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- ItemADOPTION OF IMPROVED SORGHUM VARIETIES IN THE NORTH -WEST ZONE OF NIGERIA(1998-09-25) Atala, T.K.; Macaver, O.J.; Aba, D.A.
- ItemEFFECTIVE MANAGEMENT OF POST PRIMARY SCHOOL LIBRARIES FOR EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE(2000-08-09) Ibrahim, UmarDespite the present state of school libraries in Nigeria, this paper proposes strategies through which they could effectively, efficiently and successfully be managed. It concludes that hope is still not lost and that if the proposed strategics are adopted and implemented, school libraries could help produce an excellent school and Educational systems.
- ItemA REVIEW OF WOMEN INVOLVEMENT IN WARFARE(2000-09) DAUDU, H.MTradition has placed women in the home . it is the men who arc to dominate the public life of human societies. However, this paper gives examples of women who have been exceptional, and have actively participated in public life. Some of them have been involved in actual warfare. The Writer'has described the discrimination against women in Nigeria and other parts of the world .Then she pointed out that women should promote peace and be more active in fighting for their rights, and societal ills such as secret cults ,discase , sexual harassment than taking part in physical combat. The paper concludes by pointing out that efforts arc being made at national and international levels to enhance women participation in public life, and so women should not rest on their oars but fight the war of freedom from exploitation and discriminatory policies
- ItemThe Role of School Library Media Centre in the Management of Education Resources(2001-08) DAUDU, H.MThe paper stalled by assessing ihc term "Media Centre" that is currently in sonic quarters used in place of School Library. The functions of the media center were enumerated. Using the resources provided at the centre, the paper discussed what both teachers, curriculum planners and students can benefit, from the media center. The paper gave a run-down of what would be required to establish school libraries. Among the requirements apart from materials, personnel requirement was discussed. The paper agreed with other writers that a professional is required. Finally, the paper discussed the monitoring role of the ERC vis-a-vis its position in promoting Library services in schools.
- ItemDEPARTMENT OF LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE, AHMADU BELLO UNIVERSITY,ZARIA: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE(2003-11-06) Ibrahim, Umar
- ItemREFERENCE POLICY FORMULATION AND IMPLEMENTATION IN NIGERIAN UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES(2003-12) Ibrahim, UmarThe paper discusses the weed and importance of Reference and Information policy statements as means of providing effective, efficient and relevant Library and Information services. The paper presents a sample reference and information.policy statement for adoption by Nigerian University Libraries and other Libraries.
- ItemSTRATEGIES FOR THE PROMOTION OF SUSTAINABLE READING CULTURE FOR LIFE-LONG DEVELOPMENT AMONG THE NIGERIAN YOUTH(2004-03-23) Ibrahim, UmarAfter providing an overview of Readership Promotion Campaign (RPC) in Nigeria, the paper opined that reading culture in Nigeria is today in double jeopardy. Of course, the recent “viewing culture” adopted by most Nigerians is seen as the most serious threats to previous efforts made by governments, organizations and individuals in the establishment of effective reading habit. The paper provides strategies such as, home, school partnership and special programmes, as well as how the ICTs can be effectively used to complement and advance reading culture. Specifically, activities such as Mothers’ involvement in reading and readership programmes, book talk, talk shows, profiling were proposed. The paper concludes that with effective funding, training and motoring and evaluation, reading culture can adequately be established
- ItemAPPLICATION OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FOR INCREASED AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION FOR ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT AND SELF-SUFFICIENCY IN KADUNA STATE(2005) ABA, D.A.The focus of this paper is to examine how science and technology can be employed in order to increase agricultural productivity in Kaduna State. An attempt was made to identify the factors militating against farmers achieving optimum output in their farming enterprises and how to overcome these factors. It also look at the utilization of the increase agricultural produce by industrial processors within and outside the State for economic empowerment and self sufficiency.
- ItemPROCEEDINGS OF THE WORKSHOP ON POSTGRADUATE STUDIES AND SUPERVISION IN AHMADU BELLO UNIVERSITY ZARIA(2006-03) MOHAMMED, Zakari
- ItemSTRATEGIES FOR PROMOTING CULTURE OF REFORMS IN NIGERIAN UNIVERSITIES(2006-08) Ibrahim, Umar; MUSA, Abdullahi IbrahimNigerian universities like other public service organizations have been facing problems since the economic depression of the 1980s. Over the years there have been a lot of concerns and worries on how universities can be revitalized to bring back the lost glory. Several measures of reforms were introduced into the university system. But as in other re/arm programs in the public sectors across Nigeria and Africa, the reform programs implemented, did not bring sustainable results. The conditions of ailing organizations are not better than before the reform programs started even among the World Bank's inspired reforms. If reforms are to be effective and sustainable in universities, experts have suggested the use of cultural reformation by developing cultures that support, encourage and reward innovations and change. Therefore this paper is based on the premise that, achieving excellence in universities depends on development of organizational and operating culture that favors changes and innovations. First, it-provided a generalized conceptual framework of reforms issues in public organizations. Second, it explores (he relationship between organizational culture and the management of change. Third, it provides broad outlines of a comprehensive reform strategy, centered on changing university cultures.
- ItemSTANDARDIZATION AND SPECIFICATION OF INSTRUCTIONAL FACILITIES IN LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE PROGRAMME IN NIGERIA(2007-01-27) Ibrahim, UmarTracing the development of library and information science education in Nigeria, the paper reveals the inadequacy of standards for library schools at both international and national levels. Reviewing the only Nigerian standard, the paper establishes, as reported by other scholars, (he defects of (he standard and the consistent inadequacies in the product of the existing bachelor of library science (BLS) programme. In the light of this, the paper supports the timely call by the National Association of Library and Information Science Educators (NALISE) on the need to come up with more comprehensive Standards for library and information science schools in Nigeria Hence, the paper proposes for inclusion into the compressive standards, to be prepared by the National Association of Library and Information Science Educators (NALISE) the types and quantities of instructional facilities each library school in the country should have for adequate knowledge creation, organization and dissemination
- ItemORGANIZING AND MANAGING LIBRARIES IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS IN FEDERAL CAPITAL TERRITORY (FCT) ABUJA, NIGERIA(2008) Ibrahim, UmarA lot of literatures on school librarianship have indicated the absence of library in our primary schools, and where it exist, is in most cases not functional. Management as defined by many scholars is maximizing scarce resources for the value of organization, whether small or big. In line with this definition, this paper discusses strategies, such as planning, budgeting, organizing and crating services, the school librarian needs to effectively manage the school library
- Itemصناعة الشعر العربي في بلد أعجمي: قراءة في شاعرية المحامي آدم عثمان(2008) كبير, أبوبكر أميندخلت اللغة العربية بلاد نيجيريا بدخول الإسلام وباتت إحدى اللغتين الأجنب ي تين اللتين وردتا على البلاد وأصبحتا جزءًا لا يتج زأ من كيان الدولة اللغوي والثقافي والديني والاجتماعي والمدني. ثم انتشرت الثقافة الإسلامية العربية في البلاد بفضل الإسلام وباعتباره دين العلم والثقافة؛ تح ل معه ثقافته وعلومه أينما حل . ولم يقف النشاط اللغوي للغة العربية في نيجيريا عند ذلك الحد، بل دخلت اللغة العربية في المجال الأدبي بعد أن تعلَّمها المواطنون ضمن فنون الثقافة الإسلامية، ووقفوا على إنتاجات أساطير أدبائها وكبار كتابها المتقدمين، فجعلوا يحاكونهم، ويُنتِجون الأعمال الأدبية التي تقوم بتصوير الحياة النيجيرية باللغة العربية. ومن هذا المنطلق وُجِدَ ما يسمى بالأدب العربي النيجيري. ولا شك في أن من وقف على شعر المحامي آدم عثمان يعرف أن الرجل قد أسهم في تكوين مادة الأدب العربي البيجيري في القرن العشرين ومطلع القرن الحادي والعشرين الميلاديين. وترغب هذه ال ورقة في تقديم الشاعر وتسليط الضوء على قصائده ووضع العلامة على ما تتميز به أعماله الأدبية من الجودة الفنية والقوة الخيالية على هذا المستوى الدولي. ومن المتوقع أن يكون المقال نبراسا يطلع من خلال أمثاله الباحثون في الأدب الأفريقي على ما تتمتع به اللغة العربية من المكانة في نيجيريا.
- ItemREVIEW OF LIS CURRICULA IN NIGERIA AND WAY FORWARD: AHMADU BELLO UNIVERSITY ZARIA EXPERIENCE(2008-07-21) Ibrahim, UmarABSTRACTThe paper provides an overview of curriculum review in the Department of Library and Information Science, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. Since its inception in 1968 with Diploma and Bachelor of Library Science programmes, the Department has taken curriculum review as a continuous exercise. All the reviews done by the Department are in response to the ever-changing information needs of the Nigerian society. The Bachelor of Library Science programme has not only expanded but has also metamorphosed into Bachelor of Library and Information Science, leading to the change of the name of the Department to Department of Library and Information Science.The postgraduate programme has also been reviewed frequently leading to the creation of Postgraduate Diploma in Information Management and Master in Information Management, as well as creating M.Sc Information Science out of the existing Master of Library Science.Staff and facilities needed to implement the changing curriculum contents have indeed increased significantly, with the staff possessing required qualifications and skills to execute new curricula. Facilities and equipments in the computer laboratory and library workshop have been upgraded regularly to support any curriculum reviewAs a way forward, the Department intends to concentrate on Postgraduate programme, making it more in depth and highly specialized to meet the NUC new strategic plan for Nigerian Universities, as well as creating research groups and areas
- ItemSEA DISASTERS, PREVENTION, RESCUE OPERATION AND MANAGEMENT OF VICTIMS(2009-12) EKWUMEMGBO, P.A; PATRICIA, ADAMMA
- ItemHeavy Metals Concentrations of Water and Sediments in Oil Exploration Zone of Nigeria(2010) Ekwumemgbo, P.A.; Eddy, N.O.; Omoniyi, I.K.Heavy metals concentrations of water and sediments in the oil exploration zone of the Qua Iboe river estuary in Nigeria was investigated by analysing the samples for their Cd, Ni, Pb and V concentrations using atomic absorption spectrophotometry. The results obtained indicated that the heavy metals concentrations of the samples were below the WHO pollution limits with maximum values of 0.003 mg/l for Cd, 0.143 mg/l for Ni, 0.040 mg/l for Pb and 0.102 mg/l for V in the water samples. Concentrations of the heavy metals in the sediment were significantly higher than the values in the water samples (P < 0.05), with positive correlation between the levels of the heavy metals in the water and the sediment, except for Pb. However, there is tendency of elevation in the concentrations of the studied heavy metals over a period of time, since oil exploration has the potential of increasing the concentrations of heavy metals in the estuary. The authors recommended the control of industrial activities within the coastal area.
- ItemTECHNIQUES FOR WRITING AND PRESENTATION OF THESIS: A COMPANION GUIDE TO POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS IN NIGERIAN UNIVERSITY SYSTEM(2010-05-26) Ibrahim, UmarThe paper discusses the place of research in national development. It shows that research is central to university education and students are required to produce research results in form of dissertation or thesis. Lamenting the difficulties students experience in writing and presenting thesis or dissertation despite undertaking and passing research methodology course, the paper provides a companion guide for successful and effective writing and presenting thesis
- ItemWRITING AS FEEDBACK OF READERS' RE-ACTIONS: ARE THEY MEANS FOR INCULCATING LITERACY HABITS IN INDIVIDUALS A STUDY OF THE NIGERIAN SITUATION.(2010-08) JOSEPH, aliyu. s; DAUDU, H.M
- ItemTHE USE OF SCHOOL LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SERVICES FOR SUPPORTING EDUCATION IN THE FACE OF GLOBAL ECONOMIC CHALLENGE(2011-07) DAUDU, H.MThis paper is a research paper trying to find out the level of provision of school libraries and information services in primary schools in four Local Government Areas of Kaduna State. One hundred and sixteen (116) schools were randomly selected out of 577 public schools in the four Local Government Areas. Questionnaire was used to collect data. The questionnaire was administered to all the head teachers of the sampled schools. The study found that only 22 schools (18.96%) have libraries. Examining the types of materials in the libraries, textbooks ranked highest with 16 (13. 79%) libraries while no library had films strips and slides. As for the highest qualification of the librarians, most libraries were managed by primary school leavers (cleaners) while some libraries had nobody directly managing them. However, two schools had Diploma in Library Science holder and one school had a degree holder managing the library. The schools had very poor ways of funding their libraries. 'The writer recommends that primary schools need to have libraries because that is where the foundation for the use of library later in life is laid. The writer further recommends that Local Government Education Authorities as well as the schools and the old pupils associations of schools team up to provide libraries in primary schools. In the interim, teachers who must have taken the use of libraries course at N.C.E level should attempt introducing children to the use of library using the class library.