About 1,166 youths in the Yendi District of the Northern region have been recruited for training under the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP).
750 have been engaged for the Youth in Agriculture Programme, Youth in Teaching Assistant, 212, Youth in Nursing Assistants 148, Youth in Sanitation and Environment 46.
The Yendi District Chief Executive, Alhaji Mohammed Habib Tijani, announced on Monday during the opening ceremony of a six-month training course for 148 of them who were recruited to become nursing assistants under the NYEP.
He said the district might require about 1,000 nursing assistants to help augment the health needs of the people. He added that the acute shortage of nursing professionals to adequately provide medical staff for the six health centres in the district accounted for the demand for the increasing intake.
Alhaji Tijani advised the youth to shun pride and respect the facilitators of the programme during their six-month training.
Mr George Abraham, Yendi District Director of Ghana Health Services, said the successful trainees would be placed at various health centres in the area at the completion of the course.
He said examinations would be conducted to ensure the good ones capable of handling human lives are selected and employed for the NYEP.