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Graduate employment: FG to publish names of successful applicants this week

•Names sent to state govts, FCT •200,000 to start work as teachers, health workers Dec 1

THE Presidency, on Sunday, said it would soon release the names of 200,000 successful candidates to be employed in various fields.

According to a statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to  the Vice-President, Laolu Akande, in Abuja, the names to be released would be the first batch of the 500,000 persons to be recruited to work as teachers, agriculture and health workers in their communities from December 1, 2016.

It said while the 200,000 were selected about two weeks ago, their names had now been sent to state governments and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), which it said, would deploy them to their specific programme assignments.

The statement added that the names would also be published this week on the N-Power internet portal, while the participants would start receiving SMS messages informing them of their selection as from today.

The Presidency encouraged state governments to post the names of the successful first batch applicants in their local government areas while there would be further public announcements.

It added: “Between now and the end of the month, the states and the FCT would be engaged in deploying the graduates who would formally start working and earning their stipends on December 1, 2016.

“Of the 200,000 first batch, 150,000 of them would teach, 30,000 would work in the Agric sector and 20,000 in Healthcare delivery covering the three specific programme assignments.”

The statement congratulated the successful applicants and encouraged them to take the opportunity seriously by learning the skills that would brighten their future.

It also implored them to serve their communities with commitment and dedication.

It informed that for those who had not been selected at this time, there was a waiting list based on the total number of applicants, while assuring that subsequent batches would absorb more of the qualified applicants.

It explained: “All together, the N-Power will engage and train 500,000 young unemployed graduates.

“The 500,000 graduates, under the N-Power Corps programme, will be trained in skills that will enable them to exit after two years to economically-viable jobs and business opportunities.”

“Participants will be provided teaching, instructional and advisory solutions in four main focus areas, and would be paid a monthly stipend of N30,000 during the programme.