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Recruitment of 500,000 Graduate Teachers: FG Online Registration Portal Crash in Day 1


The Federal Government has opened the online registration portal for recruitment of 500,000 graduate teachers under the N-Power Teacher Corps Scheme and the portal witnessed a deluge of registration on Day One.

Last week, the Office of the Vice President announced that Buhari administration’s resolved to engage and train 500,000 young unemployed graduates in a paid volunteer programme with a two-year duration.

In a statement by the Senior Special Assistant on Media to the Vice President, Laolu Akande, the 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.

To register, interested candidates are advised to visit: www.npower.gov.ng and have the following before commencing registration:
1. A valid email address
2. Registered Phone Number
3.. Soft copies of Passport photograph
4. Curriculum Vitae in Word Document or PDF format
5. Highest Certificate (eg. Degree, HND, NCE or ND)
6. Bank Verification Number, BVN

Candidates are also advised to consider fast internet service (3G or 4G network as the site is said to be slow.
Akande added: “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.”
Akande said based on 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.

Also, persons enlisted under the scheme will gain work experience and acquire key competencies through academic and non-academic capacity building programmes intended to improve their competitiveness in the workplace.

Their devices will come loaded with knowledge-oriented applications and software that will enable them acquire the skills and capacity.


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