Economic Significance and benefits of Mare festival to the Community of Idanre, Ondo State (Published)
Festivals are celebrations of important events that showcase the rich cultural heritage of the people in a particular community. This study is hinged on the need to explore significance, impacts and benefits of Mare Festival to the host communities of Idanre in Ondo-State, Nigeria. Data collection was through administration of structured questionnaires to 200 respondents and Key Informant Interview with the purposively selected Staff of Ondo State Ministry of Culture and Tourism; and High Chief Soore of Idanre. Data was analyzed using SPSS 21 and presented descriptively in form of tables and figures. Thematic analysis of the qualitative data collected through interview was carried out. Greater percentage of the participants are in the age range of 20-39 (65%) and male (55.5%)/ Mare festival has cultural (52%), social (56%) and historic (48.5%) significance as expressed by the respondents. Mare festival has impacted the respondents positively (67%) through additional sales of goods and services (64.5%). This study recommends collaboration and partnership with other relevant organisations in celebrating this event. The need for improved infrastructure facilities and incorporating cultural attributes if people of Idanre in Mare festival are emphasized.
Partnership between Technical Institutions and the Engineering Industry in Addressing Manpower Needs of the Labour Market in Tanzania (Published)
The issue of mismatch between technical education graduates’ skills and labour market demands has been an important discourse in Tanzania as in other developing countries, with employers expressing their concern about poor quality of graduates. Strong partnership between training institutions and employers is considered a vital factor to make training respond to the labour market demands. The study has revealed existence of weak partnership working between technical institutions offering engineering programmes and employers of engineering graduates in terms of collaboration in determining training needs, curriculum development, students’ and teachers’ internships and resource collaboration (finance, human resource, learning facilities). It is therefore recommended to establish strong partnership working to enable technical institutions produce qualified graduates for the labour market.
The reality of the partnerships between the family and the school in the Northern Ghore Directorate and the most important mechanisms proposed for development from principals’ point of view (Published)
The study aimed to know the reality of the partnerships between the family and the school in the Directorate of the northern Ghore , and the obstacles that prevent its effectiveness, and to present the most important mechanisms proposed for its development, from the point of view of the principals, the sample was randomly selected and made up of (58) directors, and used the study The descriptive analytical approach through the resolution which included (40) paragraph divided in three axes, and the study showed that the reality of the partnerships between the family and the school in the Directorate of the northern Ghore came to a moderate degree, because there are many obstacles that limit its effectiveness’s , most notably: poor role In emphasizing the importance of the partnership between the school and the family, and the weak training programs needed to deal with the family, the results of the study indicated that the most important mechanisms proposed for the development of the partnership between the family and the school: providing the family with periodic reports about their children’s school levels, activating the communication Between the family and the school through meetings and contacts, and creating an administrative function at the school centered on the activation of partnership and coordination with the family.
Institutional partnership is gaining prominence globally so that resources can be shared and utilized profitably. The Office Technology and Management program as in the Nigerian Polytechnics, Colleges of Education and Universities requires huge facilities and infrastructure to implement which government is unable to sufficiently provide due to dwindling economy. On the other hand schools management may not prioritize their needs. The partnership factor is quite germane because industry needs for professionals, manpower and research keep changing rapidly. It becomes pertinent for managers of the program to parley with the appropriate stakeholders including: professional bodies, companies, other schools, hence every potential is fully harnessed. It will require a clear cut pattern of relationship to specify the input, out come and areas of future improvement.
The Preference of Limited Liability Companies over Partnership and Unlimited Companies in Business Management: The Deciding Considerations (Published)
A limited liability company acquires a corporate personality status from the date of its incorporation with the power to have a name of its own, to sue and be sued amongst other things. This connotes that the company becomes a distinct person from the owners or members of the company. The liabilities of members are limited only to the amount of unpaid shares taken by them in times of winding-up. The article discusses the preference of incorporated companies over partnership and unlimited companies
PARTNERSHIP APPROACH: A STRATEGY TO SOLVING URBAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS IN LAFIA TOWN, NIGERIA (Published)
The environment is increasingly characterized in terms of a crisis situation. The unique and complex characteristics of the environment entail social, political, and economic implications in its management. This paper describes the responsibilities of urban management institutions toward an efficient management of the environment in accordance with the constitution and national policies on the environment, but in practice, their operations are limited due to weak finances and little expertise in environmental management. Therefore, the community seems to have taken over the management of their environment in terms of water supply and sanitation service in a disorderly manner. The paper highlights the current state of these services and their institutional framework in Lafia town, and calls for a partnership approach in managing these urban problems. The paper also evaluates existing partnership strategy in line with good governance norms and the challenges in Lafia town. This paper finally recommends ways of addressing the challenges.
BUILDING A WORKER CRAFT WOOD INDUSTRY THROUGH THE INSTITUTIONAL PARTNERSHIP PATTERN OF AGRIBUSINESS CLUSTER OF WOOD AFFAIRS (Published)
The development of industry plantation forestry (FTI) having done in Indonesia has shown the real result but also has some problem. It is not only management of plantation forestry that also gives the success. The group of society has been directed to produce the wood and the group of industry community in wood handicraft which initially when the activity is done individually it has not organization to build the wood factory for investment and to make the institution so he owner of capital is easy to have the partnership to build the wood factory with industry plantation forestry timer as raw materials. Involvement in the factory is expected directly or indirectly to help and need a technical counseling. The group of society and other wood craft can be supported to make cooperation in wood business.