The research work
examined the impact of academic achievement on career opportunities for Office
Technology and Management graduates. Four (4) research questions were
structured to provide information on the research topic. The instrument used
was questionnaire, structured to contain two sections, which the first provides
respondents data and the second section contains items for respondents to
provide their perceptions on the topic under review. The population includes
seventy two (72) and thirty (30) sample sizes was selected among the population
of Office Technology and Management Department, Osun State Polytechnic, Iree,
Ede North and Ede South Local Government areas, Afri Bank, Skyle Bank, UBA
Bank, First Bank and Fin Bank all in Osun State, as its case study. The library
served as the secondary source of information for this study which include
consultation of textbooks, journals, newspaper etc. The data collected was
calculated using the mean rating method. Based on findings, the researcher
concluded that academic achievement as better impact on career advancement
prospect, on training opportunities, job mobility and earning power.
Recommendations and suggestions for further researchers were also put forward
by the researcher.
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1.0 Introduction 1
of the problem 2
of the study 2
of the study 2
of the study 3
of the study 3
is a secretary 6
qualifications of a secretary 7
of a secretary 7
of a secretary 8
is academic achievement? 9
is career? 9
opportunities for office technology and
management graduates 10
of secretaries and their qualifications
of study 11
of instrument 12
of data analysis 12
presentation and analysis 14
of table 14
of findings, conclusion and recommendation
for further students 17
of findings 17
of findings 17
for further study 18
BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
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
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
1.1 Statement of the Problem
often, organization employ managers without taking into serious consideration,
their academic achievements.
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.
it is now a general trend that office technology and management graduates with
higher academic achievement performs better in organization, then one with
this study focuses on the finding out beyond reasonable doubts, the facts about
the aforementioned problems.
Purpose of the Study
The main purpose of this research work
highlight the impact of academic achievements on career advancement prospect.
examine the impact of academic achievement on training opportunities.
survey the impact of academic achievement on job mobility.
analyze the impact of academic achievement on earning power.
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. What is the impact of academic achievement
on career advancement prospect?
2. What is the impact of academic achievement
on training opportunities?
3. What is the impact of academic achievement
on job mobility?
4. What is the impact of academic achievement
on earning power?
Scope of the Study
The study will cover only graduates of
office technology and management studies that are working in Osun State.
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.
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