Skills Acquisition: NDE To Train 620 A’Ibom Indigenes

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The National Directorate of Employment (NDE), Akwa Ibom State has said that it will commence the recruitment of 620 unemployed persons across the 31 local government areas for skills acquisition training under her Basic National Open Apprenticeship Scheme (B-NOAS) for 2021.

The State coordinator of NDE, Mr Promise Ekah, who disclosed this over the weekend to newsmen in his office, said 20 persons per Local Government will be recruited on first come first serve arrangement to acquire skills in Catering, Computer, Generator Repairs, Photo Video and Hair Dressing.

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Ekah, who said the skill acquisition training will last for three months, added that the registration will commence from Monday, January 18, 2024 (today) to Wednesday, January 20, 2021 from 9 am to 4 pm daily at NDE office, Federal Secretariat complex, Abak Road, Uyo.

Other centers include: Ikot Edibo, Nsit Ubium, Afaha Ikot Ebak, Essien Udim and Udung Ottok, Udung Uko Local Government Areas.

All candidates, according to him are expected to produce evidence of Personal Bank details, phone number with minimum of First School Leaving Certificate (FSLC), Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE), general Certificate Examination (GCE) National Board for Technical Education Certificate (NABTEC) etc.

The NDE state coordinator stressed that the skills acquisition training was not part of the Extended Special Public Works (ESPW) programme of the Federal government, but purely management decision taken to ensure that youths are equipped with productive and marketable skills which will make them employable and later become employer of labour.

Ekah, who posited that orientation for the skills acquisition training will be announced very soon, urged interested persons to take advantage of the training, by getting registered for it to acquire skills and become self-employed.

Credit: Victor Essang