Nigeria opens portal for fellowship programme, targets 200,000 graduates


The federal government says it has opened the application portal for the Nigeria Jubilee Fellow Programme which targets 200,000 graduates.

Nigeria Jubilee Fellow Programme is aimed at getting work placement for Nigerian graduates who have completed the compulsory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme.

President Muhammadu Buhari last Tuesday said the Nigeria Jubilee Fellow Programme “is expected to create new opportunities for 20,000 graduates annually” will “maximise the opportunities presented – for 12 months, with or without job experience, thereby connecting them with local job opportunities.”

The portal was opened Monday to interested applicants. It will be open to applicants for six weeks between September 6 and October 20, 2021.

The Nigeria Jubilee Fellow Programme is a youth empowerment partnership initiative between the Federal Government of Nigeria and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

The programme seeks to connect talented graduates with local job opportunities that apply their expertise while equipping them with world-class practical knowledge and relevant skills.

It provides applicants with three options for applicants after completing the fellowship which includes retainment with respective host organisations, entrepreneurship opportunities, and a platform to compete and access future jobs and employment opportunities.

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