FG begins recruitment of 500,000 Graduates As Teachers 2016 – How to Apply

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ABUJA – The Presidency, Wednesday, announced
a take off in the recruitment of 500,000
unemployed graduates who would benefit from
the N500 billion social investment Programme of
the All Progressives Congress, APC, led federal
A statement from the Office of the Vice
President by his media aide, Mr. Laolu Akande
said that the Buhari presidency will start taking
applications via online for positions in the
500,000 direct teacher jobs scheme, through an
internet portal named npower.gov.ng.
It stated that applications were expected to start
coming in on June 12, as the portal would
formally be launched on Saturday, June 11.
The statement therefore asked young
unemployed Nigerians to visit the website and
The statement further read thus: “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
“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 gas services.
“All trainees would be paid for the duration of
their training.
“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 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. It will also help to address the problems of
inadequate teachers in public schools.

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