In what is the first in kind of the Nigeria government of its N500billion social investment programmes, the  government is set to begin taking applications online for positions in the direct teacher jobs scheme, through an internet portal named npower.gov.ng.

While the portal would be live on Saturday June 11, 2016 applications are expected to start coming in from  June 12 ,2016 .
Young unemployed Nigerians are advised to visit the website and apply, a statement by the vice president office said on Wednesday.
President Muhammadu Buhari had in his May 29 Democracy Day broadcast to the nation formally launched the “unprecedented social investment programmes already provided for under the 2016 Appropriation by the administration.”
The 500,000 Teacher Corps, nicknamed N-Power Teach on the portal, is one of the three direct job creation and training schemes Nigerians can start applying for from Sunday, June 12.
Others are N-Power Knowledge, which will train 25,000 Nigerians in the area of technology, and N-Power Build, which train another 75,000 in the areas of building services, construction, utilities, hospitality and catering, automotive vocations, aluminium and gas services.
All trainees would be paid for the duration of their training, the statement said.
The statement, signed by the Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, added, “The N-Power Teacher Corps initiative, which will engage and train 500,000 young unemployed graduates, is a paid volunteer programme of a two-year duration.
“Unemployed Nigerians selected and trained will serve in 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 their 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 the programme.
According to the plan of the Buhari administration, the N-Power Teacher Corps programme is an invaluable opportunity for young Nigerians to make immense economic and social contributions to the nation while developing their skills. It will also help to address the problems of inadequate teachers in public schools.

 “Likewise, persons enrolled under the plan will pick up work encounter and get key capabilities through scholastic and non-scholarly limit building programs planned to enhance their intensity in the working environment. Their gadgets will come stacked with information arranged applications and programming that will empower them secure the aptitudes and limit.

“Under the N-Power Knowledge plan, there are three angles: Creative, Technology Software and Hardware. These three sub-divisions would will prepare 25,000 youthful Nigerians taking all things together.

“Five thousand of them would be prepared in activity, visual computerization, after creation, script-composing. Those under the sub-division of N-Power Knowledge-inventive classification.

“The N-Power Knowledge plot likewise has an innovation class in two perspectives: equipment and programming. Ten thousand Nigerians will be prepared, and prepared in the zone of programming advancement, including web fashioners, and another 10,000 in equipment skill, including to repair, keep up and gather cell telephones, tablets, PCs and different gadgets.

“Likewise the N-Power Build classification was planned understanding that the nearness of a very much prepared and exceptionally gifted youth populace in any economy has direct effect on business enterprise/riches creation, which thusly prompts a decrease in unemployment.

“N-Power Build is hence a quickened preparing and affirmation (Skills to Job/Enterprise) program that will connect with and train 75,000 youthful unemployed Nigerians keeping in mind the end goal to assemble another product of gifted and exceptionally capable workforce of experts, artisans and administration experts.

“There are different plans in the Buhari administration Social Investment Programs which would soon be taken off in the coming weeks. These incorporate the Conditional Cash Transfer that pays N5000 month to month to one million Nigerians, the Micro-Credit Scheme for more than 1.5 million Nigerians, the Home Grown School Feeding program that will serve 5.5 million Nigerian understudies in grade school a free hot supper for every day this year and the Education Support Grant Program for 100,000 tertiary understudies in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics, STEM and training.”

Leave a Reply