Student Industrial Work Experience Scheme

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The Students' Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) is a program initiated by the Federal Government of Nigeria. Its primary goal is to ensure that students in tertiary institutions acquire industrial-based skills and familiarize them with work ethics necessary for their future careers. One of its significant benefits is that it supplies the labor force with job-ready graduates.
The SIWES Unit at the Federal University of Lafia was founded in March 2014. During the 50th Regular Senate meeting on October 23, 2017, the Unit was elevated to the status of a Directorate. Over the years, Staff of the University, including, Dr. Aleruchi Chuku (2014-2018), Dr. Amos Ambo Idzi (2019-2020), and Dr. Aisha A. Bello (2021-present), have been appointed to oversee its operations. Additionally, the coordination of the SIWES program involves administrative staff members and departmental coordinators.
Since its inception, the departments participating in the SIWES programme has risen to Twenty Three (23) departments to include Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Plant Science and Biotechnology, Agricultural Economics and Extension, Fisheries and Aquaculture, Forestry and Wild Life Management, Animal Sciences, Agronomy, Vocational and Technical Education, Visual and Creative Art, Zoology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Statistics, Library and Information Science, Geology, and Science Laboratory Technology, Geography, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Nursing and Medical Radiography.
SIWES is a mandatory 6-credit unit of NUC approved courses taken by eligible students of Federal University of Lafia and spans a period of six consecutive months (24 weeks). The SIWES program is managed by the NUC, ITF, and the Directorate.
1. Liaise with ITF and NUC on SIWES matters at FULafia
2. Collaborate with industries for quality internship opportunities
3. Process student placements in suitable organizations and advise students on reputable placements.
4. Prepare SIWES master and placement list for submission to NUC and ITF
5. In collaboration with ITF, give orientation to eligible students of FULafia going for industrial training
6. Issue students logbooks and other related documents
7. Educate institutional-based supervisors on their roles
8. Facilitate on-the-spot supervision during industrial attachment
9. Supervise departmental oral defense post-industrial training
10. Prepare students' logbooks for ITF verification
11. Maintain records and documentation related to student placements, partnerships, reports, logbooks, and program statistics.
Aims & objectives
The aim of SIWES is to prepare and expose students of higher institutions to machine and equipment handling and professional work ethics/methods in Industries.
The objectives of SIWES, are to:
1. Provide avenue for Students to acquire industrial skills and experience in their course of study.
2. Prepare Students for the industrial work situation they are to meet after graduation.
3. Expose Students to work methods and techniques in handling equipment and machinery that may not be readily available in the Institutions.
4. Make the transition from school to the world of work easier, and enhance Students contacts for later job placement.
5. Provide Students with an opportunity to apply their knowledge in real work situation thereby bridging the gap between theory and practice.
6. Enlist and strengthen Employers involvement in the entire educational process.
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Welcome to the official website of the Directorate of Student Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) at the Federal University of Lafia. We extend a warm welcome to all visitors, including students, industry partners, faculty members, and stakeholders who contribute significantly to the success of our SIWES program.

In Nigeria, SIWES is a compulsory national program that connects theoretical knowledge from tertiary institutions with practical industry applications. It serves as a conduit between classroom theory and real-world practice, offering students hands-on experience, enhancing skills, and preparing them for the workforce. Through SIWES, students can create professional networks, apply classroom knowledge to real-world situations, and acquire critical workplace competencies by undergoing industrial training.


The Federal University of Lafia, through its SIWES Directorate, is dedicated to providing a conducive environment for students to excel during their industrial training. We collaborate closely with industry partners to ensure students receive quality training and exposure to cutting-edge practices across various fields. The experiences gained during internship are invaluable in shaping students’ future careers, preparing them to become industry-ready professionals. The SIWES program plays a vital role in preparing students for workplace challenges, and we are committed to its success.


I urge every student to approach their SIWES program with zeal, commitment, and a readiness to learn, seize the opportunity to pick up new abilities and broaden their knowledge.

I would like to thank our industry partners, the Nigerian University Commission (NUC) and the Industrial Training Fund (ITF), on behalf of the university management, for their support and commitment in nurturing the next generation of professionals.


We hope that every student has a fruitful and satisfying SIWES experience.

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