NABCO Interview Questions and Answers 2024. The Nation Builders Corps (NABCO) is a government initiative aimed at addressing graduate unemployment in Ghana.
The main focus of the Nation Builders Corps will be solving public service delivery in health, education, agriculture, technology, and governance and driving revenue mobilization and collection.
Now that the registration and interview booking stages are over, it’s time for interviews and we are here to help you with it.
So, we at ghstudents.com we have decided to put together some of the expected NABCO past questions and possible answers for all NABCO applicants. So, we advise you to take your time to go through these questions to boost your chance of being shortlisted.
NABCO Interview Questions and Answers
NABCO Questions to expect and possible answers to them
1. Tell us about yourself
This is a very common interview question. In fact, the first thing that an interviewer wants to know is you the applicant. So, don’t just tell him/her your name, but also a little background information about yourself.
How to answer this question?
I am Addo Charles, a graduate of the University of Ghana where I studied Computer Engineering. I graduated with a Second class Upper division in 2020. Afterwards, I did my National Service with Fidelity Bank where I served in the Information Technology department. I enjoy proffering solutions to people’s problems in my own capacity and I am very passionate about this.
2. What do you know about NABCO?
This question seeks to find out how much you know about the programme.
The Nation Builders Corps (NABCO) programme is a government initiative to address graduate unemployment to solve social problems.
The focus of the initiative will be solving public service delivery in health, education, agriculture, technology, governance and drive revenue mobilization and collection.
Government is seeking to employ 100,000 graduates in solving public service delivery in health, education, agriculture, technology, governance and drive revenue mobilization and collection. All trainees will be paid a monthly stipend of GHS 700.
3. What are the objectives of the Nation Builders Corps?
Another question that seeks to find out what exactly you know about NABCO
- Provide temporary employment to unemployed graduates
- Improve skills and employability for the transition from programme to permanent employment
- Improve public service delivery
- To provide needed infrastructure to improve access to basic public services
- Improve government revenue mobilization
4. Why did you choose this Module among others
This question seeks to test your level of passion for the module that you have chosen. They just want to be sure that you didn’t just choose it because someone told you to. Therefore, when answering this question, clearly state what motivated you to choose this model.
A practical way to answer this question is this:
As a young person, I have always wanted to be a doctor but due to financial constraints, I couldn’t take up that field of study. My main aim in life is to help people, especially the sick and that was why I went to the Kintampo Nursing Training School.
As I am currently not working, I can’t realize that aim of helping people, so choosing Heal Ghana Module has given me the chance to do what I have always loved and studied for – to nurse and care for people.
5. Why do you think that you are the best candidate?
Among other questions, this particular question gives you the opportunity to sell yourself to the interviewer. The interviewer wants to know why you are the most qualified candidate and how you can add value to the organisation. So, whatever experience you gathered in time past, you can add them while answering.
A practical way to answer this question is this:
I have had some experience working in the medical field. During my internship, I was opportuned to work with Ultimate Medical Diagnostic. I was exposed to the modern diagnostic techniques. Apart from that, I have also worked with Kwaffazol Clinic during my national service year. That alone has exposed me to the first hand practical eperience in the medical field. During this period, I worked under no or little supervision and I am equally able to work with deadlines.
6. What is your job search experience like?
The aim of this question is just to know the personal effort that you have put into getting a job. The interviewer just wants to know that you are not lazy and depending on the government to provide you with a job. So, when you are answering, try to be as honest as possible. Tell them exactly the steps you have taken that did not work. You don’t need to hide anything from them, be sincere.
7. What do you expect to gain from this temporary role?
When you see this type of question, the first thing that comes to your mind is money, money, money, NO. I am not saying money isn’t a motivating factor, but the interviewer wants to know how the programme will impact your life.
So, make them understand that you know the objectives of the programme and that it aligns with your vision. One of the objectives of the programme is to improve skills and employability.
How to answer this question;
My motivation for putting in for this programme is gain a practical experience. For me, I believe that whatever experience I get can equip me with the requisite knowledge that I need to start and run my own business.
8. How long do you plan to work at NABCO?
A question like this is usually asked to be sure that you do not see the programme as an end in itself but a means to an end. So, you have to be objective enough in your answer. Make the interviewing board know that you don’t plan to work there for life but for the time being as you hope to also keep pressing in your application to other organisations for a job.
How to answer;
My plan is to gather all the necessary experience while doing this programme, save some money from what I earn to be able to finance my startup business.
While this programme will take 3 years, if any opportunity comes in terms of another offer or a chance to further my studies, I will go by the official means and/or contractual terms to communicate it properly.
9. Where do you see yourself in the next few years?
You need to expect this question. The truth is that nobody wants to hire anyone without a foresight. Employers are in need of people who are motivated by certain goals or target. To answer this question satisfactorily, you need to have a direction for your life and career.
How to answer this question;
My plan is to work in an organization that will bring out the best in me. I like challenges that will make me grow and expand my capacity. Well, in five years time, I must have completed my Master’s degree programme. This will enhance my capacity to deliver optimally in whatever organization I work. I also hope to have built my entrepreneurial skills so that I am also able to become an employer of labour someday.
10. In case you are not chosen for NABCO, what will you do?
This is a very sensitive question and you have to be logical when answering. Make the interviewer understand that you will feel bad about it, however, sound optimistic. Make them understand that you’ll see it as a challenge to improve yourself and prepare yourself for better opportunities out there.
How to answer this question:
The truth is that I will not be happy about it. However, I will continue to explore other available opportunities. I will also see it as a challenge to improve on my skills thereby preparing me for other opportunities that may come my way.
Also, because I have made it to this interview is a good sign that something good is coming my way. The experience has given me a clue about what a job interview looks like. With all this, I also need to sit back and access myself where I didn’t perform well and strive to work on that.