What is SIWES? Siwes is an acronym for student industrial work scheme, which is organized by the federal government through the industrial training fund (I.T.F) it was established by decree 47 of 1971 and became active in 1973.
SIWES was made mandatory for all students and like in polytechnics, university, colleges of technology e.t.c during the long vacation of 2nd semester of 1st year. In order to improve the knowledge of practical in interest field and avoid re training of student after graduation. Any student who fail to undergo the programme is liable to fail the course itself because it is a of unit course.
1.1 AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF SIWES
- It is a means of improving the quantity of skilled manpower.
- It is setup as a practical supplement to the gap in skills acquisition
- It helps students to get exposed to needed experience in handling of machinery and equipment that are not available in educational institutions.
- It helps to gain practical experience.
- It also helps to strengthen employers involvement in the entire educational process to be able to employed students in their industry.
1.2 IMPORTANCE OF (SIWES)
- It is aimed at exposing student to machine and equipment of professional work method
- It is an opportunity to bridge the gap between theory and practical
- It makes the student to be more experience
- It prepares student for industrial work situation that they likely to meet after graduation
- It provide avenue for student to acquire skill.
DEPARTMENTS IN RADIO STATION
- Administrative Department
- Programme Department
- Marketing Department
- Engineering Department
- Finance Department
- News and current affairs
- Audit Department
Administrative Department: This department is in charge of all staffs matters, ranging from the code of conduct for all staffs, moral behavior, rules and regulation and scheme of services for all staffs. The department caters for personal matters training, training of staffs, and employment of new staffs, discipline and promotion. The department handles record keeping, takes care of matters relating to insurance of man and materials, survey of corporations land matters, dealing with contracts, provides clerical and secretariat duties for all department.
Programme Department: This department handles the entire programs that are not part of news section details. There are expertise that anchoress programs for the organization. This department is responsible for the initiation of programs, and this idea must serve the purpose of informing, educating, persuading and entertaining. Programs that are being presented in orison fm 89.5
Marketing Department: This is the department where the financial aspect of the organization is discussed and settled, not only that, this is the department that deal with any jingle or advert to go on air where program is going on.
Engineering Department: This department is indebted with the task of supervising the equipment procurement, installation and maintenance of such equipment. He must be conversant with the broadcasting technology state.
Finance Department: The finance department is a service department that deals with the inflow and the outflow of the organization finances. It is in charge of budget preparation and budget control. It offers advice on financial matters to the chief director at all times. This department discharge duties ranging from billings, debt collection and payment of all fees for all channel, account reconciliation.
Graphic Department: This is the department of work of art, they are in charge of organization designs structure e.g. design of the station logo, captions, backdrops, and systematic arrangement of the studio.
Editing Department: This is the department where we have experienced computer operator, their ingenuities is being task with the burning of disk, editing of recorded videos, and also keep the record of videos.
DESCRIPTION OF WORK DONE
NEWSPAPER EDITORIAL REVIEW
Editorial review is done in editorial pages of all newspaper which represents people’s or writer’s opinion.
Editorials are basically articles in a newspaper that expresses the writers own opinion over something. Journalists care about the news; they not only wish to report, but they also wish to offer their opinion. Since there is an important distinction between news and opinion, editorials are used to report opinions so that they do not get mistaken for news. Example: (an abortion, editorial) Abortions in the eyes of most humans is wrong and should be prevented by all costs.
The number of abortions in the USA dropped to 1.2 million in 2005 – down nearly 25% since peaking at more than 1.6 million in 1990, according to a report by THE NATION.
The main use of editorials in newspapers is to allow the editors or people who proofread and choose which articles get in the paper to express their opinions about something.
Usually, they talk about something going on in the local, regional, state or international news. Sometimes, they respond to criticisms sent in by readers.
WINDOW ON THE WORLD
Window on the world is a recorded program designed to look at the weird and odd side of life.odd news are been search for on line from Tuesday to Thursday and the final production is done in the recording studio on Friday, be it international or national odd news, and it goes on air on Sunday by 9:00am.
News talk is a day to day exercise which is done every morning. It is basically written on opinions or recent happenings in the society e.g news talk on HIGH LEVEL OF UNEMPLOYMENT IN NIGERIA IS THE FOCUS OF TODAY’S NEWS TALK WRITTEN BY VICTOR KAYODE AN INTERN OF CURRENT AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT. It lay more emphasize on any recent issue or happening which is disturbing or which is recent in the society and it brings about the solution to it.
CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATION
First and foremost I appreciate the effort of my supervising lecturer, I would also say. One of the objectives of SIWES stated earlier has a very good effect in my career as well.
The exposure under this scheme has really widened my horizon with wide exposure of experience in this field.
This student Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) programme should be made compulsory and mandatory for all students. The student involved should be orient about benefit and essence of SIWES.
Student should be made aware of and get corrected that SIWES is not for money acquisition rather it is for knowledge, experience and practical exposure to his/her course of study for future benefits proper welfare of student should be catered for (in terms of treatment).