NOUN IT/SIWES Procedures

NOUN IT/SIWES Procedures – The National Open University Nigeria (NOUN) Industrial Training (IT) / Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) Procedures for all faculties and departments

The Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) is a skills training programme designed to expose and prepare students of the National Open University of Nigeria for the Industrial Work situation they are likely to meet after graduation.  It is also a planned and structured programme based on stated and specific career objectives which are geared towards developing the occupational competencies of participants.  Consequently, the SIWES programme is a compulsory graduation requirement for all NOUN students offering certain courses

The Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES), is the accepted training programme, which is part of the approved Minimum Academic Standard in the NOUN degree programmes.

The scheme is aimed at bridging the existing gap between theory and practice of Sciences, Agriculture, Health Sciences (including Nursing), Management, and other professional educational programmes at the National Open University


The NOUN IT/SIWES Program is a 6unit course that must be completed by students before they graduate from NOUN. It is held for 6 months (24 weeks), Some departments (e.g. ESM) have their IT twice as 3 unit course in each case at different semesters. In such a situation, each of the 3-unit IT courses will last for three months. You will be graded from three main areas

  • Your NOUN supervisor’s comment
  • Your Company’s supervisor’s comment
  • The content of your Log Book

Procedures on How to do IT/SIWES at National Open University- NOUN

Students that want to start their IT/SIWES Programme at the National Open University of Nigeria must fill and download the following documents online at

  • Masters List Form 001
  • Form 002 (Placement Letter)
  • Form 003 (Acceptance of SIWES Form)

On securing a placement for SIWES, students are expected to fill the online Placement List and download

  • Form 004 (SIWES Job Reporting Form)
  • Form 005 (SIWES Employers’ Evaluation Form)

Then collect the SIWES Logbook, SCAF Form and ITF Form 8 (ITF funded programmes only) from the Desk Officer at your Study Centres.

  • Placement Letter:- This is the formal letter of placement to be submitted to the employer by each intending SIWES student. This letter is used for seeking a place of SIWES relevant to the fields of studies of the students.
  • Acceptance of SIWES Form:- This is a reply to the placement letter submitted above from the employer to the Directorate of SIWES. Students must obtain a signed Acceptance of SIWES form from their employers on securing a place for the SIWES attachment.
  • Job Reporting Form:- It is to be completed by the student as he/she assumes duty. The form must be returned to the Study Centres within two weeks of the commencement of SIWES. The information on the form will assist the Directorate during the supervision visits. Failure to return this form is taken as non-participation in the programme.
  • The SIWES Logbook:- should be completed daily and signed weekly by the industry-based supervisor. This is very important. The logbook will be examined during supervision visits and be checked along with work reports on industrial work experience. You must have the logbook with you every time you are on duty.
  • SIWES Evaluation Form:- this is to be completed by the employer at the end of the SIWES programme. It must be brought back to the Desk Officer at the Study Centre under confidential cover.

Students should note that SIWES is not a vacation job. It is a compulsory programme and an integral part of academic work. Any case of indiscipline during this period will attract severe disciplinary measures. If a student has any problem with his/her place of SIWES attachment, he/she should contact the Directorate immediately.

There should be no change of employer unless the Directorate gives written permission. Any change without written permission will be regarded as non-participation in the programme.


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