As OYES is a revolving scheme for participating volunteers, they are expected to exit the programme after two years. As part of the government’s plan to set them on the path of economic freedom, a robust exit strategy was designed to arm the volunteers with new skills, entrepreneurship and proper mentoring programme to prepare them for gainful exit from the scheme. These exit strategies are to facilitate a healthy transition into the state and national economies and at the same time allow another batch of 20,000 unemployed youths to experience the benefits of serving as Volunteers in the scheme.
These Strategies include the following:
- Deployment as Teachers to Public schools.
- Deployment to Agricultural Initiatives (O’REAP).
- Absorption into the State’s Civil Service.
- Deployment to applicable ICT opportunities via OYESTECH.
- Sponsoring of some volunteers abroad for specialized training.
The OYES till-date remains the most progressive and pragmatic response to arresting the high level of youth unemployment in the State. It is a novel conception and radical approach aimed at tackling restiveness and idleness among the youth by Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola’s administration.