American International Journal of Nursing Education and Practice en-US (Managing Editorial Board) (Editorial Assistant) Fri, 27 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0600 OJS 60 Influence of Mass Media in the Promotion of Community Development Programmes in Akinyele Local Government Area, Oyo State, Nigeria <p>The study examines the influence of mass media in the promotion of community development programmes in Akinyele Local Government Area, Oyo State, Nigeria. Descriptive research design of the survey type was used for this study. Four research questions were raised to guide the study. The population for this study consists of indigenes of Akinyele Local Government Area, Oyo State. Simple random sampling technique was used to select respondents from the study area. The respondents consist of one hundred and twenty respondents. The findings of the study reveals&nbsp; that Mass media’s &nbsp;main feature is disseminating information, they therefore use the opportunity in encouraging and mobilizing community members to community development programmets, It is revealed that practitioners organize programmes to educate community members and also uphold unity and progress in the community and it development programmes. This study therefore recommends that Mass media programme should organized by government occasionally to mobilize the adultson community development programmes, Community development programmes should be well supervised by the government and leaders in the society&nbsp; and Adult practitioners should organize programmes to educate community members and also uphold unity and progress in the community and it development programmes. The study therefore concludes that community development could then be seen as a process of improving not just lives of the people of a locality and their ability to utilize resources available to them in improving their locality, but also the betterment of the interaction processes and forces that shape coexistence in the given locality.</p> Francis O. Olaniyi ##submission.copyrightStatement## Sat, 22 Aug 2020 20:08:07 +0600 Educational Facilities Provision and Maintenance Nexus in Nigeria :The Ekiti-South West Example <p>The aim of this study was to assess the provision and maintenance of educational facilities in Ekiti State, Nigeria with a focus on the Ekiti-South West LGA and Community-Based Development Associations in the area. This study adopted the survey research method and used three different sets of a questionnaire to collect research data from the authority of the Ekiti South-West LG Council officials, Community Development Unit of the LG Council and the 61 Community-Based Development Associations (president/secretary) available in the study area and their responses were analyzed using SPSS 21 and presented in simple descriptive tables. The data were analysis using tables, frequency and percentages. From the results of the study, majority of the secondary schools were privately-owned (49.5%), while Nursery/Primary School were mainly Community-Owned (56.0%). However, the present monthly allocation from Federal Government to LGCs is grossly inadequate, and it is not enough to embark on provision and maintenance of educational facilities. Given the findings, there were need to improve the schools through additional appropriation and maintenance of the existing schools; finally, the governments and other stakeholders should inculcate good maintenance culture on our educational facilities for effective management with the intention of promoting high-quality education for the well-being of the nation.</p> Okosun, S. E, Ajisola, K. T, Aluko, E. A ##submission.copyrightStatement## Sat, 22 Aug 2020 20:20:01 +0600 Office Automation and Secretarial Productivity in Rivers State University <p>This study investigated Office Automation and Secretarial Productivity in Rivers State. The objective was to examine the extent to which office automation affects the productivity of secretaries. Forty-five secretaries were selected from thirty-eight departments and seven faculties in the Rivers State University. The study adopted four research questions and four null hypotheses. Copies of the Questionnaire were administered to the secretaries. Mean and Standard Deviation were used to analyze the research questions while Pearson Product Moment Coefficient was used to test the hypotheses. Findings revealed that office automation equipment has positive and significant effects on the productivity of secretaries in the university. From the correlation coefficient, the study concluded that office automation affects productivity to a great extent. It, therefore, recommended that the office environment should be redefined to fit modern office technologies for effective secretarial functions, and there should be policies in the organization for secretarial training for better performance of the secretaries in the university. Secretaries should not entertain fear that automated devices will displace them but rather see it as something which has come to assist them to do their jobs in order to improve their efficiency and productivity.</p> Onoja Barine Lesi ##submission.copyrightStatement## Sat, 05 Sep 2020 01:22:39 +0600 Principals’ Innovative Leadership Practices and Effective School Supervision in Ikom Education Zone of Cross River State, Nigeria <p>The study focused on the relationship between principals’ innovative leadership practices and effective school supervision in Ikom Education Zone of Cross River State, Nigeria. The study adopted correlation research design. The population of the study was 376 respondents. The study adopted census sampling technique, 94 principals, 282 teachers from 94 public secondary schools in the zone were used for the study. A structured questionnaire titled leadership and school supervision questionnaire (LSSQ), was used as the instrument for the study. The instrument was well validated and coefficient obtained ranges from 0.82-0.89 respectively, which indicated reliability for the study. The data analysis techniques adopted for the study were Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient (PPMC) analysis to test hypotheses. The study revealed that principals’ innovative leadership practices such as authentic, cultural, and balanced leadership significantly relates to effective school supervision in terms of instructional delivery, record keeping and maintenance of school facilities in Ikom Educational Zone, Cross River State. The study recommended that principals should ensure that instructional materials, school records, sports and building facilities provided to schools are well kept and utilized for the promotion of teaching and learning effectiveness. Principals should adopt authentic, cultural, and balanced leadership practices in order to enhance effective supervision in the secondary schools on a continuous basis.</p> Michael Asor Eja, Augustine Augustine Ele, Romanus Cyprian Egbonyi, David Egwa Ido ##submission.copyrightStatement## Thu, 17 Sep 2020 13:18:02 +0600 Effect of Corporate Culture on the Effectiveness of Manufacturing Companies in Cross River State, Nigeria <p style="margin: 0in; margin-bottom: .0001pt; text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: 10.0pt;">This study examines the effect of corporate culture on organizational effectiveness in the selected manufacturing companies in Cross River State, Nigeria. Two manufacturing companies were selected for the study. In this study four research hypotheses were also formulated. Cross sectional survey design was used in the methodology and data was gathered using the Denison Organisational Culture Survey (DOCS) instrument. A total of 264 employees of the selected manufacturing companies were randomly drawn from the 778 employees of the two companies using Taro Yamane formula. A total of 251 copies of the questionnaire were retrieved and analyzed. Simple linear regression and Pearson Correlation Statistical tools from SPSS version 22 were used to test the hypotheses for significance and relationships. The findings indicate that involvement, consistency, adaptability and sense of mission positively influenced organisational effectiveness. There are significant relationships between the four dimensions of corporate culture. Based on these findings we concluded that corporate culture has significant influence on organizational effectiveness in the selected manufacturing companies in Cross River State, Nigeria. It is therefore recommended that managers of the selected manufacturing companies should always ensure the alignment of culture with business strategy, should build culture as an explicit role with set objectives, should let employees share in the organisation’s mission and decision making processes and should develop new templates to manage adaptability since adaptive culture that is consistent and responsive to individual involvement that encourages shared mission will be most effective with potentials of becoming industry leader.</span></p> Anono Vitien Auquasama, Augustine Augustine Ele ##submission.copyrightStatement## Thu, 17 Sep 2020 20:15:12 +0600