Indications have emerged that the website launched by the federal government to receive applications of Nigerians for the proposed 500,000 teaching jobs for youths has crashed.
The development, as gathered, is due to high traffic of the anxious applicants who thronged the website – www.npower.gov.ng – barely a week after it was launched into web space.
The registration is under FG the N-Power Teacher Corps Scheme.
The engagement of the young unemployed graduates is to last for 24 months.
The website crash is despite the advice in a statement by the special adviser on Media and Publicity to the vice president, Mr. Laolu Akande, to candidates to consider the use of “fast internet service,” (specifically 3G or 4G network).
It was gathered that the portal recorded over 400,000 successful registrations and 35 million hits since it opened for submissions.
Speaking on the pay to successful applicants, Mr Akande indicated that “beside their monthly take home pay estimated at about N23,000, the selected 500,000 graduates will also get computer devices that will contain information necessary for their specific engagement, as well as information for their continuous training and development.”
He added that they must “keep the devices even after exiting from the programme.”
The VP’s aide also explained that based on President Muhammadu Buhari administration’s plan, the N-Power Teacher Corps programme was an invaluable opportunity for young Nigerians to make immense economic and social contributions to the nation while developing their skills.
In addition, the scheme, Akande pointed out, would help to address the problems of inadequate teachers in public schools.
He hinted that candidates enlisted under the scheme would gain work experience and acquire key competencies through academic and non-academic capacity building programmes intended to improve their competitiveness in the workplace, while their devices would be loaded with knowledge-oriented applications and software that would enable them acquire the needed skills and capacity.
It would be recalled that the application website for 10,000 police recruitment also launched by the present administration via the Police Service Commission, PSC, recently suffered similar fate.


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