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Item Open AccessCorporate governance and firm’s financial performance amongst private business enterprises in Uganda, a perspective from Lira City(African Journal of Business Management, 2021) Eton, Marus; Fabian, Mwosi; Arthur, Sunday; Sammy, Godfrey PoroThe study examined the effect of corporate governance on firm’s financial performance amongst private business enterprises in Uganda. The study used descriptive and survey design. A mixed method approach which involved both qualitative and quantitative techniques were also used. The study found out that corporate governance significantly influences the financial performance of hotels and manufacturing firms in Lira City and majority of the firms investigated performed on average financially. It was also established that firms whose boards demonstrate high integrity were likely to register positive changes in their financial performance than firms whose boards do not. The study also noted that board independence would propel the firm to grow to greater heights. The study recommends that hotel and manufacturing firm owners should exercise some discipline and leave boards to operate independently. This would allow the board to remain focused on the long-term goals of the firm. The hotel and manufacturing firm owners should be cautious in selecting board members lest they attract many that would increase the firm’s liabilities. Item Open AccessCurriculum Interpretation and Learners’ Attainment of Reading Skills in Uganda a Case of Selected Districts in Acholi Sub-Region(International Journal of Research and Innovation in Social Science, 2019) Sammy, Godfrey Poro; Eton, Marus; Andrew Peter Yiga; Julius, Caesar Enon; Fabian, MwosiThe study sought to assess the influence of curriculum interpretation on learners’ attainment of reading skills in Acholi Sub region, Uganda. The finding indicated a significant relationship between curriculum interpretation and attainment of learners’ reading skills. The study recommended a more coordinated approach to language policy implementation so that all learners can have the opportunity to learn to read first in their mother tongue and for reading to be beneficial and meaningful for them. Emphasizing instruction in local languages in government primary schools disadvantages learners when it comes to preparation for Primary Leaving Examinations. The government needs to streamline policy on thematic curriculum implementation so that all learners in Uganda are given equal opportunities when it comes to primary leaving examinations Item Open AccessFinancial Inclusion and Access to Higher Education An Empirical Study of Selected Districts in Eastern Uganda(European Journal of Business and Management, 2020) Eton, Marus; Sammy, Godfrey Poro; Denis, Sekiwu; Fabian, Mwosi; Francis Akena, AdyangaAccess to higher education has continuously been a challenge in Uganda. The research brought out the relationship between financial inclusion and access to higher education. Descriptive survey research design was adopted and the findings established that digital financing eases making deposits in banks, transacting via mobile money and switching from one bank to the other. Students find it easy to deposit tuition in the bank just as they find it easy to access money via mobile money. While financial inclusion makes financial services available in the economy, students, especially those from low-income families find difficulty accessing a wider range of these products, which hinders their access to higher education. The study also establishes that a good number of students fail to meet admission requirements. Since students from low-income families attend high schools of low quality, they have insufficient understanding of some subjects, and thus unable to join higher education. Online registration and payment, students’ decision not to join, peer influence, and rigidity of university programs; are deeply flawed to limit accessing higher education. However, financial services remain accessible to rich individuals who demonstrate ability to pay. The study recommends that the government of Uganda through the concerned ministry should review the implementation of their policies on Students loan scheme and district quota systems. The government should always publish the lists of students admitted to higher education institutions in popular media and newspapers to create awareness to those being admitted to particular institutions. Item Open AccessFinancial inclusion: Is it a precursor to agricultural commercialization amongst smallholder farmers in Uganda? A comparative analysis between Lango and Buganda sub-regions(Journal of Economics and International Finance, 2021) Eton, Marus; Fabian, Mwosi; Mary, Ejang; Sammy, Godfrey PoroThis study examines the contributions of financial inclusion in supporting agricultural commercialization amongst smallholder farmers in Uganda in Lango and Buganda sub-regions. The researcher adopted a comparative study and cross-sectional survey design where descriptive, bivariate and multivariate data analysis was used. Chi square procedure was run to test the hypothesis that financial inclusion does not affect agricultural commercialization amongst smallholder farmers in Lango and Buganda sub-regions. Regression analysis was specifically used to predict the level of change in agricultural commercialization due to changes in financial inclusion. The study identified financial inclusion as one variable that can predict the success of agricultural commercialization, though it varies from one region to another. In Lango, efforts by government to increase financial access is a positive factor to agricultural commercialization while in Buganda, it is a negative factor. In Lango, land is communal and not individually owned. Therefore, smallholder farmers need to access finances to purchase land for commercial farming. In Buganda, however, land is freehold, which makes smallholder farmers to own chunks of land from their parents. The study has established some common factors that limit agricultural commercialization in both Lango and Buganda, that is, expensive equipment and fluctuating prices while poor infrastructure is no longer a big worry. This paper recommends that, financial service providers should revise their lending terms downwards to reach smallholder farmers, some of whom lack collateral security to pledge for credit. While the government takes credit for improving infrastructure, government, through her policy organs like ministry of agriculture, should provide buffer prices against price fluctuations. Item Open AccessTeacher competence and performance in primary schools in Nwoya District, Northern Uganda(International Journal of Advanced Educational Research, 2019) Eton, Marus; ; Sammy, Godfrey Poro; Andrew Peter Yiga; Julius, Caesar Enon; Fabian, MwosiThis study brings to light the fact that the poor performance of pupils in primary schools is a pedagogical issue, which requires pedagogical approaches to improving teacher performance. The study sought to investigate the role of teacher competence in enhancing teacher’s performance in primary schools in Uganda. A sample of 217 respondents was chosen and the findings indicated a correlation coefficient of (r = .575). The study therefore recommended that teachers be encouraged to develop their pedagogical skills for effective delivery in the classroom, Performance appraisals should take care of pedagogical skill development for improved teacher performance. Teachers should pay attention to issues like classroom organization, time management and receiving telephone calls during class time. Teachers who work their best to promote a co-existence between the school and the community should be recognized and rewarded for their effort. Teachers should improve on their approach to absenteeism and should also be encouraged to build and work in teams to bring out the best of themselves and their pupils too.