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IMPACT OF ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT ON CAREER OPPORTUNITIES FOR OFFICE TECHNOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT GRADUATES IMPACT OF ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT ON CAREER OPPORTUNITIES FOR OFFICE TECHNOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT GRADUATES

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IMPACT OF ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT ON CAREER OPPORTUNITIES FOR OFFICE TECHNOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT GRADUATES

TABLE OF CONTENT

Title page                                                                                                                   i

Certification                                                                                                              ii

Dedication                                                                                                                 iii

Acknowledgment                                                                                                     iv

Abstract                                                                                                                      v

Table of content                                                                                                        vi

CHAPTER ONE

 

1.0       Introduction                                                                                                   1

 

1.1       Statement of the problem                                                                           2

 

1.2       Purpose of the study                                                                                   2

 

1.3       Significant of the study                                                                               2

 

1.4       Research questions                                                                                    3

 

1.5       Scope of the study                                                                                       3

 

1.6       Limitations of the study                                                                               3

 

 

 

CHAPTER TWO

 

2.1       Literature review                                                                                          4

 

2.2       Introduction                                                                                                   5

 

2.3       Who is a secretary                                                                                       6

 

2.4       The qualifications of a secretary                                                               7

 

2.5       Qualities of a secretary                                                                               7

 

2.6       Duties of a secretary                                                                                   8

 

2.7       What is academic achievement?                                                              9

 

2.8       What is career?                                                                                            9

 

2.9       Career opportunities for office technology and

 

management graduates                                                                             10

 

2.10    Categories of secretaries and their qualifications                                 10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHAPTER THREE

 

3.0       Research methodology                                                                              11

 

3.1       Introduction                                                                                                   11

 

3.2       Population                                                                                                    11

 

3.3       Area of study                                                                                                            11

 

3.4       Instrumentation                                                                                            11

 

3.5       Sampling techniques                                                                                  12

 

3.6       Sample size                                                                                                  12

 

3.7       Research validation                                                                                    12

 

3.8       Administration of instrument                                                                     12

 

3.9       Method of data analysis                                                                             12

 

3.10    Decision rule                                                                                                13

 

           

 

CHAPTER FOUR

 

4.0       Data presentation and analysis                                                                14

 

4.1       Introduction                                                                                                   14

 

4.2       Presentation of table                                                                                   14

 

 

 

CHAPTER FIVE

 

5.0       Summary of findings, conclusion and recommendation                     17

 

5.1       Suggestions for further students                                                              17

 

5.2       Summary of findings                                                                                   17

 

5.3       Discussion of findings                                                                                17

 

5.4       Conclusion                                                                                                   17

 

5.5       Recommendations                                                                                      18

 

5.5       Suggestion for further study                                                                      18

 

References                                                                                                   22

 

Appendix                                                                                                       23

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHAPTER ONE

 

 

BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY

1.0       Introduction

 

Office technology and management is the art of acquiring the necessary skills needed to perform the duties of an office technologist/manager in any organization.

 

The office technologist/manager profession or career is remarkable for its appeal to both men and women; it provides a challenging job after graduation and few other profession offers to graduates so wide a variety of occupational areas in which to work.

 

Therefore, academic achievement of graduates of office technology and management are the grades and skills acquired at the end of tier academic pursuit in a particular institution. Example of these are Ordinary National Diploma (OND), Higher National Diploma (HND) with grades like Distinction, upper credit, Lower Credit e.t.c. and the skills are shorthand, typewriting, peoples communication skill, career development, information and communication technology with the introduction of M.S Word, Excel, Desktop publishing, Web page design, Entrepreneurship among others.

 

However, the term “career opportunity or opportunities” may be defined as activities faced or directed to goals beyond enjoyment of the activities itself. Career opportunities for office technologies/manager are employed virtually at every working setting,. The role of an office technologist are numerous and indispensable in any organization, all meetings, conferences, seminars and workshops which are attended by people from all walks of life cannot take off effectively without the secure of an office technologist. The technical improvement of the organization is also done by an office technologist.

 

Infact, the importance of office technologist in the economy of any nation cannot be over-emphasized. The office technologist can be seen as the influence of an organization.

 

Also, the duties of an office technologist is to read through any piece of work that is assigned to him/her and edit or correct for good hard copies presentations. Office technologist also has to improve the management and arrangement of his/her boss office, before work and father the days work. An office technologist does not need to need to rush/hurry out of office after closing hours, but should rather wait to make sure that everything is in their right order, that is why the profession is termed to be a necessary in the job market.

 

This project is carried out to know the impact of academic achievement on career opportunities for office technologist.

 

 

 

1.1       Statement of the Problem

 

Most often, organization employ managers without taking into serious consideration, their academic achievements.

 

Also, it is believed that low productivity of some organization could be as a result of poor performances of it employees (Office Managers) which also can be from a poor academic performance.

 

Furthermore, it is now a general trend that office technology and management graduates with higher academic achievement performs better in organization, then one with lesser achievements.

 

However, this study focuses on the finding out beyond reasonable doubts, the facts about the aforementioned problems.

 

 

 

 

  1. Purpose of the Study

The main purpose of this research work includes:

 

  1. To highlight the impact of academic achievements on career advancement prospect.

 

  1. To examine the impact of academic achievement on training opportunities.

 

  1. To survey the impact of academic achievement on job mobility.

 

  1. To analyze the impact of academic achievement on earning power.

 

 

  1. Significance of the Study

This study will no doubt be considering the importance to the office technology and management graduates, organizations, future researchers and the general public.

The aim of this study therefore lies on the fact that many people do not know much about the profession and fail to realize that the role of an office technologist is supreme and indispensable.

 

The study is now carried out in order to acquaint the public on the qualification, duties, opportunities and the qualities of an office technologist and to also look at how essential is it for an office technology and management graduates to be employed.

 

 

 

 

  1. Research Questions
  2. What is the impact of academic achievement on career advancement prospect?
  3. What is the impact of academic achievement on training opportunities?

 

  1. What is the impact of academic achievement on job mobility?

 

  1. What is the impact of academic achievement on earning power?

 

 

 

 

  1. Scope of the Study

The study will cover only graduates of office technology and management studies that are working in Osun State.

 

  1. Limitation of the Study

This research faced many difficulties during the collection of information and data that was used. The greatest limitations encountered in the course of this research work are lack of material, adequate time and finance. The time constraint and delay in distribution and collection of questionnaire caused problem to the researcher.