Saturday, 24 December 2016

SIWES Industrial Training (IT) Questions And Answers | SIWES Fast Questions And Anwers (FAQ's)

SIWES Industrial Training (IT) Questions & Answers | SIWES Fast Questions & Answers (FAQ's)
SIWES Industrial Training (IT) Questions & Answers | SIWES Fast Questions & Answers (FAQ's)

Most student on the SIWES programme all over the country have been sending me tonnes and tonnes of questions about the SIWES programme on which they are going through, and i have carefully taken my time to filter and provide the best answers possible to most of their frequently asked questions. Below are the question and their answers

Q. What is the meaning of the acronym SIWES?

A. The acronym SIWES simply means Student Industrial Work Experience Scheme .

Q. How & when was SIWES industrial training established?
A. SIWES industrial training was firstly established in year 1973 by Industrial Training Fund (ITF) to solve the problem of inefficient of adequate practical skills preparatory for employment in industries by Nigerian graduates of Higher institutions i.e Tertiary Institutions.

Q. What is the aim of SIWES industrial training?
A. The SIWES industrial training is aimed at exposing students of tertiary institution to industry based-skills which is necessary for a smooth transition from the classroom to the real world of work. It affords students of higher learning the opportunity of being familiarized and exposed to the needed experience in handling equipment and machinery which are usually not available within the schools premises.

Q. Why should I participate in SIWES industrial training?
A. One really need to participate in the SIWES industrial training because participation in SIWES industrial training has become a necessary pre-condition for the award of Diploma and Degree certificates in specific disciplines in most institutions of higher learning in the country, in accordance with the education policy of Nigerian government as the case may be.

Q. Who are the beneficiaries of SIWES industrial training?
A. The beneficiaries of SIWES industrial training includes Undergraduate students of the following courses in the Tertiary Instututions:
Medical Science and
Pure and Applied Sciences.

Q. What is the duration of SIWES industrial training?
A. The duration of SIWES industrial training are as follows:-
Four months (4 Months) for Polytechnics and Colleges of Education
Six months (6 Months) for the Universities Undergraduates.

Q. Who is funding the SIWES industrial training?
A. The funding of the SIWES industrial training is by the Federal Government of Nigeria.

Q. How many institutions are participating in the SIWES industrial training?
A. The correct number of SIWES (Industrial Training) participating institutions are as follows below:-
Universities = 59
Polytechnics = 85
Colleges of Education = 62
TOTAL = 206

Q. Who are the operators of SIWES industrial training?
A. The operators of SIWES industrial training is the Industrial Training Fund (ITF), the coordinating agencies are (NUC, NCCE, NBTE), employers of labour and the institutions.

Q. How many students have participated SIWES industrial training so far?
A. According to the latest report, the total number of students that have participated in the SIWES industrial training from Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges of Education at the end of the 2007 was approximately 194, 890.

Q. What steps do I take to commence SIWES industrial training?
A. The answer is you will take two practical steps to commence the SIWES industrial training, they are:-.
>>>One must have been accepted for placement in a recognised organization for your attachment during SIWES industrial training.
>>>One must have completed the necessary forms (i.e form 002-005) and participate fully in the orientation prior to posting.

Q. In which organisation can I do my SIWES industrial training?
A. The organisations one can do his/her SIWES industrial training may include governmental establishments, parastatals, private including industries.

Q. What is the duration of the SIWES industrial training?
A. The duration for the SIWES industrial training is 6 months at a stretch for degree programmes in Universities. The Industrial Training Fund (ITF) will not pay for any period less than 6 months.

Q. How much does Government pay students on SIWES industrial training?
A. The current allowance so far approved by the Federal Government of Nigeria for SIWES industrial training Programme are as shown below:-
Students - N2,500.00 per student per month.
Supervisory - N 250.00 per student per month.

Q.Will there be an inspection on SIWES industrial training?
A. Yes!, there will surely be inspections on SIWES industrial training exercise.

Q. Who will carry out the inspection on on SIWES industrial training exercise?
A. Below are the following officers who will and can inspect on SIWES industrial training students:-
>>>Industrial Training Fund (ITF) officials
>>>Directorate officials and 
>>>Lecturers of the students Institutions.

Q. Can one repeat the SIWES industrial training exercise?
A. For sure Yes!, one will surely repeat the SIWES industrial training if he or she has failed due to absenteeism, poor presentation of industrial training report, bad report from employers etc as the case may be.

Q. Can I undertake SIWES industrial training abroad?
A. The answer is Yes!, you can but for sure there are some certain conditions that you must meet before you can be approved to undertake SIWES industrial training abroad. Find out details about the conditions from the Directorate within your reach.

Q. What is the credit load of SIWES industrial training?
A. In Universities, 1 credit unit is assigned to each month of training i.e. a 6-month SIWES industrial training carries 6 credit units. While a 3 month SIWES industrial training duration carries 3 credit units.

Q. How would students on SIWES industrial training be accessed?
A. Students on SIWES industrial training programme shall be assessed using the following criteria and weighting as listed below:-
>>> Employers Rating = 30%
This will include the assessment of student’s attitude to work, punctuality and attendance etc.
>>> Institution’s Supervisors Rating = 20%
The Supervisors are expected to determine the student’s application of theory to practice.
>>> SIWES industrial training Technical Report = 20%
The SIWES industrial training technical team of the Schools shall examine the students SIWES industrial training report and grade accordingly.
>>> SIWES industrial training Log Book = 10%
The SIWES technical team of the department shall examine the students’ log-book and grade accordingly.
>>> Oral Interview or Seminar by Students = 20%
TOTAL 100%

Based on the SIWES industrial training report and log-book, each student shall be examined orally and graded as the case may be. Some universities within the country compel their students to present a SIWES industrial training seminar at the school level at the end of the SIWES industrial training attachment.

Good luck in your SIWES industrial training Programme.

If you ever get stuck, please put down comments below i appreciate them a lot, thanks!


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  1. Good day,
    My name is Benson, am a student of medical biochemistry. Presently am doing my IT @ESUT college of medicine but its unfortunate that am not being taught anything concerning my IT.
    Please i need to fill my logbook, & i don't know if u can help me out.
    Here is my e-mail address

    1. hello Ebube Benson sorry about that ok lets me see how i can help you.

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  2. Replies
    1. Am here for you, what are really confused about?

  3. Am a student of FUTO. I civil engineer that is very confused with Everything Relating to my IT. Help

  4. I am very Confused
    I am a student of Futo

  5. Covenant University student asking about the process if undergoing SIWES at two organizations.

    1. Hello Daniel Okey Okore, am so happy you asked. It is allowed to undergo your SIWES programme in two organizations, but the main thing is that you have to specify in your logbook and record your both experiences for the both organizations.
      Hope you understand now?

      You can still go ahead to ask me more questions.

      You can use the above link as a guide to fill your log book.

  6. How to defend my I.t,wat are dey expecting to hear from me.

    1. Greetings my friend, OK your lecturers are not there to fail you so have that at the back of your mind. What there really want to hear from you is all what you have learnt from your IT so you should really remember all what you were taught and as well learnt from your IT at your finger tips. Then during the defend session you will be asked series questions from your logbook, i.e questions comprising what you learnt from the IT. So on the other hand get familiar with your logbook because all the questions that you will be expecting on your defense session will be drawn out for the logbook, and finally stay smart and Goodluck in your defense.

  7. Replies
    1. Hello Kenneth Azikiwe,
      It no rocket science on how to defend your IT. First of all you should enable that you did carryout your IT properly and also in an IT firm related to your field of study. Secondly you should know and remember all what you where taught and learnt for your IT if possible your should remember them at the tip of your fingers. Then lastly before your defense session in school you must have familiarize yourself with your logbook because your lecturers will be asking you question from your logbook and as well all what you must have learnt from the IT, then you must be confident of yourself especially when answering questions on the defense day, also have in mind that your lecturer are not there to fail you. Thanks and goodluck in your defense.

  8. Can any biological science student here give me sample of there log book?my WhatsApp num is 07064690908. Pls I rili need d help, God bless

  9. Good day sir,
    My name is juliet, am a student of NOUN studying Environmental science and resource management. Presently am doing my IT @ Lagos state wastewater management office but its unfortunate that am not being taught anything concerning my IT.
    Please help i need to fill my logbook, & i don't know if u can help me out.
    Here is my e-mail address

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  11. I was called for 7up test tomorrow by 9am as regards to my IT, I want to know the possible questions to expect...please it's urgent sir,my e-mail address is a lot

  12. my logbook,3 papers were attached,
    1. SP-I form
    2. placement acceptance form
    3.End of programme report sheet

    please,how and when should I submit each of these forms?
    where too?

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  14. My supervisor hasn't come and am finishing very soon... This week in fact.. What do I do?