IMPORTANCE OF A SECRETARY TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN INSTITUTION

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IMPORTANCE OF A SECRETARY TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN INSTITUTION

CHAPTER ONE
1.1      INTRODUCTION
            The secretarial has to come a long way. The profession can be trace back to the scribes of antiquity. The roman gave a name to the holder of the job secretaries as “keeper of secret”. Large scale manufacturing of the first practical type-writer about a hundred years ago and the tragedy of the two words wars brought women into the secretarial profession.
            In the sixteenth century, in Great Britain, the secretary first operated as a typist. This was as a result of low organization activities or business transaction dealing and the functional purpose for which they are required.
            Nevertheless, secretarial profession has provided its importance in the day-to-day running of government parastatal and private business activities through the role it plays in managing the daily business institutional communication of any institution.
            Most executive heads of institutions of departments are reliving themselves of the head of work on them by delegating such work to their secretaries. Due to the great dependence ratio of these executive heads on their secretaries, the duties of the secretary have become numerous.
The relevance of the profession is felt because secretaries are working tools needed to succeed in all ramifications. The complicity involved in the daily activities of the recent times has made the profession to leave the level of ordinary typist to a more challenging level and secretary with institution’s knowledge are required.
            Since the aim of any institution is to train students to the maximum level, it makes the secretarial profession more important because, one of the distinct function of profession more relevance because, one of the distinct functions of profession is to build a better image for the institution. A responsibility if discharged well, goes a long way to place the institution’s image for in-coming students.

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