Cross section of students during the SIWES orientation
The Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology, Minna, Prof. Musbau Adewumi Akanji, FNSBMB, FAS, has tasked 400 level students of the institution who would be proceeding for the mandatory Industrial Attachment to be good ambassadors of the University.
The Vice-Chancellor gave this advice during the SIWES Orientation for 400 level students from the School of Engineering and Engineering Technology, School of Entrepreneurship and Management Technology and School of Information and Communication Technology held on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at the University Auditorium, Main Campus.
Prof. Akanji, represented by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration), Prof. Suleiman Sadiku stated that FUT, Minna is the best University of Technology in the country and urged the students to go out to the industries with pride, dignity and protect the good name of the institution.
The VC urged the students to be security conscious and further advised them to use the opportunity to start working on their final year projects.
In his remarks at the event, the Area Manager Industrial Training Fund, Mrs. Ifeoma Ihezua, represented by the Head of Training, Mal. Saleh called on the students to ask questions at their places of industrial attachment, adding that the IT scheme is designed to engage students through direct contact with the industries to gain practical experience.
Mrs. Ihezua disclosed that ITF had trained large number of students since inception of the scheme in 1973 while noting that the federal government has invested massively in the scheme and urged the students to take the exercise serious.
In his vote of thanks, Dr. Lekan Sani from the School of Environmental Technology commended the University Management for their continuous support for the programme and praised SIWES for organizing the event.
The students were tutored on the rudiments of SIWES programme, documentation, allowances, code of conduct at the place of industrial attachment and safety by different instructors at the event. The orientation programme was also held at the Bosso Campus the next day for students from the School of Science and Technology Education, School of Life Sciences and School of Physical Sciences.