AN EMPIRICAL ANALYSIS OF THE FACTORS INFLUENCING SECRETARIAL EDUCATION IN TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS IN YOBE STATE

Published: March, 2020

Author(s): Adiko K.K. Oscar & Tarbo Justina

About Authors: Department of Business Education (Secretarial Studies Option)

Umar Suleiman College of Education Gashu’a. Yobe State.

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Abstract  

Secretarial education by its nature forms an integral aspect of vocational and technical education. It has as its aim, the inculcation of skills, which very often is geared towards inculcating skills and practices which can enable its adherents to be self sustainable within the society in which he or she finds himself or herself. In consideration of the numerous advantages accruable from this aspect of education, the paper x-rayed the various factors influencing secretarial education in tertiary institutions in Yobe state. In the course of the study, fifty students were selected from four tertiary institutions that offer secretarial education making a total of 200 students. The said students were administered with questionnaires constructed in adherence to the Likert’s modified four points scale. The data obtained were analysed using the mean rating and the experts accepted standard of 2.50 was our benchmark. The results showed that some of the factors influencing secretarial education in tertiary institutions in Yobe state could be traceable to the non availability of both human and material resources, insufficiency of practical contact periods, negative public perception of the secretarial profession etc. against this background, suggestions were made on some of the ways to checkmate this situation.

Keywords: Empirical analysis, Factors, Secretarial Education and tertiary institution.