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Graduate internship scheme stays –FG

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Federal Government has said it will not discontinue with the graduate internship scheme, adding that the programme helps to minimise the rate of unemployment in the country.

Project Director, GIS, Mr. Peter Papka, stated this on Friday at a Career Development and Entrepreneurship training for 2015 batch of the interns in Uyo.

Represented by the agency’s Chief Operation Officer, Mr. Kefas Hosea, Papka denied speculations that the scheme had been scrapped.

He, however, noted that the stoppage of SURE-P, which was its parent body, did not affect the scheme.

He said, “I wish to reaffirm government’s commitment to this unique scheme. It is one of the many success stories of government’s effort to reduce graduate unemployment.

“It is pertinent to let you know that many graduates are well-prepared for this experience: this is because there are many that have proved themselves worthy and have already been employed. Others have yet to establish their own businesses, they have secured financial facilities and have moved on.”

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