Roles of Stakeholders In SIWES

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In order to successfully operate the scheme, the Federal Government charged the Industrial Training Fund [ITF] with the responsibilities of coordinating the scheme while the collaborating Agencies; the National Universities Commission [NUC] and the National Board for Technical Education [NBTE] were expected to ensure appropriate mobilization of students of appropriate courses in the Universities and the Polytechnics respectively. Today the scheme also covers the Colleges of Education under the umbrella of the National Council for Colleges of Education [NCCE]. Also specific responsibilities were given to the Institutions.



 Federal Government


  • To provide adequate funds to the Industrial Training Fund through the Federal Ministry of Industries for the Scheme.

To make it mandatory for all Ministries, Companies and Parastatals to offer places for the attachment of students in accordance with the provisions of Decree No. 47 of 1971 as amended in 1990. The relevant provisions of the decree are as follows:

Section 7A (1) (b) stipulates as follows:

Shall accept students for industrial attachment purposes

The Decree (Act) under section 7A (2) stipulates penalties in default of section 7A (1) (b), Section 7(2)

“Any employer who is in breach of the provision of the sub-section (1) of this section should be guilty of an offence under this Act and liable to conviction:

  1. in the case of a body corporate, to a fine of N5,000.00 for the first breach and N10,000.00 for subsequent breach; and
  2. in the case of Chief Executive, Secretary or other principal officers of the company to a fine of N1,000.00 or two years imprisonment without option of fine for each subsequent breach.”