study was intended to evaluate the perception and effect of SIWES on business
education students in Nigeria. This study was guided by the following
objectives; to examine the level of awareness of business education students on
the relevance of SIWES to their programme.
Background to the Study
level of development of a country is often considered to be an offshoot of the
nature of her educational system and programme. This point is true to the
extent that the technological objectives of a nation are usually rooted in the
educational objectives and programmes of the country. Thus, education for
development is a veritable instrument for socio-economic emancipation and
economic self-reliance of every country. The level of technological development
and skill acquisition has become the basis for determining social, economic and
industrial development. Adequate skill acquisition training programmes through technical
vocation education (TVE) holds the key to development and economic survival of a
SIWES is a skill training programme
designed to expose and prepare students of agriculture, engineering, technology,
environmental science, medical science, education including technical vocational
education (TVE), pure and applied sciences for the industrial work situation
which they likely to meet after graduation. It is required of all students of
aforementioned disciplines to participate in the programmes Credit units are
assigned to SIWES which is incorporated into the calculation of Gross Point
Average and cumulative point average.
as a training requirement needs to be assessed from time to time in order to
determine whether it is meeting its stated objectives.