The Vice-Chancellor, represented by the Dean, School of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology (SAAT), Prof. Reuben Kolo, gave this charge during the 2nd and 3rd Phases of Orientation Exercise for 400 Level Students of the University held on Thursday 10th and Friday 11th May, 2018 at the University Auditorium, Main Campus and Lecture Theater 2, Bosso Campus respectively.

He noted that the primary objective of SIWES is to learn, which should be the students foremost priority rather than focusing or looking for organisations where they could be paid. He urged them to use the opportunity of the training to gain more experience and advised them to adhere to instructions and desist from any form of thuggery in their places of attachment.

Prof. Bala thanked the Industrial Training Fund (ITF) for their training, adding that over the years they have maintained competency.

In her presentation, the Minna Area Manager, ITF, Barr. (Mrs.) Ifeoma Ihezue said the essence of the training was for the students to gain some practical work experience in addition to the theoretical aspect of their course of study. This, she said, will give them a better understanding of what they are studying and help them perform better after graduation.

The Area Manager urged them to attach themselves in places that are relevant to their courses of study and urged them to make good use of the opportunity as some students in the past have gotten employment based on their excellent performance during IT.

Barr. Ihezue emphasized the need for the students to be safety concious, especially when handling machines and equipment. She also charged them to supply the right information and documentation to avoid issues during payment by ITF.

The Head of Training, ITF, Minna, Mr. Joe Sale Aruwa, while shedding more light on the scheme, spoke on the history of ITF, its functions and challenges and told the students to be good ambassadors of FUT, Minna in their places of attachment by obeying rules and regulations of the organisations, being punctual, honest, diligent and respectful.

The SIWES Officer, ITF, Mal. Mohammed Abdulrasheed in his presentation explained to the students the documents they will use before, during and after the SIWES.

Speaking earlier, the Director, Industrial Liaison Office, Prof. Jonathan Yisa, advised the students to use the SIWES period to learn and urged them to be of good behaviour.

Prof. Yisa thanked the Vice-Chancellor and ITF staff for making the orientation a success. He added that from this session, SIWES earns the students two credit unit for those going for six months while those going for nine months and above will earn three credit unit.

Questions bordering on the scheme were answered by the ITF Area Manager and Director, Industrial Liaison Office.

The SIWES commences on May 28, 2018.

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