The Federal Government launched a portal for
the recruitment of 500,000 teachers » on
Sunday, June 12.
Since it’s launch, the portal has successfully
recorded over 403,528 registrations
In a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to
the Vice President on Media and Publicity, Laolu
Akande , it was revealed that altogether, the
website received over 35 million hits since
“ We’ve been very impressed by the enthusiastic
response to the call for applications. As at noon on
Monday June 13, only 36 hours after the launch of
the portal, 403, 528 applicants had successfully
registered on the site and were in the middle of
completing the application process.
“We’re also very pleased that the registrations have
been taking place without any hitches or system
failures, considering the volume of response,” he
In the statement, he also said “ The jobs scheme,
known as ‘N-Power ’, is one of the five initiatives
of the Social Investment Programmes of the
Federal Government of Nigeria, described by
President Mohammdu Buhari in his Democracy
Day Speech as “by far the most ambitious social
protection programme in our history.”
A total sum of N500 billion has been provided for
the programme in the 2016 budget.
According to SaharaReporters , the portal crashed
on Sunday, hours after it launched due to the
heavy amount of traffic it garnered.
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