The National Youth Service Corps, NYSC has changed tremendously since the declaration of Muhammadu Buhari as the President of Nigeria.
The changes might be coming on the heels of ‘’ the change mantra’’ that the President and his party –APC- Promised Nigerians.
Below are the 5 recent changes made, that all prospective Corps Members are urged to be aware of below:
1. No more Concessional Posting for NYSC
Few days back, the Director General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig-Gen. Johnson Olawumi, said:
“The NYSC is barring concessional posting, we have to take that decision, because in the past, we allowed concessional posting for prospective corps members, who have medical challenge, or married women or pregnant women, but as it stands now, our online registration platform has been designed in such away to address the problem of those prospective corps members who have health challenges or married women.
“So, all they need to do is that, in the process of doing their registration, there are information these categories of people need to supply and upload the documents. Our portal has been designed in such a way that it will automatically post them to where they filled.
2. Boot Camp Internet Training now Compulsory
The National Youth Service Corps has now made Internet training compulsory in its three weeks boot camp. This is to reduce Internet Illiteracy among graduates in the country.
3. Online Registration and Mobilization
4. Biometric Monthly Clearance for Corpers
Corps members who absent themselves from their places of primary assignment are in for a hard time, following the introduction of a biometric technology for the conduct of corps members’ monthly clearance by the National Youth Service Corps(NYSC).
The biometric technology will effectively check cases of absenteeism, submission of monthly clearance by proxy, signing of community development service(CDS) attendance register by proxy and other forms of indiscipline among corps members.
5. National Lottery Scheme for NYSC
The Federal Government has ‘ordered’ the National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC) to introduce a lottery scheme for members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC). The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, Jamila Shu’Ara said:
“The potential of the lottery business to the human population cannot be over-emphasised.
“In many countries, lottery is used to positively impact on the lives of the citizenry.”