2016 N-Power Training Commences In October As 749,000 Applied –
For those of you who actually applied for the 2016 N-Power programme, this is a very important information for you guys. We have confirmed that the Npower programme which from the onset is aimed at recruiting about 500,000 graduates and 100,000 trainees is said to have received 749,000 applications when the online portal closed on 31st of August.
Mariam Uwais who is the Special Assistant to the President on Social Investment Programme gave out this information while she was speaking to journalists in Abuja.
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According to Mariam Uwais, the N-power program had on the close of the online application received application from all the 774 Local government areas of the country. According to her, the highest applicants came from
Lagos, Oyo, Rivers and Bauchi.
Currently, the ministry incharge of the npower programme, are compiling the application and commence training of successful applicants so that by the month of October works starts. She also added that the training would last for a period of one month before the participants are deployed to states to provide extension services.
A training device will be given to all participants which would be used for the extension services. She also added that the sole aim of the 2016 Npower program was to help young Nigerians who are yet without jobs acquire and develop some lifelong skills and become solution oriented in their communities and to become active players in the domestic and global markets.
The Npower Programme as it where according Uwais has been divided into three sections namely, Paid Volunteer Teacher Corps for Graduate (N-Power Corps), Training and Empowerment for Knowledge Work (n-power Knowledge), Build Nigeria Program for Training and Empowerement of Artisans (N-power Build).
The N-Power Corps will be providing a temporary job for applicants in the area of primary education, agriculture, public health and community education, adding that the programme, which would last for two years, was targeted at employing 50,000 unemployed graduate.
Also some trainees would also be deployed to their immediate rurual and local communities, where they will be assisting in improving the inadequacies in the education, health and and agricultural sectors, adding that states government would assist in deployment of beneficiaries to the communities.
The N-Power Knowledge, aims at training 25,000 Nigerians in the area of technology, and N-Power Build, which aims at training another 75,000 in the areas of building services, construction, utilities, hospitality and catering, automotive vocations, aluminium and gas services.
“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.