March 24, 2023

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Government Directs NABCO trainees to stay at post

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Trainees engaged under the National Builders’ Crop (NABCO) programme have been asked to remain at post until further notice.

This comes after some institutions asked these personnel under the various modules of the programme to proceed on leave following the expiration of their three years engagement.

A statement issued by the Secretariat today said, the decision was taken after a high powered stakeholders meeting with NABCO Module Implementation Partners (MIP).

“Following a high-level Stakeholders meeting with the lead NABCO Module Implementation Partners (MIP) led by His Excellence the Vice President of the Republic of Ghana and The Honorable Chief of Staff, all NABCO trainees are required to remain at post,it said.

The Secretariat also charged trainees to remain at post and continue to discharge their duties until the MIPs finalize their exit arrangements.

“In line with the exit preparation after your Three(3) years on the scheme, all NABCO trainees will remain at post pending permanent arrangements. The NABCO Secretariat expects trainees to continue to discharge their duties diligently and professionally at their various workplaces whilst the scheme and the MIPS work towards a smooth final transition”.

According to NABCO Management, a new cohort of NABCO trainees will be recruited into the service to serve the nation at various sectors when the next academic year begins in 2022.

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Meanwhile, the Executive Director of NABCO, Ibrahim Anyars has said the programme has been successful because it achieved its aim of amplifying the employability profile of graduates to be legible for employment after their exit point.

“The scheme is very successful because all the schemes that we set to do and the mandates stipulated by the President has been achieved. It has been a great success for this administration,” the NABCO Director said in an interview.

According to the CEO, the scheme addressed issues like work experience, professionalism, interview values, and other qualities that kept beneficiaries away from the job market.

The professional training and work experience he said has enriched the employable skills of beneficiaries who have gone through career guidance transition and are yet to be employed in either the public or private sector.

“The scheme was a structured partnership and a structured learning programme to assist graduates exit with career pathways and help in their exit profiles,” he said.


In 2018, the government recruited about One hundred thousand (100,000) youth from various tertiary institutions for a period of three years under the National Builders’ Corps(NABCO) programme.

The programme is an initiative to address graduate unemployment in the country and to solve social problems.

The focus of the initiative will be solving public service delivery in health, education, agriculture, technology, government and drive revenue mobilization and collection.

The objective of the programme is to provide temporal employment to unemployed graduates and to improve skills and employability for transition from programme to permanent employment among others.

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