FG N-Power Teacher Corps Programmes: N-Power Agro

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 this programme?

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Supported by both government and the private sector
Approved for funding under the social investment programme
Comprehensive support given to participants
Offers clear progression pathways into gainful employment

N-Power Teacher Corps Programmes
The N-Power Teacher Corps will engage and train 500,000 young unemployed graduates. It is a paid volunteering programme of a 2 year duration. The 500,000 graduates under the N-Power Corps programme will get computing devices that will contain information necessary for their specific engagement, as well as information for their continuous training and development. Participants will provide teaching, instructional, and advisory solutions in 4 key areas.

OVERVIEW (N-Power Agro)
One of the ways that the Federal Government plans to diversify our economy is attaining self-sufficiency in producing the food we consume. An effective and well-coordinated agriculture extension system is vital to the attainment of sustainable national food self-sufficiency. To establish this system, the Federal Government will engage qualified young Nigerians through the N-Power Agro program.

After a first phase of training, N-Power Agro volunteers will start to function as intermediaries between research and farmers. They will operate as facilitators and communicators, helping farmers in their decision-making and ensuring that appropriate knowledge is implemented to obtain the best results on farms. N-Agro will also rely on the use of technology as the country aspires to identify soil types, farm sizes, irrigation data, and ensure that our farmers are operating optimally.

In addition, successful applicants will also benefit from a compulsory employability and entrepreneurship skills development programme.

COURSE DETAILS

COMMUNICATION
Writing and presenting written and verbal reports
Role Plays
Demonstrations

TEAMWORK
Team or group projects
Learning sets
Group discussion
Syndicates
Communities of practice

PROBLEM SOLVING
Case studies
Simulations
Investigative projects and research
Using various problem solving tools and techniques
Developing or designing models
Problem solving in teams and networks
Decision making activities

INITIATIVE & ENTERPRISE
Brainstorming activities
Designing innovative and creative practices and solutions
Initiating change/design change processes
Simulation activities

PLANNING & ORGANIZING
Research and data collection
Developing action plans
Planning and organizing events
Time management activities
Goal setting activities and scheduling tasks
Collecting and analyzing information

SELF-MANAGEMENT
Development of portfolios
Work plans
Using log books to record time management skills and monitor own performance
Career planning exercises

LEARNING
Reflective journals log books, diaries
Mentoring and coaching activities
Self-evaluation tools

TECHNOLOGY
Using the Internet, Intranets
Using ICT skills to complete activities
Industry relevant software, technology and equipment
Working in groups

CRITERIA
Currently Unemployed
Must be a graduate (any field or profession )
Must have completed the mandatory National Youth Service Corps Programme
Aged between 18-35
Interest in the agricultural industry

START DATE
1ST AUGUST 2016

DURATION
2 YEARS
Participants will undergo an initial induction training prior to deployment

CERTIFICATION
NATIONAL SKILLS QUALIFICATION

JOBS
Ultimately, N-Power Agro members can aspire to a life-long career around agriculture or allied fields. Possible destinations include:
Agriculture Extension Services Consultant
Seed, fertilizer and other input aggregators
Farm managers
Public sector jobs in Agriculture
Various industries and manufacturers of agricultural products
Farming co-operatives management
Pest control companies
Self-employment, working as a farming consultant
Seed, fertilizer and other input aggregators

REGISTRATION START DATE
11TH OF JUNE, 2016

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2 Comments

  1. richard Yohanna says:

    good plan by the FGN keep it up.

  2. richard Yohanna says:

    yes i chrish it

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