NYSC Update: NYSC 2020 Batch ‘A’ Orientation Course commences on March 10, 2020.
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) is a scheme set up by the Nigerian government to involve Nigerian graduates in nation building and the development of the country. There is no military conscription in Nigeria, but since 1973 graduates of Universities and later polytechnics have been required to take part in the National Youth Service Corps program for one year.
Management of the Scheme has scheduled the 2020 Batch ‘A’ Orientation course to commence on Tuesday, 10th March, 2020 Nationwide.
The NYSC 2020 Batch ‘A’ Orientation Course is scheduled to commence in all the NYSC Orientation Camps as follows:
- Commencement/Registration – Tuesday, 10th March, 2020.
- Cut-off date for Registration – 12 Midnight, Wednesday, 11th March, 2020.
- Swearing-In Ceremony – Thursday, 12th March, 2020.
- Closing Ceremony: Monday, 30th March, 2020.
All corps members slated for the 2020 Batch ‘A’ Orientation Course are advised to proceed to their respective Camps as stated on their Call-up Letters. Foreign-trained graduates are to report to the Camp with their International Passport and original copies of all uploaded documents.
National Diploma (ND) Certificate will be presented in addition to other relevant documents by Prospective Corps Members of Mono/Polytechnic as pre-condition for registration at the Orientation Camps nationwide.
Prospective corps members are strongly advised not to present any fake document for registration. Management has put in place adequate machineries to clamp down and prosecute anyone caught.
In the event of any loss of Call-up Letter, the Corps member who collected the Call-up letter from his/her Institution is advised to obtain Police Report and Sworn Affidavit, thereafter, report to the Institution of graduation for further necessary action. Those who initially printed their Call-up Letters on-line can re-print the Call-up Letters in the case of loss.
Anyone who fails to report for service in the Service Corps as directed in the Call-up Letter and/or refuses to make himself available for service in the Service Corps shall be prosecuted in line with the provisions of Section 13 sub-section 1(a) and (b) of the NYSC Act, Cap. N84, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria. 2004.
Also, any person who is not eligible to participate in the Service Corps or has been duly issued with a Certificate of National Service or Certificate of Exemption but so participates or attempts to so participate shall be prosecuted in line with Section 13 sub-section 2(a) and (b) of the NYSC Act, Cap. N84, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.
Similarly, deployment, relocation and internal posting of Corps Members are treated in accordance with laid down policy and do not attract any fee.
Prospective and Serving Corps Members are hereby advised to beware of fraudsters with mischievous intentions that may want to lure them into parting with some money under the guise of rendering such services.