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  26 Jan 2017

ABOUT SIWES

 

PROFILE OF DR (MRS.) KATE N.N. NDUKAUBA, DIRECTOR, SIWES 

A former Acting Head, Department of Foreign Language & Translation Studies for 5 years, Dr Kate Ndukauba has a doctorate degree from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, a Masters degree from the University of Calabar, Calabar and a first degree from University of Nigeria , Nsukka.

Her areas of specialization are French language and Translation Studies.

Dr. Kate Ndukauba joined the services of Abia State University in 1996. She is the current Director, SIWES Unit and presently, a member of the Governing Council of the University.

She has several papers to her credit and is well travelled. Dr. Ndukauba is married with children and grandchildren.

 

ABIA STATE UNIVERSITY, UTURU

SIWES UNIT

Contact: siwesabsu@gmail.com 

IT’S MISSION AND VISION

The Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) is a Skills Training Programme designed to expose and prepare students of universities for the industrial work situation they are likely to meet after graduation.

The Industrial Training Fund (ITF) initiated and designed the scheme to bridge the gap between theory and what was practically obtainable in the industries.

OBJECTIVES SIWES

The objectives of the scheme:

  • Provide an avenue for students of Abia State University to acquire industrial skills and experience in their course of study.
  • Provide students of Abia State University with an opportunity to apply their knowledge in real work situation thereby bridging the gap between theory and practice.
  • Enlist and strengthen employers’ involvement in the entire educational process and prepare students of Abia State University for employment in industry and commerce.

 

STAFF OF SIWES UNIT

The SIWES Unit has always been headed by a Director:

 

 Former Directors include:

Prof. E.I. Akubugwo                    Department of Biochemistry

Barr. Bob Ogu                            Urban and Regional Planning

Dr. J.U. Ogbonna                       Department of Geography/Planning

Prof. Mrs. F. Nduka                    Department of Plant Science and Biotechnology

Prof. I.E. Elekwa                        Department of Biochemistry

Prof. (Mrs.) U.G. Emetarom         Department of Educational Administration

Dr. (Mrs.) J.N. Ogwo                  Department of Physics

 

Present Director:

Dr. (Mrs.) K.N.N. Ndukauba         Department of Foreign Language and Translation Studies (FLATS)

 

 

 

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF OF THE SIWES UNIT

Former Staff:

Mrs. Jacinta Okezie           Chief Typist

Mrs. Ebere Emeghara        Chief Typist

Mrs. Emejor Mary              Chief Clerical officer

Mrs. Nnenna Chukwu         Typist

Mrs. Nnenne Ahaiwe         Chief Typist

Elder Ojo Uduma              Driver

Present Staff:

Onyedika Bertha               Chief Clerical Officer

Adiole Anthonia                Senior Clerical Officer

Oluchi Uwaezuoke             Computer Operator I

Anthony Amaraegbu                   Driver

 

 

MAJOR SIWES ACTIVITIES IN ABIA STATE UNIVERSITY

–        Preparation of Master list and submission of same to the supervisory bodies NUC and ITF.

–        Preparation of placement list and submission of same to the supervisory bodies NUC and ITF.

–        Conducting SIWES orientation for students of the Institution

–        Supervision of students for Industrial Attachment

–        Vetting of students’ Log books

 

 

DEPARTMENTS INVOLVED IN INDUSTRIAL TRAINING IN ABSU

Course Information

  • Zoology (Animal and Environmental Biology)

–    Botany (Plant and Science Biotechnology)

–    Microbiology

  • Biochemistry
  • Industrial Physics
  • Industrial chemistry
  • Industrial Mathematics (Mathematics)
  • Computer Science
  • Architecture
  • Building
  • Estate Management
  • Environmental Engineering (Environmental Resource Management)
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Geography and Planning
  • Fine and Applied Arts
  • Education/Business Studies
  • Education /Library Studies
  • Information Science
  • Agriculture Economics/Extension
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Soil Science
  • Crop and Soil Science (Crop/Plant Production)
  • Nursing