In the early days of ICSR
existence, it was difficult to find a University in Nigeria running degree programme in Secretarial Administration. We are glad that the intensive efforts and expensive activities we conducted in curriculum review and development
brought reasonable modernization to the profession. More than 80% o the Universities
in Nigeria and 100% of the Polytechnics, Colleges of Technology and Education now run degree, advanced diploma, diploma and
certificate courses in secretarial administration.
In the year 2002, the Institute opened
discussions with some Federal and State Universities to commence Master and Post graduate Diploma programmes in Secretarial
Administration. We have also explored the possibility and attained remarkable
progress in discussing collaborative programme with two first generation Federal Universities to commence Official Reporters
Course to supplement the efforts of the Government manpower development centers. We
believe that the Verbatim/Official Reporters function in Nigeria as in elsewhere can only become a recognised, respected profession
when it is popularized and known beyond the confines of Government institutions and circles.
Academic impetus need to be accorded stenographic verbatim and official reporting to make it a profession.