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N-Power Job Scheme Enters Assessment Phase

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By Ebitonye Akpodigha

The Federal Government’s 500,000 jobs’ scheme for unemployed graduates tagged N-Power has entered an assessment phase.

About a million Nigerian undergraduates applied online for the N-Power programme and the process of picking the final 500,000 for the two-year volunteer positions.

This information was contained in a statement issued on Monday by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the Vice President, Mr Laolu Akande.

Mr Akande noted that 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.

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He said 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.

Mr Akande disclosed that successful applicants will be selected to participate in the N-Power programme, adding that 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.

He said based on the schedule, 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.

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Mr Akande gave the schedule for each programme’s assessment as represented below

THE ASSESSMENT SCHEDULE

Programme Test Days:

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

N-POWER TEACH PROGRAMME

DATES SURNAME BY ALPHABETS

20th September 2016 V, W, X, Y, Z

21st September 2016 P, Q, R, T, U

22nd September 2016 Aa – Al

23rd September 2016 Am – Az, B

24th September 2016 O

25th September 2016 M,N

26th September 2016 F, G, H, I

27th September 2016 C, D, E

28th September 2016 J, K, L, S

N-POWER AGRO PROGRAMME

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DATES SURNAME BY ALPHABETS

29th September 2016 A, B, C, D, F, G

30th September 2016 E, H, I, J, K, L, M, N

1st October 2016 O – Z

N-POWER HEALTH PROGRAMME

DATES SURNAME BY ALPHABETS

2nd October 2016 A – I

3rd October 2016 J – Z

N-POWER COMMUNITY EDUCATION PROGRAMME

DATES SURNAME BY ALPHABETS

4th October 2016 A – G

5th October 2016 H – N, P – T

6th October 2016 O, U, Z

N-POWER CREATIVE PROGRAMME

DATES SURNAME BY ALPHABETS

7th October 2016 A – E

8th October 2016 F – N

9th October 2016 O – Z

N-POWER TECH (SOFTWARE) PROGRAMME

DATES SURNAME BY ALPHABETS

10th October 2016 A – H

11th October 2016 I – R

12th October 2016 S – Z

N-POWER TECH (HARDWARE) PROGRAMME

DATES SURNAME BY ALPHABETS

13th October 2016 A – J

14th October 2016 K – Z

N-POWER BUILD PROGRAMME

DATES SURNAME BY ALPHABETS

15th October 2016 A – B

16th October 2016 C – I

17th October 2016 J – S

18th October 2016 T – Z

The N-Power also has programmes for non-graduates.

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Dipo Olowookere is a journalist based in Nigeria that has passion for reporting business news stories. At his leisure time, he watches football and supports 3SC of Ibadan.

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