Jobs For 200 Graduates


The Ministry of Youths Affairs has recruited 200 graduates from across the country for youth services in October this year.

Speaking to The Exclusive, Head of Communications at the Ministry, Elkass Sannoh explained that the recruitment of 200 graduates to proceed on youth services was in line with the 2016 National Youth Service Act which makes it compulsory for all first-time graduates to serve the country before going into active services. This, he said, was a way of reviving patriotism among young Sierra Leonean graduates.

According to Mr. Sannoh, the said youth service programme is the pilot phase of the project that will look into challenges faced and lessons learnt from and that after which, it will be extended nationwide for every young Sierra Leonean to benefit, adding that the number will increase to a thousand after the pilot phase.

“The Youth Service Scheme is basically to integrate Sierra Leoneans in order for them to put their country first instead of thinking tribally or regionally” asserted Mr. Sannoh, noting that it will help unify the country and bridge cultural barriers.

The graduates under the youth service scheme, he said, will be tagged ‘Service Corps,’ adding that in order to break the regional and tribal gap, the Service Corps will not be assigned to areas of their origins or places of birth.

The Paramount Chiefs, he said, are responsible for the accommodation of the Service Corps in their various chiefdoms.

This he said will help cushion the high unemployment rate in the country in line with the dream of President Rtd. Brig Julius Maada Bio’s ‘New Direction’ agenda.