N-Power is a job creation and empowerment initiative of the Social Investment Programme of the Federal Government of Nigeria for the employment of 500,000 unemployed graduates. N-Power is designed to help young Nigerians acquire and develop life-long skills to become solution providers in their communities and to become players in the domestic and global markets.
Through N-Power, 500,000 unemployed Nigerians will be empowered with the necessary tools to go on and create, develop, build, fix and work on exceptional ideas, projects and enterprises that will change our communities, our economy and our nation.
The N-Power programme is for all eligible Nigerians looking to work gainfully. However, the initial programmes have been designed for young Nigerians between the ages of 18 and 35.
The website is www.npower.gov.ng
Registration starts: June 11. See Application process at the end of this post. READ CAREFULLY BEFORE YOU MAKE YOUR CHOICE
Young unemployed Nigerians are advised to visit the website and apply.
Registration is free!
THE N-POWER STRATEGY
The N-Power Teacher Corp involves a massive deployment of 500,000 trained graduates who will assist to improve the inadequacies in our public services in education, health and civic education. The scheme is expected to convert the teeming unemployed to a pool of 500,000 empowered teachers, agriculture extension advisers, healthcare assistants, and civic and adult education instructors. There will also be a pool of 100,000 software developers, hardware service professionals, animators, graphic artists, building services professionals, artisans and others.
N-POWER IS DIVIDED 3 MAIN SEGMENTS
• N-Power Teacher Corps
• N-Power Knowledge
• N-Power Build
1. N-Power Teacher Corp
This segment will engage and train 500,000 young unemployed graduates for the benefit of rural development in Nigeria.
• Paid volunteering programme of a 2-year duration
• The graduates will work in their immediate rural communities
• Will be provided with computing devices that will contain information necessary for their specific engagement.
The N-Power Teacher Corp is sub-divided into four (4) focus areas;
• N-Power Teach:
N-Power Teach will engage qualified graduates to be deployed as support teachers in primary and secondary schools around Nigeria assisting the current teachers.
• N-Power Health
Under the N-Power Health programme, young graduates will be trained to work as healthcare assistants. They will teach preventive health to community members including pregnant women, children, families and individuals. They will also be trained to provide basic diagnostic services.
• N-Power Agro
100,000 qualified young Nigerians will be engaged through the N-Power Agro programme.
After a first phase of training, N-Power Agro members will start to function as intermediaries between research and farmers.
They will operate as facilitators and communicators, helping farmers in their decision-making and ensuring that appropriate knowledge is implemented to obtain the best results on farms.
• N-Power Community Education
Under the N-Power Health programme, young graduates will be deployed on a segment of the N-Power Teacher Corps as teachers of the civic skills and dispositions required to build the minds and hearts of our nation.
Some N-Power Teachers Corps members will also instruct and teach young and mature adults to improve or supplement their knowledge and skills in literacy, numeracy and other areas where they may be deficient.
2. N-Power Knowledge
The N-Power Knowledge programme will establish eight innovation hubs across the country to provide incubation and acceleration of the technology and creative industries.
The programme is a training to jobs initiative, essentially ensuring that participants can get engaged in the marketplace in an outsourcing capacity, as freelancers, as employees and entrepreneurs.
Participants receive computers that assist them in skills acquisition.
At the end of the training, some participants will get local and international internship opportunities while others will be linked to job and market opportunities.
The knowledge programme is segmented into three sub programmes:
• N-Power Creative
5,000 young creative graduates with talents will be trained, developed and supported.
The duration for the training is 3 months, made up of 1 month in-class, and a 2-month hands-on group project, conducted across selected Nigerian cities. The participants will be trained and certified in one of the following courses:
– Graphic Design
– Script Writing
• N-Power Tech (Software)
10,000 young creative graduates with talents will be trained, developed and supported.
The duration for the training is 3 months
• N-Power Tech (Hardware)
10,000 young creative graduates with talents will be trained to repair, maintain and assemble mobile phones, tablets, computers and other devices.
The duration for the training is 3 months
3. N-Power Build
N-Power Build is 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 professionals.
The focus industries include:
• Building Services
• Built Environment Services
• Utilities and Engineering
• Hospitality and Catering
• Aluminium and Gas
Although, it is a volunteer programme, all trainees would be given allowance for the duration of their training.
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.
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.