FG opens online portal for recruitment of 500,000 teachers + requirements
As announced last week, the Federal Government has opened registration portal for the recruitment of 500,000 graduate teachers across the country.
According to Senior Media Aide to the Vice President, Laolu Akande, 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,” he said.
To register, interested candidates are advised to visit www.npower.gov.ng and have the following before commencing registration:
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1. A valid email address
2. Registered Phone Number
3.. Soft copies of Passport photograph
4. Curriculum Vitae in WordbDocument or PDF format
5. Highest Certificate (eg. Degree, HND, NCE or ND)
6. Bank Verification Number, BVN
Candidates are also advised to consider fast internet service (3g
or 4g network as the site is said to be slow.
Akande stated further that “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.”
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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.”