Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Advice To The Incoming Npower Batch C Beneficiaries

You all know that Npower is a skill empowerment programme and the recently conducted batch C recruitment have seen some adjustments. Unlike the previous batches which beneficiaries are expected to spend 2years to gain job experience or employability skills, the new set of beneficiaries to be recruited will have only one year to be empowered.

The bach C beneficiaries should put it in mind that the programme has expiring date and as such, it is very important that beneficiaries make the most out of the programme before they are exited to avoid what happened to batches A and B.

The advice to the incoming batch C Npower beneficiaries is that they should not subject themself to only the responsibility at the place of their primary assignment. They should task themselves with other activities that will help build the other aspect of their life.

The most amazing thing is that N-power provided you with the necessary tools like an electronic gadget, free internet connectivity and N30000 stipends which is an added advantage to enable you to develop your other skills like digital and entrepreneur skills, and put back that skills into your work as NAgro, NTeach and NHealth volunteers. It will actually be a waste of time if you end up not learning other skills that will boost your CV or direct you toward entrepreneurial part after the programme.

As you all know, the programme has different components which I believed the non-graduate component is more or less the one that can bring out entrepreneurs. The graduate component will only equip you with work experience which at the end will require you to work for others, that is why is important that while in the programme you should endeavour to devote some of your time to acquire entrepreneurial skills so that you can get something to fall back after the programme.

However, the management of the programme have said that they have restructured the programme for better results, but it is advisable that you still do not put all your hope on someone else promises.

That is why we created this post to help the new emerging N-power volunteers learn from the experience of their Senior colleagues the 2016 and 2017 volunteers who are recently exited from the programme and still do not know where they belong in terms of transition path.

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