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Friday 17 September 2021

Unemployment: PhDs, Masters Degree Holders Jostle For Rep Ajuloopin Digital Empowerment Project

No fewer than three PhD, 30 Masters degree holders were among the 4,604 applicants that applied for the 2nd edition of Rep Tunji Olawuyi's digital empowerment programme tagged Ajuloopin Digital Empowerment Programme (ADEP) 2021. 

This was contained in a statement issued by Mr Titilope Akogun, the Head of the Technical team for the programme. 

The programme which is the brainchild of the lawmaker representing Ekiti, Isin, Irepodun and Oke-Ero Federal Constituency of Kwara began in 2020.

The statement stated that no fewer than 200 people were empowered by the federal lawmaker in Digital Training, Mini Importation as well as distribution of laptops and tablets to beneficiaries in 2020.

He said that the breakdown in the application, revealed that there were 902 Bachelor of Science (BSc), 988 Higher National Diploma (HND), 853 National Certificate of Education (NCE) holders.

Others are: 441 Ordinary National Diploma (OND), 873 Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) holders while 514 were unspecified. 

Of the 4,604 applicants, 556 are currently employed, 1218 are self-employed while 2830 are unemployed. 

750 of the applicants are from Ekiti local government area of Kwara, 1512 are from Irepodun local government,  634 of them are in Isin, 698 put in from Oke-Ero. 

However, 324 applied from Offa local government, 459 are from Ifelodun, while the remaining 327 applicants are from Oyun local government area of the state.

The statement stated that each applicant would be called for a phone interview session after which 500 successful applicants would be shortlisted.

He said the 500 applicants to be shortlisted would be invited for physical interview where the number would be pruned to 350 as the final successful candidates for the programme.

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