SIWES is a skill-training programme designed to prepare and exposes students in institutions of higher learning for the industrial work situation they are likely to meet after graduation.  The scheme enables the students to match their early classroom theoretical knowledge and predominantly practical assignments in the work environment and affords them the needed experience in handling machinery and equipment not obtainable in their educational institutions.


A country needs improvement on how to meet the conditions, for modern economic development.  There is also the need for improving the efficiency of a country’s work-force to keep abreast of industrial development.  Furthermore, the inculcation of modern technological skills in the workforce in order to make them more productive also becomes a necessity in our national development strategy.


The Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) from its inception involves students and lecturer from the institution of higher learning, corporate, industrial and commercial bodies.  This cooperative machinery between industry and institutions of higher learning in Nigeria has the following as its objectives:

  1. To supplement the theoretical/learning of students from academic institutions with practical industrial activities in their various disciplines.
  2. To expose and prepared students for the industrial working situations they are likely to meet after graduation.
  3. To expose students to work methods and experience in handling equipment and machinery that may not be available in educational institutions.
  4. To enlist and strength employer’s involvement in the entire educational process of preparing students for employment in industry.
  5. To prepared the students for a business career by merging his analytical powers with self-reliance


    1. Students are required to maintain a log-book which will be used to keep record of the training details or activities. Therefore, the daily work carried out during the periods of attachment is to be recorded clearly with sketches and diagrams where applicable.
    2. Also during the industrial training, students are required to present the log-book at intervals to the industry based supervisor for assessment of progress made. The Training Coordinator of the institution is expected to check the student’s log-books at regular intervals and record his comments as appropriate.
    3. The Industrial Training Fund (ITF) will use the last two pages of the log-book for its official comments on the success or failure of the student’s performance.


    1. Final year students must submit an approved and finished project of not less than 4,000 words.
    2. Students have the option of writing their projects in any area of the major subject (including Education) which they are offering.
    3. Students who are repeating the 300 level shall be exempted from repeating the project provided that the project requirement has already been satisfied.
    4. Students are encouraged to submit their project in good time for grading.
    5. Any student who fails to submit an approved and completed project or whose project is rejected on the grounds of Academic inadequacies shall not be awarded the N.C.E.