Sunday, August 16, 2020

Yabatech News: Omokungbe Charges YABATECH Students To Be Good Ambassador


A clarion call has gone to the full-time ND 1 students of Yaba College of Technology (Yabatech), who are about to embark on Student Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) for 2018/2019 academic year, to be good ambassador of the College.

The rector of the College, Engr. Obafemi Omokungbe who made the call at the orientation programme organized by SIWES Yabatech in collaboration with Industrial Training Fund (ITF), charged the students to represent the College very well, not to bring the down the image of the institution, but they must be guided by the rules and regulations of their placement organization.

Yabatech SIWES coordinator, Dr. Adeoye Olowofoyeku noted that SIWES is a compulsory course which attracts two credit units in the College and the duration is four unbroken months in organizations relevant to the students’ course of study. It starts at the end of every second semester of the first year of ND for Polytechnic students, being a compulsory course; it must be attempted and passed. The implication is that if a student does not pass the course, it will automatically become a carryover course to be repeated by the defaulting students. Students should know that it is an offence to submit placement letters to non-existence companies, students who did not submit logbook during the last academic session are now repeating the training.

Addressing the students, the ITF Area Manager, Mr. T.O. Jacob praised the students for their large turnout while emphasizing on the importance of the scheme. He warned the students not to see the scheme as a license to misbehave as supervisors will be paying impromptu visits to monitor the activities of students in their work placement. 

Speaking on the roles and responsibilities of students during the SIWES scheme, the ITF Head of Training, Mrs. Kemi Sunmoila explained that the SIWES programme was mandatory as it was an essential criterion for graduation from the institution of higher learning. She also gave an impactful expose of the duties expected of students during the scheme alongside a SIWES officer, Mr. Saheed Lawal who ran the students through the necessary documentations before, during and after the scheme.

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