News/ Information

FUNNAB Students who are due to proceed on SIWES during the 2013/2014 academic session should kindly complete the On-line SIWES Participants’ Data Form.

SIWES Funding

In compliance with directives from the Federal Ministry of Trade and Investment (FMTI) Budget Office, with effect from 2nd January, 2013, SIWES Allowances are now paid directly through electronic payment system to students who have been verified and found eligible.

Supervisory Allowances are also paid directly by ITF into the University’s SIWES Bank Account.

Responsibilities and Activities

  • Preparation and Submission of Master placement lists to NUC and ITF.
  • Sourcing and placement of students on attachment with employers.
  • Placement of students on attachment with employers and working out tailor- made training programmes with the industry-based supervisors.
  • Organization of orientation programmes for students, preparatory to Industrial Training in collaboration with ITF training officials as resource persons.
  • Supervision of students on Industrial Training.
  • Vetting of students’ logbook.
  • Assessment and grading of students’ performance in conjunction with respective academic departments.
  • Collation and submission of ITF form 8 to ITF Area Office at the end of each session.
  • Facilitation of verification of students’ log book by ITF officials.
  • Facilitation and follow-up of Electronic Payments of students’ Industrial Training (IT) Allowance by ITF into individual students’ bank accounts.
  • Facilitation and follow-up of Electronic Payments of Supervisory Allowance by ITF into the University’s Bank accounts.
  • Participation and presentation of progress reports quarterly meetings with the ITF Area office and SIWES Directors/Coordinators of other tertiary institutions in the State.
  • Participation in ITF organized Workshops, Seminars and Conferences as relevant and appropriate.
  • Compilation of comprehensive reports on the scheme to the ITF at the end of each session.

Mandate and Objectives


The Directorate has the mandate to co-ordinate the acquisition of Relevant Production Skills (RPSs) of  FUNAAB students and their Industrial Training, in order to bridge the gap between theoretical knowledge acquired in the classroom and actual practice in the industrial world.

The Directorate operates as a link between FUNAAB, the National Universities Commission (NUC) as the SIWES Regulatory Agency, the SIWES Division of the Industrial Training Fund (ITF) as the Federal Government Parastatal charged with the Industrial Skills acquisition and funding responsibility; the Industries/organizations where the students are acquiring relevant skills and experience; and the students on Industrial Training.


  • To provide avenue for students in the University to acquire industrial skills and experience relevant to their course of study.
  • To provide students with an opportunity to apply acquired theoretical knowledge in real work situations, thereby bridging the gap between knowledge and practice.
  • To prepare students for the work situation they will meet post-graduation.
  • To expose students to work methods and techniques of handling  equipment/machinery that may not be available in their institutions.
  • To make transition from school to the world of work easier and enhance students’ contacts and networking for post-qualification job placement.
  • To enlist and strengthen employers’ involvement in the entire educational process of preparing University graduates for employment and industry