- Over 223 unemployed youths in Borno state have been recommended for scholarship and immediate jobs
- The kind gesture was made by the state governor, Babagana Zulum
- Some of the youths were given international scholarships to study in Japan
There was jubilation among unemployed youths in Borno state as over 223 young school graduates were recommended for international scholarship and employment opportunities in federal government agencies and private corporate entities.
Daily Trust reports that the opportunities were sourced after Governor Babagana Zulum launched an online programme to help thousands of unemployed youths secure jobs and further education.
Legit.ng gathered that the beneficiaries were selected from hundreds of applicants who registered with their curriculum vitae (CVs) with the Borno Online Jobs portal (BOJOBS) launched in September this year.
The state commissioner, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, Babagana Mustapha, said that more than 223 unemployed graduates have been recommended for different job opportunities, mostly at the federal government level and some, in the private sectors.
It was also gathered that having created the portal, Mustapha said the state government played a crucial role in the innovation that led to the mass enrolment of educated-but-jobless young people in the state.
The commissioner explained that among the 223 applicants who were selected based on requirements of the potential employers, 26 were Bachelor’s degree (BSc) holders while 15 others have masters degrees (MSc).
He further explained that they were recommended to the federal character commission to fill possible employment slots at the federal civil service in relevant disciplines.
Mustapha noted that additional 50 applicants were nominated for scholarship award by the government of Japan, while an equal number (50) was recommended to MTN mobile telecommunications company for consideration in field marketing.
In addition, 50 applicants were selected for a train-the-trainer internship programme in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education, with eight more recommended for employment at a federal fishery institution.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Governor Samuel Ortom directed the Benue State University to offer admission to Goodness Thomas, an indigene of Niger state.
It was reported that Miss Thomas emerged as the best graduating student of St. Clement's secondary school, Gbaiko Minna for the year 2019, but was denied admission by another university.
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