Job Creation: FG begins school-to-work scheme this month

The Federal govern2016_06_23_99245­ment through the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) has said it will commence its planned School-To-Work job scheme, being part of its job creation initiative tar­geted at training young stu­dents to be self-reliant will in July.
The Acting Director Gen­eral of the National Di­rectorate of Employment (NDE), Mr Kunle Obanya, while unveiling various new job scheme initiated by the federal government yester­day in Abuja, revealed that a portal for the registration of unemployed Nigerians is ready for lunch but only waiting for a few modalities.
He said once activated, the federal government hopes to maintain an accurate data for unemployed persons in the country to enable it cre­ate sustainable job opportu­nities.
On the School-To-Work job scheme, Obama said the scheme will among other things meaningfully engage the students while on long vacation with a view to en­suring that they stay away from anti-social conducts due to idleness.
Obanya said a total of 150 students will be trained per state in six states of the federation covering the six geo-political zones of the country.
According to him, the students will be motivated through the payment of stipends throughout the two months duration of the training, which will prepare the participants well ahead of time for the world of work.
The NDE boss also re­vealed that the directorate has finalised arrangements for the commencement of other new employment creation initiatives under the Rural Promotion Pro­gramme (REP)
He said the soon to be commissioned Agric park of the NDE in Sabuwa, Kat­sina state has the capacity to generate hundreds of direct job opportunities.
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