COE AFAHA NSIT HOLDS 2020 AND 2021 COMBINED SIWES ORIENTATION PROGRAMME FOR PROSPECTIVE INDUSTRIAL TRAINING STUDENTS
The Akwa Ibom State College of Education Afaha Nsit has conducted the year 2020 and 2021 combined SIWES orientation exercise for the NCE and Degree students. The event took place on Friday, 22nd April, 2022 at the College Mini theatre
The Provost harps on students to be good ambassadors of College of Education, Afaha Nsi
In an opening speech, the Provost of the college – Dr. Daniel Udo welcome the participants to the event and thank SIWES committee for organizing the orientation exercise for college students. He welcomed the members of ITF for coming to witness the epoch making event. He noted that students’ Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) is a veritable tool in the technological acquisition process, adding that the exposure is vital to both the students and the college as an institution of learning. He equally admonished them to take SIWES programme very important because it will help them to be entrepreneurial oriented in terms of skill acquisitions. Dr. Udo charged the students to be good ambassadors to college of education, Afaha Nsit as they will be sent out for the exercise. He prayed God to protect and guide the students throughout the period of the exercise.
In a welcome address, the SIWES coordinator Dr. Joyce Eduok thank the entire management team and members of ITF for attending this year’s Orientation Exercise for the purpose of providing orientations for the would be SIWES students. She said that the essence of Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) programme is to adequately prepare both NCE and Degree students to fully maximize and the advantages inherent in SIWES engagement.
Dr. Eduok posited that SIWES is focused on bridging the gap between theory and practice in real work situation in order to promote skill acquisition as well as acquaints students with skills for handling employer’s equipment and machinery. She told the students that the period of SIWES is not time for relaxation or engagement in non-rewarding activities, rather it is a period to bridge the existing gap between theoretical knowledge acquired from the institution of learning and real practice in the industrial world. She therefore implore the students to be committed and take all information that will be given to them seriously, and apply it when necessary. She concluded by telling the students that the exercise will last for the period of four months for NCE students, and six months for the degree students.
Speaking also at the event, the Area Manager of Industrial Training Fund, Uyo Area Office – Mrs. Patience D. Ndu, stated that Industrial Training Fund is the apex Manpower Training and Development Organization of the Federal Government charged with the responsibility of “providing, promoting and encouraging the acquisition of skills in industry and commerce, so as to generate a pool of indigenous trained man power sufficient to meet the needs of public and private sectors of Nigerian economy”.
The event was attended by the Provost, Dr. Daniel Udo, Dr. Theresa Ekanem director of degree programme, members of the Management team, Area Manager ITF – Uyo zonal office and her Team, Heads of Department, Lectures, students, members of the SIWES committee of the college and SIWES Unit staff.