Peter Papka, Project Director, Graduate Internship Scheme of Subsidy Re-investment Programme, has said the scheme will remain and continue to fulfil its objectives. Papka stated this in a statement issued on his behalf in Abuja by Akubo Adegbe, Head of Operations.
The statement said, the assurance became imperative at a time when stakeholders of the scheme are raising concerns on the continuity of the scheme
“I am directed to inform all Interns and Employer partners that the scheme remains on stream and to also assure you that the Scheme has adequate resources to execute its financial commitments for the remaining part of the year 2015,” Adegbe said.
“May we seize this opportunity to urge employers to continue to focus on mentoring requirement for interns, while interns on the other hand demonstrate commitment to building their own skills through avenues created by employers.”
The Graduate Internship Scheme (GIS) was launched in October, 2012 to create opportunity for graduates to be attached to firms, where they would work for a year. The beneficiaries are expected to earn a monthly stipend of N30, 000 with a Group Life and Accident Insurance. They are also expected to use the opportunity to gain work experience and enhance their employability skills.