ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT AS AN UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMME OF STUDY IN NIGERIAN UNIVERSITIES: CHALLENGES AND PROSPECTS

Abstract Despite the fact that there is an increase in the number of Universities (public and private) in Nigeria, few of them embrace Environmental Management as an undergraduate programme. Such attitude is probably attributed to interdisciplinary nature of the programme, which seemingly makes it a programme without a defined vision and mission, lack of background […]

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITION, STUDY HABIT AND ACADEMIC SELF-CONCEPT OF PUBLIC SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS’ ADOLESCENTS IN PREPARATION FOR THE 2020 WEST AFRICAN SENIOR SCHOOL CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION-A CASE OF IBADAN SOUTHWEST

Abstract The study focused on the predictive influence of the environmental condition, study habits and academic self-concept of secondary school adolescents in Ibadan south west Local Government Area in Oyo state, Nigeria on the adolescent’s preparation for the 2020 WASSCE. The survey was conducted on four hundred (400) adolescents selected from five (5) private and five (5) public secondary […]

CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION STRATEGIES AMONG GROUNDNUT FARMERS IN SULEJA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF NIGER STATE, NIGERIA

Abstract This study examined the climate change adaptation strategies among groundnut farmers in Suleja Local Government Area of Niger State, Nigeria. The specific objectives were to describe the socio-economic characteristics of groundnut farmers; identify the climate change adaptation strategies adopted by the groundnut farmers, determine the factors influencing climate change adaptation strategies adopted by the […]

PERCEPTION OF PERFORMANCE OF EXTENSION AGENTS’ ACTIVITIES IN YEWA NORTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF OGUN STATE, NIGERIA

Abstract The study assessed arable crop farmers’ perception of extension agents’ activities in Yewa North Local Government Area of Ogun State, Nigeria. A total of 150 respondents were randomly selected and interviewed through structured interview schedule. Descriptive statistics such as frequency distribution tables and percentages were used while chi-square analysis was used to test the […]

PHYSICOCHEMICAL AND MICROBIAL EVALUATIONS OF DIFFERENT FISH PONDS’ WASTEWATERS AND THE ANTIBIOTICS PROFILES OF ISOLATED BACTERIA

Abstract Aquaculture is a global practice that entails the breeding of different fish species. It is incessant in the Nigerian community as wastewater released from pond farms into surrounding drainages and water bodies cause pollution. In this study, a comparative analysis of the physico-chemical parameters (temperature, pH, salinity, conductivity, Dissolved Oxygen (DO) and Biological Oxygen […]

GIRL CHILD’S AWARENESS OF CLIMATE CHANGE IN SOUTHWEST NIGERIA

Abstract The study examined the adolescent girl child’s awareness of climate change in Southwest Nigeria. A multistage sampling procedure was used to select respondents. Data were gathered through structured interview schedule from 240 adolescent girls. Data collected were analysed using frequency counts, percentages, mean ranking and inferential statistical tools such as chi-square and correlation analysis. […]

ASSESSMENT ON THE PERFORMANCE OF WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANTS AND THEIR IMPACT ON THE SURFACE WATER QUALITY OF AWASH RIVER, ETHIOPIA

Abstract The Awash River, (AR) is used for different purposes such as drinking, industrial supply, hydropower, and agriculture. These uses of the water have resulted in the rapid deterioration of water quality. The performance of wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) situated with the river catchment area have been assessed together with the impact on the surface […]

THE INFLUENCE OF PRODUCT PACKAGING DESIGN ON CONSUMER BEHAVIOURS: A CASE STUDY OF STUDENTS OF AHMADU BELLO UNIVERSITY, ZARIA, NIGERIA

Abstract This paper investigates the influences of product packaging design on rational and irrational behaviours in consumption choices. Contemporary consumers display levels of rationality and irrationality in their consumption preferences. Rational factors influencing consumption patterns are considered to be thoughtful and evaluative while irrational factors are known to be impulsive and reactive.  Therefore, the study […]

SOCIO-ECONOMIC CONTRIBUTION OF KOLA NUT PRODUCTION (Cola nitidia) IN IMEKO AFON LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF OGUN STATE

Abstract The study examined the socio economic contribution of kola nut production on rural dwellers in Imeko Afon Local government area of Ogun State. A Multi stage sampling procedure was used to select 215 respondents in the study area. Data collected through the use of a questionnaire subjected to descriptive statistics. The socioeconomic characteristics revealed […]