Tag Archives: System

Development of a Quality Assessment System for Building Contractors in Lagos State, Nigeria (Published)

In the past few decades, Nigeria has witnessed increases in activities in the construction sector, but there have not been developed a robust quality assessment system for building contractors in Lagos State, Nigeria. The aim of this study is to develop a quality assessment system for building contractors in Lagos state. In order to realize this aim, the study assess an adopted conceptual framework as well as areas of improvement with regard to how their organization does quality assessment.The study employed a descriptive case study design where data was collected from senior managers, project managers, engineers, architects, quantity surveyors, and technical managers working with building construction companies in the Lagos Metropolitan Area using the mixed method approach. Quantitative data was collected using questionnaire from 109 randomly selected participants and analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics. Qualitative data was collected through interviews with 9 purposively selected respondents and analysed using the thematic analysis technique. The improvement areas identified were: Staff education and training, Information technology, Involvement of senior leaders, customization of existing quality assessment tools, partnering with contractors, suppliers and other stakeholders, change management and involving other stakeholders. This study recommends that developing a model for guiding the process of assessing quality among Lagos and Nigerian contractors should incorporate prescribed steps, methods, tools, and procedures that local contractors should use in the assessment of quality. This model will help to standardize the processes of assessing quality within the Lagos construction industry

Keywords: Building Contractors, Development, Lagos State, Nigeria, System, quality assessment

An Examination of the Problems encountered in applying quality assessment system by Lagos State Building Contractors (Published)

Citation: Ngozi Marykate Okoye, Kevin Chuks Okolie ; Okongwu Ikechukwu Michael (2022) An Examination of the Problems encountered in applying quality assessment system by Lagos State Building Contractors, British Journal of Environmental Sciences, Vol.10, No.2, pp. 13-22

The construction industry contributes 1% employment opportunities to Nigerians (Ding, 2008). According to the World Bank, an active industry should contribute at least 3.2% of the employment opportunities in the country. The aim of this study is to examine the problems encountered in applying quality assessment system in Lagos state. In order to realize this aim, the study examined challenges encountered by contractors..The study employed a descriptive case study design where data was collected from senior managers, project managers, engineers, architects, quantity surveyors, and technical managers working with building construction companies in the Lagos Metropolitan Area using the mixed method approach. Quantitative data was collected using questionnaire from 109 randomly selected participants and analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics. Qualitative data was collected through interviews with 9 purposively selected respondents and analysed using the thematic analysis technique. The study shows challenges encountered by Contractors to include: Lack of adequate resources, inadequate skills and expertise, Casual/ temporary nature of construction workforce, Internal resistance, Lack of flexibility in existing tools and approaches etc. The study concludes that the most significant challenge encountered by local contractors when it comes to quality assessment is the lack of adequate resources and the study also identified staff training and education, integration of information technology, and increased involvement of senior leaders as the most important issues that they would like their organization to improve so as to increase the effectiveness of the quality assessment process.

Keywords: Assessment, Building Contractors, Examination, Lagos State, Quality, System

Smart Automobile Self-Diagnosis Data Evaluation System (Published)

Citation: Samuel Damilola, Akhibi (2022) Smart Automobile Self-Diagnosis Data Evaluation System, European Journal of Computer Science and Information Technology, Vol.10, No.1, pp.38-45

Abstract: The optimal performance of an automobile requires that underlining problems are checked at intervals by qualified technicians. Many a time, the checks are not carried out routinely until a fault in the vehicle raises its ugly head, this can cause disruptions of all kinds and disrupt the schedule of the owner. Over time, with the advent of technological advancement, there has been an increase in the usage of fault monitoring sensors in keeping track of the performance and maintenance requirements of automobiles. As the trend in technological advancement continues, diagnosis and evaluation techniques are now focused on a more active and user-centric system. In this paper, we would be analyzing current diagnosis and evaluation systems and looking into the research for self-diagnosing and evaluation for automotive systems

Keywords: Automobiles, Diagnosis, System, data, scanning

Pre-Service Teacher Education System (Published)

Education is what begins when you leave school (Oscar Wilde, cited in Lawton, 1986). According to Adams (1971) education is a composite of skills, techniques, cognitive and non-cognitive learning many of which have long-range rather than immediate consequences. P-Brown, Oke and Nacino-Brown. (1992) also describe education as initiating into activities and modes of thought that are worthwhile and stress that education implies that a person has achieved or will eventually achieve a state of mind characterised by a mastery of and a care for worthwhile things viewed in some kind of cognitive perspective. The main purpose of education, whether formal or informal, has been to produce a person who will be a useful member of society (McWilliam & Kwamena-Poh, 1978).

Keywords: Education, Pre-Service, System, Teacher

Critical appraisal of a research paper: Wyatt, M. (2010). An English teacher’s developing self- efficacy beliefs in using groupwork, System, (4), 603-613. (Published)

This paper aims to critique and evaluate, focusing on the issues of validity and reliability, a paper conducted by Mark Wyatt who is a professor at the University of Portsmouth. This paper was part of a larger study of an unpublished doctoral dissertation (Wyatt, 2008), which investigated how five teachers developed over the duration of their three-year course, with an emphasis on their growth in practical knowledge and self-efficacy with regards to various dimensions. In this paper particularly, the focus is on one participant who is an in-service part-time BA TESOL student in the Middle East working with young learners. This was a case study focusing on the developments of an English teacher’s self-efficacy (TSE) beliefs in using groupwork.

Keywords: Critical appraisal, English Teachers, System, Wyatt, developing self- efficacy, groupwork, research paper

THE EFFECT OF USING ACCOUNTING INFORMATION SYSTEMS TO IMPROVE THE VALUE CHAIN IN BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS – EMPIRICAL STUDY (Published)

The study aims to introduce the conceptual framework of the value chain as an analytical method for business organizations, and the analysis of the role of accounting information systems and the effect of their use in improving the value chain of the business organizations. The two researchers developed a study tool (questionnaire) based on the theoretical framework and previous studies. 64 questionnaires have been distributed to a sample of the study population, which consists of employees in the finance department of public shareholding industrial companies in the Kingdom of Bahrain. 50 questionnaires have been adopted and 14 were excluded due to their incompatibility with the analysis. Using the appropriate statistical analysis tools for the study data (arithmetic mean, standard deviation, and testing of T-test One Sample) the researchers found a deficiency in the level of the availability of the basic components of accounting systems and the level of the quality of accounting information required to improve the value chain of business organizations in public shareholding industrial companies in the Kingdom of Bahrain in general. According to the results of the analysis the researchers recommended the need to work on improving the level of the basic components of accounting systems to improve the quality of accounting information, in order to improve the value chain of public shareholding industrial companies in the Kingdom of Bahrain; specifically in regards to the existence of clear and specific work procedures in the accounting system, the level of the effectiveness of internal control measures, clear definition of responsibilities and authority, and management’s attention in training and continuing education programs for employees.

Keywords: Accounting, Decision Making, Information, System, Value Chain

E-LEADERSHIP SYSTEM: A FUTURISTIC VISION (Published)

The paper aims at defining the concept of electronic leadership, its role in supporting higher leadership and the transformation of traditional leaders into effective electronic leaders who are able to exploit effort, time and space for the purpose of organizational development. This paper emphasizes, in particular, the trend of transformation of organizations, which use old systems, into ones that use E-Leadership, which will become an effective strategic factor within these organizations.

Keywords: E-Leadership, System, Vision