Skyline University Nigeria hosted key officers of the Industrial Training Fund (ITF) Kano Area Office, on Monday, November 22nd, 2021. The visit was part of a routine exercise of the fund, on behalf of the Federal Government, to administer an inspection of the Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES). The visiting team from the ITF includes the Head of Training, Mr. Dauda Lawal and two ITF Officers, Ms. Zainab Abubakar and Mr. Haruna Rasheed Abdullahi.
While stating the purpose of his team visit, the ITF Head of Training, Mr. Dauda expressed the ITF commitment to ensure that Skyline University Nigeria has a functional SIWES Unit for the smooth operation as required by the fund. He assured SUN management of Maximum Corporation in ensuring a successful inspection exercise, including minimum personnel and material requirements.
While receiving the inspection team, the Vice-Chancellor of Skyline University Nigeria, Prof. Ajith Kumar V.V stated that SUN has met most of the requirements of the fund, including a Head of SIWES Unit, Administrative officers, coordinators and supporting staff, application of job specifications as prepared for all the courses in the university with maximum academic guidelines, amongst others.
Prof. Ajith stressed the need to make the SIWES registration easier for the students by making it an online process so that it becomes easy for faculty, coordination and supervisors as well as to monitor the students’ activities online. He added that it was quite interesting what the ITF is doing monitoring and managing students in the different states in Nigeria. With another batch of students about to be dispatched, he added that the first batch has recently completed their SIWES activities has returned to campus.
While delivering the closing remarks, the Head of Corporate Affairs Department, Engr. Bashir Garba appreciated the ITF officials for taking the time to highlight to the management of the University, the requirement of the ITF to put theories and concepts into practice, Build work-related skills required for the business environment through constructive feedback and supervision, etc.