Proceedings

Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference onNew Trends in Science, Technology, Management and Social Sciences in Africa: Osun State, Nigeria -| June 2nd - 4th, 2021 |-

  • NEW TRENDS IN SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, MANAGEMENT AND SOCIAL SCIENCES IN AFRICA

    This proceedings captures a three-day program of presentations, panel discussions and interactive dialogue at the Third International Conference of Villanova on New Trends in Science, Technology, Management and Social Sciences in Africa, which took place from 2nd to 4th of June 2021. The event was a multidisciplinary conference that brought together some academics, researchers and scholars from various academic institutions from within and outside the state as well as the academic staff of Villanova Polytechnic to review new trends virtually in all fields of learning. It also provided a valuable networking opportunity and set the stage for further cooperation among academics, researchers and scholars in the state and beyond.

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Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on New Trends in Science, Technology, Management and Social Sciences in Africa: Osun State, Nigeria -| July 10th & 11th, 2019 |-

  • NEW TRENDS IN SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, MANAGEMENT AND SOCIAL SCIENCES IN AFRICA

    This maiden conference featured lead paper presentation by Prof. Benjamin Ekundayo Olufemi, JP, FCVSN of University of Ibadan, Nigeria. We are thankful to the conference committee and regular program committee members and reviewers, without whose expert input this conference would not be possible. Finally, we thank the entire organizing team and all authors who submitted their work. We hope that you will enjoy this collection of high quality papers, research notes and abstracts from a cast of international researchers in the fascinating field of Science, Technology, Management and Social Sciences.

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Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference Seminary of All Saints, Uhiele-Ekpoma, Edo State, Nigeria -| March 18th – 20th, 2020 |-

  • FORMATION OF THE HUMAN PERSON IN THE 21ST CENTURY

    The 21st Century is markedly identified by great discoveries in science and technology that it has christened as the age of information technology. Regardless of the advancement of knowledge in this century with mind-blowing discoveries like electric, driverless cars, cryptocurrency, 3D technologies and e-technologies like e-readers and e-cigarettes, the human person instead of advancing, is palpably and grossly undermined. While there is so much advancement in human reason which is meant to bring about a better place and dignity for the human person, paradoxically, the cost of the human person is more cheapened more than ever. The scandal of technological advancement is that, the rise in human knowledge has not brought about a better quality of life and a more secured world of the human person. Rather, the world has become more perilous. More and more, the purpose of man is diminished.

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The present work on FORMATION, THE CATHOLIC PRIESTHOOD AND THE MODERN AGE: Festschrift in Honour of Rev. Fr. Anselm Jimoh -| 2019 |-

  • FORMATION, THE CATHOLIC PRIESTHOOD AND THE MODERN AGE

    FORMATION, THE CATHOLIC PRIESTHOOD AND THE MODERN AGE – Festschrift in Honour of Rev. Fr. Anselm Jimoh. Formation is indisputably a critical variable in the preparation and eventual ordination of priests. The Catholic Priesthood has been the spotlight of many conversations in recent times from the good to the ugly.

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Proceedings of the International Conference of the Association for the Promotion of African Studies on the Impact of Covid-19 on Africa and the Quest for Afrocentric Perspectives -| 17th September 2020 |-

  • COVID-19 AND AFROCENTRIC PERSPECTIVES: HEALTH AND ECONOMIC IMPLICATIONS

    In the midst of the tensions and confusions created by the dreaded Corona Virus Disease 2019, the Association for the Promotion of African Studies (APAS), in collaboration with FEEDBACKHALL, gathered scholars across the African nations to brainstorm on the theme: The Impact of COVID-19 on Africa: Opportunities, Challenges and Solutions.

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  • THE SOCIO-RELIGIOUS DYNAMICS OF COVID-19 PANDEMIC IN AFRICA

    The advent of COVID-19 drastically disrupted the socioreligious order in the African world. Sequel to the deadly and fastspreading nature of COVID-19, different measures were put in place by various governments and health agencies to curb the spread. Among the precautionary measures is: Social Distancing. Human beings were strongly advised to avoid each other, desist from any form of physical contact and also to stop or minimise social gatherings, namely, religious gathering, wedding, markets, burials/funerals/ etc. This new way of life was seen by some Africans as un-African and unnatural.

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  • COVID-19 PANDEMIC, ICT AND EDUCATION SYSTEM IN AFRICA: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

    With these developments of ill-health, deaths and restrictions of movements to curtail the spread of the virus, the consequence on the economy of Africa and Nigeria in particular would obviously be disastrous. This piece would focus on how COVID-19 has affected the Nigerian economy. It would further make suggestions on the way forward towards boosting the Nigerian economy.

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Proceedings of an online Colloquium on Igwebuike Philosophy -| From 20th January To 20th July 2020 |-

  • THEMES IN IGWEBUIKE PHILOSOPHY AND THEOLOGY

    The concept Igwebuike began first as a methodology and philosophy. Gradually, its philosophical elements began to have serious implications for theological discourse, especially with the increasing need to do theology that arises from the philosophy of the African people. Such a theology would always have an inescapable element of philosophy, speaking to people in their own native context, because it is expressed in categories of thought that arises out of the philosophy of the African people.

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  • IGWEBUIKE PHILOSOPHY AND COMPLEMENTARY RELATIONS

    In this work, Igwebuike is employed as a unifying concept of African thought, especially, that aspect concerning the human person’s conception of the spiritual and material universe in which he or she lives. It is an explanatory theory or principle that interprets the puzzle of our complex relationship with the non-corporal world and human social life, that is, major social institutions that ensure social continuity and group identity, and further, underpins the epistemological manifestations of the human person’s universe.

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  • IGWEBUIKE: AN AFRICAN COMPLEMENTARY PHILOSOPHICAL FRAMEWORK

    Igwebuike is essentially a transcendent complementary comprehensive systematic effort to understand the structure and dynamics of reality ultimately for the purpose of giving honest answers to fundamental questions or opinions to questions that arise within the arena of asking questions and questioning answers, selfless enlightenment and furthering of human happiness. In this search for truth, Igwebuike, within an integrated systematic framework, strives beyond all forms of particularities, peculiarities, paradoxes and contradictions and espouses the path of complementation, therefore, showing how realities can relate to one another in a mutually harmonized nonabsolutistic mode.

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Proceedings of the International Conference of the Association for the Promotion of African Studies on African Ideologies, Human Security and Peace Building -| 10-11 June 2020 |-

  • PHILOSOPHY AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION IN AFRICA

    The first law of life is unarguably the law on security of life. It is only when life is secured that other things can follow. Something cannot be built on nothing. There must always be a basis for whatever is. For any society to be said to have been developed or be developing, there must be conducive environment engendered by security of life and property. The concrete manifestation of any being (in this instance, human beings) is life. Meaningfulness or meaninglessness in life is highly dependent on how life is secured or not.

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  • RELIGION AND PEACE BUILDING IN AFRICA

    It is generally accepted in some quarters that religion constitutes the second nature of the African people. Religion, no doubt, permeates the way of life of an African. It dictates the likes and dislikes of an African. No wonder J. S. Mbiti observed that “Africans are notoriously religious.” Religion is such a powerful force that can be used to make or mar a particular society. It can serve as a tool for unity or disunity depending on how it was employed.

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  • AFRICAN INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE AND PEACE BUILDING

    The desire to know is said to be innate in every human person. It is this innate desire that engenders the type of knowledge that is said to be contemporaneous with a particular person or group of persons. It is in this regard that we can talk of African Indigenous Knowledge (AIK) as the knowledge system that is hinged on the way of life and worldview of the African. The African people have got some experiences and as such they can lay hold to a particular or peculiar system of knowledge.

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  • AFRICAN IDEOLOGIES, BUSINESS AND PEACE-BUILDING

    Peace is a necessary commodity for the growth, development and sustenance of any business that is worth its name. The implication of this statement is that the absence of peace is a threat, to a greater extent, to any business initiative. In the words of V. A. O. Adetula, “conflicts have the capacity to severely constrain development endeavours by destroying infrastructure, interrupting the production process and diverting resources away from productive uses.”

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