The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) in Jigawa on Tuesday said it had engaged 14 unemployed graduates under its Graduate Coaching Scheme (GCS).
The NDE Coordinator in the state, Mr Muhammad Sambo, told newsmen in Dutse that the GCS was part of the special-public-works scheme targeted at assisting unemployed graduates of tertiary institutions.
The coordinator said that the graduates were engaged to coach 248 candidates, including 15 females, who failed their Senior School Certificate Examinations and JAMB.
He explained that the programme, organised for candidates wishing to retake the examinations, would last between March and May, 2016.
Sambo said the programme would focus on English language, Mathematics and other science subjects.
He added that the gesture was to enable the students pass their examinations in good grades.
Sambo added that the exercise was being conducted at the Government Day Senior Secondary School, Kiyawa in the Kiyawa Local Government Area of the state.
The coordinator added that the agency had set aside a substantial sum of money for both logistics and allowances of the graduates.
He said each graduate would be paid N10, 000 as monthly stipend.
Sambo stated that one of the graduates, who would serve as supervisors, would receive N14, 000 monthly. (NAN)