Tag Archives: Performance

Covid-19 Related Stressors and Performance: The Case of Lebanese Employees During the Pandemic (Published)

In the aftermath of Covid-19 and the national lockdown, various firms and companies were obliged to operate remotely from work. This provided several challenges and opportunities to both employees and employers. The reason for carrying this study goes to this new stressful and challenging subject that took over the globe. In this study, the results for the effect of job stress related to the Covid-19 pandemic and employees’ performance in Lebanon will be discussed. The effect of the three main independent stress building factors were measured that includes: perception of safety, job insecurity, and financial loss, which in return reflect on the dependent variable or factor: employees’ performance in Lebanon. The measurement of inferences of these independent job stressors was accomplished by a Google-form survey, with a structured questionnaire. SPSS was the appropriate procedure used to make the inferences of the outcome. The revelation of the analysis depicts that there was no relationship between the perception of safety and the employees’ performance while there was a significance relationship between job insecurity, financial loss, and performance. The study shows and indicates that to reduce the stress and enhance the performance of employees, wherever possible, specifically during a crisis, working operations need to be organized by employers.

Keywords: Employee Performance, Performance, Work Stress, financial loss, job insecurity, perception of safety

The Quest for Better Pedagogical and Boosting Learning Outcomes in Mathematics Education: The Enhanced Collaborative Strategy Paradigm (Published)

The study investigated the effects of enhanced collaborative teaching strategy on senior secondary school students’ learning outcomes in Mathematics in Ekiti State, Nigeria. The research determined the extent to which the application of teaching strategies enhanced better performance in and attitude of students to Mathematics. The study compared the outcomes of the effects of a teaching strategy on students with another set of students that were taught conventionally. The study adopted the quasi-experimental research design of the pre-test, post-test control group design. The population comprised all Senior Secondary Class II students in public secondary schools in Ekiti State. The sample consisted of 117 Senior Secondary School students purposively selected. Two null hypotheses were generated. The instruments used to collect data were Mathematics Performance Test (MPT) and Students’ Attitude Towards Mathematics Questionnaire (SATMQ). Hypotheses were tested at 0.05 level of significance and analysed using Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA).The results of the study showed that there was significant difference between the pre-test and post-test mean scores of the students in the experimental group, while the pre-test and post-test mean scores of the control group showed less significant difference. It was found that there was significant difference in the post-test of the experimental and control group. The results showed that enhanced collaborative strategy improved students’ performance in Mathematics and changed students’ attitude towards Mathematics. Enhanced collaborative strategy was found to be highly effective in improving students’ behaviour during Mathematics classes. Based on the findings of the study, it was recommended that Mathematics teachers should encourage their students to work collaboratively. Teachers should be encouraged to use enhanced collaborative strategy during classroom interaction.

Keywords: Control, Mathematics, Performance, attitude, enhanced collaborative, experimental

Effect of Parental Unemployment on Academic Performance of Secondary School Students in Nigeria (Published)

This paper examines the effect of parental unemployment on academic performance of secondary school students. Thus, the efficacy of parental unemployment   is perilous social problem which contributed to the inability of many parents to caring for their children   education. However, the challenges of unemployed parents contributed to the high rate of step—down many students in secondary education. Consequently, there some factors which contributes to unemployed parents in country such as shortage of industries, inexperience of people, unskilled labour and unavailable of firms. Moreover, thousands of embody men and women are unemployed in Nigeria. However they are seeking for employment opportunities, but the job is not available for them that was the reason    many parents are jobless and they cannot provide   their  childern education pre-requisite, while some parents  are not ready to work that is reason they are jobless and find it cumbersome to care for their  children education. Presently, thousands of secondary school students involved various bad activities such prostitution, Yahoo, kidnapping, stealing, and other relevant offences in our country, because of inability of their   parents to  send them  to   secondary  education . Yet, unemployment cause high rate of poverty which affected many patents in thirty- six states of federation includes Abuja  the federal  capital of Nigeria. However, the rate of drop out increasing daily basis because their parents could not perform their responsibility as parenting who have devoted to caring for their children education.  Moreover, the population of unemployed parents is too high in Nigeria .

Keywords: Academic, Education, Parenting, Performance, Poverty, School, Secondary, Unemployed, Unemployment, parent

Social Media; Negative Effect on Academic Performance of Secondary School Students In Nigeria (Published)

Citation: Adeniyi   Adewale   Ojo  (2022) Social   Media; Negative   Effect   on Academic Performance of Secondary School Students   In   Nigeria, British Journal of Education, Vol.10, Issue 3, pp., 126-131

Abstract: Obviously, it is common among the secondary school students in Nigeria that they lure of using social media as mode of communication and interaction among themselves. However, these social media such as Facebook, and Twitter and so on are using negatively and inappropriate to the levels in which they cannot benefit from it. In addition, many students of secondary schools in Nigeria today acquired antisocial behaviours such as fraudulent habit  and other bad characters which peculiar in social media  while  thousands  the of students in our country   podcasting their reading culture because   they are spending  much  time on the social media. Similarly, social media affect the reading culture of many secondary students in Nigeria because they prefer to spend many hours on the social media than to read their books.  Yet,  the incident of yahoo  rampant in rural , urban  and Riverine  area  in  Nigeria while teenagers  believe that it is  short cut  for them to become millions over night . Meanwhile , this  has been  generated to  famous  calamity  among  secondary  school  students in our  country.  

Keywords: Academic, Culture, Negative effect, Performance, School, Social media, Students, Teenagers, anti- social, behaviours

Effect of Brain-Based Strategy on Senior Secondary School Students’ Performance in Mathematics in Ekiti State (Published)

The study examined the effect of brain-based strategy on senior secondary school students’ performance in Mathematics in Ekiti State. The study adopted the quasi-experimental of pre-test, post-test design. The population for the study consisted of all the Senior Secondary School three (S.S.S. II) students in all public Secondary Schools in Ekiti State, Nigeria. The sample consisted of 181 S.S.S. II found in intact classes of the four schools that were selected for the study through multistage sampling procedure. Mathematical Based Performance Test (MBPT) was used to collect the needed data for this study. The instrument consisted of 50 items to examine the performance of students in Mathematics. The experimental procedure for the study was in three stages: the pre-treatment stage (one week), the treatment stage (ten weeks) and the post-treatment stage (one week). The data collected were analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics. It was revealed that brain-based strategy was more effective and reliable than the conventional method. It was recommended among others that brain-based strategy should be adopted as a means of instruction during Mathematics class. This will enable Mathematics teachers to pay more attention to individual students in teaching-learning process.

Keywords: Mathematics, Performance, Students, brain-based

Intellectual Capital Performance of non-finance firms in Nigeria (Published)

The study investigates intellectual capital performance in Nigeria drawing samples from listed non-finance firms on the floor of the Nigerian Exchange Group market. While performance proxied by return on asset is the dependent variable, the independent variables adopted for this study includes structural capital efficiency, capital employed efficiency, human capital efficiency and value-added intellectual capital coefficient. Furthermore, in line with related extant literature, we employed the variable of leverage to control our model. The econometric techniques adopted in this study are the panel fixed and Random effect regression techniques. The empirical result of this study leads to the conclusion that out of the four independent variables adopted in this study, only the variable of human capital efficiency insignificantly affect performance of listed non-finance firms in Nigeria. However, we conclude that structural capital efficiency, capital employed efficiency and value-added intellectual coefficient significantly improve firm performance. On the bases of these findings, we recommend that managers should place great emphasis on structural capital. They need to invest more in its human capital instruments through continuous learning and training. We recommend that managers should provide more towards proper training of employees and ensure that the right persons are selected for the job.

Citation: Aluwong Dogara Blessed  (2022) Intellectual Capital Performance of non-finance firms in Nigeria, European Journal of Business and Innovation Research, Vol.10, No.1, pp. 1-17

 

Keywords: Intellectual Capital, Nigeria, Performance, non-finance firms

Farmers Response on Agricultural Service Delivery in New Federal System of Nepal (Published)

The objectives of the study were to assess the farmer’s satisfaction with agricultural services and the local government’s performance in delivery of agricultural services under the new federal system of Nepal. The responses of 300 farming households covering three local levels (100 farming households from each municipality) were collected during 2019 and 2020 to analyse responses. Based on the information obtained, a relative importance index (RII) was developed by using 16 parameters that were considered as performance variables in a Likert-type scale. Results showed that about one tenth of the respondents were highly satisfied; about two fifth were satisfied, and nearly half of the respondents were moderately satisfied with the agricultural services at local level. The RII analysis revealed that local governments are effective in providing agricultural services that are relevant to the farmers resulting in increased access to services along with implementation of agricultural related activities. Other positive changes include the timeliness of service delivery by the local level governments, which have also become more accountable in terms of service delivery. On the other hand, the respondents have felt lower levels of agreement related to the capacity of the local staff, the institutional mechanisms, and participatory planning and financial resource allocation for agricultural services. Thus, from a policy perspective, the findings suggest there is a strong need for strengthening local staff capacities, the formulation of appropriate policies, and the establishment of institutional mechanisms to ensure farmer’s participation at the local level planning process, and the prioritization of resource allocation to the agriculture sector to achieve improved agricultural service delivery and greater farmer satisfaction.

Citation:Bishnu Kumar Bishwakarma, Bishnu Raj Upreti, Durga Devkota and Naba Raj Devkota (2022) Farmers Response on Agricultural Service Delivery in New Federal System of Nepal, International Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development Studies, Vol.9, No.1, pp.1-18

 

Keywords: Access, Capacities, Governance, Performance, Relative Importance Index, federal

Implications of Employee Participation in Decision Making for the Performance of Local Government Administration in Nigeria: A survey of selected local governments in Enugu state (Published)

The paper is on the Implications of employee participation in decision making for the performance of local government administration in Nigeria. Three local governments in Enugu state were selected for the study. The paper is an empirical research using survey design approach with a population of 1972 drawn from Enugu East (526), Enugu North (746), and Enugu South (649) local government areas. A sample size of 331 employees was used. The instruments used for data generation was structured questionnaire and frequencies and percentages were used for analysis. The findings of the study include that employees’ participation significantly increases the quality of service delivery, reduces work error, increases job satisfaction, enhances better policy implementation, and better directs employees’ efforts towards organizational goals. Challenges facing employees’ participation include assumed poor knowledge and skill of employees; lack of trust of employees by top management that limit their participatory space; management unwillingness to share information with junior staff; and the traditional top-down decision making approach to management.

Keywords: Decision Making, Employees, Implementation, Local government Administration, Participation, Performance

Top Management Commitment and Sales Force Performance of Beverage Manufacturing Companies in Nigeria (Published)

This study was designed to examine the influence of top management commitment on salesforce performance in selected beverage manufacturing firms in Nigeria. The study population was 151 and made up of all persons that are involved in sales of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages manufactured in Nigeria. The major instrument for data collection was the questionnaire. The proxies for top management commitment were leadership, management involvement, management support and resource allocation. The instrument was administered to every member of the population out of which 142 copies of the questionnaire were completed and returned in useable form. Data collected were analyzed using percentage analysis and hypotheses formulated were tested using the multiple regression analysis. Findings from the study revealed that there is significant relationship between the top management variables (i.e. leadership, management involvement, management support and resource allocation) and salesforce performance. Based on the findings, it was concluded that top management commitment influences salesforce performance in the beverage manufacturing companies in Nigeria. Consequently, it is recommended, among other things, that top management should show leadership by driving improvement that will enhance sales through the performance of the sales team. Also, they should allow team members’ input into decision making on issues concerning sales.

Citation: Ini Smart Udoh, Andrew Amuamuziam Okwudu and Uduak E. Joseph (2022) Top Management Commitment and Sales Force Performance of Beverage Manufacturing Companies in Nigeria,International Journal of Business and Management Review, Vol.10, No.1, pp.1-12

 

 

 

Keywords: Leadership, Management, Performance, Resource Allocation, involvement, salesforce, support

Examining Second Language Written Output: A Case Study of a Saudi University Masters EFL Students (Published)

The researcher used a qualitatively oriented methodology to examine the written performance of sixteen MA students majoring in English as a Foreign Language (EFL) in the MA Program at one of the recently established universities in Saudi Arabia. Students’ final exams were thoroughly analyzed for the syntactic structures used in the students’ writing. The sampling process was selective and purposeful in that it was comprised of four outstanding and four poor performances drawn from a total of sixteen students’ exam results. Deviated structures, together with the correct ones, were analyzed and described with the aim of mapping common issues in writing performance at a targeted university. Two major sources of unacceptable writing performance included a lack of knowledge of the target language, together with the influence of the students’ mother tongue. Additionally, diagnosing a remedy for the deviated forms was proposed. More reinforcement and support for those who were successful was also recommended.

Citation:Mohammad Ali AlGhamdi( 2021) Examining Second Language Written Output: A Case Study of a Saudi University Masters EFL Students, International Journal of English Language and Linguistics Research, Vol.9, No 8, pp.30-40

Keywords: EFL, Higher Education, Performance, writing

Examining Effect of Audit Committee Attributes on Firm Performance: Evidence from listed Food and Beverages Firms in Nigeria (Published)

Persistent material misstatements in financial statements and subsequent loss of stakeholder’s confidence on credibility of reported information necessitated the establishment of statutory audit committee by corporate governance ethic of most countries including Nigeria. This paper examined effect of different audit committee attributes on performance of firms listed in the food and beverage industries in Nigeria Stock Exchange. Audit committee independence, audit committee financial expertise and audit committee meeting are proxy for measuring audit committee attributes while financial performance was measured with Earning Per Share (EPS). Ex-post facto research design was adopted and secondary data were collected from annual reports of selected firms spanning eight years from 2011 to 2018. The population of this study constitute of all firms listed under the food and beverages sector in Nigeria stock exchange which are twenty-one (21) firms as at December 31st, 2018. The study purposively selected fourteen (14) firms based on the availability of their annual reports. Data were analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics. Descriptive statistics and inferential statistics was conducted. Analyses revealed that:  audit committee independence and audit committee expertise has positive but insignificant effect on firm performance measured with EPS, while audit committee meeting exhibit positive and significant effect on EPS of listed food and beverages firms in Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE). Based on the findings, this study therefore recommended that firm should sustain frequencies of audit committee meetings, so as to ensure that the committee has enough time to take decisions that are efficient and effective in enhancing better firm performance. This study also recommends that regulatory bodies should ensure that audit committee are made more effective by ensuring that members includes independent non-executive directors and also ensure that more members with financial expertise especially accounting expertise be drafted into the audit committee to improve performance of firms.

Citation: Osevwe-Okoroyibo, E. E. and Emeka-Nwokeji, N. A (2021)  Examining Effect of Audit Committee Attributes on Firm Performance: Evidence from listed Food and Beverages Firms in Nigeria, European Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance Research, Vol.9, No. 8, pp.26-43,

Keywords: Audit, Performance, audit committee characteristics, audit independence, audit meeting, financial expertise

Behavioral Anchored Rating Scale and 360 Degrees: Performance Appraisal Strategies for Achievement in Healthcare Facility (Published)

The central concept of the study was achievement in terms of employee engagement, teamwork and time management. The objectives were, to investigate the effects of 360 degree appraisal and behavioral anchored rating scale on achievement. The target population was 206. Stratified random sample was used to select a sample size of 60 respondents. Data was collected using questionnaires and analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics with the aid of statistical package for social science. The findings revealed that behavioral anchored rating scale and 360 degree appraisal had a positive and significant effect on achievement. The study concluded that appraised employees accomplish targets, set goals and organization good at time management hence achievement. Employee performance depends on level of management and 360 degree evaluation and behavioral anchored rating techniques. The healthcare facilities should appraise employees periodically, review, revise and align performance appraisal strategies towards achievement of goals and objectives.  It is also recommended that feedback mechanism be reviewed, simplified and improved to reflect prevailing performance levels in the organization.

Citation: Keter Leonard Kiplangat, and Kipkorir Sitienei Chris Simon (2021)Behavioral Anchored Rating Scale and 360 Degrees:  Performance Appraisal Strategies for Achievement in Healthcare Facility, International Journal of Business and Management Review, Vol.9, No.5, pp.1-21

 

 

Keywords: Achievement, Healthcare, Performance, Strategies.

Schools- Based Assessment: A Case Study of Selected Public Junior Secondary Schools (Published)

This study examined the relevance of schools based assessment: A case study of selected public junior secondary schools in Ikpoba – Okha   Local Government Area. The study also sought to examine the relevance of using school assessment as a strategy for the evaluation of teaching and learning specifically. Three research questions were raised to guide the study. The study adopted the descriptive survey research design. The population comprised the teachers in the 24 public junior secondary schools in Ikpoba – Okha   Local Government area of Edo State. The simple random sampling method was used to select the sample. Sixty questionnaires were administered and the entire questionnaires were returned and analyzed using mean and standard deviation. The results revealed that teachers have a good perception of school-based assessment, and their application was to a low degree. Based on the findings, it was recommended among others that teachers should apply various assessment techniques in teaching of any subjects. School authorities should make it compulsory that all schools must be involved in school-based assessment; and teachers should be encouraged to employ varieties of evaluation instruments in the assessments of students.

Imasuen Kennedy1 and  I.F. Iyamu (2021) Schools- Based Assessment: A Case Study of Selected Public Junior Secondary Schools, British Journal of Education, Vol. 9, Issue 11, pp.32-43

 

Keywords: Assessment, Curriculum, Performance, School-based assessment, assessment techniques

Effect of Covid-19 Lockdown on Human Resource Performance on Deposit Money Banks in Yola Metropolis (Published)

The corona virus pandemic is a global challenge that adversely affected the human race in almost all strata of life especially the economic sector. It is therefore in light of the above that this study examines the effect of Covid-19 lockdown on human resources performance on deposit money banks in Nigeria with particular reference to Yola metropolis. The study adopted dual research method where survey and in-depth interview were deployed to retrieved data from the sampled population which comprises of employees and management staff of various banks in Yola metropolis. Findings of the study revealed that the Covid-19 lockdown adversely and enormously affected the operations of money deposit banks especially in the area of human resource performance as all banks were either partially or totally shutdown during the lockdown. It was also found that panic and incessant fear of the unknown affected the employees from discharging their duties even when the lockdown was lifted. The study recommended among other things that is the need for effective communication in organizations during time of uncertainty such as the outbreak of the corona virus in order to minimize or eliminate fear among employees because it has the potency to deter their performance. Furthermore, there is the need for organizations to always strategize on how to motivate and retain their employees during uncertainties times’ especially economic tumult.

Keywords: COVID-19, Effect, Human Resources, Performance, lockdown

Competence and Performance of Agricultural Extension Agents in Increasing Pig Farmers’ Performance in Timor-Leste (Published)

This research aims to identify the competence and performance of agricultural extension workers to improve the performance of pig farmers and analyze the factors that affect the competence and performance of agricultural extension workers in Timor-Leste. The research started from January to October 2019 in seven districts in Timor-Leste. Total respondents in this research consisted of 135 agricultural extension workers using simple random sampling and 340 pig farmers determined by the purposive sampling method. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics to identify the characteristics of agricultural extensions and Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) analysis to determine the influence between variables and their supporting factors. The results showed that the characteristics of the extensions (t = 2.69; α = 0.05), competence (t = 3.11; α = 0.05), the motivation (t = 2.11; α = 0.05), and self-reliance, (t = 2.51; α = 0.05) had a significant effect on agricultural extensions’ performance. Characteristics of the extensions (t = 0.35, α = 0.05), competence (t = 0.35; α = 0.05), motivation (t = 0.35, α = 0.05), and self-reliance (t = 0.35, α = 0.05) has an indirect effect on pig farmers’ performance. Meanwhile, agricultural extension performance directly affects farmers’ performance (t=3.74, =0.05). This research concluded that the competence and performance of the agricultural extensions affected pig farmers’ performance in Timor-Leste.

Citation:Joao Americo, I Nyman Suparta, Ni Wayan Tatik Inggriati, Budi Rahayu Tanama Putri (2021) Competence and Performance of Agricultural Extension Agents in Increasing Pig Farmers’ Performance in Timor-Leste, International Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development Studies, Vol.8, No.5, pp.17-28

Keywords: Competence, Performance, extension, pig farmers

Effect of Jigsaw 1 Jigsaw 1 Cooperative-Learning Strategy on Academic Performance in Basic Science among Students in Makurdi, Benue State, Nigeria (Published)

The aim of this study was to determine the effect of Jigsaw 1 Jigsaw 1 Cooperative-Learning Strategy on academic Performance among students in Makurdi, Nigeria. The research design used for this study was quasi-experimental design of non-equivalent group involving pretest and posttest. The population of this study was 1,677 (1,000 males and 677 females) Upper Basic II students for 2018/2019 academic session. Sample size of 63 (38 males and 25 females) students were randomly selected using a simple random sampling technique. The instrument for data collection was Basic Science Academic Performance Test (BSAPT). The instrument was adapted and validated by four experts. The Pearson-Product Moment Correlation Coefficient was used to determine the reliability coefficient of BSAPT. The reliability coefficient found was 0.81. Two research questions were raised and two null hypotheses were tested. Descriptive statistics of mean and standard deviation were used for answering the research questions. Inferential statistics of independent t-test was used to test the hypotheses at p 0.05 level of significance. The experimental group (EG) was exposed to Jigsaw 1 Jigsaw 1 Cooperative-Learning Strategy while the control group was exposed to Lecture Method. The findings among others revealed that: there was significant difference between the mean academic performance scores of students’ taught Basic science using Jigsaw 1 Jigsaw 1 Cooperative-Learning Strategy and those taught using Lecture Method in favour of the students taught using Jigsaw 1 Jigsaw 1 Cooperative-Learning Strategy. Also, there was no significant difference between the mean academic performance scores of male and female students taught Basic Science using Jigsaw 1 Jigsaw 1 Cooperative-Learning Strategy. It was therefore recommended among others that Jigsaw 1 Jigsaw 1 Cooperative-Learning Strategy should be used to teach students irrespective of gender.

Citation: Tofi Msuur; Usman Alhaji Isah and Lakpini Mary Asibi (2021) Effect of Jigsaw 1 Jigsaw 1 Cooperative-Learning Strategy on Academic Performance in Basic Science among Students in Makurdi, Benue State, Nigeria, British Journal of Education, Vol. 9, Issue 10, pp.32-42

 

 

Keywords: Basic Science, Gender, Performance, Science, cooperative-learning-strategy, jigsaw 1 model

Queuing System and Performance of Guaranty Trust Bank Nigeria Plc, Ekpoma, Edo State (Published)

The broad objective of this paper is to determine the effect of queuing system analysis on performance of Guaranty Trust Bank Nigeria Plc, Ekpoma, Edo state. Specifically, this paper seeks to examine the effect of system (facility) utilization rate on competitive advantage of the focused institution. The study was anchored on resource base theory propounded by Robert Grant (1996). Survey design was used, a population of 1,129 which emanated from the service rate of a five- day study was used for the study, the data was analyzed using tables, bar charts and tora soft- ware version 1.00. Findings revealed that facility (system) utilization impacts the competitive position of Guaranty Trust Bank Nigeria Plc. Ekpoma since (Rho/c) value = 0.435, (Mu) value = 15.05 and (Ws) value = 0.07. The study concludes that an analysis of the queuing system of the institution from time to time could aid its performance level. Sequel to the conclusion, the researcher recommended an increase in the number of servers used by the financial institution in focus because of the number of local governments (Esan West, Esan Central, Igueben and Uhunwonde) it serves.

 

Citation: Ohue Paul Itua (2021) Queuing System and Performance of Guaranty Trust Bank Nigeria Plc, Ekpoma, Edo State, International Journal of Business and Management Review, Vol.9, No.4, pp.22-38

Keywords: Competitive Advantage, Performance, Queuing system, system (facility) utilization

Does Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Improve Teachers’ Performance? Evidences from Public Schools in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (Published)

Continuous Professional Development (CPD) is the concept that individual teachers strive to enhance their professional competence and knowledge beyond the initial training necessary to do their job. Therefore, the goal of this research is to investigate the nexus between continuous professional development (CPD) and teachers’ teaching competence, action research preparation, mentoring and peer observation in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s Gulele sub city’s public schools. By using mixed research design, the descriptive survey approach was used. Purposive, availability, and simple random sample techniques were all utilized in the study. With a total of 340 participants, the sample size was 220 teachers, 30 department heads, 30 principals, 20 vice principals, 10 CPD facilitators, 10woreda education office experts, 10 cluster supervisors, and 10 sub city education office experts. Three research questions were utilized in this study. Questionnaires, interviews, and document analysis were used to obtain information. Principals, Vice principals, department heads, Continuous Professional Development facilitators, cluster supervisors, Woreda and sub city education office specialists were among those who took part in the interview. The data collected through closed-ended questionnaires was then analyzed using mean scores, standard deviations, and rank. While the data collected through interviews and open-ended questions was subjectively narrated. The findings of this study revealed that Continuous Professional Development (CPD) moderately improved the teachers’ teaching competence, action research preparation, mentoring and peer observation activity.

Keywords: Development, Performance, Professional, continuous

Interactive courseware and academic performance in Geometry in Junior High Schools (Published)

This study aimed to see how beneficial employing interactive courseware in teaching geometry improved students’ academic performance. The study tested how an interactive computer-based application could affect students’ academic performance in junior high schools(JHS) students through a quasi-experimental design. The study tested four null hypotheses in determining whether there is any statistical significance in performance between the experimental and control groups. Data was collected using a questionnaire and an achievement test. Data analysis was conducted using the paired sampled t-test and descriptive statistics. The findings of the pre-test revealed that there was no significant difference between the two study groups. After the study, a substantial difference between the two study groups was discovered. The study found that using computer-based software to teach Geometry increased students’ performance at the junior high school level. The study recommends that teachers consider integrating computer-based courseware in the learning of mathematics to improve students’ performance.

Keywords: Interactive, Performance, compute assisted instruction, computer-based, courseware, experimental

Effect of corporate training on performance of international non-governmental organisations in Kenya (Published)

The need for corporate training is growing day by day as technology advances. Organizations have not realised the need to incorporate corporate training into their system hence leading to stunted firms’ performance. Other factors such as increased cost associated with corporate training, lack of management commitment have been among common challenges in non-governmental organizations. The aim of this study was to the effect of corporate training on firms’ performance in international non-governmental organizations (INGOs) in Kenya. The study sought to identify the effect of corporate coaching and management training on performance of international non- governmental organizations in Kenya. The study literature was based on identical element theory and trans-theoretical model of behaviour change which stipulates how training results to employee behaviourchange hence resulting to employee performance. The paper adopted descriptive research design targeting all the over 35 International NGOs. The sample size was the 84 the top, middle and lower level management staff drawn using a stratified random sampling design from 11 INGOs willing to participate in the study. Data was collected using a questionnaire. Data was analysed using Statistical Package for Social Sciences where descriptive and inferential statistics and diagnostic test such as correlation, linear regression, sensitivity and specificity were carried out. The results showed there is relationship between corporate coaching and firms’ performance, managerial training and firms’ performance at Sig P <0.05. The paper recommended that INGOs should review their policies to address corporate training, engage various stakeholders and set specific measurable attainable realistic and time frame objectives.

Citation:Hiram Mungai  and  Brigitte Wabuyabo-Okonga .  (2021) Effect of corporate training on performance of international non-governmental organisations in Kenya, International Journal of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and Essays , Vol.4, No 1, pp. 5-31

Keywords: Kenya, Performance, corporate training, non-governmental organisations