النشر العلمي

  • تأثير الجنس على أنشطة التنمية المهنية بين أعضاء هيئة التدريس في كليات القطاع الصحي في جامعة الجزيرة، السودان

Professional development sustains staff competence through continuing improvement of knowledge, skills and performance. Notable improvements in education almost never take place in the absence of continuing professional development (CPD).The aim of this study was to assess the impact of gender on professional development activities among the academic staff of health sector faculties at Elrazi campus in University of Gezira. It was a descriptive exploratory, cross-sectional, study including all the academic staff of health sector faculties at Elrazi campus in University of Gezira. Questionnaire was designed to include, personal data, interest and motivation for CPD. Questions about different activities of CPD were included, e.g. number of courses or workshop being attended, research conduction over the past four years, reading of scientific journals and publishing of scientific papers and facilitation of these activities. It was found that, almost all teachers (96%) were interested in CPD.  Over half (53%) of the academic staff attended more than 6 courses or workshops about CPD. Only 45% of the staff read scientific journals regularly. There were significant differences in reading scientific journals regularly and publishing scientific papers between males and females, with P-value of 0.005, and 0.00 respectively . CPD can succeed only in settings, or contexts, that support it. Commitment and support from administrators is vital for success of CPD activities.

published in fic Reseach,volume-5-Issue:5, May 2016, 106-108,ISSN, No.2277-8179

  • معوقات التطور المهني لدى أعضاء هيئة التدريس بكليات القطاع الصحي جامعة الجزيرة, السودان

Professional development sustains staff competence through continuing improvement of knowledge, skills and performance. Notable improvements in education almost never take place in the absence of continuing professional development (CPD).The aim of this study was to assess the impact of gender on professional development activities among the academic staff of health sector faculties at Elrazi campus in University of Gezira. It was a descriptive exploratory, cross-sectional, study including all the academic staff of health sector faculties at Elrazi campus in University of Gezira. Questionnaire was designed to include, personal data, interest and motivation for CPD. Questions about different activities of CPD were included, e.g. number of courses or workshop being attended, research conduction over the past four years, reading of scientific journals and publishing of scientific papers and facilitation of these activities. It was found that, almost all teachers (96%) were interested in CPD.  Over half (53%) of the academic staff attended more than 6 courses or workshops about CPD. Only 45% of the staff read scientific journals regularly. There were significant differences in reading scientific journals regularly and publishing scientific papers between males and females, with P-value of 0.005, and 0.00 respectively . CPD can succeed only in settings, or contexts, that support it. Commitment and support from administrators is vital for success of CPD activities.

published in dian Journal of Research, volume:5-Issue:4, April,2016,ISSN-2250-1991

  • موقف وإدراك أعضاء هيئة التدريس من كليات القطاع الصحي في جامعة الجزيرة, السودان نحو أنشطة التطور المهني

Professional development sustains staff competence through continuing improvement of knowledge, skills and performance. Notable improvements in education almost never take place in the absence of continuing professional development (CPD). The aim of this study is to assess attitude and perception of the academic staff of health sector faculties at Elrazi campus in University of Gezira towards professional development activities. It was a descriptive exploratory, cross-sectional, study including all the academic staff of health sector faculties at Elrazi campus in Wad-Medani city, University of Gezira. Questionnaire was designed to include, personal data, interest and motivation for CPD, internet services, cause of promotion and work-overload. Questions about different activities of CPD were included, e.g. number of courses or workshops being attended, research conduction over the past four years, and reading of scientific journals, and facilitation of these activities. It was found that, almost all teachers (96%) were interested in CPD. Over half (53%) of the academic staff attended more than 6 courses or workshops about CPD, 47% of the staff members preferred combined experts facilitator from the institute and from outside for CPD courses/workshops. These courses/workshops were facilitated by the university according to 72% of the staff members. 69% of the staff members admitted that, the university did not facilitate or support researches; as they expected despite this 62.5% of the staff members conducted a research over the past four years and 45% of the staff members had been promoted because of research. Only 45% of the staff read scientific journals regularly. Commitment and support from administrators is vital for success of CPD activities.

 

published in GJRA-Global volume-5,Issue-4, April-2016 : 228-230. ISNN, No.2277-8160.

  • Current status of tomato greenhouse production in Khartoum and Gezira States, Sudan.

ABSTRACT

 

Tomato production under protected cultivation hasincreased consistently in recent decades in the Sudan. The objective of this study was to investigate the current situation of tomato cultural practices in existing greenhouses in Khartoum and Gezira States.A survey was carried out using a questionnaire and interviews with greenhouse owners in Khartoum and Gezira States. Khartoum and Gezira States have about 68 greenhouse projects,33 of them were selected for the study. Data were collected during 2013 and analyzed using statistical package for social sciences (SPSS). Results indicated that a large number of introduced tomato cultivars were used for productionand mostof greenhousefarmers (48.5%)sow tomato seeds in mid-February. The majority of farmers (63.6%) grow tomato in high plant density (30cm).More than half of greenhouses (75.8 %) hadno specific fertilizer programs. Most of the greenhouse farmers (90.9 %) prune weekly. All greenhouse farmers used pesticides for pest control. Our observations indicated that most of the growers failed to produce summer tomato.Accordingly, further research in tomato greenhouse production is needed.

published in مجلة الجزيرة للعلوم الزراعية 14, 2, 2016

  • Status of greenhouses in Khartoum and Gezira States, Sudan

ABSTRACT

 

Greenhouse technology facilitates the cultivation of most horticultural crops in any region of the world, provided that the greenhouse is properly designed and equipped to control environmental conditions. The objective of this study was to investigate the characteristics of greenhouses in Khartoum and Gezira States, Sudan, and show their drawbacks and disadvantages.A survey was carried out using a questionnaire and interviews with greenhouse owners in Khartoum and Gezira States. Khartoum and Gezira States have about 68 greenhouse projects, 33 of them were selected for the study. The data were collected during 2013 and were analyzed using statistical package for social sciences (SPSS) computer program. Results showed that 69.7% of greenhouses were privately owned and the vast majority of greenhouses were used to produce vegetable crops or seedlings. Results indicated that most of the greenhouses designs are not suited to the hot arid tropics of the Sudan. More than half of greenhouses had the arched system, most of them were covered by polyethylene, 69.7% of greenhouses were constructed in a single span, 72.7% had a single door, 76.3% of greenhouses had a height between 2.5 m to 3 m and 42.6% of them were 40m long. Accordingly, an ideal greenhouse design is needed in which all the drawbacks and shortcomings are corrected to suit the arid conditions of central Sudan.

 

published in مجلة الجزيرة للعلوم الزراعية 14, 2, 2016

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