The Federal Government has announced the commencement of recruitment of 500,000 unemployed graduates to benefit from the N500 billion social investments Programme included in the 2016 Budget.
Applications will be made online for positions in the 500,000 direct teacher jobs scheme, through an internet portal named npower.gov.ng. It said that the applications were expected to start coming in on June 12, as the portal would formally be launched on Saturday, June 11.
The 500,000 Teacher Corps, nicknamed N-Power Teach, is one of the three direct job creation and training schemes Nigerians can start applying for from Sunday, June 12th .
All trainees would be paid for the duration of their training. The N-Power Teacher Corps initiative which will engage and train 500,000 young unemployed graduates is a paid volunteer programme of 2-year duration. Unemployed Nigerians selected and trained will play teaching, instructional, and advisory roles in primary, and secondary schools, agricultural extension systems across the country, public health and community education-covering civic and adult education.
Besides the monthly take home pay estimated at about N23, 000, the selected 500,000 graduates will also get computer devices that will contain information necessary for their specific engagement, as well as information for their continuous training and development. They get to keep the devices even after exiting from the programme.
The other schemes in the Social Investment Programmes which would soon be rolled out in coming weeks include: the Conditional Cash Transfer that pays N5000 monthly to one million Nigerians, the Home Grown School Feeding programme that will serve 5.5 million Nigerian pupils in primary school a free meal per day this year, the Micro-Credit Scheme for more than 1.5 million Nigerians and the Education support grant programme for 100,000 tertiary students in Science Technology Engineering & Mathematics, STEM and education.
9th June 2016