In a bid to enhance the practical skills and knowledge of students, the Directorate of Students Industrial Work Experience (SIWES) in collaboration with the management of FUO recently organized a one-day orientation programme. The event, held on February 9th, 2024 at the main auditorium on the East Campus, aimed to educate students on the significance of gaining industrial training or practical work experience outside the university.
Industrial training programmes and field works are crucial for eligible students as they provide an opportunity to assess their abilities in their respective fields of study and apply theoretical knowledge in a real work environment. The Federal Government’s Industrial Training Fund (ITF) supports this initiative by exposing students to work methods, techniques, and state-of-the-art equipment not readily available within the university premises. It also ensures that students remain updated on international best practices in their chosen fields.
The orientation programme was widely appreciated by the student body, with many expressing enthusiasm to participate in available industrial training programmes at the appropriate time.
During his opening remarks, the Vice Chancellor, Professor Teddy Charles Adias, encouraged students to seize every opportunity to gain hands-on experience in their respective degree programs, emphasizing that this was the only way to become professionally competent in their core areas of study..
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