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SIWES REPORT (09/52HJ068) ABDULLAHI ABDULAZEEZ OLALEKAN

A REPORT OF THE STUDENTS INDUSTRIAL WORK EXPERIENCE SCHEME (SIWES), CARRIED OUT AT UNIVERSITY OF LAGOS LIBRARY, UNIVERSITY OF LAGOS, AKOKA, YABA, LAGOS. PERIOD OF ATTACHMENT: JULY 2010



SEPTEMBER 2010.

ABDULLAHI ABDULAZEEZ OLALEKAN 09/52HJ068

SUBMITTED TO
DEPARTMENT OF LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE, FACULTY OF COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION SCIENCES, UNIVERSITY OF ILORIN, ILORIN KWARA STATE. IN PARTIAL FULFILMENT FOR THE AWARD OF BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (B.SC) DEGREE IN LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE.

2010.

OCTOBER,

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CHAPTER ONE 1.0: INTRODUCTION 1.1 BACKGROUND In the earlier stage of science and technology education in Nigeria, students were graduating from their respective institution without any technical knowledge or working experience. It was in this view that students undergoing science and technology related courses were mandated for students in different institution in the view of widening their horizons so as to enable them have technical knowledge or working experience before graduating from their various institutions. The student industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) was established by the industrial Training Fund in (ITF) 1973 to enable students of tertiary institution have basic technical knowledge of industrial works base on their course of study before the completion of their program in their respective institutions. The scheme was designed to expose students to industrial environment and enable them develop occupational competencies so that they can readily contribute their quota to national economic and technological development after graduation. The major background behind the embarkment of students in SIWES was to expose them to the industrial environment and enable them develop occupational competencies so that they can readily contribute their quota to national economic and technological development after graduation. The major benefit accruing to students who participate conscientiously in Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) are the skills and competencies they acquire. The relevant production skills remain a part of the recipients of industrial training as life-long assets which cannot be taken away from them. This is because the knowledge and skills acquired through 2

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training are internalized and become relevant when required to perform jobs or functions. 1.2 OBJECTIVES The Industrial Training Fund’s policy Document No. 1 of 1973 which established SIWES outlined the objectives of the scheme. The objectives are to: 1. Provide an avenue for students in higher institutions of higher learning to acquire industrial skills and experiences during their courses of study. 2. Prepare students for industrial work situations that they are likely to meet after graduation. 3. Expose students to work methods and techniques in handling equipment and machinery that may not be available in their institutions. 4. Make the transition from school to the world of work easier and enhance students’ contact for later job placements. 5. Provide students with the opportunities to apply their educational knowledge in real work situations, thereby bridging the gap between theory and practice. 6. Enlist and strengthen employers’ involvement in the entire educational process through SIWES.

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CHAPTER 2 DESCRIPTION OF THE ESTABLISHMENT OF ATTACHMENT

2.1: LOCATION AND BRIEF HISTORY OF THE ESTABLISHMENT The library first started on the third floor of a former secondary school building which then temporarily housed the University at Idi-Araba while a plan for the building of the University's permanent site at the north-east of Yaba adjoining the lagoon was accelerated. The .temporary accommodation was used till August 1965 when the library moved...
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