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2023 SIWES: Officials Caution Students to be Wary of Ethical Issues in Corporate Governance

Officials from the Industrial Training Fund, Abeokuta office have reiterated the importance of students embracing the Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) with all their zest and vigour, if they are to develop the requisite skills to meaningfully contribute to national development.

The Deputy Director/Area Manager Industrial Training Fund, Abeokuta office, Mrs. Funmi Coker, who was represented by the Assistant Director and Head Training, Mrs. Oluwatosin Akinbola, said the SIWES programme is designed to prepare students of tertiary institutions for the world of work and help them develop traits that will help them be relevant in any work environment.

Mrs. Coker gave counsel while addressing students of Covenant University at the 2023 SIWES office orientation programme. According to her, there are ethical issues that students must navigate during their internship, as it pertains to confidentiality, the safeguarding of patent rights, and embracing safety standards put in place by the leadership of the organizations they will end up serving.

She tasked the participating students with the need to develop their reporting skills and ensure that they make their SIWES programme a rich experience. She noted the importance of having their SIWES training in organizations that are relevant to their field of learning.

In his remarks, the Vice-Chancellor, Covenant University, Professor Abiodun H. Adebayo, represented by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Olujide Adekeye, said the university management expects all students to be of good conduct and ambassadors of Covenant University wherever they find themselves.

Professor Adekeye advised them to remain teachable, open to new learning opportunities, and make wise decisions that will help their professional outlook.

While appreciating the leadership of ITF and the team for the training session and investment in the future of students of the University, Professor Adekeye admonished the students to give their best during the course of their internship and leave a remarkable impression in the respective organizations where they will be carrying out their industrial training.

Present at the event were the Director, Covenant University’s SIWES Office, Dr Adeyinka Adewale; Industrial Training Fund Assistant Director and Head, Finance and Accounts, Mr Solomon Oyedokun; and Senior Assistant Registrar, Covenant University's SIWES Office, Mr. Cornelius Abatan.



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