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PSYCHOSOCIAL INFLUENCE OF HEARING IMPAIRMENT ON THE INTERPERSONAL BEHAVIOR OF YOUTHS WITH HEARING IMPAIRMENT IN OYO STATE, NIGERIA
Osisanya AYO,Adeniyi Sam OLUFEMI,Udoh Godwin GREGORY
Journal of Special Education and Rehabilitation , 2013, DOI: 10.2478/v10215-011-0031-5
Abstract: Individuals with hearing impairment are confronted with a lot of problems due to the condition of their disability. This has a negative impact on their social and psychological well-being with multiplying effect on their interpersonal relationship. Therefore, this study investigated the psycho-social influence of hearing impairment on interpersonal behavior of youths with hearing loss.MethodologyThe study adopted a survey research design. A sample consisting of 211 participants with hearing loss were purposively selected from the Federal College of Education (Special) Oyo, Nigeria. A questionnaire, part of Psycho-social Competence Scale (PCS), was used for data collection with reliability coefficient of 0.72.ResultsThe findings revealed that hearing impairement affects social interaction of youths with hearing impairment, hearing loss affects emotional well-being of youths with hearing impairment and youths with hearing impairment feel inferior in company of persons without hearing impairment. Based on this, it was recommended that a friendly home environment should be made and youths with hearing impairment should be advised to accept their loss and take it as a challenge that can be used to achieve a better end and the society should have right attitude and beliefs toward youths with hearing impairment.
A Philosophical Evaluation of the Concept of African Freedom  [PDF]
Godwin Okaneme
Open Journal of Philosophy (OJPP) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/ojpp.2013.31A027
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Freedom is a key concept in universal affairs. It is so important in human affairs that individuals, countries and even continents cannot do without it. The term freedom is highly subjective as its meaning may differ from one individual to another. It equally applies to countries and continents. This factor however does not in any way reduce the philosophical importance of the concept of freedom and its critical role in human affairs. This work evaluates the concept of African freedom based on Maduabuchi Dukor’s incisive work on African freedom titled “African freedom: The freedom of philosophy”. The paper takes the strong but painful position that Africa in not really free and gives reasons for this unfortunate scenario. It further discusses the way out of the continent’s quagmire.

Philosophy of Education: A Tool for National Development?  [PDF]
Godwin Abiogu
Open Journal of Philosophy (OJPP) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/ojpp.2014.43040
Abstract:

This paper is an exposition on the theoretical and practical relevance of educational philosophy to national development. It postulated that philosophical ideas have been responsible for shaping the development of societies through the channels of education. Contextually, the concepts of “education”, “philosophy”, and the nexus between philosophy and philosophy of education were articulated. The term “development” was analyzed. The paper examined philosophy of education as a tool in the development of the nation from the perspective of men’s capacity to think more critically and reflectively. Seen also from men’s pursuit for wisdom, the good life, educational policy formulation and the intellectual development of the teacher and the learner in their educational practice, relevant implications and recommendations were proffered based at the end of the paper.

The Libyan Revolution: Philosophical Interpretations  [PDF]
Godwin Okaneme
Open Journal of Philosophy (OJPP) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/ojpp.2015.51004
Abstract: Libya, one of the notable African countries was engulfed in political crisis in February 2011. The protests were targeted towards the draconian rule of one of Africa’s longest reigning despots, Muammar Gaddafi who ruled Libya for forty two years without showing any sign of relinquishing power until the avoidable bloody uprisings eventually claimed his life. This paper chronicles the Libyan revolution and X-rays its philosophical importance. It is of the strong view that the greatest political challenge facing many African countries today (including Libya) is the inability of its political leaders to see politics as an opportunity to render selfless service to the masses through political governance. This singularly accounts for the reason behind so many unfortunate dictatorial tendencies in governance in some of these African countries. The issue of sit-tightism in office as aptly exemplified by Gaddafi is indeed a worrisome development not only to Libya but also to some other African countries that share the same unfortunate and better forgotten political experience with her. The paper strongly believes that the Libyan revolution should indeed serve as a serious warning signal to other African leaders who share Gaddafi’s retrogressive leadership philosophy of holding tenaciously to power to the detriment of their countries and their helpless citizens whom they hold in brazen perpetual political captivity.
Towards a New Philosophy of Language, Culture and Literacy in Nigeria for National Development  [PDF]
Godwin Okaneme
Open Journal of Philosophy (OJPP) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/ojpp.2015.57052
Abstract: Language, culture and literacy are three major components that are necessary for the national development of any country. It is difficult if not impossible to see adequately the functions of language because it is so deeply rooted in the whole of human behavior that it may be suspected that there is little in the functional side of human conscious behaviour in which language does not play a vital part either directly or indirectly. Culture on its part is the sum of the attainments and activities of any specific period, race or people including their implements, handicrafts, agriculture, economics, music, art, religious beliefs, traditions, language and story. Culture is indeed an indispensable part of human conscious existence. Literacy on its part is the ability to read and write. It encompasses a complex set of abilities to understand and use the dominant symbol systems of a culture for personal and community development. This paper critically affirms that the three aforementioned components of language, culture and literacy could be harnessed to ensure national development in the country. It suggests a critical and paradigm shift in the practical use and application of these three major components towards enhanced national development.
Professional Demand of Objectivity and Its Effect on Media Objectivity in Conflict Management in Journalism  [PDF]
Israel Udomisor, Anthony Paul Udoh
Advances in Journalism and Communication (AJC) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/ajc.2015.31001
Abstract: The mass media or the press occupies a central position in the society. It is basically involved in the information, education, and entertainment as well as cultural transmission. The enormity of the functions of the press makes it imperative for a guiding principles or code of ethics which includes objectivity. However, current practices in the media especially as pertains to conflict management negate this ethical standard or code, hence the imperative of this study which seeks to investigate how the media can engage in conflict management without breaching this cherished and longstanding principle. This study is based on the framing analysis theory and the agenda setting theory of communication. Using the documentary or historical survey method in the collection of data, it is observed that the media are naturally attracted to conflict and some journalists or media organisation use their position to fight individual or group battle while others blow some seemingly innocuous issues out of proportion thereby generating conflict in the society. It is also noted that the media sometimes play down, frame or slant some facts to avoid escalation of conflict. All these negate the principle of objectivity. It is therefore recommended that the media should at all times value, uphold and apply objectivity in all its reportage, by separating facts from comments, for effective conflict management. The media should also embrace proactive conflict management approach, peace journalism, investigative journalism and agenda setting for peaceful resolution of conflicts.
Learning Environment as Correlates of Chemistry Students’ Achievement in Secondary Schools in Akwa Ibom State of Nigeria
AO Udoh
African Research Review , 2012,
Abstract: The study aimed at assessing how 13 learning environment variables taken together predict students' achievement in chemistry as well as their relative contribution to the prediction. Two research questions were raised and stratified random sampling technique was used to select 94 chemistry teachers and 600 of their chemistry students for the study. Learning Environment Questionnaire I and II (LEQ) and Chemistry Achievement Test (CAT) were used for data collection and analysed using multiple regression. The results showed that the 13 variables taken together had significant contribution to students' achievement in chemistry and accounted for 77.34% of the variation in students' achievement in chemistry. It was recommended that stakeholders in provision of chemistry education at the secondary school level must consider the eight variables that contributed significantly to achievement seriously during planning and executing chemistry education programmes for optimum achievement of students in chemistry.
Alternative Sources of Funding University Education in Nigeria
AO Udoh
African Research Review , 2008,
Abstract: The aim of the study was to determine how parents, lecturers and university students view some alternative sources of funding university education in Nigeria. Two research questions were raised and stratified random sampling technique was used in selecting 677 parents, 679 students and 309 lecturers for the study. Researcher made questionnaire was used for data collection, which were analysed using percentage and analysis of variance. The results showed that they accepted scholarship, scientific break-through, staff exchange programme, checking fraudulent practices, and loans but rejected commercializing accommodation, payment of tuition fees, graduate tax, tax-relief and commercializing activities on campuses as alternative sources of funding university education. It was recommended that the general economy of the society need to be improved if the society may be at ease to assist in funding university education. African Research Review Vol. 2 (3) 2008: pp. 187-194
Pathogenesis And Morphorlogy Of Tuberculosis
MO Udoh
Benin Journal of Postgraduate Medicine , 2009,
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Bilateral post-traumatic acute extradural hematomas: A report of four cases and review of literature
DO Udoh
Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice , 2012,
Abstract: Bilateral extradural hematomas are rare and follow significant trauma. The mortality is higher than with unilateral single extradural hematomas and postoperative outcome depends on preoperative neurological status.
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