It would be recalled that President Buhari on May 29th Democracy Day broadcast to the Nation formally launched the unprecedented Social Investment Programmes already provided for in the 2016 budget.
Federal Government of Nigeria announced a recruitment exercise of 500,000 unemployed graduates who would benefit from its N500bn social investment Programme. FG will start taking applications online for positions in the 500,000 direct teacher jobs scheme, through an internet portal named npower.gov.ng
Applications are expected to start coming in on June 12th 2016, as the portal would formally be launched on Saturday, June 11th 2016.
According to the official statement:
The 500,000 Teacher Corps, nicknamed N-Power Teach on the portal, is one of the three direct job creation and training schemes. 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 N-Power Teacher Corps initiative which will engage and train 500,000 young unemployed graduates, is a paid volunteer programme of a 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 their monthly take home pay estimated at about N23k, they’ll also get computer devices that will contain information necessary for their specific engagement, as well as information for their continuous training and development.
Candidates get to keep the devices even after the programme. The N-Power Teach programme is an invaluable opportunity for youths to make immense economic and social contributions to the nation while developing their skills. It’ll also help to address the problems of inadequate teachers in public schools.