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Greener Journal of  Agricultural Sciences Vol. 2 (4), pp. 162-166, August 2012

 ISSN: 2276-7770 

Research Paper

An Appraisal of the Student Industrial Work Experience Scheme (Siwes) in Federal College of Agriculture Akure


Alice Mofesola


Library Departments, Federal College of Agriculture, Akure. Ondo State. Nigeria

Email: mofeakk @ yahoo. com


This paper focused on the relevancy of Student Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) to the National Diploma (ND) course of Federal College of Agriculture Akure. Fifty –five (55) student SIWES reports from year 2002- 2005 were examined and analyzed, oral interview was used to gather data from the students and SIWES coordinator/supervisor. Data gathered were qualitatively analyzed. It is evident from the result that student placement for industrial training (IT) were relevant to their course of study and that SIWES is very relevant to the National Diploma program because it compliments students training through exposure to practical aspect of their courses. It is therefore recommended that Recommendations were made based on problems identified.

Keywords: Students, Industrial Training, Diploma course.

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