NDE en­gages 81 grad­u­ates in ex­tra-mu­ral scheme in Niger

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Aliyu M. Ha­m­agam, Minna

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.

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