Pacific Journal of Science and Technology
An Interdisciplinary Journal of Research, Theories, and Observations
Volume 20, Number 2
A Semi-Annual Publication of Akamai University
The Pacific Journal of Science and Technology (PJST) is a peer-reviewed electronic journal of interdisciplinary scientific research, theories, and observations. PJST is a semi-annual publication of Akamai University, Hilo, Hawaii. The mission of this journal is to provide a non-commercial platform for the dissemination of scientific research and theory across the academic disciplines. We seek to facilitate greater communication between the scientific assembly at Akamai University and the larger scientific community. To this end, the PJST provides a platform for research conducted both inside and outside of our university. As a non-profit institute of higher learning, Akamai University seeks no distribution or subscription fees from the PJST. The journal is provided strictly in the spirit of academic and scientific discourse and in support of our institutional mission of improving the human condition.
Table of Contents (Vol. 20, No. 2)
Engineering and Material Science
Design of Single Effect Solar Still for Water Purification. Audu Ibrahim Ali; Ugwoke Emmanuel Eze; K.C. Onyeneho; I.C. Iloani (M.Eng In View); and A. Okpanachi.
Energy and Power
Physics and Atmospheric Physics
Mathematics and Statistics
Information Technology and Communications
Management, Economics, and Education
Employee Retention Strategies and Organizational Performance in Selected Private Universities in Ogun State Nigeria. Linus I. Okafor; Nkiruka E. Ifekwem; and Adedoyin O. Adeyi.
Strategic Management Practices and Performance of Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs). Ola O. Oyedele, Ph.D.; Adenike F. Oyedele, Ph.D.; Olalekan A. Sotunde, M.Sc.; Kazeem O. Makinde, B.Sc. (Ed); Babatunde T. Fabinu, M.Sc.; and Oluwakemi O. Oladokun, M.Sc.
The Relationship of Strategy Formulation, Adoption, and Implementation to Small Scale Market Share Performance. Adenike F. Oyedele, Ph.D.; Olalekan A. Sotunde, M.Sc.; Ola O. Oyedele, Ph.D.; Oluwakemi O. Oladokun, M.Sc.; Kazeem O. Makinde, B.Sc. (Ed); and Babatunde T. Fabinu, M.Sc.
Maximum Daily Cash Transaction Limit Enforcement in Nigeria Cash-Lite Economy. Oluwasogo Adekunle Okunade, M.Sc.
Entrepreneurship Education: A Viable Tool in Mitigating Rural-Urban Migration in Anambra State. Chinedu J. Ayolugbe; Ngozi J. Igwe; and Innocent U. Ishiwu.
Challenges of Teaching and Learning of Marketing in Secondary School in Nsukka Educational Zone, Enugu State Nigeria. Chinedu J. Ayolugbe; Innocent U. Ishiwu; and Amaka S. Ugodinamba.
Assessment of Apprenticeship Training on Entrepreneurship Development in Ilobu, Osun State. Oyeniyi Aderonke Agnes, Ph.D. and Abdulsalam Kabirat Adenike, B.Sc.
Enhancing Quality University Education for Sustainable Development in Nigeria: Private Sector Roles and Challenges. Sarafadeen Segun Salami and Kamoru Abidoye Tiamiyu.
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Extraction, Purification, and Preliminary Characterization of Dyestuff from Adansonia digita Root (Baobaba). T.N. Alumona; N. Ekere; S.I. Ogbuefi; and I.I. Otunomo.
Physicochemical Analysis of a Local Clay and its Utilization in Ceramic Tiles. G.N. Chikwelu; T.U. Onuegbu; K.G. Akpomie; and E.L. Onyeyilim.
Life Sciences and Medicine
Variational Iteration Method for Solving an Infectious Disease Model. A.A. Ayoade, Ph.D.; T.F. Aminu M.Sc.; M.O. Ajisope, Ph.D.; A.I. Abioye, M.Sc.; A.A. Victor, M.Sc.; and S. Amadiegwu, M.Sc.
Evolution of Exon 3 Region of Interferon Regulatory Factor-5 Gene in Nigerian Indigenous Chickens. Samuel Olutunde Durosaro, Ph.D.; Babatunde Moses Ilori, Ph.D.; David Oluwafemi Oguntade, M.Agric.; Ayotunde Olutumininu Adebambo, Ph.D.; and Michael Ozoje, Ph.D.
Effect of Moisture Content and Drying Methods on the Thermal Properties of African Walnut Flour. Anita C. Ezeagba, M.Eng.; Ike S. Oluka, P.Eng.; and Ejike P. Ide, M.Eng.
Effect of Temperature Variation by Forced Air Dryer on Solar Drying of Okra. Ugwoke Emmanuel Eze; Audu Ibrahim Ali; I.C. Iloani (M.Eng In View); K.C. Onyeneho; and E.C Ugwuoke.
Effect of Feather Color on Heat Tolerance Traits and Growth Performance of Nigerian Indigenous Turkey. Babatunde Moses Ilori, Ph.D.; Samuel Olutunde Durosaro, Ph.D.; Clement Ebanehitah Isidahomen, Ph.D.; Nafisah Abiola Uthman, B.Agric.; David Temitayo Komolafe, B.Agric.; Kayode Akano, Ph.D.; and Prof. Michael Ohiokhuaobo Ozoje.
Environmental Science and Ecology
Impact of Waste Dumpsite on Groundwater Quality in Ibadan, Southwestern Nigeria Oluwatoyin Opeyemi Akintola, Ph.D. and Bodede Adewunmi Idayat.
A Study to Estimate Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) in Groundwater around a Poultry Farm using Electrical Resistivity Method and Geochemical Method Mutiu Alani Fakunle, Ph.D.; Gbadebo Ismaila Olatona, Ph.D.; Olusegun Olalekan Alabi, Ph.D.; Joshua Toyin Adeleke, Ph.D.; and Olubusayo Felix Oladejo, M.Sc.
Investigation of Groundwater Quality in parts of Onitsha, Southeastern Nigeria B.A. Igbomor and A.N. Amadi.
Effects of Trace Metal Compositions of Igneous Intrusions on Public Health in Ishiagu Area of the Southern Benue Trough, Southern Nigeria I. Nwachukwu; V.U. Ukaebgu; and N. Egesi.
Geology, Geophysics, and Earth Science
A Review of the Heavy Mineral Provinces of the Paleogene Sediments, South-Eastern Nigeria: Factors Controlling the Distribution of the Heavy Minerals. Ogechi C. Ekwenye, Ph.D. and Ogechukwu C. Onyemesili, Ph.D.
Reservoir Permeability Prediction Using Artificial Neural Network; A Case Study of “XZ” Field, Offshore Niger Delta. Vitalis C. Ozebo, Ph.D. and Chuks C. Ezimadu, M.Sc.
Integrated Geophysical Investigation of Suspected Structurally Controlled Valleys within the Basement Complex Underlain Federal University Oye-Ekiti, Southwestern Nigeria. Olaniyi D. Abiye, B.Sc.; Ademakinwa G. Oni, Ph.D.; and Martins O. Olorunfemi, Ph.D.
Geophysical Evaluation of Foundation Soils in a Basement Complex Terrain: A Case Study of LAUTECH Campus, Ogbomoso, Southwestern Nigeria. Ismaila Abiodun Akinlabi, Ph.D.; Titilope Adegoke, B.Tech.; and Olusola Bolatan, B.Tech.
Geo-Electrical Method of Assessment of Coefficient of Permeability and Porosity of Soil of a Poultry Farm. Mutiu Alani Fakunle, Ph.D.; Luqman Kolawole Abidoye, Ph.D.; Olusegun Olalekan Alabi, Ph.D.; and Gbadebo Ismail Olatona, Ph.D.
Geoelectrical Prospecting for Shallow Aquifers in Otukpo, North-Central Nigeria. Ameh I. Mark, M.Tech. and Amadi A. Nwanosike, Ph.D.
Geotechnical Investigation of Soils and Underlying Basement Rock for the Construction of Southern Parkway Bridge at Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, Northcentral Nigeria. Waheed Gbenga Akande; Olumuyiwa Temitope Akinsanpe; Adeyemi Israel Oyeniran; Yahaya Baba Alkali; Adekola Amos Alabi1,; and Ibrahim Asema Abdulfatai.
Lineament Analysis and Inference of Geological Structures in Bansara-Boki Area, Southeastern Nigeria. M.A. Agbebia and N. Egesi.
Integration of in-situ Susceptibility and Petrographic Data in Study of the Magnetic Properties of some Rocks of Parts of Anambra Basin and Southern Benue Trough, Nigeria. Martina O. Eze, Ph.D. and Ikechukwu B. Ijeh, Ph.D.
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