KOGI STATE POLYTECHNIC
SCHOOL OF APPLIED SCIENCES,
MATHS/STAT/COMPUTER SCIENCE DEPARTMENT
PMB 1101, LOKOJA, KOGI STATE
A TECHNICAL REPORT ON
STUDENT INDUSTRIAL WORK EXPERIENCE SCHEME
(SIWES) AT THE TIME OFFICE, DANGOTE CEMENT PLC OBAJANA
AIYEDE JOHN E.
IN PARTIAL Fulfillment of THE REQUIREMENT
FOR THE AWARD OF NATIONAL DIPLOMA (ND)
IN COMPUTER SCIENCE.
The Student Industrial Work-Experience Scheme (SIWES) is a planned and supervised training intervention based on stated and specific learning and career objectives, and geared towards developing the occupational competencies of ...view middle of the document...
In this way, the students had some form of industrial training or work-experience integrated with their learning at the polytechnic (Uvah, 2004).
1.1.1 Objectives of SIWES
The objectives of SIWES among others includes to:-
• Provide an avenue for students in institutions of higher learning to acquire industrial skills and experience in their approved course of study;
• Prepare students for the industrial works situation which they are likely to meet after graduation.
• Expose students to work methods and techniques in handling equipment and machinery not available in their institutions.
• Provide students with an opportunity to apply their knowledge in real work situation thereby bridging the gap between theory and practices.
• Enlist and strengthen employers’ involvement in the entire educational process and prepare students for employment in Industry and Commerce.
1.1.2 Bodies Involved in the Management of SIWES
The bodies involved are: Federal Government, Industrial Training Fund (ITF), Other Supervising Agencies are: National University Commission (NUC), National Board for Technical Education (NBTE), & National Council for Colleges of Education (NCCE).
The functions of these agencies above include among others to:
• Ensure adequate funding of the scheme;
• Establish SIWES and accredit SIWES unit in the approved institutions;
• Formulate policies ad guideline for participating bodies and institutions as well as appointing SIWES coordinators and supporting staff;
• Supervise students at their places of attachment and sign their log-book and ITF Forms;
• Vet and process students’ log-books and forward same to ITF Area office;
• Ensure payment of Allowances for the students and supervisors.
Therefore the success or otherwise of the SIWES depends on the efficiency of the Ministries, ITF, Institutions, Employers of labour and the general public involved in articulation and management of the programme. Thus the evaluation of SIWES in tertiary institutions in meeting up with the needs for the establishment of the programme is necessary.
1.2 ITF PROFILE
The government’s decree No. 47 of 8th Oct; 1971 as amended in 1990, highlighted the capacity building of human resources in industry, commerce and government through training and retraining of workers in order to effectively provide the much needed high quality goods and services in a dynamic economy as ours. This decree led to the establishment of Industrial Training Fund (ITF).
The growing concern among our industrialists that graduates of our institutions of Higher learning, lack adequate practical background studies preparatory for employment in industries, led to the formation of students Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) by ITF. One key functions of ITF is to work as cooperative entity with industry and commerce where students in institutions of higher learning can undertake mid-career work experience attachment in industries which are...