How To Correctly Fill In Your I.T/SIWES Logbook

How To Fill SIWES Logbook

Do you want to learn the proper way in filling in your Industrial Training or SIWES Logbook?

You’re probably thinking about it, that’s why you’re reading this post. Don’t worry you’re at the right place.

As an I.T student of Accounting, Agriculture, Architecture, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Computer Science, Construction, Business Administration, Engineering, Hotel Management, Microbiology, Food Science & Technology, Office Technology & Management, Mass Communication, Science Laboratory etc., you’ll easily learn how to correctly fill in your own logbook today.

I’ll take my time to clearly teach and show you how to fill in your own logbook.

The information in this article is drawn from my personal experience as a Biochemistry Industrial Training Student in Nigeria.

Moreover, this is a proven guideline I used in filling in my own logbook, that boosted my performance and grade.

And I know it will also be helpful to you.

Just read on!


What Is A SIWES Logbook

SIWES Logbook

The SIWES Logbook also known as Industrial Training or Internship Logbook is an official record booklet, that is being issued by various Universities, Polytechnics, Colleges of Education, Colleges of Technology, Colleges of Agriculture to their internship students to carefully and neatly record down their daily or weekly activities, projects, jobs etc carried out in their workplaces.

Most importantly, this logbook usually contains basic information of the I.T student and the firm the student must have been attached for the training.

In addition, the SIWES logbook also varies and differs among higher institutions i.e. SIWES logbooks issued to IMSU students can be different from the ones issued to FUTO, UNN, ABSU, POLYNEKEDE, MADONNA, UNIPORT, NOUN, LASU, or even Ghana, Kenya, USA or Indian students etc.

As a result, I’ll be using my own IMSU SIWES logbook as a guide in showing and teaching you how to fill in yours.

So don’t panic, if your own logbook is different.

Just read and learn.


How To Fill Your SIWES Logbook

1. Student Particulars Page

SIWES Logbook (Student Particulars Page)

This page is usually the first you’ll see and have to fill in your logbook.

It is going to contain your basic information such as:

  • Your recently snapped passport
  • Full Name
  • Matriculation Number
  • Faculty e.g. Science
  • Course of Study e.g. Biochemistry
  • Year of Study i.e. 200, 300 or 400 level
  • Home Town/Residential Address
  • Sex (Male or Female)
  • Parents Names and Address
  • Name of Industry-Based Supervisor

Once you start your industrial training in your workplace, you’ll have to work in a particular section(s), and under a particular person(s), who will act as your supervisor, co-ordinator, instructor or guardian throughout your training period.

For example, during my own industrial training in a private hospital in Owerri, I worked in the laboratory section and under the lab. scientist, who was my teacher, instructor and supervisor.

So, I had to write down his name as my industry-based supervisor.

Moreover, you may have more than one industry-based supervisor. In that case, you may decide to write down all their names.

  • Name of University-Based Supervisor

Some schools, departments usually send lecturers, workers, staffs to the various workplaces of their internship students – to monitor, supervise, grade and advise them on the right things to do.

So, you’ll have to write down their names in this field – if anyone was assigned to you by your school.

During my own training, nobody was assigned to me by my school. So I had to leave this field blank.

If you have a bad handwriting, try filling in this particular page in bold capital letters for clarity sake.

2. Organization Profile Page

SIWES Logbook Organization Profile Page

This is the page in your logbook that will contain the basic details and information of the firm you applied for your industrial training.

The name of the firm, location, address, telephone number, type of business, products and other relevant information’s should be carefully and correctly entered.

Meanwhile, if you should encounter any difficulty in filling in this page, try meeting your industry-based supervisor or employer to help and guide you.

Also ensure to fill in this page in bold capital letters – if you have a bad handwriting.

3. Activities Record Page

SIWES Logbook Activities Record Page

This is the page in your logbook, you’ll record down your daily or weekly activities, projects, jobs etc at your workplace.

As you can see above, it’s partitioned into the days of the week i.e. (from Mondays — Saturdays).

Not all firms and I.T students work on Saturdays. If you’re among this category, then there is no need for you to fill in the Saturday field in your logbook.

Finally, you’ll also need to write down the name of the project/job you carried out that particular week.

After that, your industry-based supervisor has to sign and stamp this page with the correct date entered.

4. Monthly Work Summary Description Page

SIWES Logbook Diagram Page

This is the page in your logbook you’ll have to summarize all that was carried out monthly by you at your workplace.

Therefore, it could include sketches, diagrams, survey maps, building plans, chemical formulas, enumeration tables, menu plans, charts etc.

Finally, your industry-based supervisor will have to make a comment, sign and stamp this page with the correct date entered.

5. University-Based Supervisor Monthly Visit Page

This particular page in your logbook is expected to be completed on monthly basis by your School-based-supervisor supervisor during visitation.

The comment should say whether:

  • You’re adequately exposed or underexposed
  • The experience is standard or substandard, relevant or irrelevant
  • You were present or absent

However, you’ll have to leave this page blank, if no supervisor was assigned to you by your school.

6. SIWES Monthly Evaluation Page

This is your personal assessment page. It’s to be entered by your industry-based supervisor.

It shows supervisor comments on internship student and also performance appraisal comments for quality of work carried out.

Hence, in this particular page, your performance is being rated and graded on certain criteria’s such as:

  • Comprehension
  • Concentration
  • Observation
  • Punctuality
  • Willingness to perform work
  • Work quality
  • Time require to carry out work
  • Solving assigned jobs
  • Behaviour as professional associate
  • Leadership etc.

7. Student Suggestions Page

SIWES Logbook Suggestion Page

As you complete your industrial training, you’re expected to make suggestions about how and what can be done to improve industrial management and supervision.

Moreover, ideas about innovations, adaptations, research and futuristic outlooks are also welcome in any other areas.

When you’re done filling in this page, your industry-based supervisor/employer should review, comment and sign with the correct date entered.

8. Student Attendance Register Page

This page in your logbook is to be completely filled in by your industry-based supervisor/employer.

Your attendance is being recorded in an X/Y format.

  • X represents the number of days you were present at work
  • Y represents the number of days in the week

If you work from Mondays – Fridays, Y will be equals to 5.

If you work from Mondays – Saturdays, Y will be equals to 6.

9. I.T.F Remarks/Signature Page

At the end of your industrial training, when you take your SIWES logbook and I.T.F Form 8 to the nearest I.T.F Area Office in the state your training was carried out, this particular page will be sign and stamped by any of the officials after your I.T.F Form 8 must have been thoroughly reviewed.


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44 Replies to “How To Correctly Fill In Your I.T/SIWES Logbook”

  1. Elizabeth

    Please am a computer engineering student but the IT am doing there is nothing related to computer engineering all they do in the company is ask us to make photocopies now I dont know what to fill in my log book please where do I start.

  2. Abel Joshua

    I need help on how to fill my siwes logbook cos the organization that am attending the training does not work always.

  3. Aisha

    I think the ITF heads should be able to provide training centre for student instead of students suffering before they get their own training centres.

  4. Joseph Edith

    I’m a leisure and tourism management student, and I’m presently serving in a hotel in Lagos.. I’m in the F and B department bar section no one is helping me to fill my log book and it’s a bit confusing cause I can’t be filling it with serve drinks and food all the time. Please I need help with how to go about it thank you

  5. Oladeji Zainab

    Hi, my name is OLADEJI ZAINAB from dept of agricultural & amp; bio-environmental engineering i am doing my siwes at secretariat & amp; i don’t know how to fill my siwes logbook because we don’t do anything please i need your help.

  6. Odion Hassan

    Good day am a student in the department of food science… I want to do my I.T in the bakery… Don’t know how to fill the log book…

  7. Chioma

    Hi i am a mathematics student from abia state university. I work as a secretary under sales and marketing all i do is scan and photocopy documents don’t really know how to fill my log book

    • Mcfidel Onyemauwa

      Scanning and photocopying of documents isn’t proper as an activity for a mathematics I.T student. You are to learn and do things like e.g. data entry, computation, compilation, analysis, balancing of payments, record book etc. Try switching to or working in the ACCOUNTING SECTION.

  8. Chiboy

    Nice post, it’s really cool having this but my challenge is my school didn’t assign any supervisor from the school to check on my works, so who will fill that part for me?

  9. Esther

    Hello, i’m a statistic student. My issue is that….sometimes i dont get to do anything in a day as a result of less work flow….n some other times i am just giving jobs like printing, making photocopy, depositing money to an acct or even just arranging the documents. How do i then fill my logbook? Cause it’s really tiring….

  10. Mary

    Very helpful to me I’m a student of imo state university microbiology doing my internship now almost done trying to prepare my IT report

  11. Oladosu Ibrahim Adekunle

    hello i’m an internship student from kwara state university computer science department so i’m currently doing my internship program at a smart home automation company and most times i work with the Engineers because the mostly work on site and i also learn some programming languages online by myself so i want to if i can be filling everything i do on sites with the few things i learn on my own? and wont there be any problem for me in doing so and the diagram pages in my log book i dont know what to put in there but i have series of pictures i snapped on site so can i print them out and attach it there instead of leaving it blank?

  12. Mary

    This was helpful. Now my issue is this, I work for an automobile company where we sell, buy and swap cars. But then i was attached to the dealer engagement dept. all i do is make calls and emails to sign deals with dealers and sometimes, document regularization, now what would i possibly sketch on my logbook?

  13. Moses

    It is very simple just write down the work done from Monday to Friday and you should include some diagrams for additional marks.

  14. Nnabuife Cynthia

    I am an industrial training student from IMSU in the department of environmental Biology but am doing my IT under pharmacy.. Am just finding it difficult to fill my logbook cos we do almost the same thing everyday.. Pls I need your help! Will I continue writing the same thing daily, please I need your reply.

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