NABCO: 2017 NSS Personnel Qualify, will be on waiting list – Dr Anyass
Dr Ibrahim Anyass has cleared the air on the qualifications for the NPP flagship social intervention program, the National Builders Corps (NABCO) which aims at reducing the rate of unemployed graduates in the country.
Dr Ibrahim Anyass has assured 2017 National Service Personnel who applied for the Nation Builders corpse of an arrangement in the process for such applicants.
He said they are trying to create a waiting list for all the 2017 National Service Personnel who may not have their service certificates before the commencement of the NABCO programme. These applicants would be considered for the next selection when their service certificates arrive.
Clarifying the issue of 2017 NSS applicants who have been able to make it to the interview stage of Nabco, Dr Ibrahim Anyass confirmed that, all those applicants will be disqualified at the interview stage when they are unable to provide their National Service Certificates or show a proof of having completed NSS at the interview.
He, however, asked such applicants to calm down since they will be on a waiting list and will be considered right after passing out of NSS.
He revealed this in an interview with one of the applicants of Nabco in a telephone interview.
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Dr Anyass added that application for the jobs of NaBCO is not compulsory but qualification for the jobs is for graduates from tertiary institutions who have completed the mandatory National Service Program and have been validated with National Service Certificate.
He continued that, all applicants will be requested to provide their National Service Certificate during their interviews for the jobs. According to him, this will help to scrutinize fake applicants and graduates who have not yet undertaken their National Service.
The Nation Builders Corps (NABCO) is a government initiative aimed at addressing graduate unemployment in Ghana.
The programme was launched by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on May 1, 2018.
Central to its objectives is to engage the raw talents of unemployed graduates and equip them with skills through a process of value addition and training.
The scheme will this year employ 100,000 graduates under seven modules; namely, Educate Ghana, Heal Ghana, Feed Ghana, Revenue Ghana, Digitize Ghana, Civic Ghana and Enterprise Ghana.
Placement in NABCO will last for a period of 3 years under a stipend of GH¢700 every month.
NABCO is opened to all Ghanaians who have discharged their national service obligations.
To enrol onto NABCO, prospective applicants would have to log on to the programme’s website, www.nabco.gov.gh to fill out application forms at no cost or charge.
According to President Akufo-Addo, the online application is necessary to optimize efficiency in the application process as well as serve as an opportunity to check for other available national data basis to avoid fraud.
The application process began on June 1, 2018, and ends on July 1, 2018.
Selected applicants would be deployed to commence work by August 1, 2018.
At the time the application process was closed, 141,332 applicants submitted their application forms. Although the projects are to contain 100,000 unemployed graduates.
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