African Journal of Emerging Issues https://ajoeijournals.org/sys/index.php/ajoei <p><strong>African Journal of Emerging Issues - </strong>is scholarly, open access, peer reviewed, double blind, interdisciplinary, and fully refereed journal focusing on theories, methods and applications in medicine, Engineering, Technology and Applied sciences.</p> <p>The Editorial Board is very committed to build the Journal as one of the leading African Journals of Emerging issues in the next few years to come. The Journal's reputation will be enhanced from arrangements with several organizers of international conferences in publishing selected best papers of the conference proceedings.&nbsp;</p> <div><strong>Aim</strong></div> <p align="justify"><strong>African Journal of Emerging Issues(AJOEI)</strong> is aimed to provide a highly readable and valuable addition to the literature, which will serve as an indispensable reference tool for years to come and provide a medium through which scholars and researchers all over the world publish their scholarly applied and fundamental research works including all new theoretical and experimental findings.</p> <div><strong>Scope</strong></div> <p align="justify">The coverage of the Journal publishes research articles and encourages the submission of critical review articles covering advances in recent research of such fields as well as technical notes. AJOEI will continue to provide information on the latest emerging trends and developments in this ever-expanding subject.</p> <hr align="JUSTIFY"> <div><strong>Submission</strong>:</div> <p>Authors are requested to submit their papers electronically through the<br><a href="https://ajoeijournals.org/submission">ONLINE SUBMISSION CENTRE </a>Or As Email attachment to <a href="mailto:journals@ajoeijournals.org">journals@ajoeijournals.org</a></p> African Journal of Emerging Issues en-US African Journal of Emerging Issues 2663-9335 INFLUENCE OF COMPUTATIONAL AND MECHANICAL ERRORS IN LOGARITHMS OF NUMBERS ON STUDENTS’ PERFORMANCE IN MATHEMATICS IN PUBLIC, KENYA SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN MWALA SUB-COUNTY, MACHAKOS COUNTY, KENYA. https://ajoeijournals.org/sys/index.php/ajoei/article/view/567 <p><strong>Purpose of the Study</strong>: The objective of the study was to examine the effect of logarithmic calculation errors on students’ performance in Mathematics in public secondary schools of Mwala sub-county, Machakos County, Kenya.</p> <p><strong>Methodology:</strong> This study employed a descriptive survey approach, targeting 6,720 students and 192 Mathematics teachers across 68 public secondary schools in Mwala Sub-County. A total of 672 students and 40 teachers from 20 randomly selected schools participated.</p> <p><strong>Findings: </strong>The findings of the study indicate that mechanical and computational mistakes significantly impact students' performance in mathematics tests on logarithms<strong>. </strong></p> <p><strong>Conclusion:</strong> The study concludes that computational and mechanical errors significantly impact students' performance in mathematics tests on logarithms.</p> <p><strong>Recommendation</strong>: The study recommends that teachers should leverage these errors to develop interventions aimed at reducing them. Additionally, teachers have to be careful in the way they present logarithm concepts during the teaching process.</p> Edward Muthama Kiilu David M Mulwa Richard Kimiti Copyright (c) 2024 African Journal of Emerging Issues 2024-04-05 2024-04-05 6 5 1 15 TRANSACTIONAL LEADERSHIP IN NUTRITION PROGRAMS: A REVIEW OF LITERATURE https://ajoeijournals.org/sys/index.php/ajoei/article/view/568 <p><strong>Purpose of the Study: </strong>The objective of this study was to review extant conceptual, theoretical, and empirical literature on transactional leadership, with a view to identify gaps and propose a theoretical model on emerging phenomena in transactional leadership.</p> <p><strong>Methodology: </strong>The study explored the constructs of contingent reward, management by exception, laissez-faire, transformational leadership, and charismatic leadership through an extensive literature review.</p> <p><strong>Study Findings: </strong>The literature review revealed that when transactional and charismatic leadership are applied as moderating and mediating variables, they enhance the effectiveness of transactional leadership.</p> <p><strong>Conclusion: </strong>Based on the findings, further research is proposed to investigate the effect of the different dimensions of transactional leadership when transformational and charismatic leadership are applied to enhance the effects of transactional leadership in nutrition leadership.</p> <p><strong>Keywords:</strong> <em>Transactional, Leadership, Nutrition, Programs, Literature</em></p> Edith Muthoni Ngatia Copyright (c) 2024 African Journal of Emerging Issues 2024-04-08 2024-04-08 6 5 16 32 INFLUENCE OF STAFF TRAINING ON IMPLEMENTATION OF DIGITAL LITERACY PROGRAMMES IN PUBLIC SECONDARY SCHOOLS INMUKAA SUB-COUNTY, MAKUENI COUNTY, KENYA https://ajoeijournals.org/sys/index.php/ajoei/article/view/569 <p><strong>Statement of the Problem:</strong> School management plays a key role in the implementation of digital literacy programs. However, in Mukaa Sub-county, the implementation of digital literacy programs has not been smooth, with few schools having adopted DLP, few teachers using ICT, and few students enrolled in computer classes.</p> <p><strong>Purpose of the Study:</strong> To assess the influence of staff training on the implementation of digital literacy programs in public secondary schools in Mukaa Sub-county, Makueni County, Kenya.</p> <p><strong>Methodology:</strong> The study adopted a mixed methodology and thus applied a concurrent triangulation research design. The target population was 420 respondents, which comprised 40 principals and 380 teachers, from which a sample of 204 respondents was determined using Yamane's Formula. However, from each zone, 62 teachers were selected using simple random sampling. Quantitative data were analyzed descriptively using frequencies and percentages and inferentially.</p> <p><strong>Findings:</strong> The study found that the implementation of DLP still faces numerous challenges, with the number of public secondary schools that have adopted it being few. This is attributed, to some extent, to a lack of adequate staff training.</p> <p><strong>Recommendations:</strong> The study recommends that school management should continue training teachers to equip them with the prerequisite skills and wherewithal for the effective implementation of DLP in public secondary schools.</p> <p><strong>Keywords:</strong> <em>Staff Training, Digital Literacy Programmes, Public Secondary, Mukaa Sub-County, Makueni County</em></p> Dominic Mulwa Mulandi Pamela Ochieng Kimamo Githui Copyright (c) 2024 African Journal of Emerging Issues 2024-04-12 2024-04-12 6 5 33 44