About the Journal


Islamic University Multidisciplinary Journal (IUMJ) formerly known as Islamic University Journal (IUJ) is an open access international double-blinded peer-reviewed journal. It is published quarterly (March, June, September and December) both online and in prints by the Islamic University in Uganda (IUIU), all rights reserved. The IUMJ is indexed and cross referenced.

The IUMJ, welcomes, accepts and acknowledges high quality theoretical and empirical contributions in articles, short notes, conference papers, book forms, conceptual frameworks, analytical and simulation models, technical reports, drafts, reviewed papers and literature from industries, academicians, organisations and research institutes all over the world in the areas of natural and applied sciences, education, social sciences, humanities, agriculture and medicine. IUMJ, focus on the developmental and continental growth of academic publications by providing a medium for intellectual exchange and interactions between researchers and academics. The Editorial Board Members are renowned academicians selected carefully among the echelon of Universities around the world.

Latest Issue    |   VOLUME 7 ISSUE 3, SEPTEMBER, 2020


1. THE EMPIRICAL RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ECONOMIC GROWTH, ICT, FINANCIAL GLOBALIZATION UNCERTAINTY AND FINANCIAL DEVELOPMENT: EVIDENCE FROM SELECTED LEADING AFRICAN ECONOMIES,   Ibrahim Sambo Farouq, Zunaidah Sulong, and Saádatu Suleiman Sanusi  1-14

Abstract

The paper concentrated on six selected major African countries from 1990 to 2011 and describes the effect of ICT-driven institutional efficiency and knowledge exchange systems on economic growth, financial globalization, and economic growth on financial development. That is be...  



2. PROFITABILITY AND TECHNICAL EFFICIENCY OF CHICKEN PRODUCTION IN KADUNA STATE, NIGERIA,   Umar Tabari Yero and Dezi Ngambeki  103-113

Abstract

Achieving profitability in production is a great challenge facing chicken producers and is constrained by inefficiency and other challenges facing the chicken production industry. Technical efficiency in chicken...  



3. REVISITING THE PRINCIPLE IN FOSS V. HARBOTTLE: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF NIGERIA AND THE UNITED KINGDOM,   Khairat Oluwakemi Akanbi and Abdullateef Abubakar  114-123

One of the effects of the epic decision of corporate personality decided in Salomon v. Salomon is such that companies are governed by the principle of majority rule. That is corporate decisions are taken by the majority of the owners of the company, only shareholders with a majority of voting shares makes decisions as the company. This is becaus...  



4. CONSTITUTIONAL PERSPECTIVES OF THE TRIAL OF JUDGES WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF JUDICIAL INDEPENDENCE IN NIGERIA,   Hamza Abdulazeez Okene, Muritala-AbdulRasheed Barakah Bolanle, Adetutu Deborah Aina-Pelemo, Rilwan Funsho Mahmud and Oluwabusayo T. Wuraola  124-144

Abstract

The judiciary as represented by courts in Nigeria occupies a pre-eminent position in the scheme of governance, especially in any constitutional democracy. Judiciary within the context of doctrine of separation of power is one of the arms of Government and enjoys independence a...  



5. CULTURAL PROPERTY PRESERVATION AND THE CHALLENGES OF LAND USE PLANNING: THE KWARA STATE EXPERIENCE,   Jimoh Yahaya  145-150

Abstract

Cultural property preservation starts from the identification of what constitute cultural heritage. Cultural property refers to products of human creativity by which a people and a nation reveal their identity. ...  



6. HAND-DRAWN ILLUSTRATIONS AND FAMILY SUPPORT SYSTEMS: MISSING INTERVENTIONS IN ADDRESSING DOMESTIC CONFLICTS DURING COVIT-19 LOCKDOWN IN UGANDA,   Yusuf Nsanja  15-30

Abstract

The Covid-19 epidemic has come with its unique impact on the entire world. It has made people of various nations sick; some have died from it and some have survived. The guidelines aired on all Uganda TV station...  



7. NIGERIAN ECONOMY IN PRECOLONIAL TIMES: AN ARGUMENT OF GLOBALIZATION AS NEW AND OLD PHENOMENON,   Osemwengie and P. K. Osemwengie  151-162

Abstract

While globalization is well a twentieth century ideology, the phenomenon is as old as man’s development into groups and states. The idea of the world being a global village is quite novel but it is interestingly...  



8. THE PERFORMANCE OF THE FREE ELECTRICITY CONNECTION POLICY IN UGANDA,   Nabukeera Madinah Sebyala  163-177


9. POPULATION AGING AND THE POTENTIALITIES OF ISLAMIC VALUES OF SUPPORT AND CARE FOR THE ELDERLY,   Abubakar Yakubu and Fatihi Tahir Usman  178-183

Abstract

The urgent quest for alternatives to address the gap globally experienced in eldercare and social support, follows a series of challenges posed by population aging. This paper postulates that, for Muslim communi...  



10. STRUCTURAL DIMENSIONS AND COMMUNICATIVE FUNCTIONS OF LIKE OCCURRING BEFORE CONTENT WORDS: IMPLICATIONS FOR NIGERIAN ENGLISH USAGE,   Oluwakemi T. Olayemi  184-192

Abstract

The discourse marker ‘like’ is a feature of English usage which reveals some sociolinguistic peculiarities and the processes of communication in English among educated Nigerians. This study investigates the occu...  



11. ISLAM, SOCIOECONOMIC SUSTAINABILITY AND LEADERSHIP TUSSLE,   Abdulrahman B. Hamid  193-200

Abstract

This article presents and analyses the nature and extent of the politics of leadership portrayed by some world leaders who ascended to the position of presiden...  



12. GOVERNANCE OF GENDER BASED VIOLENCE, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, HEALTH STATUS OF WOMEN AND CHILD ABUSE IN TIMES OF COVID-19 IN UGANDA,   Nabukeera Madinah Sebyala  201-2014

Abstract

The paper examined the family dynamics in times of COVID-19 in Uganda. The study was guided by a cross-sectional descriptive survey design. The investigations demonstrated that the prevalence of COVID-19 pandemic greatly affected the health status of women in Uganda. The study witnessed an increase in the nu...  



13. DIVORCE IN THE CHURCH OF GOD IN NIGERIA: CAUSES AND POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS,   T. A. Falaye  215-221

Abstract

This paper x-rays the effects of divorce in the Church with a bid to identifies the positives and negative influence on the Church, which is expected to be the community of faith. Arguably, divorce has become a factor that has a direct effect on the Church as it threatening th...  



14. ASSESSING COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS USED IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS PUPILS’ TEXTBOOKS,   Adepoju Adetokunboh Abayomi  222-232

Abstract

This study examined types of comprehension questions used in pupils’ textbooks. Literature was reviewed extensively on type of questions weighing the advantages and disadvantages of objectives and essay questions, purpose of asking que...  



15. PERCEPTION OF STAKEHOLDERS ON THE GRADUATES’ ENTREPRENEURIAL SKILLS ACQUISITION IN REDUCING UNEMPLOYMENT IN BAUCHI STATE NIGERIA,   Saleh Sule, Muhinat Bolanle Bello and Dawaki Ibrahim Abubakar  233-239

Abstract

The study investigated perception of stakeholders on graduates’ entrepreneurial skill acquisition in reducing unemployment in Bauchi State. Specifically, the study examined the differences in stakeholders’ perception on various entrepr...  



16. USING ACTIVE LEARNING STRATEGIES TO ENHANCE PRE-SERVICE BIOLOGY TEACHERS' ACHIEVEMENT AND SELF-EFFICACY IN A MANDATORY COURSE,   Asaaju Olayemi Aderokun  240-248

Abstract

This study assessed the effect of Team-Based Learning Strategy (TBLS) and 5E Learning Strategy (5ELS) on preservice biology teachers’ achievement and self-efficacy in population education in southwestern Nigeria. A total of 401 pre-service teachers drawn from three intact classes of purposively selected thre...  



17. RE-ENGINEERING THE NIGERIAN NATION WITH THE “MADINAN” MODEL: THE PRINCIPLES AND APPLICATIONS,   Ahmad Abdulganiy Kayode and Jimoh Ismael Bimpe  249-260

Abstract

The paper addresses the present precarious condition of the Nigerian state that necessitates urgent need to reform and salvage the country from imminent collapse. For emphasis, the paper identifies and addresses four challenges, which are: corruption, human trafficking, drug abuse, and banditry. Historical a...  



18. IMPERATIVES FOR COMMUNITY-LED SETTLEMENT MANAGEMENT IN AFRICAN CITIES,   Basirat Ashabi Oyalowo  261-270

Abstract

The failure of previous attempts by governments to address slum proliferation necessitates the emergence of new approaches. We propose a process of slum management founded on urban regeneration principles as opposed to slum eradication and slum clearance. The research question that this study answers therefo...  



19. KILIO CHA MWALIMU JULIUS KAMBARAGE NYERERE,   Yasin S. Musa, Furaha Chai and James O. Onyango  271-280

Ikisiri

Hotuba ni usemi unaotolewa kwa hadhira kwa njia ya mazungumzo au maandishi kwa uzingatifu wa jambo mahsusi. Miongoni mwa maraisi wa nchi huwa mna waliojaaliwa vipaji vya kiuneni kiasi cha kuwafanya raia wa nchi zao kuyaamini yale wayasemayo na kuyaingiza katika utendaji wa maisha ya kila siku; mintaarafu ni M...  



20. ENHANCED HEAVY METAL DECONTAMINATION POTENTIAL OF PSEUDOMONAS AERUGINOSA AND ALCALIGENES FAECALIS CO-CULTURE ISOLATED FROM SPENT ENGINE OIL POLLUTED SOIL,   Adeleye A. O, Yerima M. B, Nkereuwem M. E, Shiaka P. G, Shina I. S, Onokebhagbe V. O, Amoo A. O, Bate G. B and Edem I. D  281-293

Abstract

Heavy metals emanating from anthropogenic activities which have the penchant for polluting the environment have been documented as imminent residues synonymous with spent engine oil (SEO). This study was staged to evaluate heavy metal decontamination potential of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Alcaligenes faecal...  



21. SEVEN TREATMENTS FROM MUTUALLY ORTHOGONAL LATIN SQUARE OF ORDER 7 IN SYMMETRIC BALANCED INCOMPLETE BLOCK DESIGNS,   Saka A. J, Adeleke M. O, Adeleke B. L and Akeyede I  294-303

Abstract

A set of Mutually Orthogonal Latin Squares (MOLS) of order 7 gives rise to series of incomplete block designs, such as; balanced incomplete block designs (BIBD), and partially balanced incomplete block designs of two, three, four, five and six associate classes, that is PBIBD(k) with k =2,3,4,5 and 6. Two di...  



22. THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC EFFECT ON AGRICULTURE GOVERNANCE AND FOOD SECURITY IN UGANDA,   Nabukeera Madinah Sebyala  31-41

Abstract

Agriculture is one of the drivers of economic development since Uganda is predominately an agricultural economy and being less developed, its key to transform agriculture in order to achieve economic growth. The growth in COVID-19 cases led to limited movement from one place to a...  



23. VACCINES, STILL A CONTESTABLE SUBJECT IN MEDICAL DEVELOPMENT,   Abubaker Basajjabaka  42-51

Abstract

The advent of outbreaks runs in tandem with public health concern to study and to find therapies to cure or vaccines to prevent diseases. The reality of disease has since time immemorial triggered different medical interventions and protocols to manage them through scientific ...  



24. ENGAGEMENT AND COMPENSATION: A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE OF WAGE DETERMINATION AND NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE IN NIGERIA,   Dayo I. Akintayo, Rasheed Oyaromade, Isola O. Ayantunji and Kolawole S. Ajibola  52-60

Abstract

Engagement necessitates compensation in forms of wages and salaries is ideally expected to be an outcome of negotiation between employer and employee. In Nigeria, compensation for labour engagement has always be...  



25. WASTE CONTROL AND MANAGEMENT IN PLACES OF WORSHIP WITHIN ILORIN METROPOLIS OF KWARA STATE, NIGERIA,   Maryam Bayero-Jimoh and Jimoh Yahaya  61-68

Abstract

The paper examines the position of Islam in the management of wastes and sanitation in the places of worship in Ilorin Metropolis. It also examines the laws and institutions that regulate wastes management in Kwara State. A visit to some ...  



26. APPLICATION OF FORENSIC ACCOUNTING SKILLS ON GOVERNMENT REVENUE IN NIGERIA: THE DOMESTIC DEBT FACTOR,   Akinadewo Israel S, Asaolu T. O and Oyedokun G. E  69-77

Abstract

The study examined the nexus between forensic accounting and government revenue in Nigeria with the inclusion of domestic debt factor. The study adopts survey research by employing primary data through structured questionnaire and judg...  



27. ASSESSING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF E-GOVERNMENT ON THE PERFORMANCE OF NIGERIAN IMMIGRATION SERVICE HEADQUARTERS, ABUJA,   Abimiku John, Daniel L. Ishaya and Bawa Basil  78-92

The importance of implementing e-Government in an organisation cannot be overestimated as it plays a major role in offering direction, control and purpose towards achieving goals of the organisation within a limited time. This study is designed to assess the implementation of e-Government on the performance of...  



28. DETERMINANTS OF BANK CREDIT RISK: EVIDENCE FROM DEPOSIT MONEY BANKS IN NIGERIA,   Ogundele Stephen Omobolade, Akinadewo Israel Seriki and Oloowokere Johnson Kola  93-102

Abstract

This study investigated the determinants of credit risk in Nigerian Deposit Money Banks (DMBs). The study employed secondary data, sought from the financial statements of the banks from 2009-2018 and adopted the...