The National Directorate of Employment (NDE), Jigawa office, says it has engaged 22 unemployed graduates to teach in various secondary schools across the state.
The state’s Coordinator of NDE, Malam Abubakar Muhammad, made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Dutse on Thursday.
Muhammad said that the beneficiaries were engaged under the agency’s Graduate Attachment Programme (GAP).
He explained that the unemployed graduates would teach in the schools in order to acquire skills that would enable them to be self-employed.
“The program is designed to provide skills and personal attributes for the beneficiaries.
“The beneficiaries were earlier prepared for proactive and productive performance in carrying out their assignments in their respective schools of attachment, which may lead to their retention.
“The gesture is to adequately equip the beneficiaries to face the competition of seeking for employment in the already saturated labour-market,” he said.
The coordinator added that 10 of the beneficiaries were drawn from Dutse, seven from Kazaure, and five from Hadejia.
According to him, the beneficiaries will undergo a three-month attachment in the schools and would each be given N15, 000 stipend at the end of each month.
“I urge the beneficiaries to take the attachment very seriously, be good ambassadors and well-behaved, for them to be considered by their host schools whenever there is vacancy for employment,” he said.