Trends in Social Sciences http://www.asianscholarsnetwork.org/journals/index.php/tss <p><span style="color: red;"> NO PUBLICATION FEES EFFECTIVE FROM JANUARY 2021</span></p> <p>Trends in Social Sciences (TSS) is a peer-reviewed, open-access e-journal published by the Asian Scholar Network (ASN) three times a year (February, June, &amp; October). The main aim of this scholarly journal is to develop knowledge related to a wide range of fields in Social Sciences and Humanities, which includes but not limited to language, linguistics, education, literature, communication, law, economy, culture, and politics. It publishes original theoretical works, research reports, literature reviews, book reviews, and letters to editor. The manuscripts can be written in English, Malay or Arabic.</p> Asian Scholar Network en-US Trends in Social Sciences 2637-0735 MSMES IN NIGERIA AND NAVIGATION OF THE CONSTRAINTS IMPOSED BY FIRST WAVE OF COVID-19 TURMOIL: A REVIEW http://www.asianscholarsnetwork.org/journals/index.php/tss/article/view/78 <p><em>Nigerian micro, small and medium scale enterprises (MSMEs) contributed 49 percent to the national GDP, accounted for 96 percent of businesses and 84 percent of employment. Yet enormous challenges hampering growth exist and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (codenamed COVID-19) heightens these. This article is intended to add to existing literature that discusses how MSMEs will be able to navigate the COVID-19 crisis. Among other suggestions, Nigerian government should offer liquidity interventions to support firms in addressing immediate liquidity challenges, reduce layoffs, and avoid firm closures and bankruptcies. It should also take actions to help MSMEs adopt new work processes, speed up digitalization and find new markets.</em></p> <p><em>&nbsp;</em></p> <p><strong>Keywords: </strong>MSMEs, COVID-19, pandemic, financial technology, Nigeria, economic growth.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Cite as: </strong>Okon, E. O. (2021). MSMES in Nigeria and navigation of the constraints imposed by first wave of Covid-19 turmoil: A review. <em>Trends in Social Sciences, 3</em>(2), 1-15.</p> Emmanuel Okokondem Okon ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2021-06-30 2021-06-30 3 2 1 15 ANALISIS TAHAP KEFUNGSIAN SEBUAH BANDAR BARU DI PANTAI TIMUR MALAYSIA [FUNCTIONAL LEVEL ANALSIS OF A NEW TOWN IN THE EASTCOAST MALAYSIA] http://www.asianscholarsnetwork.org/journals/index.php/tss/article/view/86 <p><em>Kewujudan bandar baru adalah satu proses yang biasa dalam perkembangan sesebuah bandar. Tujuan pembukaan sesebuah bandar baru adalah untuk mengalirkan sesetengah fungsi yang terdapat pada bandar utama. Begitu juga halnya dengan Bandar Baru Tunjong, yang dibina untuk mengalihkan fungsi pentadbiran di bandar utama Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia. Oleh itu, artikel ini bertujuan untuk menganalisis tahap kefungsian bandar baru ini</em><em>. Bagi mencapai tujuan tersebut, kaedah kuantitatif digunakan dengan dengan melibatkan sejumlah 92 orang responden yang terdiri daripada ketua isi rumah dipilih secara rawak mudah untuk menjawab soal selidik yang merupakan instrument utama kajian. Data yang diperolehi dianalisis mengunakan kaedah analisis deskriptif untuk mendapatkan</em><em> min, purata min dan peratus. Hasil analisis mendapati bahawa terdapat enam (6) fungsi bandar baru Tunjong. Dari fungsi tersebut pusat penyediaan ilmu dan teknologi baru merupakan fungsinya yang dominan dengan nilai purata min sebanyak 3.00 iaitu pada tahap tinggi. Manakala lima lagi fungsi lain ialah (1) pusat pentadbiran baru (2.50), (2) pusat komersial (2.10), (3) tempat penyediaan peluang pekerjaan bukan pertanian dan penyerap lebihan buruh desa (2.00), (4) tempat penyediaan infrastruktur dan utiliti yang baik kepada penduduk (2.00) dan (5) pusat pengagihan peruncitan serta perkhidmatan asas (2.00). Kesimpulan daripada kajian ini dapat dibuat ialah fungsi utama bandar baru Tunjong adalah berbeza dengan tujuan utama penubuhannya iaitu untuk mengalihkan pejabat pentadbiran ke kawasan baharu. Oleh itu, pihak berkuasa perlu mencari jalan penyelesaian yang terbaik untuk menjadikan bandar ini mencapai tujuan utama pembinaan selain meningkatkan lagi tahap kefungsian yang sedia ada.</em></p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>Kata kunci: </strong>Fungsi bandar, pusat penyediaan ilmu dan teknologi, bandar baru, rebakan bandar.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h1>ABSTRACT</h1> <p><em>Establishing a new town is a common process in developing an area. The purpose of opening a new city is to streamline some of the functions available in the main city. The same is the case with Bandar Baru Tunjong, which was built to shift administrative functions in the main city of Kota Bharu. Therefore, this article aims to analyze the level of functionality of the new town of Tunjong, Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia. To achieve this goal, a quantitative method was used by involving a total of 92 respondents consisting of heads of households selected at simple random to answer the questionnaire which is the main instrument of the study. The data obtained were analyzed using descriptive analysis method to obtain the mean, mean and percentage. The results of the analysis found that there are six (6) functions of the new town of Tunjong. From that function, the center for the provision of new knowledge and technology is its dominant function with an average mean value of 3.00, which is at a high level. While the other five functions are (1) new administrative center (2.50), (2) commercial center (2.10), (3) place of provision of non -agricultural employment opportunities and absorber of rural labor surplus (2.00), (4) place of provision of infrastructure and good utilities to the population (2.00) and (5) retail distribution centers as well as basic services (2.00). This study concludes that the main function of the new town of Tunjong is different from the main purpose of its establishment which is to move the administrative office to a new area. Therefore, the authorities need to find the best solution to make the city achieve the main purpose of its establishment in addition to further improving the existing level of functionality.</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Keywords:</strong> Urban function, knowledge and technology provision center, new city, urban sprawl.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Cite as:</strong> Ghazali, M. K. A., Anuar, N. B., &amp; Saleh, Y. (2021). Analisis tahap kefungsian sebuah bandar baru di pantai timur Malaysia [Functional level analsis of a new town in the eastcoast Malaysia]. <em>Trends in Social Sciences, 3</em>(2), 16-33.</p> Mohamad Khairul Anuar Ghazali Nur Balqis Anuar Yazid Saleh ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2021-06-30 2021-06-30 3 2 16 33