Students of Skyline University Nigeria (SUN) are set for the Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES). The SIWES programme is a compulsory graduation requirement that will be exposing the students and preparing them for the workplace environment. The students of Skyline University Nigeria will have the opportunity to be recognized for their achievements in their respective chosen career field.
Activities lined up for this year’s programme began on, 19th November 2020 with a special orientation ceremony, chaired by Mr. Qasim Abubakar, the Kano Area Manager of the Industrial Training Fund (ITF). Mr. Qasim in his presentation, tagged ‘SIWES Mandatory Orientation‘, stated that the accepted training programme is part of the approved minimum academic standard in the various degree programmes for Nigerian students.
He added that the scheme is aimed at bridging the existing gap between theory and practice, most especially in Sciences, Agriculture, Medical Sciences (including Nursing), Engineering and Technology, amongst others. “This programme is aimed at exposing students to machines and equipment, professional work experience and ways of safeguarding the work areas and workers in industries, offices, laboratories, hospitals and other organizations”.
Earlier in his remark, Professor Sudhakar Kota, the Vice-Chancellor of Skyline University Nigeria stated that the SIWES programme is the first of its kind in Skyline University Nigeria, since inception in 2018. He tasked the students to ensure to maintain excellence at their respective SIWES station that would not bemoan failure in the educational landscape of the university but one that would transmit the core values of SUN, geared at addressing issues of national development.
Engr. Bashir Garba, the Head of Corporate Affairs Department of the university, while bidding the students farewell, appreciated the members of the ITF, Kano Area Manager for a job well done. Other members of the ITF present at the occasion were Mr. Dauda Lawal, Head of Training; Mr. Zakairys Yusuf Saleh, SIWES Officer; Mr. Abubakar H. Musa, SIWES Accountant and Mr. Haruna Rasheed Abdullahi, the Industrial Development Officer.