Unijos Sensitizes Students on SIWES Exercise








The University of Jos Directorate of Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) has trained over two thousand, two hundred (2,200) Students across twenty-four (24) Departments in the institution for the 2020/2021 industrial attachment exercise.

The scheme which is focused on providing exposure to Students on work methods and techniques in equipment and machinery handling especially those not available in schools, is also meant to strengthen employers’ involvement in the Students educational process and prepare them for employment in the commerce and industrial sectors.

The event which was held at the University of Jos Multipurpose Auditorium, Bauchi Road Campus had in attendance critical stakeholders involved in the Scheme’s implementation.

Vice-Chancellor, University of Jos, Professor Tanko Ishaya said there is adequate budgetary provision for the Scheme’s operation in the University to cater for operational logistics, Students Supervision and the Annual Orientation exercise towards ensuring hitch free training.

The Vice-Chancellor who was represented by the Dean, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Professor Nestor Chagok, enjoined stakeholders responsible for implementation of the programme to work closely with the beneficiary institutions to ensure the promotion, sustenance and development of the Scheme.

The Vice-Chancellor also advised the Students to be obedient to constituted authorities within and outside the University and to also protect the employer’s property while on attachment being mindful that they are expected to give a proper account of their stewardship during the programme which will serve as the basis for their grading and eventual graduation from the University.

Chairperson at the event, Professor Irene Agunloye urged the Students to exhibit high sense of integrity and discipline during the exercise as the Scheme provides an avenue for industrial skills and experience acquisition in their various fields of study.

Director, SIWES, University of Jos, Professor Georgina Samuel Mwansat advised the Students to be worthy ambassadors of the University and handle equipment and facilities of their training organizations with great caution and care so that such organizations will continue to give priority to the placement of Unijos Students.

She added that Students have in the past enjoyed automatic employment and awards because of their hard work and resilience during their period of Industrial attachment, warning them to shun every act capable of leading them into trouble as punitive measures will be taken against erring Students including those that play truancy.

Guest Speaker at the event, Professor Uji Zanzan Uji of the Department of Architecture who spoke on the theme “Industrial Training: A tool for Human Capital Development” said the Scheme has been assisting in bridging the gap between theory and practice which helps the Students to be familiar with and be abreast of current trends in the industrial sector.

Uji said the Scheme provides the Students with critical and creative thinking skills saying the Students should not concentrate on their areas of specialization alone but should seek to diversify.

Joseph Kunle Bello of the Industrial Training Fund (ITF), Jos Zonal Office lectured the Students on the do's and don'ts of the Scheme and explained that the exercise will avail them with hands-on opportunities that they are likely to meet after graduation.



Abdullahi Abdullahi,

Deputy Registrar, Information and Publication