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The Tragic Hero of the Post-Classical Renaissance
Asuamah Adade-Yeboah,Adwoa S. Amankwaah
Studies in Literature and Language , 2012, DOI: 10.3968/j.sll.1923156320120503.996
Abstract: English drama spearheaded by William Shakespeare, is dominated by the Post-Classical Renaissance. Pre-renaissance drama in England was essentially allegorical plays extolling Christian values. This paper therefore critically looks at how Shakespearean tragic hero is defined and portrayed. The paper, using textual analysis, provides extracts from William Shakespeare’s King Lear as the main text to present King Lear as tragic hero. The study shows that the post-classical renaissance period portrays the tragic hero on the basis of weakness of character and is different from the Aristotelian concept of tragedy as hamartia, a going wrong. Key words: Shakespeare; Renaissance; Moral theory; King Lear
An Assessment of the Methods of Development in the Essays of Business Students in Ghanaian Private Universities: A Case Study  [PDF]
Asuamah Adade-Yeboah, Edward Owusu
Open Access Library Journal (OALib Journal) , 2016, DOI: 10.4236/oalib.1103176
The study is an attempt to assess the methods of development in the compositions of students who are reading various business-oriented courses in private universities in Ghana. This area has received little attention from researchers in Ghana. Two private universities—Christian Service and Ghana Baptist University College—were the two selected cases. Prior investigations exposed students’ writing flaws in the form of wrong usage of the features of a particular method of development when writing essays. Therefore, the literature reviewed was mostly based on these gaps indicated. The primary data collected from the field were from texts (classroom-based and take-home-based texts). Basically, probability sampling techniques were employed to sample the population of the cases selected. All the data gathered were descriptively analysed. The findings showed that students have problems composing descriptive and comparison and contrast paragraphs or essays. But, the study brought to light that students handled narrative, argumentative, and cause and effect essays knowledgeably. It was recommended that enough attention should be given to the teaching and learning of descriptive and comparison and contrast essays. It is our expectation that the findings and recommendations of the work would influence the decisions of policy makers in the field of English language.
The Tragic Hero of the Classical Period
Asuamah Adade-Yeboah,Kwaku Ahenkora,Adwoah S. Amankwah
English Language and Literature Studies , 2012, DOI: 10.5539/ells.v2n3p10
Abstract: Just as tragic heroes and heroines have been identified with different eras and cultures, the classical ideal of the tragic hero will be incomplete if the concept of tragedy is not focalized. This paper, therefore, looks at how the classical period defined and delineated its tragic hero based on the action and the plot of the play. The paper provides extracts from Sophocles’ King Oedipus as the main text and Euripides’ Iphigenia in Tauris as a supporting text to present Oedipus as the tragic hero. Textual analysis shows that the delineation of the tragic hero lies in the source or context of the tragic situation. Sophocles and Euripides’ views on the tragic hero are similar to Aristotle’s concept of “hamartia” of the classical period.
Perceptions of Some Africans about Post-Colonialism as Depicted in Jomo Kenyatta’s “The Gentlemen of the Jungle”  [PDF]
Edward Owusu, Asuamah Adade-Yeboah, Priscilla Appiah
Open Access Library Journal (OALib Journal) , 2019, DOI: 10.4236/oalib.1105677
Every human being, in addition to having his or her own personal identity, has a sense of who he or she is, in relation to the larger society. It seems that after independence is achieved by African states, one main question arises: What is the new society, culture, and identity? Africans are faced with cultural clash owing to the fact that they have been too much exposed to the colonizer’s (European’s) way of life. The identity of most Africans is gradually eroded as there is a proliferation of Westernization. This content analysis design paper, employing Jomo Kenyatta’s short story, “The Gentlemen of the Jungle”, as the main data, has examined the main theme, post-colonialism, from four sub-perspectives. These perspectives are: alienation and exclusion, retributive justice, the colonizer’s language as a tool of dominance, and double standard and abuse of power. The significance of this paper is to facilitate the shaping of new identities in African communities after the obliterating of colonialism and European imperialism. The essay is structured into four main parts: introduction, the method, the themes, and the conclusion.
Attributions for Poverty: A Survey of Student’s Perception
Samuel Asuamah Yeboah,Kumi Ernest
International Review of Management and Marketing , 2012,
Abstract: In this paper, attribution for poverty have been investigated using 147 marketing students of Sunyani polytechnic who were selected through the use of convenient sample method. The paper is based on exploratory quantitative survey. With the use of self design questionnaire primary data were obtained from the field and analysed using SPSS 16.0. Percentages and frequencies as well as One-Way ANOVA were used for the analysis. The results indicated that individual perspective of poverty attribution dominates among structural and fatalistic explanations. It was also revealed that success depends significantly on the individual effort and that work is one’s contribution to society. Future research should increase sample size, and also consider the relationship between educational level and poverty attributions.
Samuel Asuamah Yeboah,Kumi Ernest,Cynthia Gyamfi
International Review of Management and Marketing , 2012,
Abstract: The paper aims at contributing to knowledge in the area of educational finance by assessing student’s attitude towards tuition fees payment. The research is based on quantitative research design and a survey of the marketing students in Sunyani polytechnic that were selected using convenience sample method for a sample of 149. Data were analysed using percentages and one-ANOVA using the SPSS. The findings indicate that student’s knowledge on tuition fees and user fees are low. Respondents did not know that they do not pay tuition fees which are constitutional provision. Respondents consider it appropriate to contribute to the financing of their education but are not will to pay tuition. Parents of students should fund the education of their wards. Students face inadequate funding in their education and that result in worrying which affect their concentration while studying. Respondents are not willing to pay tuition fees and also the current user fees are high. Sources of funding students education are remittance from parents/friends/relative and scholarship. Those who are beneficiaries of the loan spend the amount mostly on course of study and on living expenses. This study should be replicated in other departments in the school and in other tertiary school to assess if these findings will be replicated. Since parents are the major financiers of education future study should target them to assess their attitude towards tuition fee payment.
Empirical Assessment of Expectations Associated with the Recent Discovery of Commercialisable Oil in Ghana
Yeboah Asuamah Samuel,Kumi Ernest,Kwarteng Ernest
International Review of Management and Marketing , 2012,
Abstract: The paper aim at assessing empirically the various expectations held by people in the economy in the face of oil revenue in order to contribute to the body of knowledge that exist in expectation formation. The study is based on descriptive quantitative survey of students in first and third year marketing department of Sunyani Polytechnic offering Higher National Diploma programme. A sample size of 70 respondents was used and was selected using non probability (convenience) sampling method. Questionnaires were prepared using the Likert scale and were distributed to the students. Data were analysed using SPSS and the result presented in tables. Results indicate that respondents hold mixed expectation in the face of the oil revenue. There was gender, age, religion, employment differences in some of the expectations held by respondents. Future research should look at issues such as why there are these differences in opinions and the effect of macroeconomic variables such as inflation, GDP on public confidence as well as ways of managing these expectations.
Yeboah Asuamah Samuel,Kumi Ernest,Jacob Baffour Awuah
International Review of Management and Marketing , 2013,
Abstract: The aim of the paper is to assess the entrepreneurial intention among the students of Sunyani Polytechnic, and also to determine the motivators, and obstacles to entrepreneurial intentions. The study is based on quantitative exploratory survey design. The sample size for the study is 136 comprising of 94 males and 42 females, who were selected by convenient sample method. Primary data were obtained using self designed questionnaire which were administered by the researchers. Data were analysed using percentages, One-way ANOVA. Results indicated that there is high entrepreneurial intention among the respondents. It was also revealed that there are important motivators for intention as well as obstacles to setting up ones firm. The finding again indicated that demographic variables such as gender, age, religion affect responses given by respondents. It is recommended that, future research must be done in the public and private universities to provide support for these findings and also entrepreneurial education must be introduced into the tertiary institutions which are not currently offering entrepreneurship courses.
The Impact of Microfinance on Grassroot Development: Evidence from Smes in Kwabre East District of Ashanti Region of Ghana  [PDF]
Edward Yeboah
Open Journal of Business and Management (OJBM) , 2017, DOI: 10.4236/ojbm.2017.54050
Abstract: Empirical studies attest to the assertion that development interventions aimed at people at the grassroots are poverty alleviation oriented. Microfinance has been acclaimed to be effective vehicle for poverty eradication. Since poverty alleviation is rooted in grassroots development, the impact of microfinance on grassroots development cannot be gainsaid. Equally relevant in this regard is the pivotal role of the SME subsector in grassroots development. This is against the backdrop that at the grass root, the active poor are those who run enterprises known as micro, small and medium enterprises. This research looked at the impact of microfinance on grassroots development using SMEs in Kwabre East District of Ashanti Region in Ghana as the case study. Both theoretical and empirical literatures were reviewed. The study adopted the descriptive type of research and the survey method to collect data from 82 respondents. The survey was done through the administration of structured questionnaires. The sampling techniques used included the non-probability methods of purposive and convenience. Qualitative and quantitative techniques were utilized in the data analysis. The research used the development evaluation framework for impact assessment of projects pioneered by the Inter- American Foundation. It was evidenced that microfinance as a development intervention has some level of impact on grassroots development. The impact is of direct benefits to individual operators of SMEs and their families. These included positive impact on basic needs; knowledge and skills; employment and income; and assets. Other positive effects of microfinance on SMEs relative to grassroots development were self-esteem, creativity and critical reflection. However, findings from the survey are not explicit on the impact of microfinance on strengthening organizations and broader impact on society in relation to local, regional and national as demanded by the Gras-sroots Development Framework (GDF) of Inter-American Foundation for measurement of impact of development interventions. The researcher therefore recommends for further studies the effect of microfinance on organizations and society in the areas of organizational capacity and culture, policy environment and community norms. It was also revealed that microcredit remained the dominant feature of microfinance in making significant impact. The hurdle of accessibility to credit by SMEs has not been completely cleared. Over 60% of the respondents posited that microfinance has not increased their business capital and stock levels. The
Proactive Control Models for Gold Processing Plant Input Reagents Consumption Management. Case Study: Goldfields Ghana Limited, Tarkwa  [PDF]
James Obiri-Yeboah
Open Journal of Social Sciences (JSS) , 2016, DOI: 10.4236/jss.2016.43005

Authentically, this case study shows that, proactive approach to resolve reagent input supply problems at the Process Plant of Goldfields Ghana Limited-Tarkwa Mine is the key to ensuring higher productive and competitive advantage in today’s business environment. Pragmatically, the cases studied revealed the existent to which reagent control models used at Goldfields Ghana Limited-Tarkwa Mine and pointed out the lack of advance warnings with regard to reagent inventory control chart, quality control model and lime consumption control method. Additionally, the minimum and maximum model application has limited control over inventory to meet abrupt changes in rate of usage. Clearly, the paper identifies lack of proactive measures in the area of limits set for taking corrective actions of the various models. Notably, the future warning signal of slope analysis depends on the focus of the given reference variables. Consequently, convergence of opposing focus variables depicts a deteriorating future while’s divergence point to a better future. Conversely, convergence of similar focus variables point to better future while as divergence indicates deteriorating future. The paper recommended applicable slope analysis approach as complementary methods to enhance proactive assessment of all the reagent control models to ensure the achievement of competitive advantage in the company’s endeavour. Cost and consumption variances analysis model was the further research work recommended by this paper as another method that will go a long way to enhance proactive reagent control at the Goldfields Ghana Limited-Tarkwa Mine Mineral Processing Plant operations.

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