ShahidiHub International Journal of Education, Humanities & Social Science https://shahidihub.org/shahidihub/index.php/jehss <p>ShahidiHub International Journal of Education, Humanities &amp; Social Science: The journal is a monthly, double-blind, peer-reviews, unrestricted access, published by “ShahidiHub Publishing” in Kenya, East Africa. The journal publishes original and recent scholarly research, of both empirical and theoretical nature. <strong>ISSN (Online): 2958-8154. </strong><br /><br /><strong>Areas / Fields<br /></strong>Curriculum Studies, Church Education, Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Family Studies, Educational Policies, Educational Leadership and Administration.<br /><br />Also, it covers major areas of social science and humanities such as Media Studies, Communication, Library and Information Science, Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Linguistics, Literature, History, Geography, Performing Arts, Music, Sociology, Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, Philosophy, Economics, Human Rights, Political Science, International Relations, Security Studies, Criminology Public Administration and Public Policy.</p> ShahidiHub en-US ShahidiHub International Journal of Education, Humanities & Social Science 2958-8146 Conflict Management in African Traditional Religion: A Case of the Abagusii Community https://shahidihub.org/shahidihub/index.php/jehss/article/view/210 <p>Conflict, an inherent facet of human interaction, has intrigued scholars. Conflict resolution in the Abagusii community is firmly ingrained in its cultural heritage and spiritual beliefs. Elders, noted for their wisdom and experience, are essential in resolving disagreements. Thus, this study explores conflict management within the context of African traditional religion, focusing on the Abagusii community in Kenya. Moreover, by examining conflict management within the context of African traditional religion, the study contributes to broader discussions on the intersection of culture, religion, and conflict resolution, thus enriching academic discourse and informing practical interventions for sustainable peace in diverse African societies. The study utilized a descriptive design to comprehensively understand Conflict Management in African Traditional Religion among the Abagusii community. Data was collected from 81 respondents using a questionnaire analyzed quantitatively through descriptive statistics using SPSS version 20.0. The findings underscore the effectiveness of integrating traditional practices with modern frameworks for conflict management among the Abagusii community. Community mediation, customary courts, and inclusive decision-making play crucial roles in fostering unity and consensus-building while upholding cultural heritage in African societies. Empower indigenous conflict resolution mechanisms through resource allocation and training and foster dialogue between traditional leaders and modern legal systems. Strengthening and integrating these mechanisms with contemporary frameworks can effectively address conflicts while preserving cultural heritage and promoting social cohesion.</p> Geoffrey Ombaye Orenge Copyright (c) 2024 2024-03-22 2024-03-22 2 1 1 20 The Impact of Government Economic Policies on the Education Sector https://shahidihub.org/shahidihub/index.php/jehss/article/view/218 <p>In July 2023, the Government of Kenya released its national 2023/24 Financial Budget with a deficit of KeS 718 billion, to be financed through domestic and external financing. The internal financing would be through internal borrowing, manipulation of money supply, and taxation, while the external funding may be through loans and grants. The taxation method is referred to as fiscal policies, and the money supply is monetary policies. This paper investigates the effect of monetary and fiscal policies on education in selected countries and applies the understanding to policymakers in Kenya.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Wilberforce Njeru Copyright (c) 2024 2024-05-09 2024-05-09 2 1 21 39 Adolescent Mental Well-Being: The Impact of Insufficient Mental Care Awareness among Adolescents in Donga Mantung Division, North West of Cameroon https://shahidihub.org/shahidihub/index.php/jehss/article/view/241 <p>Mental health issues among adolescents have become a growing concern globally; it is thus crucial to understand the specific challenges faced by adolescents to develop targeted interventions to address their mental health needs. This study examines the impact of insufficient mental care awareness on adolescents’ mental well-being in Donga Mantung Division in Cameroon, focusing on the consequences and effective intervention strategies. The research assessed mental care awareness among adolescents, identified the consequences of insufficient mental care awareness on mental well-being, explored factors contributing to the lack of awareness, and identified effective intervention strategies. A mixed-methods approach was employed, involving surveys, interviews, and focus groups to collect data from adolescents in Donga Mantung Division. The study highlights challenges such as a lack of awareness and education programs, stigma, and barriers to accessing mental health services. The findings and recommendations seek to foster the development of targeted interventions and policies to improve mental care awareness among adolescents and enhance their overall mental well-being.</p> Gideon Ngi Nganyu Copyright (c) 2024 2024-07-15 2024-07-15 2 1 40 63 Performance Appraisal Implementation of Trainers in Technical, Vocational, Education, and Training Institutions in Kenya (TVET): Challenges and Recommendations https://shahidihub.org/shahidihub/index.php/jehss/article/view/243 <p>Performance appraisal of trainers in Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in Kenya institutions faces challenges in achieving its functionality. This paper explores these challenges and makes propositions for their enhancement—the descriptive research used closed-ended questionnaires to survey 79 trainers. Simple random sampling was used to identify the study participants. Quantitative data was analyzed using descriptive statistics. The study found that there is a need for adequate training on setting targets and navigation to the Government Human Resource Integrated systems (GHRIS), enough time scheduled for performance appraisals, and availing ICT resources to support the performance appraisal process. In addition, rewards and sanctions systems on appraisal outcomes should be made clear and fair, and timely feedback on the appraisal results should be provided when implementing Trainers’ Performance Appraisal in TVET Institutions in Kenya. The study recommends establishing a broad agency training program that will take a general blueprint on performance appraisal to prepare the trainers for the course and provide measures that ensure trainers have adequate time to conduct their appraisals. It should also develop objective, easily understandable, and appropriate working and practicing motivation patterns to promote reinforcement and social correlation or social punishment among trainers. Further, it should establish standard feedback mechanisms that bind activities so that trainers receive coherent and timely recommendations for their professional growth. Enhancing the performance appraisal process and fostering trainers’ professional development in Kenya’s TVET institutions is imperative to address these challenges.</p> Paul K. Komen Jackline A. Ong'injo Copyright (c) 2024 2024-07-15 2024-07-15 2 1 64 82