Industrial Training Fund (ITF) officials have conducted an orientation exercise for Skyline University Nigeria (SUN) level 300 students of the Schools of Science and Information Technology (SSIT) and Arts, Management and Social Sciences (SAMSS). The event was conducted on 30th January, 2024, at the university campus.
In his remarks, Farouk Isma’il, the corporate affairs executive at SUN, stated that the orientation is crucial to supporting the students to have a seamless industrial training program. He explained that the university is privileged to receive the officials for the training.
Addressing the students, the Head, Training Unit of the Fund, Hajiya Halima Ismail Muhammad, said that she is delighted to be at SUN alongside her team for the SIWES orientation lecture. She appreciated the Vice-chancellor of the university, Prof. Ajith Kumar V. V. and his team for their unwavering commitment to academic excellence.
Hajiya Halima explained that the fund’s major responsibilities included training, reimbursement, consultancy, safety programs and the Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES), among many others. She advised the students to embrace the SIWES scheme as an important opportunity that will expose them to new challenges and how to tackle them.
She then highlighted the importance of courtesy, work ethics and good character as important elements that would complement the SIWES programs of the students. Also, she cautioned them about the use of respectful language, being responsible, etc.
The officials were able to demonstrate the appropriate use of log books and other related documents. They informed them about supervision and monitoring during the period.
Commenting after the program, a level 300 International Relations student, Hafsat Dahiru, said that the program was indeed robust. She said the information they received will guide them during their SIWES program.