The Presidency late on Monday night disclosed that the N-Power programme by the President Muhammadu Buhari presidency to create 500,000 jobs for unemployed graduates have entered its assessment period.
A statement by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, said that the a million Nigerian undergraduates who have applied online for the N-Power jobs would now be assessed to pick the final successful 500,000 for the two-year volunteer positions.
The statement reads: “Earlier today the Federal Government released a schedule for the next phase of the N-Power Programme, which is the job creation and empowerment initiative of its Social Investment Programme.
“Under the next phase of the programme, candidates will be assessed in phases based on their specific chosen programmes before the final selection.
“Under this phase, applicants are to log in and fill in their phone numbers and surnames as contained in their original application, using their personal profile (which has been opened for every applicant).
“In addition, all candidates will be notified by SMS of their assessment the day before. All assessments will include some personal questions and other questions testing basic knowledge of English, General Knowledge and Quantitative Reasoning.
“Applicants should also note that they will be tested on other programme-specific questions depending on the programme they applied for.
“Applicants are to note also that they can take their tests on a smart-phone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer provided that the devices have internet connection.
“Successful applicants will be selected to participate in the N-Power programme. Applicants can only gain access to their profile for assessment as represented in the schedule which breaks down applicants in batches by the first letter in their surnames.
Based on the schedule, the statement said applicants for the N-Power Teach programme will be first in line, starting on Tuesday September 20, 2016 and “applicants whose surnames fall between the alphabets V-Z (e.g. Venda, Wushishi, Xiaver, Yusuf, Zikora) should log in and take their assessments on the stipulated date.
A schedule for each programme’s assessment is represented below:
“N-Power Teach 20th September – 28th September 2016
N-Power Agro 29th September – 1st October 2016
“N-Power Health 2nd October – 3rd October 2016
N-Power Community Education 4th October – 6th October 2016
“N-Power Creative 7th October – 9th October 2016
N-Power Tech (Software) 10th October – 12th October 2016
“N-Power Tech (Hardware) 13th October 2016 – 14th October 2016
N-Power Build 15th October – 18th October 2016“