Saturday, 11 June 2016

Many OAU Graduates Not Eligible For The FG N-Power Programme

Following the recent launching of the Federal Government's N-Power Programme which seeks to assist the vast unemployed graduates of the country in skill acquisition and garnering of work experience, indications have emerged that Obafemi Awolowo University graduates of the 2013/2014 and 2014/2015 academic session are not eligible for the programme.

Barring any personal issue, OAU graduates from the 2013/2014 session are currently serving through the Stream I or 2 of the NYSC Batch A Service. One category of those exempted from applying for the N-Power Programme is the current crop of serving Corps members. That way, these ones have been screened out.

Also, those who finished their programmes during the 2014/2015 academic session are not also eligible because they have no certificate to tender for application. One of the requirements for application is that applicants should be a Bachelor's degree holder or Higher National Degree holder.

However, we have also been able to gather that the N-Power Programme, specifically the teaching positions in the programme would only allow participants be under the scheme for two years after which, another set of graduates are to replace them. The duration of the different skills offered by the programme is not yet known.

In the mean time, application for the programme has been billed to start by 11:00pm today.

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