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Shchokin V.,National University of Management | Tkachuk V.,National Pedagogy University
Metallurgical and Mining Industry | Year: 2014

The results of development of concept of automatization of agglomerative production on the base of application of adaptive Neuro-Fuzzy systems on the bottom level of automatic-control system of technological process (ACSTP) with the aim of adaptation of control system to parametrical and signal uncertainties are given. It is proved that adaptation of complex ACSTP to the functional uncertainties may be fulfilled on the base of calculation of vector of general control strategy of the upper hierarchy level of ACSTP. The given results allow to realize complex program of automatization of agglomerative production, which is connected with solution of tasks of synthesis of adaptive systems of multilevel control, which allow to increase the productivity with support of specified quality of ready product determined by Technical regulation TR 228-AP-56-2003 and to reduce its energy usage. © Metallurgical and Mining Industry. Source

Stupnik M.,Kryvyi Rih National University | Morkun V.,Kryvyi Rih National University | Bakum Z.,National Pedagogy University
Metallurgical and Mining Industry | Year: 2014

In the article the main current approaches to the training of mining engineers were reviewed. Attention were focused on the person-centered, competency-based, systematic and problem-based approaches. Competences that should be formed in the future mining engineers (personal and social, general scientific, instrumental, general professional, special professional) were defined. © Metallurgical and Mining Industry. Source

Bakum Z.,National Pedagogy University | Tsvirkun L.,Kryvyi Rih National University
Metallurgical and Mining Industry | Year: 2014

The article shows that graphic problems are powerful source and stimulating agent motivating the students for active cognitive and creative work during study of graphical disciplines; methods and techniques promoting the effectiveness of graphical preparation of future engineers, which are directed to both personality development and his further professional establishment, are suggested. © Metallurgical and Mining Industry 2014. Source

Kodila-Tedika O.,University of Kinshasa | Asongu S.A.,African Governance and Development Institute | Azia-Dimbu F.,National Pedagogy University
Journal of Biosocial Science | Year: 2016

The purpose of this study is to assess the relationship between intelligence (or human capital) and the statistical capacity of developing countries. The line of inquiry is motivated essentially by the scarce literature on poor statistics in developing countries and an evolving stream of literature on the knowledge economy. A positive association is established between intelligence quotient (IQ) and statistical capacity. The relationship is robust to alternative specifications with varying conditioning information sets and control for outliers. Policy implications are discussed. Copyright © Cambridge University Press, 2016 Source

Mukadi P.,National Pedagogy University | Gillet P.,Institute of Tropical Medicine | Lukuka A.,Institute National Of Recherche Biomedicale | Mbatshi J.,Programme National de Lutte Contre la Tuberculose | And 6 more authors.
PLoS ONE | Year: 2013

Background:Although malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDT) are simple to perform, they remain subject to errors, mainly related to the post-analytical phase. We organized the first large scale SMS based external quality assessment (EQA) on correct reading and interpretation of photographs of a three-band malaria RDT among laboratory health workers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo).Methods and Findings:High resolution EQA photographs of 10 RDT results together with a questionnaire were distributed to health facilities in 9 out of 11 provinces in DR Congo. Each laboratory health worker answered the EQA by Short Message Service (SMS). Filled-in questionnaires from each health facility were sent back to Kinshasa. A total of 1849 laboratory health workers in 1014 health facilities participated. Most frequent errors in RDT reading were i) failure to recognize invalid (13.2-32.5%) or negative test results (9.8-12.8%), (ii) overlooking faint test lines (4.1-31.2%) and (iii) incorrect identification of the malaria species (12.1-17.4%). No uniform strategy for diagnosis of malaria at the health facility was present. Stock outs of RDTs occurred frequently. Half of the health facilities had not received an RDT training. Only two thirds used the RDT recommended by the National Malaria Control Program. Performance of RDT reading was positively associated with training and the technical level of health facility. Facilities with RDT positivity rates >50% and located in Eastern DR Congo performed worse.Conclusions:Our study confirmed that errors in reading and interpretation of malaria RDTs are widespread and highlighted the problem of stock outs of RDTs. Adequate training of end-users in the application of malaria RDTs associated with regular EQAs is recommended. © 2013 Mukadi et al. Source

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