SIWES report is a troubling thing to all students. After coping with the stress of working in an organisation where you are not paid, you are still required to come up with a report detailing your activities in the organisation.

While writing a SIWES report comes as a stress to students because most of them are not familiar with writing a report, they find it difficult detailing their activities in words.

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And yes, I know that is the situation you might also be facing.

Rest assured because I have written this post for the main purpose of educating you on how to write a SIWES report.

I will start by saying, writing a SIWES report is not as difficult as being portrayed by students and you can always achieve this within two days to three day.

There is a standard guideline when writing a SIWES report and I will be sharing that also with you.

But if you are given a guideline in your school, it will be best to follow the guidelines given to you in your institution.

Guidelines While Writing a SIWES Report

TITLE PAGE

DEDICATION

ACKNOWLEDEMENT

CHAPTER 1

BRIEF HISTORY OF SIWES AND ITS OBJECTIVE

CHAPTER 2

DESCRIPTION OF THE ESTABLISHMENT

LOCATION AND HISTORY OF THE ESTABLISHMENT

ORGANISATIONAL STRUCTURE OF THE ESTABLISHMENT

VARIOUS DEPARTMENTS OF THE ESTABLISHMENT

CHAPTER 3

WORK CARRIED OUT DURING SIWES

CHAPTER 4

LABORATORY EQUIPMENT USED

CHAPTER 5

SUMMARY

PROBLEMS ENCOUNTERED DURING THE PROGRAMME

SUGGESTIONS FOR IMPROVEMENT

That is the breakdown of the SIWES report.

I will briefly explain what should be written in each part of the report.

TITLE PAGE

The title page is the first page on the SIWES report.

This page is where you write what the report is about and your name.

The title page must contain your:


Name
Matric No

Placement No

Course

Department

Below is a picture of what the title page looks like.

DEDICATION

The dedication page is a short page where you dedicate your successful completion of the SIWES report to God or whoever is concerned.

But remember this is the dedication page and it is totally different from the acknowledgement page.

You can see a picture of what the dedication page looks like

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

This is where you thank those who contributed to the successful completion of your SIWES programme.

You acknowledge their contribution and effort in this part of the report.



PART 1: BRIEF HISTORY OF SIWES AND IT OBJECTIVE

In this part, you are expected to write a brief history of SIWES.

To get this done easily, in this part you will be giving answers to questions like:

When was SIWES established?

Who established the SIWES programme?

How was it established?

What is the AIM of SIWES?

What is the objective?

These are the questions you will be giving answers to.

Before you are done answering these questions, you should be able to come up with two to three pages for this chapter.

And that would be enough for chapter one.

So the next question is, how will you find information on history of SIWES?

Well I have good news for you, I have written a post on the brief history of SIWES, so you can read the post here.

PART 2:

DESCRIPTION OF THE ESTABLISHMENT, LOCATION AND HISTORY

This is the part where you will describe the organisation where you work, and you can do this by giving answers to questions like.

What does the organisation produce?

What is the nature of the work done there?

How big is the establishment?

Is it private or public organisation?

And many more questions you will need to be giving answers to.

Put in mind that these questions are just to guide and keep you pumping out more words on the description of the establishment.

If the organisation have a website, then visiting the website’s about us page will be the best place to get more information on the description of the establishment.

If the organisation does not have a website, then you might need to work up to a senior staff of the company to give you some information on the establishment.

And if the manager of the company is approachable, then he will be the best person to meet for information regarding the establishment.


ORGANISATIONAL STRUCTURE OF THE COMPANY

The organisational structure of the company is a diagrammatic structure that shows the positions held in the organisation according to the authority each post has.


This shows a relation among all employees in the company.

A simple illustration of what an organisational structure looks like is given in the picture below.

That is what an organisational structure looks like.

And that is exactly what it is.

To get started drawing your organisational structure, you need to take your time and study the organisation and know how to place them in an organisational structure.

CHAPTER 3

WORK CARRIED OUT DURING THE PROGRAMME

There is nothing much to explain as the chapter explains itself.

But as simple as this sounds, this is the most important aspect of your SIWES report.

So you must not neglect this because it reveals if you actually did your SIWES programme or not.


So in this part, you will need to consult your SIWES logbook and also have a break down of the works you carried out during your Student Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) programme.

You then write each of them down and give an explanation on how to perform the work, what you gained, the importance of that task.

You need to write all this to impress your SIWES coordinator.


CHAPTER 4

Equipment Used

This is another important aspect of the SIWES report, because the main objective of SIWES is to acquire experience.

So what are the equipment you used during your SIWES programme?

You will need to come up with a list of all the equipment you used during your siwes programme and write down their functions.

You can also go to the extent of adding the pictures of these equipment to beautify your SIWES report.


CHAPTER 5

Summary, Challenges encountered during the programme and suggestion.

In this section, you are expected to write a summary of what you gained, the challenges you encountered during your SIWES programme, and your suggestions for improvement.

An example is this.

During my SIWES programme, one of the major challenge I encountered was that I closed late in the night around 8:30pm.

Though it was in the buzzling part of Lagos, I get home late in the night.

Another challenge I encountered was that in the laboratory where I work, they lack some important equipment; making my experience there not complete.

The Microscope in the laboratory was a bit faulty and only the supervisor can operate it.

And many other challenges which I encountered during my SIWES programme.

Another important thing is that I was not paid anything and I spend a lot on transportation.


Conclusion


Here we are at the end of the article on how to write a SIWES report. I hope you enjoyed this.

And again I quote, writing a SIWES report is not a difficult thing to do only requires you to be reasonable and come up with power words.


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