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Publication date: 19 June 2017

Johnson Kampamba, Emmanuel Tembo and Boipuso Nkwae

The purpose of this paper is to establish the relevance of the real estate curricula being offered by the two universities in Botswana to industry.

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to establish the relevance of the real estate curricula being offered by the two universities in Botswana to industry.

Design/methodology/approach

This is a cross-sectional study in which a designed questionnaire was administered to the practitioners in real estate obtained from the membership list of the Real Estate Institute of Botswana (REIB), final-year students and former graduates of the Bachelor of Land Management programme using proportionate stratified random sampling technique. This resulted into the total population of 150 elements. Students for the Bachelor of Commerce in Real Estate (BCom RE) at Ba Isago and BSc Real Estate programme at the University of Botswana were excluded from the population because they did not have graduate degrees yet; therefore the study sample was drawn from the identified population at 90 per cent confidence level with a 10 per cent margin of error. The sampling frame composed of 122 registered property valuers and managers, 14 alumni and 14 final-year students of Land Management (150). The sample size of 60 was determined at 90 per cent level of confidence with a 10 per cent margin of error. The questionnaire was administered through e-mail using a contact list from the REIB to their members. It was also e-mailed to the alumni and physically administered to the final-year students as well. A 60 per cent response rate was achieved.

Findings

It was established that the three programmes offered at the two universities in their current form are relevant to the industry. The overall average scores out of 5 for these programmes were 4.14 for BSc Real Estate – UB, 4.10 for Bachelor Land Management – UB and 3.97 for BCom RE – Ba Isago University College. By using analysis of variance, the study further established that there were no significant differences between the two programmes that are offered at UB and the one at Ba Isago University College. This was established by looking at the computed F-test (0.89) and the critical F-test (2.36). Since the computed F-test was less than the critical F-test value, it was concluded that there is no significant statistical differences among the three programmes being offered in the two universities.

Research limitations/implications

The major limitation in this study was the use of an e-mailed questionnaire to the property practitioners and alumni of the Land Management programme which is characterised by a low response rate.

Practical implications

Since the three overall mean scores are close to and above 4.00, it means the current programmes offered at the two universities are relevant to the industry.

Social implications

The research results might be useful to the society and should be used to enhance the social uplifting of society by contributing to the decisions that are made which might affect the society as a whole.

Originality/value

This is the first study to be conducted in Botswana which was meant to establish if the real estate programmes offered in the two universities were relevant. It is the first study to compare and evaluate the relevance of the contents of three real estate programmes locally.

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Property Management, vol. 35 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0263-7472

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Publication date: 8 March 2011

Linda K. Moseki, Emmanuel Tembo and Chris E. Cloete

The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the current practice of facilities management (FM) in Botswana, particularly as it relates to building maintenance.

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the current practice of facilities management (FM) in Botswana, particularly as it relates to building maintenance.

Design/methodology/approach

Both qualitative and quantitative research methods (observations made from visual inspection of buildings and questionnaires) were used to obtain data in order to meet the objective of the study. A survey involving a self‐administered questionnaire to facility managers was used.

Findings

The study revealed that there was generally a lack of information on facilities managed due to a number of factors. The study also found that maintenance expenditure was not in accordance with recommended best practice ratios, that there was a lack of knowledge on the different types of maintenance and that the focus was mostly on emergency and day‐to‐day maintenance. Top management in some organisations also seemed to lack an understanding of the importance of FM, while maintenance departments suffered from under funding and budget cuts.

Originality/value

From the key findings, recommendations are made in this paper to improve the practice of FM in Botswana.

Details

Journal of Corporate Real Estate, vol. 13 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1463-001X

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Publication date: 19 June 2017

Clive M.J. Warren

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Property Management, vol. 35 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0263-7472

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Publication date: 10 February 2020

Nanloh Samuel Jimam and Nahlah Elkudssiah Ismail

This study determined factors that influenced patients' knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) regarding uncomplicated malaria in primary healthcare (PHC) facilities of…

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Purpose

This study determined factors that influenced patients' knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) regarding uncomplicated malaria in primary healthcare (PHC) facilities of Plateau state, Nigeria.

Design/methodology/approach

The data of 956 patients treated for uncomplicated malaria in PHC facilities of Plateau state were used for the study. Inferential statistical analyses were conducted to identify factors that influenced patients' KAP on the disease and its management.

Findings

The study revealed age (p < 0.001), level of education (p = 0.012), attitudes (p = 0.007) and practices (p < 0.001) as significant predictors of knowledge outcomes on uncomplicated malaria, while their attitudes towards the disease and its management was predicted by their gender (p = 0.011), occupation (p = 0.049), monthly income (p = 0.018), knowledge (p < 0.001) and practices (p < 0.001). Furthermore, their practices were significantly predicted by monthly incomes (p = 0.043), knowledge (p < 0.001), attitudes (p < 0.001) and number of anti-malarial and adjunct drugs administered to them (p = 0.041).

Originality/value

The study revealed a mixed influence of patients' characteristics on their KAP outcomes. This calls for appropriate intervention measures towards achieving the desired patients' therapeutic outcomes.

Details

Journal of Health Research, vol. 34 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0857-4421

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