FG Opens Online Application Portal for 500,000 Teachers,June 12

FG Opens Online Application Portal for 500,000 Teachers,June 12

…Beneficiaries to Get N23,000 Monthly Salaries

Chris Steven, Abuja

Federal Government will on June 12,2016 officially open to the public an online application portal to signal the beginning of the recruitment exercise for 500,000 direct teaching jobs.

The internet portal where applicants are expected to file their applications is npower.gov.ng.

Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Publicity,Laolu Akande made these clarifications in a statement he released on behalf of the Vice President,Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday.

Besides,successful applicants who eventually get the job would be entitled to a monthly salary of N23,000 and internet facilities which they can retain after the engagement.

The portal is expected to be fully functional on Saturday June 11,while applications are expected to start trickling in on June 12.

Akande advised young unemployed Nigerians to take advantage of the opportunity by visiting the website and apply.

Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari had in his May 29th Democracy Day broadcast to the nation re-echoed his administration’s resolve to provide 500,000 jobs for young unemployed undergraduates to be absorbed into the teaching profession.

He noted that the scheme formed a pivotal part of his social investment programme for which funds have been duly provided for in the 2016 budgetary appropriations.

Akande said in the statement,”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 N-Power teacher corps initiative which will engage and train 500,000 young unemployed graduates, through 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 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 from the programme”.

Laolu also explained that persons enlisted under the scheme will gain work experience and acquire key competencies through academic and non-academic capacity building programmes intended to improve their competitiveness in the workplace.

He said their ICT 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. These three sub-divisions would will train 25,000 young Nigerians in all.

“5000 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. 10,000 Nigerians would 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,”the SSA to the VP explained.