Training for the NPower Tech Hardware will begin on October 29, 2018 across training centres across the country.
NPower is divided into two major categories:
- Graduate Programme
- Non-graduate Programme
While the graduate programme has four sub-units:
The Non-graduate is divided into two areas:
N-Power Knowledge is further divided into three:
- N-Power Creative
- N-Power Tech Hardware
- N-Power Tech Software
The aim of the N-Power Knowledge programme is to diversifying to a knowledge economy. There are eight innovation hubs across Nigeria which the programme has partnered with where beneficiaries will be trained and empowered.
“To empower at least 10,000 computer device technicians into the ICT Industry.”
In a social update, N-Power admonished the shortlisted volunteers to “get ready.”
It would be recalled that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo a few hours ago stated that N-Power programme will be training 10 million Nigerians by 2023.
He spoke through his spokesman, Laolu Akande, at Oxford University, United Kingdom on a special lecture titled “The Challenges of Human Development in 21st Century Africa.”
“As the proportion of working age group of 15-59 years would continue to increase steadily over the next years, Nigeria has the advantage of “demographic dividend. Harnessing the demographic dividend through appropriate skill development efforts provides an opportunity to achieve inclusion and productivity within the country.
“Over the past two years, through the N-Power Programme, the largest post tertiary employment programme in Africa, we have been able to offer skills development programmes digitally to over 500,000 young citizens between the ages of 18 and 35. We have set a target of skilling 10 million Nigerians by 2023.”
Already, 500, 000 Nigerian graduates are on the payroll of the Buhari-led administration.
But 200, 000 (the 2016 batch) will be completing their two-year duration by November, 2018.
They don’t know if they would be going back to the labour market, but within the two years period, a lot of them have been able to tap into the opportunity, starting their own small business along the way to be self-sufficient.
“All over Africa, the political will to better the lot of our restive populations is evident, innovative ideas are also in abundance; if we keep our focus, especially on good governance, the next two decades may truly be the African decades,” he said.