The Federal Government’s plan to recruit 500,000 graduates for direct teaching jobs will begin on June 12 through an internet portal, npower.gov.ng, a statement issued by the Vice Presidential Spokesman, Mr Laolu Akande, said on Wednesday.
According to the statement, the portal will be live on June 11, while applicants are expected to visit the site on June 12.
“Young unemployed Nigerians are advised to visit the website and apply,’’ it said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that President Muhammadu Buhari, had in his May 29, Democracy Day broadcast, launched the social investment programmes already provided for in the 2016 budget
According to the statement, the 500,000 Teacher Corps is nicknamed `N-Power Teach’ on the portal.
Besides that, there is also the N-Power Knowledge initiative under which 25,000 Nigerians would be trained in technology programmes , and N-Poower Build, to give vocational skills training to 75,000 interested Nigerians, the statement said.
Furthermore, it said that all trainees would be paid for the duration of their training.
According to the statement, the N-Power Teacher Corps initiative is a paid volunteer programme of a two-year duration, under which unemployed Nigerians selected and trained would play teaching, instructional, and advisory roles in primary and secondary schools.
Others would be engaged in agricultural extension systems across the country, public health and community education, covering civic and adult education.
The statement said that each trainee would be paid N23,000 per month and in addition, receive computer devices containing information necessary for their specific engagement, as well as information for their continuous training and development.
It further explained that the N-Power Knowledge scheme comprised three aspects of Creative, Technology Software and Hardware each of which would train 25,000 young Nigerians.
Under the creative aspect, no fewer than 5,000 people would also be trained in Animation, Graphic Design, Post-Production, Script-Writing.
The statement added that other schemes in the Social Investment Programmes which would be rolled out in the coming weeks include
the Conditional Cash Transfer that would pay N5,000 monthly to one million Nigerians and the Micro-Credit Scheme for more than 1.5 million persons.
The rest are the Home Grown School Feeding programme that would serve 5.5 million pupils in primary school a free meal per day and the Education Support Grant programme for 100,000 students in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics, (STEM) and Education. (NAN)