The Nation Builders Corps (NaBCo) has received an overwhelming patronage, with about seventy-two thousand unemployed graduates applying for placement nine (9) days after government launched the programme.
Despite debates on the sustainability of the programme when rolled out, the National coordinator for NaBCo, Dr Anyars Ibrahim, has disclosed that about eight thousand (8,000) people apply to the programme each day.
Speaking to journalists, Dr Ibrahim, a staffer at the office of the Vice President, seeing to the implementation of NaBCo noted that the patronage meant there are more unemployed graduates willing to be enrolled onto the programme.
He said before the applicants are deployed to commence work, there will be a screening to ensure that the qualified people are enrolled onto the programme, saying there will be nothing like protocol in the shortlisting process.
President Akufo-Addo launched the programme on May 1, 2018 to tackle graduate unemployment in the country.
Speaking on News File on Joy News channel on Multi TV, last Saturday, Dr Ibrahim revealed that the monitoring done by the technical officials had shown that over 40,000 Ghanainas had applied to NaBCo since its website was launched.
What Is NaBCo?
The Nation Builders’ Corps (NaBCo) is aimed at tackling graduate unemployment in Ghana. It is expected to employ about a hundred thousand (100,000) graduates with Diploma and Degree under seven modules and also equip them with skills through training.
The seven modules of the programme which are geared toward the development of the economy are: Educate Ghana, Heal Ghana, Feed Ghana, Revenue Ghana, Digitize Ghana, Civic Ghana and Enterprise Ghana.
The NaBCo is opened to all Ghanaians who are done with their national service obligations.
Applicants who will be employed under NaBCo will enjoy a monthly stipend of 700 cedis.
To enrol onto the NaBCo, one would have to log on to the programme’s website, www.nabco.gov.gh to fill the application forms at no cost.
Applicants who pass the selection process would be deployed to begin work by August 1, 2018, according to the government.