Postal Telegraphic and Telephone Services; Functions of Post Office
1. Ordinary Letters: These can be personal or official letters enclosed and sealed inside envelopes and appropriate stamps affixed on them. Posting is done by placing them in a postal box. They can be carried by road or air.
2. Registered Office: These letters are registered with a fee in the post office. It safeguards the letters. These letters are handed over to the postmaster at the counter who issues receipts as a way of acknowledgment.
3. Parcel Post: Parcels up to specified weights are delivered and dispatched through the post office.
4. Postal Restante: This service is provided by the post office which enables travelers, especially businessmen without fixed addresses to receive their correspondence wherever they travel to for business.
5. Recording Delivery: This service is provided by the post office when letters or parcels are sent through them and receipts are given as evidence or proof of delivery.
6. Business Reply Service: Potential buyers are provided with the opportunity to respond to the business advertisement by post without paying postage. The firm supplies printed reply cards and licenses to do so.
7. Provision of Letter Boxes and Private Mail Bags: Companies, as well as individuals, can obtain letter boxes or private mail bags from where they can collect their letters and documents at any time.
8. Provision of Franking Machine: These machines are used to facilitate the stamping of letters and postage fees being prepaid. The machine makes stamp impressions on envelopes without the use of normal stamps.
- What is communication?
- Describe the different types of communication
- State the advantages and disadvantages of communication
- Mention five different means of traditional communication
- Trace the development of communication