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Dr. Daniel Flaut
Director of Eurasian Studies Center,
Associate Professor Daniel FLAUT,
Faculty of History and Political Sciences,
Ovidius University of Constanta,
Aleea Universitatii, nr. 1, Constanta, ROMANIA
Email: editor.pjss@primejournal.org

 
Prof. Elishiba Njambi Kimani
Kenyatta University Mentoring Programme,
Professor in Gender and Development Studies. Department of Gender and Development Studies
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Kenyatta University
Kenya.

Associate Prof. Veysel TEMEL

Karamanoglu Mehmetbey University,

Physical Education and Sports High School,

70100 Karaman/TURKEY

 

Catherine Gakii Murungi (Ph.D)
Department of Early Childhood Studies
Box 43844 00100 Nairobi

Kenya

 

David Kiarie Mburu
Supply Chain Management
Jomo Kenyatta University Of Agriculture

and Technology (JKUAT), Kenya

Afsaneh Bagheri
Educational Administration
Faculty of Educational Studies,
University Putra,

Malaysia

Gemechu Shale Ogato
Lecturer and researcher
Department of Rural Development
Institute of Cooperatives and Development Studies
Ambo University
Ethiopia

Nazmi Tawfiq AL-Shalabi
American Literature and Criticism,
Indiana University of Pennsylvania,
USA

Dr Suresh Deman
Centre for Economic and Finance.
Council for Ethnic Minority and CURaj, India
PO Box 17517, London SE9 2ZP, UK

Dr. Ali Saleh Ahmed Alarussi
International Accounting,
University Utara Malaysia UUM,
Malaysia

 

Effects of free education on enhancing access to primary education in Tanzania: A case of Newala District, Mtwara Region

Felister L. Mberege, Fred A. Rwechungura, and Pius S. Chaya

 

Tanzania has attempted to increase access to education at various levels of education systems. Despite all these efforts there are a lot of challenges which need to be address to enhance progress in the education sector. This study is one amongst many with the objective of assessing the effects of free education on enhancing access to primary education in Tanzania. The study used logic model to explain the householdsí decision to enrol their children into primary school under free education policy. The results revealed that free education policy has succeeded both in increasing enrolment and in reducing delays in entering to school because more pupils have been enrolled at the legal school entry age of 5-7 year or less. Besides, free education has not succeeded in reducing dropouts because after implementation of free education policy the surprising outcome is that the percentage of dropouts from school increased.

 

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The Moderating Influence of CSR in the Relationship Between Financial Leverage and Performance of Listed Companies at the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE)

John Karori Nyamiobo and Dr. Headmound Okari Isoe

 

This study examined the moderating effect of Corporate Social Responsibility on the relationship between financial leverage and Performance of listed firms at the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE). The research was designed to use quantitative research method utilizing data collected from companies listed at the NSE. Questionnaires were used to collect primary data from finance officers of companies listed at NSE. The data collected was analysed by use of descriptive and inferential statistics. The study carried out the analysis of the data with the help of statistical packages including SPSS and MS-Excel.

 

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Test performance and correlates of bacterial vaginosis among women in Western Kenya

Rosemary A. Okuku, Christine Bii, Ernest Makohka, Joseph Gikunji, and Musa Otieno Ngayo

 

Bacterial vaginosis (BV), a common lower genital tract infection among women, is associated with adverse birth outcomes and increased risk of HIV/STD. BV, is by far most common and yet under-diagnosed among women in sub-Saharan Africa. With poor laboratory infrastructure and lack of skilled personnel, evaluating BV associated factors and point-of-care diagnostic tests are important for prevention and management in Kenya. Vaginal swabs from 227 women (18 years or older) attending Kakamega County Referral Hospital (KCRH) in Western Kenya were tested for BV using Quickvue Advance pH and Amines test, Amselís and Nugentís criteria as the gold standard. Structured interviews gathered information on factors associated with BV among this population.

 

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