NABCO Interviews: Questions and How to Pass for all Modules

Please remember to ask any questions you may have about the NABCO Interviews

The Nation Builders Corps (NABCO) is a government initiative aimed at addressing graduate unemployment in Ghana.

The focus of the Nation Builders Corps will be solving public service delivery in health, education, agriculture, technology, governance and drive revenue mobilization and collection.

Now that the registration and interview booking stages are over, it’s time for interviews and we are here to help you with it.

How to Pass the NABCO Interview

First, work on your appearance, look good and arrive early. Even if you chose the afternoon session, arrive early and get familiar with the environment.

If you know someone who went for the morning session, you could ask them for tips as this might prove useful

Make sure all your documents are intact. Again, due to the large numbers, it is easy to disqualify someone over things like a misspelling of names of certificates and wrong ID type. Therefore, make sure you are clean.

If you have any challenges with documents, try to prove a good point to the interviewer, with proof.

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Let whoever is interviewing you know that you are ready to work, and committed to the work you applied for. You also need to read more about your three chosen module.

Don’t go there unprepared, and you will be fine. Find below some questions we have prepared for you and our attempted answers.

NABCO Questions to expect and possible answers to them

What is the Nation Builders Corp Programme?

This question seeks to find out how much you know about the programme.

The Nation Builders Corps (NABCO) programme is a government initiative to address graduate unemployment to solve social problems.

The focus of the initiative will be solving public service delivery in health, education, agriculture, technology, governance and drive revenue mobilization and collection.

Government is seeking to employ 100,000 graduates in solving public service delivery in health, education, agriculture, technology, governance and drive revenue mobilization and collection. All trainees will be paid a monthly stipend of GHS 700.

What are the objectives of the Nation Builders Corps?

Another question that seeks to find out what exactly you know about NABCO

  • Provide temporary employment to unemployed graduates
  • Improve skills and employability for the transition from programme to permanent employment
  • Improve public service delivery
  • Improve government revenue mobilization
  • To provide needed infrastructure to improve access to basic public services

Why do you qualify to be on NABCO?

Clearly, state out the requirements of NABCO and why you fit in it.

I am a Ghanaian by birth who has completed her post-secondary diploma/degree and the Koforidua Technical University. I studied Agricultural Engineering there, hence I applied for the Feed Ghana Module to use my skills to help the country, and build myself.

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Remember, NABCO is open to all Ghanaians who at least have a post-secondary diploma to a degree in any discipline relevant to the NABCO modules.

How different is NABCO from YEA?

The point of distinction is the focus on graduates. Whereas the YEA has no qualification point, the NABCO requires trainees to possess at least a diploma or degree to qualify.

Why did you choose your preferred module?

Tell the interviewer you have a passion for the module and want to work there because you also have the skills.

As a young person, I have always wanted to be a doctor but due to financial constraints, I couldn’t take up that field of study. My main aim in life is to help people, especially the sick and that was why I went to the Pantang Nursing Training School.

As I am currently not working, I can’t realise that aim of helping people, so choosing Heal Ghana Module has given me the chance to do what I have always loved and studied for – to nurse and care for people.

How long do you intend to work at NABCO?

Let them know you are committed to working in the long term and will go according to whatever contract you will sign if any.

From the NABCO website, it is clear that the programme will take 3 years. I also understand that during the time, I will gain skills and experience, and I am very interested in getting those, especially as I look forward to getting fully employed in the future.

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However, if any opportunity comes in terms of another job or a chance to further my studies, I will go by the official means and/or contractual terms to communicate it properly. I’m willing to work for the long term nevertheless.

In case you are not chosen for NABCO, what will you do?

Sound optimistic, that you have plans to be part of NABCO and want to get it, however, sincerely answer the question.

Well, in as much as I am very optimistic that I will be part of the programme, if I am not selected, I would continue to look for a job and also explore other avenues like gaining some industry-related skills to give me an advantage when next I apply for another job.

Do you know of any other questions that may be asked? Do you have any question you would want us to try to help you answer? Do you have a better way to answer any such questions? Leave a comment below.

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