About 100,000 recruits of the Nation Builders Corps (NaBCo) will receive certificates of graduation from President Akufo-Addo today at Black Star Square in Accra after accepting postings.
The chief executive officer of NaBCo, Dr Anyars Ibrahim, says that all processes leading to the selection of the 100,000 graduates from among 130,000 applications received have been finalised, paving the way for today’s graduation ceremony.
The graduation marks the beginning of a transformational journey for the graduates and partly fulfils the NPP government’s promise to create jobs for the youth, as promised in the New Patriotic Party’s 2016 manifesto.
NaBCo was launched by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to further his government’s drive to provide jobs for Ghana’s unemployed graduates.
The modules in the policy initiative are meant to help address challenges facing the nation’s most depressed economic sectors and at the same time provide jobs for graduates who are unable to find work, partly because of a ban on public-sector employment by the International Monetary Fund.
Each of the 100,000 recruits has been assigned to one of NaBCo’s seven modules: Civic Ghana, Revenue Ghana, Educate Ghana, Enterprise Ghana, Digitise Ghana, Heal Ghana and Feed Ghana.
Graduates from the Ashanti, Central, Eastern, Greater Accra, Volta and Western Regions are expected to converge on Black Star Square for the national ceremony. Those in more distant parts such as the Northern, Upper East and West and Brong-Ahafo Regions will also be represented.
The 100,000 selected recruits, who will be graduating today after several weeks of rigorous training and capacity-building, are expected to complete the programme after three years.
According to Dr Anyars, the NaBCo policy will boost productivity in various sectors of the economy and add value to the skillsets and knowledge base of the recruits, who will gain training that will help them become self-reliant and more entrepreneurial.
The government has also said that it will give priority to NaBCo graduates in the event that any full-time job opportunities open up in government institutions.
Many of the programme graduates have been unemployed for years since graduating from school or university.
The traineeship programme and their success in winning placements has brought huge relief to all of them.
They will be hopeful of a brighter future as they are graduated by the President.
Source : thestatesmanonline