Nearly 54,500 applicants of the Nation Builders Corps (NABCO) programme have been notified of their placement in five modules of the programme and are to start work on October 1, 2018.
Some 49,642 out of the 54,481 successful applicants have accepted their placements and subsequently submitted their letters of acceptance before the August 31, 2018 deadline.
The modules to kick off on October 1 are Civic Ghana, Revenue Ghana, Educate Ghana, Enterprise Ghana and Digitise Ghana.
In all, 100,000 people are to be enrolled in the programme for the first year.
The Chief Executive Officer of NABCO, Dr Ibrahim Anyars, in an interview revealed the applicants who had been notified were those whose credentials, including educational background and national service, had been verified.
The second batch of placements is expected to be done on September 11, 2018, and will involve those selected for the Heal Ghana and the Feed Ghana modules, while pre-deployment orientation for successful applicants has been scheduled for September 17-19, 2018.
Hundreds of graduates who have been recruited for the Nation Builders Corps (NABCO) program on Monday, September 3, besieged the Secretariat of the Builders Corps to demand an extension of the closing date for their registration process.
However, Dr Anyars said those in the first batch who could not submit their acceptance letters before the August 31, 2018 deadline would be given a window of opportunity when NABCO’s Internet portal was opened from September 11.
The Nation Builders Corps (NABCO) program is a government initiative to address graduate unemployment to solve social problems. The focus of the initiative is to solve public service delivery in health, education, agriculture, technology, governance and drive revenue mobilization and collection.
Here’s what to if you missed the deadline for submission of acceptance letter
For all other applicants, including those who received their letters of engagement during the first batch of placements but could not submit their acceptance letters by the deadline of August 31, 2018, please be advised as follows:
1. Do not panic, simply wait for the next batch of placements to commence and you will be able to print and/or submit your signed acceptance letter.
2. All other applicants have now been evaluated and verified ready for the next batch of placements this week. This group includes all the ‘no show’ and ‘pending’ applicants. Please expect to receive notifications from NABCO shortly. The second batch of placements is expected to upload acceptance of offer by Tuesday, September 11, 2018.
3. Please note also that the next batch of placements will include Feed Ghana and Heal Ghana applicants.
4. For those qualified but have not made it on this occasion, an opportunity to stay on a waiting list will be offered. It’s strictly voluntary: an applicant may accept or decline that offer.
5. Pre-deployment Orientation now scheduled for September 17 to 19 at the District Level. We will notify selected NABCO trainees in due course.
The NABCO Team entreats all stakeholders to continue to remain patient with the process.
They also take this opportunity to caution applicants to avoid engaging the services of third parties. Whenever necessary we will use the established means of contact to reach all applicants. We do not deal with applicants through middlemen: applicants who countenance the services of such persons do so at their own risk.