Government Recruitment Website Crashes on the First Day
The government website for the recruitment of 500,000 teachers reportedly crashed on the first day because of massive traffic from prospective candidates.
Last week, the Federal Government announced that the recruitment will kick off on Sunday, and asked interested applicants to apply on http://portal.npower.gov.ng. However, at 6.48 pm on Sunday, the website was down and unavailable,
However, at 6.48 pm on Sunday, the website was down and unavailable, the Punch is reporting.
Further investigation revealed that the website had crashed due to heavy traffic, with the website carrying the message, “An error occurred. Sorry, the page you are looking for is currently unavailable. Please, try again later. If you are the system administrator of this resource, then you should check the error log for details. Faithfully yours, nginx.”
When contacted for the number of applications on the website so far, the Special Assistant to the Minister of State for Education, Anthony Akuneme, said it was too early to know the number.
He said, “The recruitment process is on. The website has been publicised in the media. It is too early to get the response and number of applicants since it just began.”
President Muhammadu Buhari on May 29, said the recruitment of the teachers would commence on June 12.
The Senior Special Assistant to the Vice-President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande, also stated that the recruitment would be done online.
Akande, in a statement last Wednesday, said the 500,000 Teacher Corps, nicknamed N-Power Teach on the portal, was one of the three direct job creation and training schemes established by the current administration.
Others, according to him, are N-Power Knowledge, which will train 25,000 Nigerians in technology, and N-Power Build, which will train another 75,000 in building services, construction, utilities, hospitality and catering, automotive vocation, aluminium and gas services.
He said that all trainees would be paid for the duration of their training.
Akande added, “The N-Power Teacher Corps initiative, which will engage and train 500,000 young unemployed graduates, is a paid volunteer programme of two-year duration.”
The website was back up on Monday morning when checked by SayNigeria.com.
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