N-Power Programme

Difference Between N-Power Students and Npower Applicants?

Last Update: November 6, 2016, 08:28

Check 200,000 names of first batch of N-Power shortlisted candidates

Following the announcement of the Federal Government on November 3, 2016 that it had shortlisted 200,000 Nigerians for the first batch of the ongoing Social Investment Initiative recruitment exercise, applicants are  asking: how can I check if I made Npower list?

Since the names of the first batch of successful candidates are yet to be published officially, applicants are unsure whether they made the list.

But you can check if your name is listed under the actual programme you applied for, and this is how to do that

How to check your Npower role

Note: N-Power roles are divided into two (and it varies):

  1. Applicants
  2. Students

If you applied for Npower community education, it’s possible you find something like

  1. Applicants
  2. All participants

It depends!

What’s the difference between NPower Student and Npower Applicant?

I’m going to tell you the difference as I know to at least debunk the speculations that say Npower students are the successful ones in the first batch , while Npower applicants are pending.

But first…

How to check the number of applicants under each Npower programme

This is a step-by-step guide on how to check your name and know the number of applicants under the programme you are in

  1. Open any browser of your choice
  2. Use the official Npower URL at https://portal.npower.gov.ng
  3. Input your phone number and any of your names that works as your password. I think last name works most for those with three-name, while the second name works better for those with just two names.
  4. On gaining access to the portal, click on your name on the top right hand corner of your laptop screen, this will show a drop down.
  5. From the drop down, click on “Profile”
  6. Then look for “Course Details”, under it is “Course Profile.”
  7. Click on whatever you have under course profile. Usually it’s the programme you applied for. If you applied for Npower health, then click on it.
  8. Still under course details you’ll see course profile. This time, the course profile will have under it “Role.”
  9. Under the roles you’ll see either of this: Applicants or Students.
  10. Click on whatever you see under the roles to unveil the comprehensive list of names that have applied for the programme.

It’ll also show you the number of applicants.

That’s all.


What’s the meaning of Npower Student or Npower Applicant?

It’s been speculated particularly on forum that those whose profile reads “students” are the ones that have made the first batch, while “applicants” are still pending.

That cannot be confirmed at the moment. As I already said, “it’s a speculation.”

And you know why I tagged it “speculation”?

The Federal Government that announced that 200,000 applicants have been shortlisted is yet to make public the names of the successful ones, neither guides on how to check if applicant made it or not.

Let me give you an instance…

I login to Npower health, followed the above steps and discovered that the number of applicants with the role “students” is 39,188.

I changed the role to “applicants” it shows the same number as it’s “students.”

I headed to Npower Community Education and you know what?

Npower Community education only have “All participants” and “Applicants’ And the two roles have the same number of applicants.

You get what I’m trying to point out?

So, applicants will have to be patient till announcement is made on how to check if you made it or not.

Number of applicants under each Npower Programme

Community Education-51,046

Npower Health-39,188


N-build programme-122,774

N-Power Creative-74,693 (According to one of @infobasecomng Follower Ezemba Divine McLongy)

Update soon…..

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Useful guide on how to check if you’re among the shortlisted ones

  • Keep checking your email inbox for any update from Npower team
  • Login to your Npower portal from time to time to check for updates. Make sure you click on your profile to know the latest.
  • Visit Npower Facebook page @npowerng
  • Check Npower Twitter handle @npower_ng
  • Check the official website of Npower from time to time.

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We all know that the social media accounts of Npower are not always updated, but some useful information can still be found there.

When the list is officially published, we’ll publish right here.

Keep your hopes alive!

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