The African Journal of Education, Science and Technology (AJEST), was developed to publish papers that were to be presented during international conferences between participating universities. The University of Eldoret, Kenya and Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University (COOU) formerly Anambra State University, Nigeria
formed the initial partnership that participated in the First International Interdisciplinary Conference (IIC) which was held at the University of Eldoret in September, 2013.
Subsequently AJEST has published papers from the Second IIC that was held at the Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University (COOU), Uli, Nigeria in September 2015. Since the first IIC held at the University of Eldoret in September 2013 two other institutions have joined the consortium, the Kyambogo University (KyU), Uganda and Mount Kenya University, Kenya. The third IIC was held at the University of Eldoret in September 2016 with the fourth IIC held at KyU Kampala Uganda in August 2017.
These conferences have continued to attract many scholars from the participating institutions and beyond, which in turn keeps the material published in AJEST fresh and interesting to readers.

This fourth volume, issue 2 of AJEST contains papers presented during the third IIC. All the papers have been peer-reviewed through a double blind process by experts in various fields. The upsurge of interest among researchers, scholars, and professionals for the growth of research in Africa toward policy and practice in education, science and technology, are clearly demonstrated in AJEST.

This issue contains twenty (27) papers selected from a wide array of fields with an attempt to include authors from different nationalities and institutions. The fields covered include: nutrition, agriculture, literature, chemistry, biology, teaching and learning, entrepreneurship and business, food science, finance, environment, gender,vocational training, education among other sciences. They highlight research that has been carried out in these fields with results that can be very beneficial to the community at large.