Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Wednesday officially commissioned the Nation Builders Corps (NABCO), a government intervention to tackle graduate unemployment.
Nearly 100,000 recruits are set to begin work as the first batch of beneficiaries.
He said that the beneficiaries were going to assist in realizing the government’s vision of an educated population, an industrialized, robust and well-managed economy, among others.
Akufo-Addo admonished the trainees to be dutiful and productive in the areas they had been assigned, and demonstrate, on a daily basis, that they value knowledge as a basis for effective performance and productivity.
The NABCO initiative gives employment to people who hold degrees of tertiary institutions to assist in the public service delivery needs of Ghana.
The recruits are expected to be engaged in a structured work and learning program environment, where, for every four weeks of work, one week will be dedicated to acquiring soft, future employability, and work readiness skills.
“By this, we would have also addressed the very issue that keeps our graduates out of the labour market, in spite of their educational qualifications.” he said.