The Federal Government will start to receive applications online for positions in the 500,000 direct teacher jobs scheme, through an internet portal-npower.gov.ng. While the portal would be live on Saturday June 11, applications are expected to start going in on June 12, a statement from the office of the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo said on Wednesday. It advised young unemployed Nigerian graduates to visit the website and apply.
“It would be recalled that President Muhammadu Buhari in his May 29th Democracy Day broadcast to the nation, formally launched the unprecedented social investment programmes already provided for under the 2016 Appropriation by the administration.
“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, 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,” the statement further read.