About the Journal

You are welcome to the Federal Polytechnic Ilaro – Journal of Pure
and Applied Sciences (FEPI-JOPAS) an official publication of the School of Pure and
Applied Science of the Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro, Ogun State.
FEPI-JOPAS embraces all the areas of pure and Applied Sciences and encourages
interdisciplinary collaboration among our Scientist and Technologist in Nigeria and
The vision of FEPI-JOPAS is to serve as a medium for showering scientist and Technologies
research outputs, also for development and advancement of science and Technology in Nigeria.
It is high time we started thinking of need driven research that will assist us in solving our peculiar problems.

Current Issue


In recent times, it has become imperative to engage more in collaborative research in the area of pure and applied science to provide long-term solutions to numerous problems in the 21st century. Hence, I am excited to introduce to you the Federal Polytechnic Ilaro—Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences (FEPI-JOPAS) as a platform for the dissemination and unveiling of thought-provoking information and research findings in applied science. I welcome our readers, scientific audience, and researchers’ community to volume 6, issue 1, of this peer-reviewed and accredited multi-disciplinary journal of international repute that is indexed in the Database of African Journal Online (AJOL). FEPI-JOPAS publishes short communication, full-length research work, critical reviews, and other review articles. It archives research information to 21st-century researchers, professionals, policymakers, manufacturers, production staff, research and development personnel, and governmental and non-governmental agencies.


In this edition, the effect of co-fermentation of millet grains with spices (garlic or ginger) on flour properties and porridge quality was investigated by Adebowale and Ajibode. Assessment of the free radical scavenging activity of various solvent fractions of Justicia. carnea, and evaluation and quantification of the phenolic (TPC) and flavonoid (TFC) content in various solvent fractions of the methanolic extract of J. carnea were unveiled by Omotayo and Adeboye. The anticorrosion activity of Launaea taraxacifolia leaves on mild steel in an acid medium was the central focus of the research work of Jesusina and Ajayi. In another study, Olufayo and coworkers examined the impact of Phyllanthus niruri leaf meal (PNLM) on the caecum microbial population and layers chicken's blood profiles during the growth stage. The quality assessment of flour and amala produced from white yam (Dioscorea rotundata), unripe plantain (Musa paradisiaca) and sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) was carried out by Babalola and co-workers.


In addition, Alaba and Gabriel examined the anthropometric status and cognitive performance of school-age children in Sagamu, Ogun State, Nigeria. This was followed by the design, construction and performance evaluation of a walk-behind driven mono wheel agro-chemical boom sprayer which was the main aim of the research effort of Enamaku and Ogunlade. A review by Ibidapo-Obe and Yusuff highlighted the current state of aquaculture in Nigeria, the challenges faced, and the potential benefits of diversifying fish species. The work of Okosode and Sokale dealt with food preferences and foraging ecology of the black and white mannikin bird (Spermestes bicolor) found in Ilaro, Ogun State, Nigeria. The next study by Gabriel and Alaba assessed the nutritional status and functional capacity of the Elderly in selected communities in Yewa South, Ogun state. The research work of Sangosina and Akinlade described the effect of sex and environmental parameters on the performance and physiology of rabbits. Buoye and Akinbola presented a comprehensive exploration of leveraging blockchain technology to enhance database backup and recovery processes, thereby safeguarding data integrity. Adeyeye and Okedairo explored the acoustic characteristics of non-traditional Agidigbo musical instruments. Another study by Oduwole surveyed the direct effect of moderating variables on behavioural intention to surveying practice. Amao et al. evaluated the effect of clove powder (Syzygium aromaticum) on semen characteristics, haematological and serum-biochemical indices of cocks. The research effort of Adedokun and co-workers aimed to reduce malnutrition in the tropics, and a mixture of sorghum and pigeon peas at ratios: of 100:0, 90:10, 80:20, 70:30, and 60:40%) were co-fermented to produce dried ‘Ogi’ flour.


Furthermore, the efforts of the dedicated Editorial Board members, reviewers, and authors are gratefully acknowledged for the timely delivery of this rich-content edition of volume 6, issue 1 of FEPI-JOPAS. The authors are solely responsible for the information, data, and authenticity of the data provided in their articles submitted for publication in the Federal Polytechnic Ilaro–Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences (FEPI-JOPAS).  


We look forward to receiving your manuscripts for subsequent publications. Visit our website (https://fepi-jopas.federalpolyilaro.edu.ng/index.php/journal) for more information, or contact us via email at [email protected]

Published: 2024-07-07


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I welcome you all specially to the official website of Federal Polytechnic – Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences (FEPI-JOPAS) which is a peer reviewed multi-disciplinary Journal of international repute. FEPI-JOPAS publishes full length research work, short communications, critical reviews and other review articles. The aim of FEPI-JOPAS is to provide intellectual bedrock for both indigenous and international scholars with quality research output to express and communicate their research findings to a broader populace.

It serves as a valuable platform for dissemination of information to 21st Century researchers, professionals, policy makers, manufacturers, production staff, R & D personnel as well as governmental and non-governmental agencies. It also aimed to provide a platform for academicians and industry practitioners to share cases on the application of management concepts to complex real-world situations in pure and applied sciences and related fields.

Furthermore, I would like to thank many people who worked so hard to ensure that publishing in this website is a reality. I would like to thank the Editorial Board for their guidance and the publishing team for the continued support and effort in streamlining the publication process. I am grateful to the reviewers who provided timely and constructive reviews for the papers assigned to them. The authors are solely responsible for the information, date and authenticity of data provided in their articles submitted for publication in the Federal Polytechnic Ilaro – Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences (FEPI-JOPAS).

I am looking forward to receiving your manuscripts for publications. For more information contact us via e-mail us at [email protected]


The Federal Polytechnic Ilaro Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences (FEPI-JOPAS) is a double blinded peer-reviewed and bi-annual open access journal(June and December). It aims to provide scholarly platform for critical and informed articles in Sciences, Applied Sciences, Computing Technology, Environmental Sciences and Engineering related fields. Prospective research scholars are invited to submit their original quality manuscript, research reports, intellectual articles and latest research & findings. Submission for the first issue of every year ends on 31st of April while manuscripts for the second issue are accepted until 31st of October.  ISSN: 2714-2531.


  1. Authors Registration on the Journal Website:
  2. Submission of Manuscript/ Payment of Assessment Fees
  3. Review of Manuscript
  4. Correction of Ariticles/Acceptance or Rejection
  5. Payment of Publication Fees/Pre-paration of Camera-Ready Copy
  6. Editorial Acitivities/ Publication of Articles