Shorthand as a subject is a problem to many office technology students widely known. Many candidates do fall shorthand examination at various levels is also indisputable.
But still it is realized that shorthand is an indispensable course in the area of Office Technology. To become an efficient secretary and not a typist, one must pass through the learning stages of shorthand as a course.
This project work will be carried out on Causes of failure in Shorthand on Office Technology Students. Various methods of gathering data will be used to arrive at acceptable findings that will present a fair representation of opinion.The population based on two hundred and sixty four (264) National; Diploma (ND),Office Technology and management student, Federal polytechnic Ede.
For the purpose of collecting information. Various literature review were use consulted, also a well structured questionnaire was designed and administrated on the subject.
Three research questions were used and they are as follow Are the relevant book available for learning shorthand sufficient? (b)What are the natural problem of shorthand? (c) Are the teachers, student contributing in any way to this high rate of failure? The use of sample means method of analyze the three research questions provided the empirical basis n the discussion and presentation of the data.