OFFICE OF VICE PRESIDENT
FG COMMENCES RECRUITMENT OF 500,000
UNEMPLOYED GRADUATES FOR TEACHING JOBS
NATIONWIDE ON JUNE 12
*Non-graduates' training programmes also open for
additional 100,000 young Nigerians
IN WHAT IS THE FIRST ROLL-OUT OF ITS N500B SOCIAL
INVESTMENT PROGRAMMES, the Buhari presidency will
start taking applications online for positions in the
500,000 direct teacher jobs scheme, through an
internet portal named npower.gov.ng.
While the portal would be live on Saturday June
11, applications are expected to start coming in on
June 12, the beginning of next week. Young
unemployed Nigerians are advised 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
All trainees would be paid for the duration of their
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.
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
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.
Also, 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. 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.
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.
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) programme 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
The other schemes in the Buhari presidency Social
Investment Programmes which would soon be rolled out
in the coming weeks. These include the Conditional Cash
Transfer that pays N5000 monthly to one million
Nigerians, the Micro-Credit Scheme for more than 1.5
million Nigerians, the Home Grown School Feeding
programme that will serve 5.5 million Nigerian pupils in
primary school a free hot meal per day this year and
the Education support grant programme for 100,000
tertiary students in Science Technology Engineering &
Mathematics, STEM and education.
Senior Special Assistant (Media & Publicity)
In the Office of the Vice President
8th June, 2016