History of the Directorate
Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) is one of the industrial training fund ) (ITF) program. It was designed to give Nigerian students studying occupationally –related courses in higher institutions the experience that would supplement their theoretical learning. SIWES unit in the University Maiduguri was established in the year 1986 as an industrial coordinating unit catering for mostly science and some art based students on industrial attachment. The foundation staff were four (4) that comprised an industrial coordinator who is responsible to the Vice Chancellor for the day to day running of the affair of the office, a secretary/typist and an office assistant. SIWES unit was finally and officially commissioned on July, 2006.
As an accreditation requirement by the National Universities Commission (NUC) the unit was formally upgraded to directorate under the leadership of the Vice Chancellor, Professor Ibrahim Abubakar Njodi. Over the years the clientele students population has increased. The directorate has been doing its work with significant impact on students.
The students industrial work experience scheme directorate (SIWES) is established to facilitate the full realization and mandatory skills acquisition and proper training programmes designed to expose students to the industrial workplace environment in their respective disciplines during their course of study. The students are expected to develop occupational competence that would facilitate their fitting into the world of work after graduation.
Objectives of SIWES
The programmes of SIWES are designed to achieve the following objectives:
Functions of University of Maiduguri SIWES Directorate
By the directive of National Universities Commission (NUC) and Industrial Training Fund (ITF), the directorate is mandated to carry out the following functions:
|Prof. (Mrs.) O.O. Badejo
|Dr. Zainab Bala Mohammed
B.Sc.(ABU,Zaria); M.Ed.(UNIMAID); Ph.D (UNIMAID); 22 year teaching and research experience in the university.
|Curriculum design and instruction in art education.|
|Halima I. Malgwi
Principal Assistant Registrar
B.Ed continueting Education
LLB AND PGDM(UNIMAID)
Confidential Secretary II
At the time of compiling this report the directorate has total number of eight (8) staff to handle all its programs, comprising of two academic staff (Director and deputy director appointed by the current Vice Chancellor), four administrative staff, a technical staff and a driver. SIWES directorate work hand in hand with elected coordinators from each of the departments.
In the period under review various departmental coordinators and staff of the directorate go for training, workshops and conferences within and outside Nigeria.
Academic ActivitiesDuring the period under review, the directorate has the overall total number of two thousand one hundred and sixteen students on attachment. The scope of the activities of the directorate are as follows:
Physical development in the directorateDuring the period under review, SIWES directorate has a modest building located in the complex area of the university. The directorate has facilities comprised of offices fully air conditioned, a set of computer, photocopier machine, fridges, a printer and 14 setter bus for smooth running of the unit.