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Production of Biogas from Co-Digestion of Cow Dung, Saw Dust and Maize Husk  [PDF]
Akindele Oyetunde Okewale, Felix Omoruwou, Christiana Edward Anih
Advances in Chemical Engineering and Science (ACES) , 2018, DOI: 10.4236/aces.2018.83008
Abstract: The co-digestion of cow dung, with maize husk for biogas production at laboratory scale was investigated. The study was carried out at a temperature range of??24°C - 30°C and pH range of 5.5 - 6.5 for a period of 60 days with a total solid concentration of 7.4% in the digester sample (fermentation slurry). Water displacement method was used to collect the biogas produced which was subsequently measured. 444.8 mL was the cumulative biogas yield at the end of 60 days retention time in the digester 1, which comprised of cow dung, maize husk, and water. Digester 2, which is made up of sawdust, cow dung, and water produced negligible biogas at the end of 60 days of the experiment. X-RF analysis revealed high presence of elements like silica, aluminium oxides, and aluminium oxides in cow dung, maize husk, and sawdust respectively. The preponderance of alkanes and methyl group inmaize husk makes it to produce biogas compared to saw dust as shown by the Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) that was carried out to identify the various functional groups. The potential of maize husk to produced biogas was also established. The kinetic modeling shows that there was an increase in biogas yield as the retention time increases as depicted by the linear model.
Coag-Flocculation Kinetics of Mucuna sloanei Seed for Phosphorus Removal from Waste Water  [PDF]
Kamoru Akinpelu Babayemi, Okechukwu Dominic Onukwuli, Matthew Chukwudi Menkiti, Akindele Oyetunde Okewale
American Journal of Analytical Chemistry (AJAC) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/ajac.2013.412088

Mucuna sloanei (MS) an environmentally friendly biomass was used as a coagulant for treatment of phosphorus containing waste water. The study evaluates the coag-flocculation efficiency of MS and its functional kinetic parameter response to varying pH and dosage of the waste water effluent. Coag-flocculation reaction order α, coag-flocculation rate constant K, and coagulation period τ1/2 were determined. The maximum coag-flocculation performance (97.4%) is recorded at rate constant, K of 1.24 × 10-4 l/mg·min, dosage of 400 mg/l, pH of 8 and coagulation period τ1/2 of 0.100 min while the minimum (61%) is recorded at K of 3 ×

Exploring Factors Influencing Recruitment and Retention of Nurses in Lagos State, Nigeria within Year 2008 and 2012  [PDF]
Modupe O. Oyetunde, Olabisi O. Ayeni
Open Journal of Nursing (OJN) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/ojn.2014.48062

Objective: To explore the factors influencing recruitment and retention of nurses in Lagos State Hospitals. Background: Despite the perceived efforts made by Hospitals Management in Lagos State to recruit and retain nurses, there is still inadequate number of nurses to match the demand of care needed by patients in the hospitals. Methods: The descriptive study utilized mixed methods to gather data. It consisted of 330 consented and randomly selected nurses for the survey and 14 purposively selected nurse leaders and Director for the interview. The instruments were pretested questionnaire, semi-structured interview guide and existing records. Result: The study revealed that all health institutions in Lagos State were aware of the standard procedures of recruitment of nurses, but often engages in replacement rather than proper recruitment. Most of the Nursing leadership positions in Lagos State were vacant. More than half (68.2%) of the nurse respondents were not sure if they would still be working in their health institution in the next five years. It was revealed that the turnover rate of nurses in the State Health institutions was higher than the Federal health institutions in Nigeria. Conclusion: Increment in salary and allowances rated the best influence on recruitment and retention of nurses in Lagos State. Lack of nursing leadership; sense of job security and work environment were the major factors influencing recruitment and retention of nurses. There is need for adequate human resource planning; increased efforts and formulation of policies that will improve recruitment and retention of nurses in Lagos State of Nigeria.

Factors Influencing Practice of Patient Education among Nurses at the University College Hospital, Ibadan  [PDF]
Modupe Olusola Oyetunde, Atinuke Janet Akinmeye
Open Journal of Nursing (OJN) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/ojn.2015.55053
Abstract: Patient education is the process of influencing patient behaviour and producing the changes in knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary to maintain or improve health. Health education may be general preventive, health promotion or diseases specific education. With an education system in place, patients will be satisfied with care, patients will be healthier, and will seek medical services less frequently. There is little or no documentation on the practice of patient education at the University College Hospital, Ibadan. The aim of this descriptive study was to explore factors influencing the practice of patient education among nurses at the University College Hospital, Ibadan. Stratified and simple random sampling techniques were used in selecting 200 nurses at the University College Hospital Ibadan. A self-designed questionnaire was used to collect data. Statistical package for social sciences version 15 (SPSS 15) was used in analysing data. The study revealed that the knowledge and practice of patient education among the nurses in University College Hospital was high and the knowledge was found to be significantly associated with its practice (X2 = 7.89, p = 0.017). The working experience of nurses does not determine whether they practice patient education or not. Almost all the respondents (70% - 90%) in this study affirmed that the nurses’ experiences, cultural barriers, work place culture, lack of time, heavy workload, insufficient staffing, and the complexity of patients’ condition were important factors that influenced the practice of patient education. In conclusion, nurses at the University College Hospital have good knowledge and positive attitude towards patient education but could not practice effectively. A more critical approach in addressing heavy workload, insufficient staffing, among others is needed to improve patient education. Further studies should be carried out on developing nurses’ roles as patient educators.
Design of Pilot Plant Packed Column for the Dehydration of Water from Ethanol-Water Mixtures  [PDF]
A. O. Okewale, P. K. Igbokwe, K. A. Babayemi
Advances in Chemical Engineering and Science (ACES) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/aces.2015.52016
Abstract: This use of biomass-based adsorbent has been explored for the column study of the adsorptive dehydration of water in ethanol-water mixtures. The column study was carried out using enzyme modified corn starch and the breakthrough curve parameters were used to design the packed bed column. The effect of flow rate on the breakthrough curves revealed that adsorption efficiency decreased with increased inflow rate. The empty bed contact time (τ) of the pilot plant packed column was 35.35 min while the breakthrough time is 40.78 min. 66.7% was the fraction of capacity left unused for the pilot plant from the design.
The Teacher as a Resource in the Planning and Implementation of Primary English Classes
Alabi, Amos Oyetunde
Pakistan Journal of Social Sciences , 2012,
Abstract: The study examines the role of the teacher as a significant resource in the planning and implementation of primary english instructions. The study highlights the need for adequate preparation (planning) on the part of the teacher as a condition for successful delivery of the subject matter to the pupils. The teacher should know far above the pupils. He should adopt appropriate methods in the teaching of different topics of the language. His disposition to the pupils and to the teaching should be favourable and should manage the class effectively. His use of the Language and use of teaching aids should be perfect. For the teacher to be an effective resource in planning and implementation of instruction he has to among many other things be studious and he should keep on learning.
School Size and Facilities as Correlates of Junior Secondary School Student s Performance in Oyo State, Nigeria
Alabi,Amos Oyetunde
Pakistan Journal of Social Sciences , 2012,
Abstract: This study investigated school size and facilities as correlates of junior secondary student s academic performance in Oyo state, Nigeria. An ex-post-facto descriptive survey stra .. research design was adopted stratified random sampling technique was used to select 53 out of the 304 public secondary schools in Oyo state. A total of 371 respondents made up of 318 teachers and 53 principals were involved as samples for the study. Two instruments used were: principals participating questionnaire and Teachers Participating Questionnaire (TPQ). The data collected were subjected to multiple regression analysis. The study found that the two independent variables (school size and facilities) contributed 52.27% (R2 = 0.5227) and 59.6% (R2 = 0.5967), respectively to the variances of junior secondary school student s academic performance. Two of the variables of school size and six of the variables of facilities have significant (p<0.05) contributions to the explanation of junior secondary school student s performance. Based on the finding of this study, it was recommended that more buildings should be provided in the secondary schools. The dilapidated ones be renovated and the damaged furniture be repaired to provide accommodation and conducive learning environment for better performance of students.
Perception of Patients and Other Health Care Professionals about Nurses at the University College Hospital, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria  [PDF]
Modupe O. Oyetunde, Ononaiwu M. Kelechi, Mary O. Oyediran
Open Journal of Nursing (OJN) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/ojn.2014.413101
Objective: To explore the perception of patients and other health care professionals about the attitude and behavior of nurses working at the University College Hospital Ibadan Oyo State. Background: Observation has shown that despite the efforts nurses put into carrying out their duties, the acknowledgement of a job well done from co-professionals and patients still leaves much to be desired. Could this be due to impressions formed about nurses? Hence, this study attempts to explore the perception of patients and other health care professionals about nurses. Methods: Two hundred (200) consented respondents were randomly selected for this study. This consists of 165 patients and 35 doctors representing other health care professionals. Data were collected through a pretested questionnaire. Analysis was done by using SPSS version 16.0. Result: Results showed that 68% of patients and 58% of doctors perceived that nurses were competent. About 75% of patients and 54% of doctors agreed that the nurses had adequate skills. Patients (70%) and doctors (49%) agreed that the nurses had a positive attitude towards work. About 74% of patients and 59% of doctors agreed to the fact that the nurses maintained a professional demeanor. Findings also showed that patients rated the nurses higher than the doctors did. A significant difference was found between the perception of patients and doctors about the communication skills of nurses (t = 2.423; df = 198; p = 0.016). Conclusion: The study shows relative satisfaction with the quality of nurse’s work, perceptions of people about their attitudes and behaviors. Nurses could improve on how they relate with other health care providers to achieve positive patient care outcomes.
Teacher-Related Factors in Educational Crises: The Way Forward in Nigeria’s Case
Ige Akindele, M.
International Journal of Education , 2012, DOI: 10.5296/ije.v4i4.2953
Abstract: That educational system in Nigeria is plagued by crises cannot be doubted. The system has often been criticized for its glaring failure, particularly in ensuring the turnaround of the country which has been the basis for the commitment of financial, human, and material resources to it by government and private sector in the society. It is pertinent to note that many among the educational crises centre round teachers. Many are even arguing that removing teacher related factors from educational crises in Nigeria, the crises are half-solved. In this paper, issues of inadequacy of teachers; low quality teachers; and other aspects of educational crises that relate to teachers were examined. In view of the negative effects of the crises on the educational system, tackling them and moving education forward in the country are imperative in this 21st century. Achieving this feat however calls for the recruitment of additional qualified teachers, motivation, training, re-training, proper monitoring, as well as effective discipline of teachers, among others, as recommended in the latter part of the paper.
Sesotho Address Forms
Akindele, Dele Femi
Linguistik Online , 2008,
Abstract: Address forms constitute an integral part of Basotho sociolinguistic etiquette. They are regarded as a kind of emotional capital that may be invested in putting others at ease. They are indicators of deference, politeness and markers of social distance. (Fasold 1990, Akindele 1990, 1991, 1993) This paper examines the address forms used by the Basotho people. It analyzes and discusses the various types and the factors determining their use. The discussion of address forms in Sesotho focuses on First Name, Title plus First Name, Title plus Last Name, Nickname, Multiple Names, and Teknonym. Drawing data from semi-literate and literate urban and rural population of Maseru district of Lesotho, it was found that the commonest form of address used by the Basotho people is title plus first name. e.g. ntate Thabo (father Thabo), 'm'e Puleng (mother Puleng), ausi Maneo (sister Maneo), abuti Mahao (brother Mahao). It is used by close relations, associates, and familiar people in both formal and informal situations.
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