WHAT IS N-POWER, ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT NPOWER.GOV.NG
The Federal Government of Nigeria had introduced a programme known as N-POWER and many people seek to know more about it because to some, it kind of sketchy while to some, they just want to be informed. If you are one of these persons, then search for this no further as this article would deal with all the things you need to know about N POWER.
What is N-power? Npower.gov.ng
This is a Federal Government of Nigeria programme under the social investment programme for job creation and empowerment initiatives. It is a programme of the FGN to help reduce unemployment by helping them to create jobs and engaging them in activities while unemployed.
The goal of the programmes of NPower includes;
- To reduce the rate of unemployment in the country.
- To bring about a system that would facilitate transferability of employability, entrepreneurial and technical skills.
- To bring solutions to ailing public service and Government diversification policy.
The programme is designed in such a way that it can be divided into 3 classes i.e
- The N-POWER teacher corps
- The N-POWER knowledge
- and the N-POWER BUILD.
N-POWER TEACHER CORPS
This programme is a voluntary one where 500,000 unemployed graduates would be trained and engaged. They would then get computing devices, each to contain information for their own specific programme under this programme. These engaged graduates will provide teaching, instructional, and advisory solutions in four units.
Individuals under this programme would serve as assistant teachers in primary and secondary schools, they would also help take education to remote/marginalised areas. This programme would help them gain work experience and help mould them better for the work environment.
Part of the 500,000 graduates that would fall under this group would be trained to serve as public health assistants. Also, they would be trained by professionals to provide basic health diagnostic services in their deployed area.
N-POWER COMMUNITY EDUCATION
Members that had been chosen for this would be deployed to communities to serve as instructors in such areas as Adult educators and Civil educators.
The volunteers deployed under this programme would serve as intermediaries between researchers and farmers to help them with tips for better farming practices to make Nigeria self-sufficient in terms of food.
The programme is not an employment and so you would only be paid an allowance of NGN23,000 every month for the 2 years, which the programme would run. Since it not an employment, an engaged graduate would be disengaged and another set of graduates would be engaged so as you take part in this, it is best in your own interest to be looking for jobs or better still, create one yourself. Also, the body would be the one to deploy participants to the states where you would undergo the programme. One very good thing about this programme is successful
applicants will benefit from a compulsory employability and Entrepreneurship skills development programme.
The N-POWER KNOWLEDGE programme is a “train to job” initiative that would speed-up advancements in technology and creativity which would lead to a diversified economy. 25,000 non-graduates would be engaged in this and each would get a computing device and other information products he would need to excel. This also is divided into sections, these are;
This programme would engage 5,000 young people to train them and bring out the creativity in them so they could become exporters of world-class services. They would be trained in either of the following; animation, graphics design, post-production and script writing. The programme is due for 3 months(1-month theory, 2 projects). After the programme, participants would either get internship opportunities home or abroad, get linked for job or market. opportunities.
N-POWER TECH HARDWARE
This would empower 10,000 young Nigerians into the ICT industry by training them to be hardware technicians. This would be practically oriented and participant learns to service and manufacture tech hardware like mobile phones, tablets, computers and other tech hardware. The programme will run for 4 months, 3-month training while the remaining 1 month goes for assessment, graduation, and setup.
N-POWER TECH SOFTWARE
This would train 10,000 young Nigerians into software developer for the local and international markets. The programme will last for 11 weeks and participants would then be linked with placement opportunities and also shown how to start a career in the ICT industry.
This is a skill to job (training and certification)
programme aim at engaging 75,000 young unemployed Nigerians to become skilled and competent technicians, artisans and service professionals. The industries this will focus on include; Automotive, utilities, construction, building services, aluminum, gas and built environment services.
The above been said, for now, not everyone is eligible for the programme, it is meant for only;
- Unemployed persons between the ages of 18 and 35
- Persons that pass the aptitude test and relevant tests
- Genuine interest in the chosen field
- Ability to show you can fit into the programme.
- Computer literate
Follow the link b elow for how to apply for NPower graduate programmes
N-power.gov.ng, how to apply
The programme is a good one if fully implemented according to the plan, it would drastically bring about changes that would turn our youths into a working population rather than the idle situation we are already experiencing. Generally, interested Nigerians can keep track of the new applications on their official website. For more information, visit www.npower.gov.ng
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