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Entrepreneurial Skill Needs of Secretarial Education Graduates of Colleges of Education for Self Sustainability in Enugu State, Nigeria  [PDF]
E. A. C. Etonyeaku, J. A. Kanu, H. A. Ezeji, J. N. Chukwuma
American Journal of Industrial and Business Management (AJIBM) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/ajibm.2014.410065
Abstract: The study was carried out to determine the entrepreneurial skill needs required by secretarial education graduates of college of education for self sustainability in Enugu State. Four research questions and two null hypotheses guided the study. The study adopted a descriptive research design that made use of 40 item structured questionnaire. The population for the study was 238 respondents. The questionnaire was face-validated by three experts. Cronbach Alpha method was used to determine the reliability of the items and a coefficient of 0.75 was obtained. The questionnaire was administered on 238 respondents by the researchers with the help of three research assistants trained by the researchers. Two hundred and thirty-eight copies of the questionnaire were returned and considered valid. The analysis was done using mean for research questions and t-test statistic for the hypotheses. The findings revealed that the 40 entrepreneurial skill needs were required by the graduates for self sustainability. It therefore was recommended among others that secretarial education graduates should be encouraged to acquaint themselves with all the relevant entrepreneurial skills that will enable them to be self sustained in the society.
HIV Voluntary Counselling and Testing: A Qualitative Assessment of Teachers’ Perceptions Regarding HIV status and VCT after an Intervention Workshop
H Anthony, A Anthony, M Kanu
Sierra Leone Journal of Biomedical Research , 2009,
Abstract: An intervention workshop was organised by a community-based project with aim to promote HIV Voluntary Counselling and Testing (VCT) and assess the perception of participants about the benefits of VCT and knowing their HIV status. The intervention workshop was conducted on a group of thirty teachers who consented to participate in the study. For the qualitative assessment, focus group discussions on three thematic topics were conducted and the outcome collated and analysed for consistency. The three themes were - benefits of an individual knowing his/her HIV status; harms of an individual knowing his /her HIV status; how to facilitate or encourage VCT uptake. The focal group discussions showed that there were fundamental psychosocial barriers to acceptability of VCT amongst the study participants. These included the issue of stigmatisation, fear of death from AIDS, negative effect on relationship and emotional depression. The study shows the need for healthcare professionals and policy makers involved in HIV/AIDS control to develop more patient- centred and friendly intervention that will overcome these negative perceptions of VCT.
Optimization of Enzymatic Hydrolysis of Defatted Sesame Flour by Different Proteases and their Effect on the Functional Properties of the Resulting Protein Hydrolysate
Philip John Kanu,Jestina Baby Kanu,Edward H. Sandy,Joseph B.A. Kandeh
American Journal of Food Technology , 2009,
Abstract: Sesame Protein Hydrolysate (SPH) was prepared from defatted sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) flour (DSF) after screening with different proteases. The proteases under different conditions showed varied effects on the protein recovery process. For example, Alcalase 2.4 L produced the highest degree of protein recovery (96.68%) at 60°C and pH 8 followed by Flavourzyme (69.76%). However, at 50°C and pH 7, the highest protein recovery was noted for Flavourzyme (79.28%) followed by Alcalase 2.4 L (77.62%). The hydrolysis conditions (Temperature T, pH, Enzyme/Substrate E/S, time t) were engineered to optimize the degree of hydrolysis (DH) with the process studied using the Response Surface Methodology (RSM). The DH ranged from 1.19 to 18.8% while the solubility of the Defatted Sesame Protein Isolate (DSPI) increased with increase in pH. The SPH was observed to be a better emulsifier with significantly higher foaming properties, water and oil capacities compared to the untreated DSF. Nonetheless, the stability of the resulting foam diminished on standing over time. The Sesame protein hydrolysate obtained using Alcalase was noted to have better functional attributes compared to that obtained using Flavourzyme.
Godwin Kanu,Roger A. Lalancette,Dale E. Vitale
Acta Crystallographica Section E , 2011, DOI: 10.1107/s1600536811034052
Abstract: In the title molecule, C19H13N, the angle between the mean planes of the naphthalene and quinoline ring systems is 68.59 (2)°. The compound is of interest with respect to its potential for spontaneous resolution. In the crystal structure, the R and S isomers are arranged in alternating homochiral layers. The molecules of a given layer are oriented with their major axes (i.e. the axis perpendicular to the interannular bond) in the same direction and their naphthalene and quinoline ring systems are arranged parallel. Like the configurations, this orientation alternates in adjacent layers.
The Problem of Being in Metaphysics
IA Kanu
African Research Review , 2012,
Abstract: What is being? This was and still is one of the fundamental questions within the area of metaphysics. The researcher in this piece studies the dynamics of the problem of being in metaphysics. A historical approach is adopted to this study. The researcher goes through the Ancient, Medieval, Modern and Contemporary Periods to understand the development of the concept of being. The researcher also explores the understanding of the concept of being by African thinkers. In this regard, Emmanuel Edeh s development of Igbo concept of being, Pantaleon s philosophy of belongingness as being, based on Igbo ontology, and the use of Chi to designate the notion of being in Igbo metaphysics by some African philosophers is also explored. Not minding the developments of the concept of being by various philosophers, the researcher discovers that the original concept of being as that which exists is retained.
The Functionality of Being in Pantaleon’s Operative Metaphysics vis-a-vis the Niger Delta Conflict
IK Kanu
African Research Review , 2012,
Abstract: The area of operative metaphysics speaks of a metaphysical system that does not just exist as an ivory tower apart from people’s experience, but one that could be applied to a concrete historical circumstance. This piece studies the concept of being as understood by Pantaleon Iroegbu, as being qua belongingness. The concept of being qua belongingness lies within the parameters of operative metaphysics. Pantaleon’s concept of being is analysed alongside the situation of crisis in the Niger Delta region, which the researcher believes was born out of the feeling of neglect and marginalization. Placed alongside Pantaleon’s philosophy of belongingness which opines that to be is to belong, this piece proposes that if the Niger Delta people are given a sense of belongingness, the crisis in the region would come under a more genuine control.
The Indispensability of the Basic Social Values in African Tradition: A Philosophical Appraisal
MA Kanu
OGIRISI: a New Journal of African Studies , 2010,
Abstract: There are indispensable basic social values in African tradition which are for genuine development. The West in her own ways has attempted to jettison these values for theirs to take place, but in all, it is seen that theirs do not tally with the African society. Also, the Western aim is to render Africa dependent on them. The indispensability of African basic values presupposes that Africa has value system that is in consonance with her environment and conditions, and any way to displace it renders the society backward. These values are the guiding principles for genuine development which must remain indispensable to the Western values of colonialism, neo-colonialism and imperialism. With emphasis on these basic values by her leadership the future of Africa (and Nigeria in particular) will be of radical development.
A Solution Study of Complex Formation of Some Diamines with Lanthanones
J. J. Vora,D. R. Patel,Asha D. Patel,Kanu Patel
Journal of Chemistry , 2009, DOI: 10.1155/2009/205983
Subnasio-Sella Distance for Transnasal Approach to the Sella Region: Indirect vs. Direct Measurement on Sagittal Section of the Skull in Nigerians
Ihuoma A Igwilo, Ademola A Oremosu, Okezie O Kanu, Olufunke Dosumu
Asian Journal of Medical Sciences , 2014, DOI: 10.3126/ajms.v5i2.8453
Abstract: Objectives : The incidence of pituitary pathology requiring surgery is on the increase. The transnasal approach to anterior skull base is a technique which demands a thorough knowledge of the surgical anatomy. There is a dearth of knowledge on reference values for transnasal surgery on subjects of African descent. Thus the aim of this study is to ultimately improve visualisation of the surgical corridor, minimize surgical risks and improved maneuverability of surgical instruments during transnasal microsurgery (ergonomics). Methods & Materials : A total of 11 cadavers of Nigerian descent were employed in this study. Using the 3 piece caliper set (Big Horn Corporation?,India), an indirect measurement of the Subnasio-sella distance was obtained. Subsequently, a direct measurement was obtained from sagittal sections of the same skulls. Result: All randomly selected cadavers employed in the study were adult males of Sub-saharan descent. The mean indirect (distance from the anterior nasal spine i.e. subnasal point to the sella floor in an intact skull), direct A (subnasio-sella distance in a sagitally transected skull) and sella thickness measurements were found to be 8.6cm ± 0.38 cm, 8.7 cm ± 0.37 cm and 0.2 cm±0.05 cm respectively ,at 95% confidence interval. Comparison of the indirect and the direct A measurements showed statistical significance (p<0.5). A semi-logarithmic equation was derived: Direct A= 8.297 ln(Indirect measurement) – 9.079 Conclusion: Since transnasal transsphenoidal approach has been successfully used in the treatment of various anterior skull base pathologies, applying a relationship equation would guide choice of instruments employed and immensely minimize associated operative risks. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/ajms.v5i2.8453 Asian Journal of Medical Science, Volume-5(2) 2014: 120-129
Cyanide, Nitrate and Nitrite Content of Some Leafy Vegetables and Fruits Commonly Consumed in the South-East of Nigeria
Friday O. Uhegbu,Ifeanyi Elekwa,Emeka E.J. Iweala,Ijeoma Kanu
Pakistan Journal of Nutrition , 2011,
Abstract: The cyanide, nitrate and nitrite levels of some leafy vegetables and fruits commonly consumed in the South East of Nigeria were determined by standard analytical procedures. All the samples showed the presence of cyanide, nitrate and nitrite of varying concentrations. The mean value of cyanide ranged from 5.040.20 mgHCN/kg to 12.963.53 mgHCN/kg for vegetables; 2.790.16 mgHCN/kg to 6.070.16 mgHCN/kg for fruits. While the mean concentration of nitrate and nitrite ranged from 2.640.38 mg/kg to 4.800.56 mg/kg and 0.970.15 mg/kg to 1.970.74 mg/kg respectively for vegetables. The mean concentration of nitrate and nitrite of the fruits is in the range of 14.744.12 mg/kg to 72.7614.51 mg/kg and 0.970.20 mg/kg to 4.860.76 mg/kg respectively. This study highlights the need to study the toxicological implications of chronic low level exposure to cyanide, nitrate and nitrite from vegetables and fruits.
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