The University Journal is a high quality open-access, peer-reviewed and refereed multidisciplinary research journal, dedicated to serve the society by the global dissemination of information through an unparalleled commitment to quality, reliability, and innovation and research work. The University Journal welcomes and acknowledges high quality theoretical and empirical original research papers, case studies, review papers, literature reviews and conceptual framework from researchers, academicians, professional, practitioners and students from all over the world. The University Journal engages its noble efforts for the development and endeavours to give you the best.
- Editor in Chief: Prof. Mellitus N. Wanyama
- ISSN (print): 2519-0997
- Frequency: Biannually
The University Journal is a strong supporter of open access (OA). All the research articles published in The University Journal are fully open access.Read more
Peer review process - Committed to serving the scientific community. The University Journal uses a double-blind peer-review process.Read more
The journal is indexed and abstracted in CNKI Scholar, crossref, NSD, Google Scholar. Ulrich Periodicals.Read more
The University Journal welcomes original research articles and charges a publication fee of USD$150 for non members and USD$100 for members.
DAEA Members Per Article: KES 10,000
Non-Members Per Article : KES 15,000
BANK: Bank of Africa
NAME: Doctoral Association of Eastern Africa
ACCOUNT TYPE: Chama current account
Account Number: 07532020006
DAEA: Pay Bill Number - 584677
This Journal aptly named, “The University Journal” is a consequence of a protracted debate
among the members of the Doctoral Association of Eastern Africa (DAEA) on the need to
provide a channel through which Academicians and practitioners can exchange ideas with the
sole aim of positively impacting on society through research. At DAEA, we recognize that part
of the problem with Kenya and wider African continent is that majority of our research work
are not driven by third party (the consuming community) but personal needs. It is no wonder
that most research output continue to gather “dust” in our Universities Africanas and/or the
modern electronic thesis/project databases. A number of our universities continue to churn out
highly ‘know-ledged’ people with higher degrees and yet their impact has not been felt in equal
measure by Society. There has been increasingly no incentive for both the public and private
sector to rush in embrace for our products!
Yes, we recognize that role of the University is to teach and research but in the modern times,
teaching and researching without reference to societal needs is one sure way of wasting our
countries’ scarce resources, resources that would otherwise be used for change infusing
endeavors. We at DAEA are very pleased that this Journal is presenting its 3
issue. We are also very excited that this issue has attracted papers from diverse disciplines.
Historically, society has looked at Universities as generators of quality knowledge with
requisite potential to drive positive change. In a number of countries, Universities have lived
up to this expectation by being centres of reference by both the public and private sectors both
for evidence-based advice and quality personnel. In Kenya just as in majority of sub-Saharan
Africa, there is little evidence that the research output has been meaningfully used to derive
change. There is, to say the least, a seeming mismatch between research in academia and
societal needs, and this is where “The University Journal” comes in.
Welcome to Volume 5 Issue 1 of ‘The University Journal”: a peer-refereed academic Journal
designed to enable research make societal sense. With its broad scope, this Journal is dedicated
to developmental challenges and not simple research topics to provide a platform through
which academia and other researchers meet the expectations of the greater community for
This issue includes several papers which invariably determine the face of the journal and set
the stage for subsequent issues that will publish intended only to impact on societal change. At
the same time, research papers included in this issue exemplify the kinds of papers that the
journal will favor.
Using this publication platform, the association would like to thank the many people who
created the opportunity for the journal to be born and who made it happen. We at DAEA
welcome you to take advantage of this very unique journal to link with your peers and all other
stakeholders both in the public and private sectors.
Doctoral Association of Eastern Africa