Volume 10, No. 2, December 2010

The African Symposium (ISSN# TX 6-342-323)

The African Symposium:

An Online Journal of the African Educational Research Network

 Volume 10, No. 2, December 2010

Introduction –Dr. David Adewuyi, Managing Editor

This issue contains fifteen articles from authors in different parts of the world. Substance abuse among secondary school students in the most populous city in Africa, Ibadan, was the issue examined by Amosun, P.A., Ige, O.A., and Ajala, O.A. The authors investigated the causative factors, the involvement of males versus females, senior and junior students, and Muslims and Christians caught up in this menace. Numerous factors were found to be responsible for the problem and recommendations were made on the ways to deal with substance abuse among adolescents. Elishiba Kimani and Kisilu Kombo both of Kenyatta University, Kenya discussed the harmful effects of absent fathers on families in Gatundu North district, Kenya. Part of their findings was that families with absent fathers suffered identity and provision crisis and that women bore extra burden of added reproductive and productive roles.The study recommended a policy shift in economic empowerment, other forms of investment and wealth generation in rural areas through multifaceted approach as a strategy of minimizing the vice.

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December 2010 Issue (Volume 10, No. 2)

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Full Issue, The African Symposium, December 2010

Introduction to Volume 10, Number 2David Adewuyi 1
 A Study of Some Causative Factors of Substance Abuse Among Selected Secondary School Students in Ibadan, NigeriaP. A. Amosun, O. A. Ige and O. A. Ajala

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Challenges Facing Nuclear Families With Absent Fathers in Gatundu North District,Central KenyaElishiba Kimani and Kisilu Kombo

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Correlates of Health Behavior Practices Among Literate Adults of South West,NigeriaAdekunle Anthony Adegoke and Obafemi Awolowo

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Privatisation of Service Delivery And Its Impact On Uganda’s Attainment of the 7thMDGKukunda Elizabeth Bacwayo

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Proverbial Illustration of Yorùbá Traditional Clothings: A Socio-Cultural AnalysisAkinbileje Thessy Yémisí and Igbaro Joe

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An Assessment of The Level of Influence of Family Life and HIV/AIDS EducationOn HIV/AIDS Related Knowledge, Attitude and Decision Making AmongAdolescents with Hearing Impairment in Some States in Nigeria

S. O. Adeniyi, M. Oyewumi and O. A. Fakolade

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Cognitive Test Anxiety and Learning Outcomes of Selected Undergraduate StudentsBamidele Abiodun Faleye and Obafemi Awolowo

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School-Based Continuing Professional Teacher Development: A Study of AlternativeTeacher Development Initiative in the Eastern CapeNana Adu-Pipim Boaduo

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On Theatre Scholarship and Controversy: The Case of the Director in theTraditional African TheatreAbdul Rasheed Abiodun Adeoye

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Socio-Cultural Variation in the Maghreb Preschool Agendas

Sama Cherni and Mohamed Ridha Ben Maad

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The Impact of The BGCSE ESL Examination on the Teaching of SpeakingLeonard B. M. Nkosana

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Concession As A Catalyst For Crisis Management in Nigerian PortsAkeem Ayofe Akinwale and Mike Olanipekun Aremo

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Emotional Intelligence and Academic Achievement: The Moderating Influence of     Age, Intrinsic and Extrinsic MotivationM. O. Ogundokun and D. A. Adeyemo

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Teaching Effectiveness and Attitude To Reading of Secondary School Teachers inOsun State, NigeriaBayode Isaiah Popoola, Yetunde A. Ajibade, James S. Etim, Ezekiel O.

          Oloyede and Morufu A. Adeleke

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The Antinomy of Exile: Ambivalence and Transnational Discontents in Tanure Ojaide’s When It No Longer Matters Where You LiveUzoechi Nwagbara

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