Osun State Youth Empowerment Scheme (OYES) 2018 has opened for new applications, announcement on the official job application portal oyes.org.ng says.
As at April 1, 2018 (16:07) the portal was yet to open for fresh applications. Here is the message we got:
“OYES REGISTRATION FOR 2018 BATCH TO COME SOON. ANNOUNCEMENTS WILL BE MADE ON RADIO, T.V, NEWSPAPERS & THIS SITE”
It is an initiative of Governor Rauf Aregbesola to address the issue of unemployment in the state,however it is a 2-year temporary job.
It was widely accepted by residents of the state since no such initiative had been thought since the creation of the state in 1991.
The OYES volunteers are divided into different specialised cadres such as: Public sanitation, Public Works Brigade, Green Gang, Osun Sheriff Corps, Traffic Marshalls, Osun Paramedics, Sanitation Czars and Teachers Corps and are thereafter deployed to productive services in these identified areas of our socio-economic life.
These were followed with adverts in four newspapers (one each in The Nation, Punch, Guardian and Osun Defender).
This was less than 20 days into the new government of Ogbeni Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola and an indication of the sense of purpose and vision of the new administration.
OYES is a revolving volunteers scheme designed to eliminate the frustration and paralyzing effect of unacceptably high and seemingly intractable youth unemployment pervasive in Osun nay, Nigeria.
The state government said the scheme is aimed at creating a bridge to employment by equipping as many young men and women ; our new youth, with positive work ethics and culture, self sustenance, resourcefulness and respect for the environment.
It is designed to develop youths with Character and Competence (the 2 Cs) – infusing them with HONOUR AND INTEGRITY IN LIFE.
OYES vs N-power
Federal Government took OYES scheme template in 2015 to design its own N-power job programme currently engaging more than 200,000 Nigerian youths both in Npower graduate programme and non-graduate programme, while another 300,000 names are to be released soon.
OYES 2018 Application Link
To apply for OYES, applications are open for new intake at http://oyes.org.ng/2018/
At the time of writing this, the application form is yet to upload as what we got was “we are still working” meaning the online application will load soon.