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  • The collections in this Community are comprised of Indigenous Knowledge emanating from communities in the neighborhoods of Kabale University. These are communities in the great Kigezi Region.
  • This community holds students (Graduates) dissertation and Thesis, Staff field reports, Students (undergraduate) study reports
  • The community includes research article publications in journals both local and international, conference papers in proceedings and reports, abstracts and reviews by Kabale University Staff and Students
  • This community archives publications by individual University Staff and Students, Faculty and Departmental Publications (i.e. University Journal, Newsletters, University official publications etc.), groups and Association operating in the University (i.e. Convocation and Staff and Students Association}

Recent Submissions

Effect of School Welfare on English Teachers’ Job Satisfaction in the Selected Secondary Schools in Kabale Municipality.
(Kabale University, 2024) Katwesigye, Kevin
The research investigated how school welfare impacts the job satisfaction of English teachers in selected secondary schools in Kabale Municipality. The study aimed to determine the influence of housing, provision of meals, and access to medical care on English teachers' job satisfaction. A cross-sectional survey methodology was employed, using questionnaires and interviews for data collection. Regarding the effect of housing on job satisfaction, the findings indicated that adequate and affordable housing significantly contributes to the overall well-being of English teachers, thereby enhancing job satisfaction. Proximity of housing to the school also positively affects job satisfaction by allowing teachers more time to prepare lesson plans and teach effectively. In terms of meals provided, the study revealed that providing meals to English teachers contributes to their job satisfaction by saving time that would otherwise be spent sourcing meals outside of school. Additionally, nutritious meals contribute to the well-being of teachers, thereby enhancing their satisfaction in the workplace. Regarding access to medical care, the research found that providing medical care promotes a sense of security and peace of mind among English teachers, which positively influences their job satisfaction. Access to medical care enables teachers to address their health needs effectively, further enhancing job satisfaction. Based on these findings, the study recommended that educational associations and teacher unions advocate for housing support and policies that promote work-life balance at regional and national levels. It also suggested implementing wellness programs focusing on healthy lifestyles, including exercise, nutrition, and stress management, to improve the overall well-being and job satisfaction of English teachers.
A Mathematical Model for the Transimission Dynamics of Malaria in Western Uganda: A Case Study of Kabale District.
(Kabale University, 2024) Ayebare, Docus
The aim of this research was to construct a mathematical framework describing the transmission dynamics of malaria in western Uganda. Malaria persists as one of the most widespread and deadly human infections globally, caused by the Plasmodium parasite and transmitted by female Anopheles mosquitoes during blood feeding. The mathematical model utilized in this study was structured upon the SIER framework. The model incorporated an analysis of both disease-free and endemic equilibrium points to assess their stability. Employing a matrix-based approach, the basic reproduction number R0 was calculated to quantify disease transmission dynamics. The findings indicate that the disease-free equilibrium of the model is stable locally and globally when R0 is less than 1. Conversely, the endemic equilibrium solution of the model was demonstrated to be globally asymptotically stable when R0 exceeds 1.
Effect of Population Growth on Climate Change in Nyakishenyi Sub-County Rukungiri District Uganda.
(Kabale University, 2024) Arinda, Nicholus
The study examined the impact of population growth and climate change in Rukungiri District, Uganda. Its objectives focused on understanding how population growth contributes to climate change in Nyakishenyi Sub County, identifying the effects of climate change on development in the same area, and exploring strategies for mitigating climate change effects. Conducted through a descriptive research design, data collection took place in February using questionnaires and interviews with a sample of 156 respondents from a target population of 256. The study revealed that poverty levels significantly influenced the effects of population growth on climate change in the Rukungiri district. Infrastructure development was also noted as contributing to climate impacts in the region. Poor agricultural productivity emerged as a key consequence of climate change, impacting both local livelihoods and the national economy through rising food prices and economic instability. The findings highlighted adaptive measures such as changing crop varieties adopted by farmers in response to climate challenges in the Rukungiri district. The study concluded that climate change impacts, including increased frequency and intensity of tropical cyclones, rising sea levels, decreased crop yields, and water shortages during dry seasons, are already prevalent rather than future threats. Urgent action on climate change is crucial, as it poses significant risks to achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The study recommended integrating comprehensive, inclusive actions across social, economic, environmental, and political spheres to sustain SDG achievements beyond 2030. The study recommended that Uganda should prioritize addressing population growth and climate change as primary development agendas in the upcoming decades to foster sustainable development. Effective leadership at national and international levels is essential to mobilize joint actions and discussions on the interplay between population dynamics and climate change. Additionally, expanding locally-led initiatives, including the National Adaptation Programs of Action, can ensure that adaptation strategies reflect local knowledge and expertise effectively.
Effect of Banana Production on Poverty Reduction in Kabuyanda Sub-County, Isingiro District.
(Kabale University, 2024) Arinda, Edgar
The study aimed to investigate the impact of banana production on poverty alleviation in Kabuyanda sub-county, Isingiro district. It was guided by objectives focused on assessing the influence of banana production on household income and food security in the area. The research employed both quantitative and qualitative methodologies, sampling 66 respondents out of a total population of 80. The findings revealed that banana production significantly contributes to household incomes, with farmers selling bananas locally, to wholesalers, and even for export, constituting a major source of revenue for 25.76% of respondents. The study concluded that banana cultivation has played a crucial role in transforming the economic landscape of Kabuyanda sub-county. The strong positive relationship between banana farming and household income underscores its importance in improving the financial well-being of local residents. Recommendations included prioritizing infrastructure development, such as improving roads and transportation networks, to enhance market access for farmers and reduce post-harvest losses. Policy formulation and implementation to support sustainable banana farming practices, alongside incentives, subsidies, and training programs, were also proposed. Additionally, diversifying banana products like flour, chips, and juice was suggested to enhance food security and create additional income streams through value addition. Continuous training and extension services for farmers on modern farming techniques, disease management, and market-oriented strategies were also emphasized to optimize yields and income generation.
A Comparative Study of Vitamin C Concentrations in Two Selected Wild Fruits in Itojo Sub-County Ntungamo District.
(Kabale University, 2024) Akankwatsa, Marither
The human body does not store vitamin C, making it essential to include vitamin C-rich fruits in daily diets for overall health. However, people residing in the rural areas of Itojo sub-county, Ntungamo District, lack access to commonly consumed fruits rich in vitamin C, such as oranges, lemons, and mangoes, as these fruits are typically available in urban market centers where they are sold. Furthermore, rural residents often lack the financial means to purchase such fruits from markets and supermarkets. This research aimed to investigate and compare the vitamin C concentrations in two selected wild fruits: Horn melon (Cucumis metuliferus) and Seed of heaven fruit (Aframomum spp.), which grow naturally in the rural areas of Itojo sub-county, Ntungamo District. The vitamin C concentrations in these fruits were determined through redox titration of vitamin extracts from the wild fruits against potassium iodate solution with a starch indicator. The volume of potassium iodate solution required to reach the endpoint was measured and recorded, allowing calculation of the vitamin C concentrations in the extracts obtained from the wild fruits. The study revealed that the vitamin C concentrations in three different varieties of Horn melon (X1, X2, and X3) were 7.02 mg/100g, 7.39 mg/100g, and 6.49 mg/100g, respectively. In comparison, the concentrations in three varieties of Seed of Heaven fruit (Y1, Y2, and Y3) were 23.23 mg/100g, 21.65 mg/100g, and 24.82 mg/100g, respectively. Thus, the study concluded that the vitamin C concentration in Seed of heaven fruit was nearly three times higher than that in Horn melon fruits.