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    Influence of Study Habits and Demographic Variables: Study Habits and Academic Performance
    (LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, 2017) Rugendo, John Chandi; Rugendo, Caroline Marigu Nyaga
    The study investigated the influence of time management, learner-to-learner interaction, note-taking skills, reading skills, demographic variables and academic performance of distance learning students. Given the increasing numbers of post-secondary institutions offering degrees by distance learning, it is important to know the influence of study habits and demographic variables on academic performance of distance learning students. A total number of 347 students were selected using stratified random sampling technique from a population of 4, 500 students who were registered for the B.Ed. degree in different years of study. The findings indicated a strong positive influence of time management on academic performance (r =0.569), There was a positive influence of notes-taking on academic performance (r=0.635), influence of reading skills on academic performance (r =0.423), and influence of highest academic qualification on their academic performance of adult learners (r=0.237). Based on the findings, the study recommended that students should be trained in time management skills and also they should be encouraged to meet regularly for discussions.
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    Journalists and the rule of law
    (  International Commission of Jurists, 2011) Obonyo, Levi; Nyamboga, Erneo
    J ournalism is not so young a profession in this country as sometimes it does appear. Journalism in Kenya is probably as old as the history of the nation itself and precedes many of the professions in the country. Indeed there is a rich history of the media in the country. What has not kept pace with the development of the field is the equivalent development of resources to enable the field to be more effective. For instance, it was not until after independence, with the establishment of the Kenya Institute of Mass Communication that training of journalists started in Kenya in earnest. Even then, that training was terminated at the diploma level meaning that thought was still focused on producing mid-level industry personnel. It was a decade later when further training beyond the diploma qualification was offered in Kenya. But even more challenging for the field is that while the training was being offered there was never a concurrent development of resources to facilitate the training and adapt it to the Kenyan context. Technical training was a turn key technology with buttons being pointed to trainees who often only knew how to switch on and off the equipment they operated. But even more serious was the lack of efforts by those in the field to contextualize training by producing training material relevant to the nation’s needs. Textbooks were still imported with examples used in class remaining largely incidents that took place in far flu