By Gabriel Chy Alonta
Orient Campus Gist reports that the exercise, which was in conjunction with ITF area office, Awka, was held at the Garba Square of the university.
Declaring the programme open, the vice chancellor, Prof. Joseph Ahaneku, noted that SIWES was a key factor that could facilitate industrialisation and economic development in the nation by equipping students of tertiary institutions with the necessary scientific and technological skills.
Ahaneku, represented by the director of SIWES, Prof. Dennis Aribodor, explained that the SIWES programme introduced by the federal government of Nigeria was geared towards exposing students of tertiary institutions to real-life work situations they will meet after graduation.
He said it would equally expose them to work methods and techniques in the handling of equipment and machinery that may not be available in their institutions.
He equally assured the management of ITF of the continued support of the university management towards the realisation of the objectives of ITF, thanking the federal government for its support of ITF over the years.
High point of the orientation exercise was the sensitisation of the students on the do’s and don’t’s in the scheme by ITF resource persons and those within the university.