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The purpose of this study was to investigate how disasters are managed in organizations in Kenya. The study objectives were: to examine the planning approaches used in disaster management and to establish the communication approaches used in disaster management. A multiple case study of five organizations was used. The sample size was twenty managers in the sampled organizations. Interview guides and document analysis were used as instruments for data collection. The study revealed that managers in the sampled institutions did not use a proactive approach in disaster management. They lack knowledge about integrating disaster management into strategic planning processes. They also lack knowledge about a proactive approach to communication in disaster management. The researcher recommends that: Training and workshops in disaster management should be provided to managers and other employees. Organizational members should be exposed to disaster management simulations.
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Quality Assurance in Higher Education Using Business Intelligence Technology
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The quality of higher education is of particular importance for the development and progress of modern society. Modern higher education institutions aim to improve their services, and establish a system of continuous quality assurance. Within the framework of the European Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance, Standard 1.6 requires the implementation of information systems for efficient management of study programs and other activities. During the phase of problem analysis and objectives, in regard to the application of information systems at the University "Dzemal Bijedic", the existence of heterogeneous internal and external data sources was established. In modern management, data is considered a key resource necessary for the survival and development of the institution. Accordingly, the research focus is on the development of models of business intelligence systems that will be based on existing data sources. This system would primarily be used to support internal quality assurance at the University, as well as management support for timely and optimal decision making process. This paper presents the tools and technology of business intelligence, and through practical example demonstrates the possibilities of the system.
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Problems of Gifted Students at King Abdullah II Schools for Distinction: Students Perspective
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Influence of Laboratory Method on Students’ Mathematical Creativity in Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa State
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This study investigated the influence of laboratory method on students’ mathematical creativity in junior secondary schools in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State. The study was guided by three research questions and three hypotheses. The Pretest- Postest non-randomise control group design was adopted for the study. A sample of 122 students from two intact classes selected randomly was used for the study. The instruments for data collection were the Mathematics Creativity Test (MCT) and Students Attitude towards Mathematics Questionnaire (SAMQ). The data collected were analysed using mean and standard deviation, and the Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA). The result indicated that Laboratory method of teaching significantly enhance students’ creativity in mathematics. The method equally enhanced mathematical creativity of both male and female students. Students’ attitude towards mathematics also influenced mathematical creativity significantly. Among others, it was recommended that mathematics teachers should explore the use of laboratory method in teaching various concepts in Junior Secondary School level.