The Director-General and Chief Executive of Industrial Training Fund (ITF), Dr. (Mrs.) Juliet Chukas-Onaeko, has said that the University of Ilorin has the best administration of Student Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) among higher institutions in the state.
The ITF boss, who was represented by the Ilorin Area Manager of the organisation, Mr. Ajibola Ladokun, stated this last Tuesday (October 6, 2015), when she led a team from the ITF on a courtesy call on the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. AbdulGaniyu Ambali (OON).
Noting that students of the University have been the best behaved in all his experience in ITF, she said that the organisation is very proud of the students whom he described as “mature and orderly”.
The ITF Chief Executive tasked the students to take the programme more seriously at it would help to give them practical experience.
The Director-General also commended the University’s serene environment, noting that the beautiful landscaping of the campus is second to none in the country. According to her, “This is a fantastic place and we have always had good reception here. You are doing a great work here and the University is generally great”.
In his remarks, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Ambali, admitted that the University has come a long way. Saying proverbially that when people stop to grow they die, Prof. Ambali stressed that the University is still growing because it does not want to die.
He acknowledged that SIWES is very important to the University. “We have to keep the flag flying because we are partners in progress. The cooperation we can have is unlimited”, he said.
Other members of the ITF team that visited the Vice-Chancellor included Hajia Wasilat Abdulsalam, Mr. Abdul A. Mohammed, Mr. Rilwan B. Jibrin, Mr. Olubode David, Mr. Ohiani O. Victor and Mr. Akeem G. Sumonu.