Significance of Time in Management of Socio-Academic Activities in Learning Institutions
Rukangu, Simon Meru

This literature review paper contends that managing socio-academic activities is a reflection of a wellexecuted plan within a specific period of time as a key resource. It first defines time as a contextual concept in which academic and other social activities are managed. This formed the basic time premises for discussion, and focused on how academic activities can be managed and why some individuals do not manage their own activities. Mathematical iterations were used to show that some people considered time to be an entity for accommodating activities rather than planning for such activities coverable within specific period on transitory; implying that time can be managed. In contrast; time is fluid and not manageable emphasizing on prioritizing activities manageable within available time. The paper has shown that this consider time as a resource in transitory embracing the PAST experiences supported by the NOW experiences while imagining the FUTURE which literarily becomes the past for successful and total development of humanity. The paper concludes that while time plays crucial role in managing human activities, by itself it is difficult to manage it. It recommends that a socio-academic environment that embraces prioritization academic activities need to be appropriately planned and managed within a contextualized time space while minimizing crash programmes in learning and teaching processes.

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