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Fear grips N-Power beneficiaries over 2-year limit

By Femi Ogunshola on 06/06/2018

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Scores of batch ‘A’ N-Power Teach beneficiaries, a social investment programme designed to engage unemployed graduates interested in teaching, have expressed fear over the two years limit of the programme.

Those who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday expressed fear that their two years engagement would soon wind-up; hence, they would again be thrown into the labour market.

NAN reports that the N-power programme of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration is designed to last for two years.

Meanwhile, the first batch of the N-Power teach beneficiaries would be winding-up in November, creating fears in most of the beneficiaries recruited in both primary and secondary schools across the country.

The N-Power teaches volunteers scheme is designed to help improve basic education delivery in the country.

The volunteers are to be deployed as teacher assistants in primary schools in the country, assisting with teaching, school management and other functions within the schools.

Miss Doherty Christian, an N-Power teacher, told NAN that she was grateful to the government for engaging her for two years but pleaded with the President Muhammadu Buhari for an extension of the programme.

Christian said she was already in love with the teaching job, adding that she would love to still stay around to impart knowledge to the students.

She noted that their disengagement would be a disservice to the students since they already had shortage of teachers but were pleased when the N-Power came to fill the vacuum.

Mrs Elizabeth Omotayo, a teacher in one of the FCT secondary schools, said most of the schools suffered dearth of teachers, adding that allowing the N-Power teachers to leave would be retrogression.

She called on the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) to engage the N-Power teachers; this, she said, would further boost the quality of education in the FCT.

According to her, the students lack teachers in most of the important subjects, but when the N-Power teachers came, they filled the gap and they have had positive impact on the students.

Ahmed Abdullahi, also an N-Power teacher, called on the president not to disengage the teachers, adding that the ratio of teachers to students has now improved drastically.

He said rather than disengage them, the government should train and equip them, to improve the standard of education in the country.

Abdullahi said that since government was poised to improve the nation’s education, the N-Power would come handy, adding that disengaging them would do the country no good.

Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, the Vice President, had in a town hall meeting with beneficiaries in Yola on June 5, said he was pleased to hear the impact of the programmes on the citizens. (NAN)

 

Source News Express

Posted 06/06/2018 7:51:28 PM

 

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