By Muntari Tukur
Kano – Forty-one graduates in Kano State have so far benefited from the Federal Government’s funded programme, Graduates Internship Scheme (GIS), training on entrepreneurship and employment scheme.
The GIS Director, Mr. Dennis Chukwudi, disclosed this at the beginning of the training in Kano on Wednesday.
He said since the inception of the programme, no fewer than 41,161 graduates had benefited from the scheme all over the country.
Chukwudi, who was represented by the Head of Finance and Accounts, GIS, Mr. Anthony Kalu, said out of the figure, 35,000 beneficiaries had exited the scheme.
He said thousands of them secured jobs, credit facilities and grants.
According to him, the scheme has developed special programme for non-oil sector in view of its prospects for capacity building and job creation.
He said GIS had also entered into special partnership with governmental and non-governmental organisations for graduates to be trained on ICT, agriculture, construction and community health, among other fields.