The Nation Builders’ Corps (NaBCo) is working with Module Implementing Partners (MIPs), accreditation institutions and universities to design an exit certification award that becomes recognised as a pathway for beneficiaries to further their education at higher levels, as well as facilitate employment.
This means that while gaining experience, beneficiaries also gain credit hours that could exempt them from agreed number of years when they want to further their education.
Additionally, those who seek employment after exiting the programme stand the chance to be placed at higher grade levels above the grade levels they would have been placed with the qualification they enrolled into NaBCo. Partner skills training institutions will standardize the training in order to determine the exit certification.
Females constitute 55,964, representing 38.22%, while 90,454, representing 61.78%, are males.
Breakdown of type of qualification of NaBCo applicants
Out of the 146,968 applicants who successfully completed and submitted their applications,
54,012, representing 36.75%, are degree holders;
66,616, representing 45.33%, hold diploma while
26,340 applicants, representing 17.92%, are certificate holders.
Educate Ghana attracted highest application
Educate Ghana topped the applications with 43,834, representing 30.202%.
It is followed by Revenue Ghana, with 31,095, representing 21.425% of all applications.
The others are Civic Ghana – 19,917 (13.723%);
Digitise Ghana – 16,620 (11.451%);
Enterprise Ghana – 12,949 (8.922%);
Heal Ghana – 11,785 (8.120%);
Feed Ghana – 8,934 (6.156%).
REGIONAL BREAKDOWN OF APPLICATIONS
Ashanti – 34,909 (24.05%)
Greater Accra – 31,809 (21.92)
Northern – 19,807 (13.65%)
Brong Ahafo – 12,248 (8.44%)
Central – 11,139 (7.68%),
Eastern Region – 11,039 (7.61%)
Western – 10,070 (6.94%)
Volta – 5,347 (3.68%)
Upper East – 4,756 (3.28%)
Upper West – 4,000 (2.76%)
49,523 have booked their interview dates. Out of the 146,968 applicants, it has been identified that about 16,000 duplicates have been deleted from the system.
All successful applicants will be interviewed. The over 30,000 applicants who may not be placed would opt to be put on a waiting list and will be the first to replace those that may drift out of the programme.
Interviews will be conducted in all districts from July 18 to 25, 2018.
Orientation for the selected 100,000 will take place at the district level from July 30 to August 3, 2018. A passing-out ceremony will be organised at regional locations. From Monday, August 6, 2018, Nation Builders’ Corps (NaBCo) trainees will commence placement on their modules.
Each trainee will be given a three-year contract under a work and learning arrangement. For every four weeks of work, one week will be dedicated to skills development and training. This results in a cumulative 12-week worth of core training, in addition to the on-the-job training every year.
MEMBERSHIP OF INTERVIEW PANEL
In every district, a panel of five will consist of a representative of the district assembly, a member of the NaBCo Secretariat, an official from National Service Secretariat, a representative from a module implementation partner, and a representative from the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations.
In all cases, applicants will be validated and processed through the interview. If successful, an applicant will receive a text notification within three days of the interview. The notification will advise on the next steps, including how to print the engagement letter from the web portal.
Once successful applicants submit their letters to the district of placement, they will be processed to commence a five-day orientation.
In all districts, the dates for NaBCo Orientation are from July 30 to August 3, 2018.
This shall include a military component on resilience, endurance, positive attitude, discipline and responsibility.
Once orientation is over, the successful trainees will all converge at their respective regional capital for a passing-out ceremony.
From August 6, 2018, trainees are expected to commence their placement in the chosen module within the organisations and enterprises they have been placed.
CREDIT: HON Mariam Iddrisu