DESIGN AND FABRICATION OF BURGLARY AND ASSEMBLY OF ALUMINIUM WINDOW FRAME (STUDENTS’ WORK EXPERIENCE PROGRAMME SWEP, AFE BABALOLA UNIVERSITY, ADO EKITI, NIGERIA) | Abstract

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DESIGN AND FABRICATION OF BURGLARY AND ASSEMBLY OF ALUMINIUM WINDOW FRAME (STUDENTS’ WORK EXPERIENCE PROGRAMME SWEP, AFE BABALOLA UNIVERSITY, ADO EKITI, NIGERIA)

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The gap between what higher institutions offer and the demands of the labour market is widening by the day. Graduates are more exposed to theory than the practical aspects of their training. In recent time, there has been increased awareness on the need to match theory with practice, hence, the need for Students’ Work Experience Programme. The design and fabrication of burglary and assembly of aluminium glass window was done during the 2012/ 2013 Students’ Work Experience Programme (SWEP) undertaken at Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, Nigeria (ABUAD) by all 200 and 300 level engineering students. The Students’ Work Experience Programme (SWEP) was designed not only to expose the students to skill acquisition, but also to inculcate in them the development of right team spirit as well as to expose them to rudimentary expectations in their chosen career. The SWEP cut across three key Engineering fields namely: Mechanical, Electrical and Civil. The Mechanical aspect comprises of design and fabrication of burglary using 16 mm mild steel as well as aluminum glass window assembly. The burglary was fabricated according to designed values using shielded metal arc welding, after which it was painted with antirust paint to prevent corrosion. After the successful completion of the SWEP, students were resourcefully engaged in design and fabrication as well as other various engineering projects within the school bringing about development of products to specification, thereby, developing students’ innovative and creative ability in overcoming technical and professional challenges

O. B. Oguntuase, I. A. Daniyan and A. O. Adeodu

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