Nigeria: Govt Commences Recruitment of 500,000 Teachers

Abuja — The federal government has created an internet portal named through which job seekers can apply for jobs.

A statement issued in Abuja Wednesday by the Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande, said the presidency would start taking applications online for positions in the 500,000 direct teacher jobs scheme.

Akande said while the portal would be live on Saturday, June 11, applications are expected to start coming in on June 12, the beginning of next week.

He said: “Young unemployed Nigerians are advised to visit the website and apply.

President Muhammadu Buhari in his May 29 Democracy Day broadcast to the nation, had formally launched the unprecedented social investment programmes already provided for under the 2016 Appropriation by the administration.

The 500,000 Teacher Corps, nicknamed N-Power Teach on the portal, is one of the three direct job creation and training schemes Nigerians can start applying for from Sunday, June 12.