In the early years of the establishment of FUNAAB, Students Industrial Training started under supervision of the Food Science and Technology (FST) Department for Food Science and Technology Students. During that period, the Agriculture students were trained by the Teaching Farm and Management Committee (TEFAMAC). The Industrial training programmes were later harmonized into SIWES Unit under the Student Affairs Division with a substantive Coordinator. The UNAAB SIWES Unit was established in April 1997 and charged with the responsibility of handling all SIWES matters for the institution. Following a policy statement and directive by the ITF to all tertiary institutions in Nigeria, the SIWES Unit was upgraded into a functional Directorate in August 2001, with a substantive Acting Director, a SIWES Officer, a Typist and an Office Assistant.
FUNAAB SIWES received the Best Performance Award in October 2008 for being the best University in SIWES activities during 2006-2007 academic session.