temperature

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THE ROLE OF DEVOPS, DOCKER AND THEIR RELATIONSHIP IN CURRENT WORLD APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT

 

SHAMSUDDEEN RABIU1, DR. ABUBAKAR AMINU MU’AZU2

1Department of Computer Science, Federal College of Education, Katsina. 2Department of Computer Science, Umaru Musa Yaradua University, Katsina.

 

Abstract

In current world application development, organizations are introducing agile and lean software development techniques namely DevOps, in operations to increase the pace of their software development process and to improve the quality of their software. However, such practices increase workload by tremendous amount until it is difficult to achieve without the help of technology. In this paper we describe the role of docker in DevOps. We first summarize the results of a Literature Review that we performed to discover what researchers have written about DevOps and Docker. We then gather the related works on our special topic proposal. In the next section, we discuss our findings from the papers we review. Then, we describe the results of different study on DevOps, Docker and the relation between them. As part of our findings, we observed that most organizations that practices DevOps require Docker technology to empower their production. 

KEYWORDS: current world application development, DevOps, Docker, Containerization, Microservices.

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ANALYSIS OF THE ROLE OF EXTENSION AGENTS IN ENSURING INCREASED PRODUCTIVITY FOR FOOD SECURITY IN OHAJI EGBEMA L. G. A. IMO STATE.

 

E.U. EZE, C.O. ANAH

Department of Agricultural Technology, Federal Polytechnic Nekede, P.M.B 1036 Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria.

 

Abstract

The study examines analysis of extension agents in ensuring increased productivity for food security in Ohaji egbema L.G.A. Ohaji Egbema was purposively chosen because it’s an agrarian area, simple random selection method was used to select five communities, and simple random selection method was used to select 20 farmers from each of the 5 communities chosen. Data collection was facilitated by means of questionnaire and was analyzed using tables, frequency distribution, Logit regression and Ols multiple regression analysis techniques. From the result, female farmers dominated with 75%, the value for gross income Xl, age X2, educational level X3, farm size X4 and labour input X6 are significant and positively related to extension contact in the study area at the log level of significance (P≤0 + 10). The result showed that all the variables have significant relationship with output Y. Farm experience (X3) has a significant positive relationship with the output Y, Farm size (X4) has a significant positive relationship with the output Y. Household size (X5) has a significant positive relationship with the output Y. The role of agricultural extension in making any nation self sufficient in food production and national development cannot be over emphasized.  The study recommend youths should be sensitized to study agriculture, more extension agents should be recruited for effective coverage of the L.G.A. Financial institutions should grant loan to farmers to encourage adoption of improved varieties of crops.  

KEYWORDS: Extension agent, food security, farmers

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INVESTIGATION OF MICROBIOLOGICAL QUALITY OF VENDED SALAD AROUND BIDA AND MINNA METROPOLIS IN RELATION TO PUBLIC HEALTH CONCERNS

 

GBADAMOSI F.O1, DANFULANI S2, MOHAMMED A.K3, SUNDAY J.A1

1Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Federal Polytechnic Bida Niger State. 2Department of Biological Sciences, Federal Polytechnic Bida Niger State. 3Department of Chemical Sciences, Federal Polytechnic Bida Niger State.

 

Abstract

Salads are sources of vitamins, minerals, Proteins and relevant nutritional components for proper functioning of the human body. However ready to eat foods like vegetable salad are a major potential sources of entropathogenic and food borne illness.This study attempts to look at the microbiological quality of street vended salad from various sources around Bida and Minna in Niger state in relation to public health concerns.Ten samples of salad obtained from Bida/Minna were weighed and transferred into sterile polythene bags and taken to the lab for analysis. The Total plate count was determined and it revealed a high bacterial count which ranged from 2.13 x 103 to 9.7 x 1010cfu/g in Bida while it was 2.06 x 103 to 8.6 x 1010 in Minna. Coliform count (cfu/g) ranged from 1.3 x 103 to 2.6 x 105 while yeast ranged from 1.0 x 103 to 1.8 x 103 in Bida. However the total viable count (cfu/g) of bacteria in Minna ranged from 2.06 x 103 to 8.6 x 1010 (cfu/g), coliform count had 1.2 x 103 to 4.2 x 103 (cfu/g) and the yeast and mold ranged from 1.2 x 103 to 4.0 x 103. There was a high indication of contamination. The standard microbiological procedures and techniques were used to enumerate, isolate, identify and characterize the different micro-organisms associated with the food assessed. Organisms isolated were Pseudomonas Spp, Bacillus Spp, Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia Coli, AspergillusSp, Rhizopus Sp. The presence of these isolated pathogens in the salad calls for strict food safety regulation and close supervison of street vended salad by relevant authorities to enhance food safety eg, primary health care sector. 

KEYWORDS: Microbiological Contamination, street foods, ready to eat foods, hygienic status.

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THE APPLICATION OF RANDOMIZATION BLOCK MODEL TO THE FUEL CONSUMPTION OF DOMESTIC GENERATOR IN NIGERIA

 

A.O. EDEMA1, I.W UJEVWERUME2, G.A DOLOR3

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Delta State Polytechnic, Otefe – Oghara, Delta State, Nigeria.

 

Abstract

Gone are the days when initial cost of an asset is used as criteria for purchase. Recently the tide has changed to the lowest life cycle cost. To achieve this component costs of asset are identified and analyzed. The aim of this paper is to examine the fuel consumption component costs of four different brands of domestic generators for four years with a view to identifying the variability of the fuel consumption of the different brands and the variability from year to year. This was achieved by using the Randomization Block Model. The study revealed that significant difference occurs from brand to brand of the generators. It was also noted that as the operating life increases, fuel consumption increases. Since fueling (Energy) cost is a sensitive factor in the life cycle cost analysis, low fuel consumption may yield lowest LCC. Also, including fuel economy, emission and noise control in the design could make domestic generator more environmentally friendly.

KEYWORDS: Power Sector, Domestic Generator, LCC, and Randomization Block Model.

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PERFORMANCE CHARACTERISTICS OF A FREE PISTON LINEAR GENERATOR (FPLG)

 

WASIU B. AYANDOTUN1,2, RASHID B. A. AZIZ2, AND EZRANN Z. B. ABIDIN2

1Mechanical Engineering Department, Federal Polytechnic, P.M.B. 1012, Kaura Namoda, Zamfara State, Nigeria. 2Centre for Automotive Research and Electric Mobility (CAREM), Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP), 32610, Seri Iskandar, Perak State, Malaysia.

 

Abstract

Free-piston linear generator (FPLG) engine is a novel type of engine conversion device which can generate electrical energy. It exhibits advantages of simple structure, less friction, high thermal efficiency, and operational flexibilities. This paper presents the performance characteristics of a spark ignition (SI) direct injection (DI) FPLG engine fuelled using compressed natural gas. The engine was set to run at stoichiometric ratio, 42 mm BTDC injection position and 4 mm BTDC ignition position. The data collected were processed with a macro designed with Microsoft Excel for data processing. The results of the tests revealed that the combustion and mechanical efficiencies of the FPLG engine can attain 45% and 36% respectively with the peak power output of 547 W when the engine was operated at a frequency of 20.33 Hz and air intake pressure of 8 bar. 31.64 bar and 7.61 bar are the peak in-cylinder pressure and indicated mean effective pressure (IMEP) developed respectively for the bounce to attain a pressure of 14.08 bar. Though the electrical power output is low but with further study and improvement on the linear generator assembly, this technology could be used to achieve our energy sustainable goals. 

KEYWORDS: Characteristics, Generator, Performanc, Piston, Linear

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SUPPORTING INCLUSIVE EDUCATION THROUGH INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES

 

OKEGBEMIRO, JAMIU OKESOLA; ALAO, LATEEAFAH ABIOLA; & MUSTAPHA AFUSAT ADERONKE;

School of Business of Education, Federal College of Education (Technical) GOMBE, Gombe State.

 

Abstract

Integration of learners with and without disabilities into Nigerian educational system had been on the track few decades back.  rapid  developments of  information and Communication Technologies bear huge potential of improving  quality of education for successful  developments of students with  special educational needs by advancing  their social integration and increasing learning, as well as accessing learning. The paper examines how inclusive education can be achieved through Information and Communication Technologies. Amongst the barriers mitigating inclusive education are skills of teachers, improper curriculum adaptation, inadequate funds as well as diversion of the little available funds were discussed and possible solutions through ICT  such as  assistive learning, elearning were  also  suggested. It was recommended among others that government should provide enabling environment towards successful integration of inclusive education in our educational programmes. 

KEYWORDS: Information and Communication Technologies, inclusive education, -e-learning, assistive learning

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A REVIEW PAPER ON EXPLOROING OPPORTUNITIES IN AGRICULTURE AMIDST COVID-19.

 

OLADEJO A.O., AYORINDE J. O, AND SIKIRU G.K.

Department of Pest Management Technology, Federal College of Forestry, Jos, Nigeria.

 

Abstract

Throughout the course of history, disease outbreaks have ravage humanity sometimes changing the course of history. All sector of the economic will be crumbled, the fear of what next always griped every one and at times, it seems the end of entire civilizations has come. COVID-19 is an acronym of ‘corona virus’ that started in Wuhan, China in December 2019 is one of such plagues. COVID-19 pandemic sweeps across the world putting all aspect of humanity on hold. In many part of the world, the agriculture industry was labeled as critical, allowing business to continue to operate as usual despite current and potential restrictions enacted to stop the spread of the virus. This made every step along the agriculture industry supply chains stepping up to keep employees and consumers safe while still providing vital equipment, services, commodities feed and food. Government in most countries took proactive steps to combat the situation. For instance Nigerian government promised to finance up to 1.6 million people on agriculture this year and different NGOs and individual are also in support, but the restrictions on movement of people and moving raw materials across closed borders or having enough healthy workers to keep the industries operational limit the success. The aim of this write up is therefore, to sensitize the youth to explore some opportunities in agriculture amidst this pandemic to combat the situation both now and in the near future. 

KEYWORDS: COVID-19, Opportunities, Agriculture, Pandemic, Epidemic, Economy

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THE PARAMETER ESTIMATION OF THE PRECISE VALUES OF THE INTRA-COMPETITION COEFFICIENTS A SPECIFIC POLLUTANT IN PORT-HARCOURT METROPOLIS USING THE METHOD OF P-VECTOR NORM. (PART ONE: THE PRECISE VALUE THE INTRA-COMPETITION COEFFICIENT OF THE POLLUTANT PM2.5)

 

1U.A. EKABA; 2I.M. ABRAHAM; 3R.E. AKPODEE;

1,2Institute of Geosciences and Space Technology, Faculty of Science, Rivers State University, Port Harcourt Nigeria. 3Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science, Rivers State University, Port Harcourt Nigeria.

 

Abstract

We have utilized the method of ODE45 numerical simulation to obtained the precise value of the intra-competition coefficient of a specific pollutant level 2.5 gases in Port-Harcourt metropolis using the method of P-vector norm parameter estimation. The effect of the P-vector on the intra-competition on several values of the carrying capacity hereby called the saturated values was recorded as there was a sudden change from a monotone decreasing to an increasing of the p-norms values behavior as the value observe were this sudden change occur has a unique character in which all the norms are least in values. The precise value of the intra-competition parameter value obtained from this study is given as β= 0.026685209713024. The full novel results that we have obtained have not been seen elsewhere: these have been presented and discussed in this study. 

KEYWORDS: Dynamical System, Parameter Estimation, P-vector norm, Environmental Variable.

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