The Federal Government youth empowerment scheme, N-Power, has instructed beneficiaries of its Tech Hardware programme to continue learning virtually, Concise News reports. This news medium understands that the N-Power scheme issued the instruction on Monday on its Twitter handle. According to the N-Power, upon completion of the virtual learning and mentorship, beneficiaries will be bag a certification. It further urged them to log on to https://learnmore.gov.ng to continue learning on the internet. “Dear N-Power Tech Hardware Beneficiaries,” the tweet read. “If you have completed your training, you can continue virtual learning and mentorship, obtain industry certification and continuous professional learning at https://learnmore.gov.ng “Check it out NOW.”
One of N-Power programmes, the newly-introduced N-Tech Hardware is basically to empower at least 10,000 computer device technicians into the ICT Industry. Concise News reports that the N-Power Tech for device technicians program will train and facilitate tooling for at least 10,000 technicians to boost the device servicing and manufacturing industry. The output of this program will serve as a critical catalyst for the expansion of local capacity to service and produce mobile phones, tablets, computers and other relevant devices to serve the local and international market. N-Tech Hardware is the reverse of N-Tech Software. Participants will undergo a hands-on training experience wherein they will be exposed to practical processes and tools to assemble and repair devices of varying specifications. At the end of the programme, participants will be armed with the requisite technical skills to service devices in there local communities as well as work in a device assembly plant. The program will take 3 months of training and 1 month of assessment, graduation and setup. Participants will be advised on opportunities to acquire tools to practise. Click here for more details.
A business consultant, Nerus Ekezie, has urged the Federal Government to expand the N-Power programme and concession most of the government money-spinning outfits to curb the rising unemployment rate. Concise News reports that Ekezie, a former director, National Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (NASME), gave the suggestion in an interview with the NAN on Tuesday in Lagos. He was reacting to the Minister of Labour and Employment Chris Ngige’s statement that Nigeria’s unemployment level will reach 33.5 per cent by 2020. Ngige said this in Abuja when he declared open a two-day workshop on “ Breaking the Resilience of High Unemployment Rate in the Country.’’ According to him, the high unemployment rate of 23.1 per cent and the underemployment of 16.6 per cent by the National Bureau of Statistics’ (NBS) report for 2019 was alarming. Ekezie says the issue of high unemployment rate would not have arisen if successive governments had put certain infrastructure in place. He says in the current circumstances, the N-Power programme by the current administration had the potential to employ more graduates and non-graduates with skills by expanding the programme. Click here for the full story.