The Relevance Of Industrial Work Experience To Secretarial Students

The Relevance Of Industrial Work Experience To Secretarial Students (A Case Study Of The Department Of Secretarial Studies IMT Enugu

This chapter reviews literature relating to the theme and sub-theme of this study. Major ideas of this section are grouped and presented under the following sub-headings.

  • SIWES as a means of practical on the job training
  • Providing indigenous manpower through SIWES
  • SIWES and students experience of practical knowledge in the use of machines and equipment.
  • SIWES Relevance to the department of secretarial studies.
  • Summary of literature review.

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Problems of Shorthand to Secretarial Students in Institutions of Higher Learning

Problems of Shorthand to Secretarial Students in Institutions of Higher Learning ( A Case Study of Institute of Management and Technology and Federal Polytechnic Idah)

Authorities abound in the literature in support of the view that shorthand poses much problems to students of secretarial administration to our institutions of higher learning. There are technical qualities that are indispensable for successful career in shorthand and amongst these are excellent, knowledge of English. Although the application of shorthand skills is specialized,  one must nevertheless develop skill in applying the fundamentals of English language to everyday learning situation. Gartside (1970:115) agreeing with this view, stated

From a purely practical stand point it is worth nothing that examining bodies in shorthand not infrequently report that many candidate fail through poor English rather than through poor shorthand. Shorthand and English are in separately bound, and the success of the shorthand transcript depended in the last resort upon correct use of the English language. [Read more…]

The Challenges of Word Processing to Secretaries in Some Elected Financial Institutions

The Challenges of Word Processing to Secretaries in Some Elected Financial Institutions in Enugu State

The Oxford advanced Learners dictionary “Hornby A.S. (1946) defined word processor as a device with a typewriter keyboard that records typed works and diagram and displays them on a visual display unit for correction and printing. Shelley (1983) noted that “A word processor performs the activities of correction of existing text, deletion of unwanted text, addition of new text and movement of text from one place to another without having to retype text which does not need to be altered.

The word processors are extension of automated typewriters that supply computer technology top the typing process. Using a word processing system, a typist type her text using a conventional or modern keyboard. The input is displayed on a visual monitor of the visual display unit (VDU) for her to examine and if necessary edit content or format. [Read more…]

The Causes of Poor Performance of Students in Shorthand

A Survey of the Causes of Poor Performance of Students in Shorthand in Department of Secretarial Studies, I.M.T, Enugu.

Many attempts have been made to identify the problems encountered by shorthand students, and also to pinpoint those factors that facilitate or hinder learning in general and the study of shorthand in particular.  Student sees the course as a difficult subject.

This chapter will however, attempt to identify the salient causes of students mass failure in shorthand from the individual opinions and reasons advanced by previous writers on subject. [Read more…]

The Role of Effective Communication in the Performance and Productivity of a Secretary

The Role of Effective Communication in the Performance and Productivity of a Secretary (A Case Study Of Enugu State Ministry Of Finance)

In this chapter, the researcher will make an attempt to look at the works of various authors and authorities on the subject matter of this project. So that she will have an in-depth knowledge to enable her achieve the objective of the study. “A chameleon of a word changing the color of its meaning with a change of a speaker more than most”

for instance the military historian thinks of an army’s lines of communication, the sociologist of newspapers and broadcasting thinks of their, civil engineer thinks of road of railway, the secretary thinks of words, letters, people equipment and papers.

She thinks of a common elements in these varied meanings, the idea of connection between people. In other words message passing in an wider sense, refers to the act of messages passing the channel along with the message passed on to the message itself. [Read more…]

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