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A Survey of the Impact of High Rate of Failures in Shorthand

A SURVEY OF THE IMPACT OF HIGH RATE OF FAILURES IN SHORTHAND IN THE DEPARTMENT OF SECRETARIAL STUDIES, BENUE STATE POLYTECNIC, UGBOKOLO

Shorthand has had a long history, its development closely parallel to the development and use of long hand.  There are considerable evidence that shorthand was in use before the beginning of the Christian era.  The early Greeks have been employed to take down lectures and record poems recited at such national meetings as the Olympic Games in abbreviated writing. [Read more…]

The Influence of Communication Equipment on the Efficiency of the Secretary

The Influence of Communication Equipment on the Efficiency of the Secretary

In this chapter, attempts have been made to review certain relevant texts, Journals, magazines, seminar handouts etc with a view to identifying the occupational challenges facing secretaries in the Enugu state civil service. The review was organized under the following  headings: [Read more…]

An Identification of the Effects of Computer Literacy on Modern Secretaries

An Identification of the Effects of Computer Literacy on Modern Secretaries in NEPA Enugu

This chapter contains a review of related information from different literature on the topic. This will be done under the following headings.

  • The meaning and development of computers
  • Importance of computers and computer literacy
  • The effects of computer literacy on modern secretaries
  • The problems secretaries encounter in the use of computers
  • Summary of the literature reviewed.

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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…]

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