The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) has trained 280 school leavers in Zamfara on marketable Vocational Skills to become self-employed.
The State Coordinator of the NDE, Malam Abdullahi Yakubu, said 20 trainees were drawn from each of the 14 Local Government Areas of the state to participate in the Basic National Open Apprenticeship Scheme (B-NOAS).
He said 84 graduates, 6 from each LGA, will participate in the Advance National Apprenticeship Scheme (A-NOAS).
Some 15,480 school leavers were trained under B-NOAS and 4,644 were trained on A-NOAS nationwide, with all of them slated to undergo 3 months of training, Mallam Abdullahi explained.
“Other 404 trainees were drawn from the 14 LGA to be trained on Tailoring, Knitting, Confectionery, GSM Repairs, Barbing, Computer Appreciation, interior Decoration, Hair-Dressing, Beauty Therapy, Beads Stringing, Cosmology, Throw Pillows, among others, and will be given N2,000.00 as monthly stipend within the period of the training under its new program “Quick-Fix,” he said.
The state coordinator who urged the participants to pay more attention to the training said NDE was designed to reduce the level of unemployment across the country.
Reporting by Abdulrazak Kaura; Editing by Abdullahi Lamino and Tony Okerafor