President Akufo-Addo will today May, 1, 2018 launch a major programme known as the Nation Builders Corps (NABCO) to tackle graduate unemployment in Ghana as the country joins the rest of the world to celebrate International Workers Day.
This programme will initially operate seven modules designed to meet the pressing needs of the nation while providing jobs for the teeming youth who have received tertiary education but are struggling to find jobs.
The modules include the Feed Ghana module where people serve as agric extension officers to help our farmers. There’s also the Educate Ghana module where people will teach science and mathematics in High schools. The Revenue Ghana module will take graduates into the Ghana Revenue Authority to help in the collection of revenue.
Then there’s also the Heal Ghana module where nurses who have been sitting home without jobs after school will be employed.
There’ll also be the Enterprise Ghana module where graduates will be assigned to various private sector enterprises for jobs and skills training as well as development.
The Digitise Ghana module will see graduates being sent to the IT sector for the Digital Ghana agenda, the transformation agenda, where they will be attached to the NIA or to the Ghana Post or to the Birth and Death Registry or to the Land Registry.
They will be doing digitisation work for this country.Then the Governance Ghana module where people will be attached to various local authorities.
A total of 100,000 graduates who have completed their National Service are expected to be engaged under NABCO this year.