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The Executive Secretary of the State Universal Basic Education (SUBEB) in Bayelsa state, Comrade Walter Liverpool has stated that about 1,800 Bayelsans have been shortlisted as the beneficiaries of the teachers’ category of the Federal government’s N-Power project.
Comrade Liverpool who stated this while charting with newsmen in Yenagoa also opined that the N-Power project is a scheme designed by the Buhari led administration purposely to empower the less privileged across the country.
According to him, the scheme is divided into three broad categories which are the N-Teach, N-Health and N-Power, stressing that the N-Teach which is for teachers constitute the majority among the three categories.
He further maintained that those shortlisted have already undergone screening process and the scheme has already started posting them to their respective local government areas.
The SUBEB Executive Secretary also reiterated that the scheme has a mandate of spreading the beneficiaries across the entire state thereby avoiding over flooding Yenagoa, the state capital, adding that out of the 1,800 shortlisted names, 1,750 have been posted to the eight local government areas of the state, adding that the payment of the shortlisted Bayelsans is with effect from December, 2016.
Comrade Liverpool further stated that the scheme is not the conventional or regular programme where professional teachers are employed but this particular scheme cuts across every discipline, maintaining that due process mechanisms were used in the selection process.
He also expressed hope that the scheme will go a long way in complementing the efforts of the state government as regards teachers, especially in the primary schools as the entire state needs more than 3,000 teachers to back up the free education policy of the present administration.
The other two categories in the scheme, according to Liverpool, are being coordinated by the overall focal point in the person of the Honourable commissioner of Women Affairs.


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