The high level of self-efficacy of secretarial profession in our higher education institutions in nigeria: case study of federal polytechnic Kaura Namoda, Zamfara state
Maikudi Shehu Musawa
The aim of this paper is to show the competences of secretarial profession. The career path for people pursuing secretarial studies in Nigeria has limited future success and growth since the programme designers at the tertiary institutions failed to design courses that will build secretaries skills and knowledge to occupy the executive positions in government sector. A total of 200 questionnaires was developed and distributed among 200 staff of FPTKND based on random sampling technique. The paper reviews the literature from the effectiveness of secretarial profession perspective. This approach enables a greater appreciation of the secretarial practice that has not been considered at our tertiary institutions at most. Findings reveals that secretarial profession is a profession that has been misconstrued by many public or government administrators in terms of educational advancements and reforms in fulfilling the economic needs of a country. It also reveals that among all educational programmes at the higher level of education, it is only secretarial practice that has not been considered at our tertiary institutions at most. This paper establishes that, a secretary is both basic and professional position that serves as the position of the organizational business operations and communication networks within internal and external contacts and as part of management process for decision making.