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The Vice Chancellor, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, Professor Abu Kasim Adamu has assured that the University would key into any program introduced by Industrial Training Fund (ITF) for training and development.
The Vice Chancellor gave the assurance while flagging off third quarter Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES), Zonal Directors and Coordinators’ meeting hosted by the Institution.
Represented by the Deputy  Vice Chancellor, Administration, Professor Hassan Ibrahim, the Vice Chancellor stated that all the issues raised concerning SIWES would be addressed, stressing that the University will ensure it mitigate against all the challenges.
“We are ever ready and we will see what we can do to mitigate against all the challenges”, he said.
The Vice Chancellor said IBBUL experiences some challenges with the ITF such as stoppage of payment of Biology, Chemistry and Physics student, as well as non inclusion of students of Transport Management and Mathematics as beneficiaries of SIWES even as the University has done all the necessary things for them to be included.
He applauded IBBUL’s Director of SIWES for sensitizing the students on what they are expected to know before and during their SIWES program, affirming that sensitization is very critical.
“Is not only going on SIWES, the procedure and method as well as all the necessary guidelines are all spelt out during the orientation and the student will be briefed on what is expected of them and on how to go about the necessary registration”, he added.
Professor Abu Kasim said despite paucity of funds in the country, ITF has  to provide the necessary mobility to ensure adequate supervision and monitoring.
Earlier, the Director General and Chief Executive of Industrial Training Fund, Mr. Joseph Ntung Ari explained that the Fund was charged with the responsibilities of manpower training and development in both public and private sectors required for government to manage and administer the student industrial work experience scheme (SIWES).
Represented by the Director Training of the Fund, Mr. Gideon Garba Dada, the Director General said the essence of the scheme can never be over emphasized as students undergo series of sensitization on the procedure while on and after the SIWES program.
He explained that the Scheme  exposes and prepare students for  industrial work as well as exposing students to work methods and techniques in handling equipment and machinery that will be available in educational institutions.
“I believe the deliberations at the meeting will provide solutions to the challenges that may be encountered by all stakeholders”, he said.
Mr. Ntung Ari appreciated IBBUL Management and other SIWES stakeholders, past and present for their relentless efforts  towards the development of the scheme.