Federal Govt to introduce internship programme in NYSC

The federal government has announced plans to introduce an internship programme in the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) to enhance practical skills and employability of youths and bridge the gap between academic learning and real-world work experience.

Minister of state for youth development, Ayodele Olawande, disclosed this at the launch of a $50 billion fundraising programme for the building of a World Youth Peace Centre organised by the West African Youth Peace Mission (WAYPEM) in Abuja.

According to him, the internship programme, will be integrated into the existing NYSC structure to provide corps members hands-on experience in various industries and empower them with relevant skills for the modern workforce.

The minister who was represented by his chief-of-staff, Mohammed Abdullahi, said the rationale behind the idea was for graduates of professional courses to be sent to where their professional skills would be enhanced during their service year.

He said this would give them an edge in the labour market after their service year.

He also announced that in the next couple of weeks, the ministry would be inaugurating the technical committee on youth development which would focus on skills development for Nigerian youths.

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