Monday, 13 June 2016

Just one day of Starting the Recruitment of 500,000 teachers portal Crashed




The recruitment of 500,000 teachers by the Federal Government of Nigeria might difficult to register as the recruitment portal (Website) for the exercise crashed just in one day of opening it. Due to the massive applications by prospective candidates.


Last week, The Federal Government of Nigeria had made an announcement of recruiting teachers through an online platform, and the directed any Interested Nigeria to apply through http://portal.npower.gov.ng.

According to an online Newspapers website (The Punch), in attempts of their correspondent to register on the portal around 6.48pm on Sunday failed as the as the website was not available.

We (GutsyNaija) checked and confirmed that the website had been crashed due to heavy traffic.

As at today Monday, the website is reading, “SORRY If you are the owner of this website, please contact your hosting provider: webmaster@portal.npower.gov.ng. It is possible you have reached this page because”

Source said that the Special Assistance to the Minister of Education, Mr. Anthony Akuneme, was contacted to know the number of applicants but the Mr. Anthony replied by saying it was too early to know the number of applicants.
According to GutsyNaija, he said, “The recruitment process is on. The website has been publicised in the media. It is too early to get the response and number of applicants since it just began.”

President Muhammadu Buhari had, in his Democracy Day speech, said the recruitment of the teachers would commence on June 12.
The Senior Special Assistant to the Vice-President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande, also stated that the recruitment would be done online.
Akande, in a statement last Wednesday, said the 500,000 Teacher Corps, nicknamed N-Power Teach on the portal, was one of the three direct job creation and training schemes established by the current administration.
Others, according to him, are N-Power Knowledge, which will train 25,000 Nigerians in technology, and N-Power Build, which will train another 75,000 in building services, construction, utilities, hospitality and catering, automotive vocation, aluminium and gas services.
He explained that all trainees would be paid for the duration of their training.
Akande added, “The N-Power Teacher Corps initiative, which will engage and train 500,000 young unemployed graduates, is a paid volunteer programme of two-year duration.”
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