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Survey of the high rate of failure in shorthand in the department of office technology and management - case study of Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja

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This study of the survey of the high rate of failure in shorthand in the department of office technology and management, a case study of Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja. Shorthand and typing are important operational tools for secretaries and are therefore relevant time skill subjects in any institution where secretarial training is taking place. Shorthand and typing are used as a personal tool by business professionals to relieve them of the burden of writing cumbersome longhand when they make notes, compose important memoranda, draft speeches/reports. The purpose of the study is to ascertain the relevance of shorthand skills on recording instruction in modern office operation. The research design method employed using survey techniques which researchers adopted in gathering information, the population of the study is 5,100 where the sample size of this research is 300 and was selected through the simple random techniques. Based on the findings, the data revealed that shorthand is assumed to be a difficult course and requires extra time and pains to practice. Its complexity and time consuming made most students lack interest in the subject. The following recommend that secretaries should not entertain fear that automated devices will displace them but rather see it as something which has come to assist. Internet facilities should be installed in all the offices so as to ensure quick dissemination of information and timely accomplishment of the task. Governments and non-governmental organizations should equally introduce motivational incentives like awarding scholarships to secretarial studies students both in secondary level and tertiary institutions. Government and management should also ensure that relevant textbooks and libraries are distributed evenly across the country to schools that offer shorthand so s to enable students to have access to required materials. ...
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