Finally, the Graduate Internship Scheme, GIS, screening scheduled to hold Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd July, 2016, has been successfully completed. This according the Permanent Secretary to the Head of Service, Mrs. Geraldine Akpet Ekannem will create jobs for unemployed graduates in Cross River State, CRS.
However, according to Mrs. Ekannem, the state is conducting a Man Power analysis to know the areas of need in that state. She clearly stated that; “It is in that vein that a lot of people had filled the applications forms in the Civil Service Commission. Though, two thousand naira (N2, 000) was paid to obtain the form, but his Excellency, Senator Professor Ben Ayade was not happy about that. That’s why he declared that the forms should be given free of charge. So in due cost, by the time we finish conducting the Man Power activities, forms will be distributed to graduates.
“Even in the areas of Law presently, recruitment for employment is ongoing for about 45 to 60 Lawyers. They have taken the aptitude test, and they’ve conducted the interview and by His grace they’ll be employed shortly.
“I do know that Medical Doctors have also been employed, and deployed to the 18 Local Government Areas, LGAs, to help and give the most needed support in the area of health care.”
The Secretary also stated that The GIS exercise is a commendable one, because it will help the State to get a data bank on the number of unemployed graduates in CRS. Her words; “I believed and hoped that a lot you will be employed and the FG will help us. For whatever number the FG takes, we’ll take note of the ones that will be left out.
She urged the graduates to provide genuine information such as field of studies, year of graduation, local government of origin, etc. The reasons being because in the constitution, it is necessary that your geographical spread is reflected.