A Collaborative Students’ Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) Supervision and Management Platform: A Cloud-Based Solution

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Babangida Zachariah
Patience Ndang Yabuwat


The quest to bridge the gap between industrial practices and academics practices has remained the driving force behind the continual support for internship; providing the students with adequate start-up knowledge of work environment. In this research, a cloud-based system is proposed for the management and supervision of such internship scheme called Students’ Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) in the Nigerian context where the research was taken. The system is cloud-based and hosted on Google Compute Engine trial version at, would allow for near real-time collaborative supervision of students’ experience during SIWES and recommendations can be made; proper management of the processes by the Institutions, Industries, and Industrial Training Fund (ITF); students can report their daily activities and also upload picture of themselves in such sessions; and both the ITF, Industrial, and Institution-based supervisors can monitor and make recommendations to the students.


Keywords: Internship, SIWES Portal, Cloud computing, ITF, Supervision, Management


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