What You Need To Know About NYSC SAED Program

What You Need To Know About NYSC SAED Program

NYSC SAED(acronym for Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development) is a nationwide initiative of the NYSC targeted at young Nigerian graduates mobilized and deployed in the one year mandatory service with the primary mandate of promoting selfreliance in the Nigerian youth.

It is designed to be implemented within the framework of the Corps members camping exercises (in -camp) and also throughout the service year of Corps members (post camp) during which corps members will be encouraged to learn in demand industry skills, position themselves to become value creators and leverage a boquet of career and business startup opportunities.

The NYSC Skills acquisition and Entrepreneurship Department (SAED) is headed by a Director and is made up of two divisions namely:

1. Skills Acquisition Division

2. Entrepreneurship and Empowerment Division

Functions of the department include:

1. Sensitize and mobilize 200, 000 young graduates for skill acquisition annually

2. Facilitate the training and mentoring of 100, 000 young graduates in skill acquisition and entrepreneurship development for self-reliance annually

3. Promote public-private partnership for entrepreneurship development and self-reliance amongst Nigerian youths

4. Promote documentation and sharing of best practices on youth empowerment in Nigeria

5. Support evidence-driven advocacy efforts for favorable policies on youth empowerment in Nigeria

6. Sensitization and mobilization of corps members enrollment into the skill acquisition and entrepreneurship development program

7. Development of a standard curriculum for the in-camp skill acqusition exercise

8. Identification of organizations at state level to provide training and mentoring in specific skills sets

9. Attachment of the corps members to the various organizations for skill acquisition and entrepreneurship development

10. On-going monitoring and supervision of trainee corps members

11. Facilitate access to available funding opportunities

As a corper, it is advisable to take advantage of this NYSC SAED Program during your service year to build your entrepreneurship skills.

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  1. I love saed programs, I ventured into poultry farming and I love what I'm doing now.


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