The Unemployed Graduates Association of Ghana has expressed appreciation to President Akufo-Addo for his government’s response to the perennial problem of graduate unemployment in the country.
The Group, in a statement said President Akufo-Addo’s launch of the Nation Builders Corps(NABCo) will bring a tremendous relief to most of them.
The statement added:”We see this initiative as the first ever major national policy by a government in about 8 years ago to tackle graduate unemployment and therefore we see it as a way of rendering our association redundant henceforth.”
The Release by the group comes on the heels of President Akufo-Addo’s launch the Nation’s Builders Corps at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi on Tuesday May 1.
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.
Below is the full statement
UNEMPLOYED GRADUATES ASSOCIATION OF GHANA SAYS THANK YOU PREZ AKUFO-ADDO FOR GIVING HOPE BACK TO GRADUATES IN GHANA
We, Unemployed Graduates Association of Ghana, want to use this opportunity to thank the President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for his visionary and bold initiative of the launch of the Nation Builders Corps (NABCO).
The launching of this program will bring a tremendous relief to most of us The Unemployed Graduate and those of us who have always wanted an opportunity to set up our own businesses.
Per the seven different modules launched under NABCO, we see it as stepping stone of engaging we the unemployed graduates, give us industrial employable skills and also a life of dignity.
We see the policy as a way of employing majority, if not all of us.
We therefore urge all our members to apply for the programme online at (www.nabco.gov.gh) as the application processes come with no extra cost.
May God bless our homeland Ghana and bless the reign of His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to achieve more of this for Ghana.