THE EFFECT OF INADEQUATE COMPUTERS IN SECRETARIAL TRAINING

ABSTRACT

This research work was carried out to investigate the effect of inadequate computers in secretarial training in Isoko North Local Government Council and Delta State Polytechnic, Ozoro.

In fact, the availability of computers has a great positive effect on secretarial training.  Lack of it usually affects them vehemently.

In line with this, three research questions were constructed and structured questionnaire administered, which were analyzed.

It was discovered that inadequate computers exist in the Department and only five computers are presently in use in the selected school together with manual typewriters and few electric typewriters.  Even the few computers supplied were yet to be installed thereby making the students to graduate without computer skill.

Low performance of student secretaries was associated to inadequate computers and would be better if provided with the needed equipment as they desire more practical training to theoretically oriented training.

Lack of funds was also noted as responsible for the lack of equipment and as such, government assistance as well as external assistance and management assistance are needed for the procurement of more computers. Students’ payment of equipment levy would also be seen as a way of solving the problem.

THE EFFECT OF INADEQUATE COMPUTERS IN SECRETARIAL TRAINING

AN INSIGHT ON THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF A POWER LINE VANDALISM MONITORING SYSTEM USING ELECTRONIC SYSTEM

CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION

1.1     BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY

This project gives the insight on the design and construction of a transmission power line vandalism detector system. Vandalism means destructive action. It is a hateful and deliberate defacement/destruction of somebody else’s property or national assets like thehigh-voltage transmission power lines, transmission towers and distribution transformers, etc.The high-voltage transmission power lines strung from support towers form the backbone of the nation’s electric power grid. Many of those 158,000 miles of lines, supported by nearly 800,000 towers, run through isolated areas as they deliver electricity from generating plants to cities. These high-voltage transmission power lines around the world are vulnerable to terrorism, vandalism, physical deterioration and extreme weather. Every year in Nigeria bad citizens vandalize the power line, towers, transformers, generators and other power transmission/distribution facilities. This causes frequent power failure and power surge that seriously affects over 50 million business firms and manufacturing industries in the country. These companies depend on electricity power supply from the power line for their productions. If the power line is vandalized, some of their machines cannot be powered on a generator then income, investments and commodities worth billions of Naira will be lost. If electricity is available during the power line vandalism incident, the lives and properties of the people within the area can be affected as a result of electric shocks, power surge and fire outbreak, etc. Vandalism is now largely driven by the soaring values of copper and aluminum in the international metals market due to increased world market demand fueled by China and India’s growth in industrialization. Consequently, the vandals now operate in wellorganized syndicates complete with offices and hierarchy and accumulate large volumes of stolen materials which they eventually consign for export as scrap. Transformer oil, copper and aluminum are the main targets of these vandals. The uses of the stolen transformer oil are:

  • Mixed with diesel and sold as fuel,
  • Used as fuel for industrial furnaces and as cooling for welding sets,
  • Mixed with vegetable oil and sold as cooking oil.
  • Used as a cosmetic and treatment for wounds.
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AN INSIGHT ON THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF A POWER LINE VANDALISM MONITORING SYSTEM USING ELECTRONIC SYSTEM