University of Calabar Faculty of Science Department of Physics (Electronic and Computer Technology unit) Industrial Training Report At Inspiragh Technologies Ltd #55 Owerri Road Nnewi, Anambra State By: UMEH, GERALD OFFORDILE 06/45119 Course Code: ECT 4500
Submitted to: PROF. A. I. MENKITI
Department of Physics
(Electronic and Computer unit)
University of Calabar
In Partial Fulfillment of the Course Requirement for the Award of Bachelor of Science
Degree (B.sc) In Electronics and Computer Technology
TABLE OF CONTENT
Aims and Objectives of the SIWES Program
Address, History and Services of Inspiragh Technologies
ORGANOGRAM of Inspiragh Technologies
The work area Covered
Hyper Text Mark-Up Language (HTML)
Cascading Style Sheet (CSS)
(Hardware/Software) Installation & Maintainace
Coupling, installation and repair of other IT and Electronics equipments
3.1.0 Closed Circuit television (CCTV)
3.1.1 Digital Satellite Television
Skills Acquired at Inspiragh Technologies
From the depth of my heart, I dedicate this report to The Lord Almighty, The father of our
Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ whose mercies remain infinite and to my parents Mr. and Mrs.
Umeh, Godwin Chidi. For their love, support and care throughout the period of my industrial
May all glory, honour and adoration be unto The Lord Almighty, The father of our Lord and
Saviour Jesus Christ whose mercies remained infinite during my industrial training period.
My most sincere gratitude goes also, to the coordinator of Electronics and Computer
Technology (ECT) unit, department of Physics, University of Calabar, Prof. A. I. Menkiti for
being not just a lecturer but more than a father.
I wish to say a big thank you to Mr. Godwin Chimeziri (The manager of Inspiragh
Technologies) who also was my supervisor during my training, and the entire staff of
Finally, To all my sibblings and friends (Stevebryan Ofem, Richard Ekanen, Pastor K.C
Ojukwu, Adaeze Anyaegbunam, Imaobong Udofia, Uju Umeh, Daniel Umeh, Barr. Solowise
Ezike ...) It’s indeed a very long list but just know that you have affected my life in a very
special way and for that, you are always and forever appreciated.
The staff and students of Physics department, University of Calabar for having always been
there for me, You are the best.
In respect to the federal government’s policy, that all part IV (400 level) undergraduates of
Electronic and Computer Technology unit of Physics department in the University of Calabar
must proceed on industrial training under the Student Industrial Work Experience Scheme
(SIWES) scheme which is aimed at exposing the students to practical challenges ahead of
them in the labour market upon graduation.
I have benefited immensely from this program and this technical report covers the months of
my attachment with Inspiragh Technologies, Nnewi. It covers the day to day activities during
my stay at Inspiragh Technologies. This report therefore highlights the training process and
the experiences acquired in the various areas of Information Technology and other electronic
The challenges encountered during the program with solutions which I think if implemented
will improve the industrial training scheme is also included in this report.
CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.0 The Student Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES)
Training is a key factor in enhancing the efficiency and expertise of the workforce.
The Students Industrial Work Experience (SIWES) scheme prepares students for the labor
markets. It has become an innovative phenomenon in human resources development and
training in Nigeria since it’s establishment in the year 1971 and has since been operated
within the content of the law that established it (Dec 47 of 1971).
ECT is obviously a skill-oriented program and to acquire adequate skills, training must occur
in the appropriate environment.
Practical knowledge relates to doing. According to Ochiagha practical knowledge is learning
without which mastery of an area of knowledge may be too difficult to achieve. Practical
knowledge involves developing skills through the use of tools or equipment to perform tasks
that are related to a field of study.
No society can achieve meaningful progress without encouraging its youth to acquire
necessary practical skills. Such skills enable them to harness available resources to meet the
needs of the society. It was against this background that SIWES, otherwise referred to as
Industrial Training (IT), was introduced in Nigerian tertiary institutions.
SIWES is a skill development program designed to prepare students of universities,
polytechnics/monotechnics, and colleges of education for transition from the college
environment to work. Oyedele stated that work experience is an educational program in
which students participate in work activities while attending school. This work experience
program gives students the opportunity to be part of an actual work situation outside the
SIWES is a cooperative industrial internship program that involves institutions of higher
learning, industries, the federal government of Nigeria, Industrial Training Fund (ITF),
Nigerian Universities Commission (NUC) and NBTE/NCCE in Nigeria. Students that
participate in this work experience program include those studying engineering, vocational,
technological, and related courses in institutions of higher learning. SIWES forms part of the
approved minimum academic standards in these institutions. SIWES is a core academic
requirement. This requirement must be met by all students in Electronics and Computer
Technology(ECT) before graduation. The training program is undertaken in the fourth year
of a five-year degree program.
Additionally, the scheme exposes the students to work methods, gives the student the basic
skills needed to unveil the theoretical knowledge acquired in classrooms and transform it into
practical experience in handling of equipments, components and machine which may not be
available in the University. 1.1 Aims and objectives of the scheme
According to Eze, government did recognized the importance of SIWES through the establishment of
the Industrial Training Fund (ITF). The ITF was established in 1971 and was charged with human
resources development and training. Following the establishment of ITF, SIWES commenced in 1974
with the aim of making education more relevant and to bridge the yawning gap between the theory
and practice of engineering, technology, and science‐related disciplines in tertiary institutions in
Nigeria. The specific objectives of SIWES were summarized by the federal government in its Gazette
of April, 1978 as follows:
* To provide an avenue for students in institutions of higher learning to acquire industrial
skills and experiences in their course of study
* To provide students with an opportunity to apply their knowledge in real work and actual
* To make the transition from school to the world of work easier and to enhance students
contacts for later job placement.
It is obvious that the reasons that led to the establishment of the program some decades ago
are today even more relevant due to rapid technological development, especially as it
concerns Electronics and Computer Technology.