THE EFFECT OF INADEQUATE COMPUTERS IN SECRETARIAL TRAINING

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ABSTRACT

This research work was carried out to investigate the effect of inadequate computers in secretarial training in Isoko North Local Government Council and Delta State Polytechnic, Ozoro.

In fact, the availability of computers has a great positive effect on secretarial training.  Lack of it usually affects them vehemently.

In line with this, three research questions were constructed and structured questionnaire administered, which were analyzed.

It was discovered that inadequate computers exist in the Department and only five computers are presently in use in the selected school together with manual typewriters and few electric typewriters.  Even the few computers supplied were yet to be installed thereby making the students to graduate without computer skill.

Low performance of student secretaries was associated to inadequate computers and would be better if provided with the needed equipment as they desire more practical training to theoretically oriented training.

Lack of funds was also noted as responsible for the lack of equipment and as such, government assistance as well as external assistance and management assistance are needed for the procurement of more computers. Students’ payment of equipment levy would also be seen as a way of solving the problem.

THE EFFECT OF INADEQUATE COMPUTERS IN SECRETARIAL TRAINING