This edition of KIU Journal of Social Sciences focuses on Development Administration Social Psychology and Educational Management.
The first part of the Journal addresses issues in Development Administration such as Fiscal Policy, Economic Repositioning, Waste Management, Oil Politics, Rural Development and Good Governanace. It is established in one of the papers that deposit money bank credit to agriculture and exchange rates has direct and significant effect on agricultural sector output while interest rate has a direct but insignificant impact on agricultural sector performance. As the solutions to these challenges, the paper concludes among others that need for institutional reforms that will drive credit facilities to the agricultural sector, and promote favorable institutional environments, make it stronger and Anti-corruption laws should be applied strongly, so that illegal agricultural sector business can be curtailed in the country.
Papers in the second section are on Social Psychology. Using residents in poor urban communities in Lagos State, Nigeria as case studies, one of the papers in these sections argues theoretically and demonstrates empirically that vote buying is a major determinant that defines the voting behaviour of poor and vulnerable voters. It is therefore recommended that government must proactively and genuinely embark on effective poverty alleviation schemes in order to address the menace of vote buying.
The last section on Educational Management, one of the papers discusses types of social vices, which includes; Indecent Dressing, drug abuse and alcoholism, cultism, promiscuity and prostitution, examination malpractice, gambling, cybercrime, frauds and money laundering. The paper also discusses roles played by business education in curbing social vices in educational sector.
On the whole, this issue of KIU Journal of Social Sciences features many interesting research papers. Some of these papers are empirical in nature while others have theoretical base. Each of them focuses on one specific social and management problem or the other; trying to proffer solutions to them. Readers are therefore advised to make proper use of the ideas presented by the various authors.