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The structure of a field attachment report


Date Posted: 3/17/2018 8:22:39 AM

Posted By: Josemali230  Membership Level: Silver  Total Points: 132



Field attachment should strive to create a link between both the course undertaken by the student and the organization he/she is attached to.This should include an aspect of terms of reference(TOR) in the context of course requirement showing how the attachment will improve student's conceptualization of the numerous aspects taught.This link is expected to be captured in the initial paragraph of the introduction(chapter one)where the student stipulates the TORs given from the institution attached and linking with the course expectations/requirements.

In this respect the student is expected to prepare a work programme in consultation with the station/field supervisor of institution when reporting.He/she is expected to keep daily record of activities undertaken in the attachment logbook which should be verified and signed by supervisor weekly.The output of this work is in form of a written report.Emphasis is placed on the student's innovativeness either resulting from project or from research developed within the work assigned by the attached institution.

The field attachment report should be derived from the work undertaken by the student in the institution attached.


(a) The entire report must be typed with execeptions of scanned insertions and signatures.
(b) The typed report should be presented in New Times Roman with font size-12,with 1.5 spacing and 1.0 inch all round margin.
(c) It should be set in chapters and sections as guided below.
(d) Recommended size of attachment report should not be less than 15pages and not exceeding 30pages excluding appendices.
(e) The report should be spiral bound.
(f) The Host Supervisor's Evaluation Form should be presented to the coordinator separately in a sealed and signed envelope.


(a) Cover page.
The cover page should display:
(i) University name,Faculty and Department.
(ii) Student full name and registration number.
(iii) Degree course or program.
(iv) Organization name where student is attached.
(v) Attachment period(month and year) should appear

at the bottom of page centred.

(b) Declaration page.
The student declares that the work is his/hers,compiled from the personal exposure in the stated organization,candidate's names,signature and date.

(c) Approval page.
Here the academic supervisor should sign to approve the report.(Declaration page and approval page should appear in the same page)

(d) Optional pages.
Include dedication and acknowledgment.

(e) Table of contents.
Is important to show on which page chapter, titles and subtitles,tables,figures,plates are found.

(f) Abstract.
A one page,paragraph summary of the report should be placed before the main body,capturing key highlights of each chapter.


(a) Chapter one:Introduction.
Organizational background.This chapter is about the organization where the student is attached.The student should give the name,ownership, nature and mandate of organization(like manufacturing, public institution, local government,shipping, trading, tourism),location details,general set up and structure,management system.The student should attempt to position the organization/institution in the relevant industry.The chapter should enable the reader to have a picture of the organization at a glance.Appropriate subchapters could be used to make the report flow more credible.This chapter could be a maximum of five pages.

(b) Chapter two: Activities undertaken during field attachment.
The report should indicate the activities and assignments which the student was involved in while on field attachment. This chapter does not require giving the activities chronologically, perhaps in order of departmental or sections exposed to during attachment.The student should describe and give details if such assignments is in the same department or in different units of the organization.The student shall be required to explain in detail the link between the activities undertaken during field attachment and her/his area of specialization and the program of study.The student should compare with best practices internationally based on literature review.This chapter could take a minimum of ten pages.

(c) Chapter three:Lessons,experience and skills.
A skill is a proficiency gained in carrying out particular business tasks or techniques learned in the field,like writing or typing skills.Experiences are the areas of knowledge accumulated in the field,like writing or typing skills.Experiences are the areas of knowledge accumulated in the field on theory taught in class that will lead the student to integrate class knowledge into work practice,like experience in handling customers,animal census,developing nature walk,new designs or skills of carrying specific tasks where applicable.Lessons indicate areas of learning out of exposure,a discovery out of knowledge previously gained.For example lessons in conflict management, lessons on conducting of a meeting and decision making,lessons on preparing new recipes.The student should be able to report on what the/she discovered in view of courses taught prior to the field attachment. What was learned,what the student got informed of,what were his/her experience? This chapter will also include enjoyments and disappointments.The chapter should enable the supervisors to get a picture of the outcomes of field attachment.This chapter should take a minimum of 10pages.

Chapter four:Challenges,issue analysis and limitations.
The student should give the challenges and limitations that were encountered in the attachment.These could be personal,institutional, community,work group related,teamwork challenges,technical,among others. This is not merely a listing of problems,but challenges limiting the learning process from the field attachment. The student should highlight remedial measures of such challenges.This chapter may cover five pages.

(e) Chapter five:Conclusion and recommendations.
The report should have a conclusion which serves as a formal summary of the key issues raised in the report.The chapter should also capture recommendations drawn from the conclusion. These could be for the organization(like to improve the systems of operations)or it could be for the university's faculty/department(focusing on teaching,delivery methods,course content,organization and management of the field attachment);the recommendations could be general for government or policy makers;they could be for the attention of students among others.The student should be realistic and draw the recommendations from the report.This chapter should not exceed two pages.


All references/text citations shall be written following the APA format.


The report may be blended with documents for further information like weekly log book report,organization charts, pictures taken of key sights in the field,maps,charts,letter or certifications received.These are admissible so long as athey are well appended and introduced,but should not exceed five in total.

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