President Muhammadu Buhari has begun the change mantra that brought him to Aso Villa. His government has just rolled out its N500billion social investment program.
Beginning on the 12th of June, the program will create jobs for 500,000 Nigerians. Young unemployed Nigerian youths are encouraged to visit the website and apply.
The 500,000 Teacher Corps dubbed ‘N-Power Teach’, is one of the three direct job creation and training schemes Buhari promised.
“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 program. According to the plan of the Buhari administration, the N-Power Teacher Corps program 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. Also, persons enlisted under the scheme will gain work experience and acquire key competencies through academic and non-academic capacity building programs intended to improve their competitiveness in the workplace.
“Their devices will come loaded with knowledge-oriented applications and software that will enable them acquire the skills and capacity. Under the N-Power Knowledge scheme, there are three aspects: Creative, Technology Software and Hardware.
“Five thousand of them would be trained in animation, graphic design, post-production, script-writing. All of those under the sub-division of N-Power Knowledge-creative category.
“The N-Power Knowledge scheme also has a technology category in two aspects: hardware and software.
“Ten thousand Nigerians will be trained, and equipped in the area of software development, including web designers, and another 10,000 in hardware expertise, including to repair, maintain and assemble mobile phones, tablets, computers and other devices.
“Also the N-Power Build category was designed realizing that the presence of a well-trained and highly skilled youth population in any economy has direct impact on entrepreneurship/wealth creation, which in turn leads to a decline in unemployment.
“N-Power Build is therefore an accelerated training and certification (Skills to Job/Enterprise) program that will engage and train 75,000 young unemployed Nigerians in order to build a new crop of skilled and highly competent workforce of technicians, artisans and service professionals.