NDE engages 81 graduates in extra-mural scheme in Niger
The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) has employed 81 university graduates in Niger State under the directorate’s graduate coaching scheme to teach in extra-mural centers established across the three senatorial districts of the state.
Director General of the agency Mallam Abubakar Mohammed made this known yesterday at the flag-off of the scheme in Minna, saying about 2000 students willing to re-write their final year senior secondary school certificate examinations enrolled for the programme.
Represented by the state NDE coordinator, Engr. Abdullahi Mohammed, he said the newly recruited teachers, referred to as instructors, were posted to the nine extra-mural centers with three of the centers located in each of the senatorial districts.
He said the directorate would place them on a monthly stipend of N10,000, emphasizing that the scheme is purely an initiative of the directorate.
“As the nation’s apex employment generation agency whose policies and programmes cut across various spheres of job creation in the last decades, the NDE strongly believes that the graduate coaching scheme is a veritable platform for employment generation among graduates and to improve their teaching skills”, he said.
Mohammed said the scheme would in future usher into the labour market employable graduates with teaching skills who would be off the streets, and urged beneficiaries of the scheme to maximize the opportunity to develop themselves.