A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SCHOOLS STUDENTS PERFORMANCE IN SHORTHAND IN ENUGU MATROPOLIST (A CASE STUDY OF ENUGU SOUTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA)
The purpose of this study is to draw a comparison of public and private schools students performance in shorthand in Enugu matroplist in Eight selected schools in Enugu Education zone, Enugu state, Nigeria, the following schools were studied.
Public schools Idaw river girls secondary school, Enugu Army day secondary schools Enugu Girls high school, awkunanaw Enugu
Union secondary school, Awkunanaw Enugu Private schools Immaculate commercial college Enugu Niger school of commerce Enugu Queens comprehensive school Enugu Salvation vocational college Enugu
The students of the two different schools were given a test on shorthand at it speed rate of 60 words per minute to determine their performances. In addition, teachers at the subject in the selected schools were interviewed on the factors responsible for either better or poor performance of students in the subject.
From the data collected, the researcher was able to assess the performance of both schools in the comparative study. These were treated in details in chapter four, but some of them are; that constant practicing, dedication to studying the subject and having interest on the subject enhances performance, while poor performance emanate as a result of lack of interest, irregular attendance to class etc.
Based in the data, it established that students in private schools are poor. Among the recommendations preferred shorthand theory should in incorporated in the production work from the beginning to the end of students graduation and adequate facilities be provided in relative to lecturers.
In addition, business English should be effectively integrated into the day to day teaching of shorthand.
LIST OF TABLE
Table 1: Performance of private schools students and public schools students
Table 2: Extant of private schools students better than public schools student
Table 3: Factors responsible for better or proper performance of students in shorthand
Table 4: Responsible for students in shorthand performance in shorthand
Table 5: Impact has shorthand played in our society
Table 6: Shorthand is blind’s man languages that should not be encouraged
Table 7: Technical changes in the country
Table 8: Students lack interest in shorthand.