Skill and Nigerian Tertiary Institutions

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The provision of decree 47 of 8th October, 1971 empower the industrial training fund (ITF), a human resource development organization to promote and encourage the acquisition of skills and commerce with a view generating the pool of indigenous trained man power sufficient to meet the need of Nigerian economy. To set and control standard of excellence and effectiveness in and offer direct training of professionals, technicians, technologists and entrepreneurs to meet human resource need for industrialization and sustainable economic development of Nigerian relying on a corp of highly motivated and competent professional staffs using best of breed training techniques and modern technology. In view of this, ITF established SIWES in 1973 to solve the problems of lack of adequate practical skills preparatory for employment in industries by Nigerian graduates of tertiary institutions. The skills exposes students to industry based skills necessary for smooth transition from the classroom to the world of work. It offers students of tertiary institutions the opportunity of being exposed familiarized and exposed to the needed experience in the real time job demands. 1.1 SIWES BY DEFINITION

The students industrial work experience scheme(SIWES) is a skill acquisition training programme that forms part of the minimum academic requirement standards in various degree programs of the Nigerian tertiary institutions, it helps students to put what they have learnt theoretically into in class into practice in the real problem world. 1.2 AIMS OF SIWES

The SIWES scheme is aimed at exposing students to real life working environment, enabling them to put into practice what they have learnt in class, making them understand the technical implication of their profession as well as teaching them competence, standard and professionalism. 1.3 OBJECTIVES OF SIWES

The main objectives of SIWES are to:
* Prepare students for the work...
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