FG 500,000 Teachers’ Recruitment Website Crashes On First Day
The recruitment of 500,000 teachers by the Federal Government might have run into problems as the website for the exercise crashed on Sunday following what was suspected to be massive applications by interested and prospective candidates. The Federal Government had, last week, announced that the recruitment of the teachers would commence on Sunday, directing interested Nigerians ... Continue Reading
The recruitment of 500,000 teachers by the Federal Government might have run into problems as the website for the exercise crashed on Sunday following what was suspected to be massive applications by interested and prospective candidates.
But attempts by some people who got the information from this site to register on the portal around 6.48pm on Sunday failed as the website was not available.
Checks indicated that the portal might have crashed due to heavy traffic. The website carries a message, “An error occurred. Sorry, the page you are looking for is currently unavailable. Please, try again later. If you are the system administrator of this resource, then you should check the error log for details. Faithfully yours, nginx.”
According to Punch Newspapers, when contacted for the number of applications through the website so far, the Special Assistant to the Minister of State for Education, Anthony Akuneme, said it was too early to know the number.
He said, “The recruitment process is on. The website has been publicised in the media. It is too early to get the response and number of applicants since it just began.”
President Muhammadu Buhari had, in his Democracy Day speech, said the recruitment of the teachers would commence on June 12.
The Senior Special Assistant to the Vice-President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande, also stated that the recruitment would be done online.
Akande, in a statement last Wednesday, said the 500,000 Teacher Corps, nicknamed N-Power Teach on the portal, was one of the three direct job creation and training schemes established by the current administration.
Others, according to him, are N-Power Knowledge, which will train 25,000 Nigerians in technology, and N-Power Build, which will train another 75,000 in building services, construction, utilities, hospitality and catering, automotive vocation, aluminium and gas services.
He explained that all trainees would be paid for the duration of their training.
Akande added, “The N-Power Teacher Corps initiative, which will engage and train 500,000 young unemployed graduates, is a paid volunteer programme of two-year duration.”
About the N-Power Recruitment Programme
The Federal Government of Nigeria has designed the N-Power Programme to drastically reduce youth unemployment. The focus is to provide our young graduates and non-graduates with the skills, tools and livelihood to enable them advance from unemployment to employment, entrepreneurship and innovation.
The first phase of N-Power will target Nigeria’s critical needs in education, agriculture, technology, creative, construction and artisanal industries. N-Power is also preparing Nigeria for a global outsourcing push where our young Nigerians can export their services to work on global projects that earn Nigeria, foreign exchange.
What is unique about the programme?
Supported by both government and the private sector programme.
Approved for funding under the social investment
Comprehensive support given to participants
Offers clear progression pathways into gainful employment
To enable the accessibility of qualitative basic and civic education for all Nigerians. To support our farmers with the knowledge that ensures that they produce what we eat and to improve preventive public health care.
To train an army of inventors who will use animation, digital media, and technology to create practical solutions for Nigeria, and the world.
To develop a workforce of highly skilled service providers in the construction, domestic, hospitality and infrastructure industries
Goals of the Recruitment Programme
- To intervene and directly improve the livelihood of a critical mass of young unemployed Nigerians
- To create an ecosystem of solutions for ailing public services and government diversification policies.
- To develop a qualitative system for the transfer of employability, entrepreneurial and technical skills.