Role Of Secretaries Tool For Enhancing The Quality Of Services Rendered By Government Establishment

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Secretaries as important organs of government establishment and organization perform essential functions in these establishment. For the purpose of this research work, the definitions, qualities and duties secretaries are examined. In doing the stated function a secretary stands as a potent instrument for the improvement of the various government establishments or organization in the country. This is necessitated because of the poor performance of these governmental establishment in terms of their administration management in the modern technological expanding societies we are in.

Most of the establishment are saddled with so many problem including that proper administration. The rationale for his work is to establish the fact clearly secretaries has the potentials of enhancing the administrative efficiency of the government establishment in the country, with the university of Nigeria campus as a case study. In doing this he sampled population in some secretaries.

The finding are:

  • There is a tighter awareness of administrative and management skill among the involved
  • Secretaries of the department of the university more than non secretaries of the university.

Chapter one diseases fully on the background of the study statement of the problem purpose of study and other, chapter two in its own treats the views of other authors on the subject. Chapter three discusses the methodology
Used in the research as well as the host of others. Chapter four features the analysis of the data collection.
The summary of the study discussion of the findings, recommendation and conclusion occupied chapter five the concluding chapter.

Chapter One

1.0 Introduction

1.1 Background Of The Study

The establishment and organizations established by government such as public corporation and higher schools whose duties are to provide social and essential services for the development and welfare of it’s citizens operate below expectations. This is because of their inefficient administrates management and control. The consequences of this is issue of corruption in these establishments, or organization ,poor staffing provision of sub- stand services by these establishment wastage of public funds and lack of accountability.

To bring this inefficiency to an end, the author wishes to survey an alternative way of enhancing the administration to the establishment with specific attention to the university of Nigeria Enugu campus as one of these government establishments in the country.

1.2 Statement Of Problem

It is the legitimate responsibility of the government in the country to provide certain essential and social services to for citizen. The reason for this is that the cost of providing for these services are so huge that the private establishments can not offord the cost of these services. Some transportation services of certain nature, electricity services and educational services include others.

Most of the establishments set up by the government to provide these essential services are lagging behind in terms of administration and control. This deficiency created a lot of seatbacks in the management of these establishment.
It is to the opinion of the researcher that secretaries of these establishment are the potent instrument that could be used to enhances the administration machineries of the organization or the establishment. So this research work ids aimed at evaluating the roles of improvement of quality of services rendered by government establishment with specific emphasis on the university of Nigeria Enugu campus.

1.3 Purpose Of The Study

The purpose (s) of this research work including:

  1. To investigation the impact of secretaries on improving the quality of services rendered by government establishment.
  2. To find out whether the duties of a secretary goes beyond typing and writing of shorthand.
  3. To evaluate the duties of a secretary in relation to proper and efficient administration of government establishment
  4. Make recommendation on how to make secretaries effective and efficient.

1.4 Justification / Significance Of The Study

It has stated that government establishments, organizations and social institutions like higher schools are inefficient in their administrations, due to the nature a administration strategies and personnel they make use of. But this research work, the roles of secretaries, tools, for enhancing the quality of services rendered by government establishment is significant and potent instrument for improving these government establishments, in fact it shows the improving of secretaries in improving or services rendered by government establishments. In doing this the work will help to correct the wrong impressions held of secretaries in most offices and government establishment are more servants that have no power of inihiatiues of their own regarding the management and administration of most officers.

This research will bring to the full realization of every body that secretaries are important organs of most establishment including the government establishments and veritable tools for actuering effectuate administration in every organizational set up.

For instance, the definition of a secretary in the Journal national seretries Association. (1988) is a captivating type and bears full support to the roles of the secretaries in efficient quality services in the government establishments.

Below is the definition:

A secretary is an executive Assistant, who possess a mastery of office skills, who demonstrates the ability to assume responsibility without direct supervision, who exercises initiative and judgement and make decision within the scope of an assigned authority.

From this definition, one can conclude that secretaries perform a lot of responsibilities in any organization or establishment. An establishment can perform well in the absent of a manager, as for as there is an efficient secretary. As sated above , before, this study will go a long way to show how important secretaries are in every government establishments. This study will also bring out clearly the fundamental differences between secretaries and or ordinary typist in their delegated duties.

The other significant of this study is that it will help the practicing and intending secretions to come to terms and properly understand their enamours roles and functions in every establishment and their needed efforts to brace up with the demands of their offices.

Finally, this study will serve as a pointer and eye-opener to training institutions on their needs to have more commitments in the training of secretaries with particular reference of providing to them the modern training requirement that will help to keep them abreast of the modern technological and communication development.

1.5 The Scope Or Delimination Of The Study

The scope of this study is government establishment in Enugu urban. But for the fact that there are many government establishment in Enugu urban such as National electric power Authority (power holding company) Plc
Nigeria telecommunication limited (NITEL)

Nigeria postal Agency(NIPOST) Nigeria Railway corporation (NRC), Nigeria coal corporation (N CC), Enugu Broadcasting service (ESBC) and many higher schools like university of Nigeria, Enugu campus (UNEC) institute of management and technology (IMT) . Enugu state university of science and technology (ESUT) and the host of others.

In view of the large government establishments in Enugu urban, this research work will cover only university of Nigeria Enugu campus as a case study.

1.6 Research Hypotheses Or Question

The ideas which the author puts forward as the purpose or basis for this work has expression in the following hypothesis or question:

  1. What are the impact of secretaries in improving the quality of services rendered by government establishment in Enugu urban.
  2. Is the secretary dustier are limited to only typing and writing of shorthand?
  3. To what extent are secretaries a liability to government establishment
  4. Are the secretaries actually assets to organization?
  5. To what extent does lack of secretaries affects efficiency in government establishment?
  6. To what extent does a secretary relationship with their boss affects organizational output.

1.7 Assumption Of Study

It is the assumption of this work that secretaries make handsome contributions toward the growth and survival of the organization that them.

1.8 Definition Of Term

In this research work the following terms were defined and given meaning as follows


Tools means or stands for instruments, or equipment’s


This means improving

Quality of service:

This stands for the stock of or valued of duties

Government Establishment:

These are business set up or made by the government such establish are public corporation higher institution.

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