Research Journal in Advanced Social Sciences 2020-10-26T21:50:15+00:00 AMOS OJWANG Open Journal Systems <p style="text-align: justify;">Part of Royallite Global,<strong><em> Research Journal in Advanced Social Sciences</em></strong><em>&nbsp;</em>publishes peer-reviewed research in all areas of social and human sciences. It encourages interdisciplinary research, fosters an environment for cross disciplinary research connections and also accepts a range of article types including reviews, short communications and replication studies. Through hybrid open access publishing model, it aims at bringing research and knowledge to the widest possible audience.&nbsp;</p> Examining the socio-economic effects of teenage pregnancy: A Case study of Manya Krobo Municipality of Ghana 2020-10-26T21:50:15+00:00 Nathan Asamoah Agyemang <p>The prevalence of teenage pregnancy has become very common in the Ghanaian society, especially among the youth who are at the primary and junior high school (JHS) level of education. The study assessed the prevalence of teenage pregnancy with the challenges faced by teenage pregnant mothers in the Manya Krobo Municipality of Ghana. It also assessed the effects of teenage pregnancy on the socio-economic development and well-being of the society. The results revealed that societal rejection was the major socio-economic challenge faced by pregnant teenagers. Based on the findings, the study concluded that financial dependence on society and involvement in social vices were the major effects of teenage pregnancy.</p> 2020-10-26T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Nathan Asamoah Agyemang Towards reduction of postharvest losses in mushroom farming in Ghana: Methods and strategies 2020-10-04T18:21:27+00:00 Kokoti Kwabla Gameli <p>There are about 69,000 known mushroom species of which 2,000 are regarded as edible mushrooms (Chang and Tropics, 1991). Edible mushrooms have been collected and consumed by people for over thousand years ago. Some wild species harvested in Ghana are <em>Termitomyces spp</em>, <em>Volvariella volvacea</em>, <em>Coprinus spp</em>, <em>Cantherellus aurantiacus</em> (Obodai, 2001). Edible mushrooms are good sources of vitamin B2, niacin and foliate, with contents varying in the ranges 1.8 – 5.1, 31 – 65 and 0.30 – 0.64mg/100g dry weight respectively (Mattila <em>et al</em>., 2001). Harvesting is done by twisting the fruiting bodies from the substrate by hand, leaving no bits of stem behind. The survey was conducted between November and December, 2014 to obtain baseline data on farmers’ knowledge on methods of harvesting, postharvest management and ways of reducing postharvest losses of wild mushrooms in the Kpelezo community in the Volta Region of Ghana. Fifty farmers (50) were randomly selected from the community for the survey. From the study, 37% of the farmers suggested that postharvest losses of mushroom can be minimized by digging the soil around the mushrooms before pulling them with hands. 31% of the farmers were of the view that losses can be minimized by handling mushrooms with care and tying them up with threads. 22% of farmers were of the opinion that proper handling of mushrooms after harvesting can reduce losses.</p> 2020-10-04T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Kokoti Kwabla Gameli From segregation to inclusive education: Examining the environmental adaptations on pupils with disabilities in regular schools within Yilo Krobo Municipality, Ghana 2020-10-13T11:30:09+00:00 Yvonne Emefa Asempa <p>Inclusive education is the adaptation and modification of the learning environment and instructions to promote the academic performance of all learners irrespective of race, class, gender, disability, sexual preference, religion, culture, learning styles, and language. Oppong (2003) explains inclusive education as the adaptation of the school curriculum to make it equally accessible to students with special needs. This means that the school curriculum should suit students with and without disabilities and the school environment should also be made equally accessible to students with special needs. The descriptive cross-sectional survey design was employed. A quantitative data collection method was used, thus eight Likert scale type questionnaire was designed for the selected primary school teachers in the Yilo Krobo Municipality, Ghana. This study brings to light the challenges faced by pupils with disabilities and further recommends possible measures that could be put in place to improve teaching and learning in regular schools.</p> 2020-10-04T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Yvonne Emefa Asempa