Covenant University commences SWEP Programme
Engineering students of Covenant University in their second year have been enjoined to embrace vocational skills as a way of combating poverty as they participate in the Summer Work Experience Program (SWEP) which commenced on Tuesday, May 20, 2014.
This advice was given by a Technologist in the Department of Civil Engineering, Rev E.O Badmus at the opening session of the Scheme.
Reverend Badmus stated further that the essence of the University is to revamp what Nigeria has lost in the past.
While addressing the students, the coordinator of the scheme, Dr. Victor Matthews disclosed that the programme was birthed by Industrial Training Fund (ITF) to equip the students to become viable products after graduation.
He therefore enjoined them to embrace hardwork, be receptive to the training that has commenced and to ensure that they are fully protected on field putting on their industrial kits, helmets and gloves.
Dr. Matthews stated further that they would be expected to learn how to construct materials, equipment relevant to their fields. They will be taught block fabrication, paint making, glass blowing, welding, how to work on lathe machines, wiring of the house, installation of satellite stations antenna and others.
The programme, according to him, has helped Covenant University students to stand out excellently, as some have won scholarships, received recommendations and have been commended for their unique performance in their various fields. The programme will last for five weeks.