The National Youth Service Corps, NYSC has on Tuesday announced that it would begin to issue certificates of national service with the passport photographs of corps members from October 15.
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Mr. Olawumi, who was represented by Aliu Daura, NYSC’s Director of Certification, said the issuance of the new NYSC certificate would take effect from Batch ‘C’ 2014, who will be passing out on 15 October.
“In our concerted effort to make the operation of the NYSC conform with global best practices, the scheme engaged in the holistic ‘e-NYSC solution’ with effect from batch ‘C’ 2014, where prospective corps members register online before proceeding to the orientation camps.
“This resulted in the enhancement of issuance of NYSC certificates namely: Certificate of National Service, Certificate of Exemptions, and Letters of Exclusion.
“With effect from Batch ‘C’ 2014, all certificates of national service bear passport photographs of the corps member at the upper right hand corner of the certificate.
“This is to guarantee the security of our certificates from forgery and to block all chances of impersonation.
“Therefore, Batch ‘C’ 2014 corps members, who are due to pass-out on Thursday, 15 October 2015, will have their certificates embossed with their photograph.
“Employers are encouraged to forward any certificate purportedly issued by the scheme for verification of its authenticity or otherwise.
“Effort is being made by the scheme to also make the verification of all NYSC certificates to be automated for easy access by the general public.”
Mr. Olawumi said that asides the passport photograph the newly improved certificate also contained a back code with security numbers.
He also said that they still featured the information in the old certificates except for the security features and passport photograph.