In this article, we are going to be discussing about the 10 vital things to do before going for NYSC. It’s always a privilege to graduate from the higher Institution, and it”s also a privilege to go for National Youth Service. Your education cannot be completed unless you undergo NYSC or at least obtain the agency exemption letter.
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) was established by the Federal Govt of Nigeria with the purpose of promoting peace and unity in the country. It is compulsory for every Nigerian graduate to go for one year National Service.
However, before going for NYSC there vital things to do; here on this page, we are going to show you what are those things.
10 Vital Things to do Before Going for NYSC
1. Sign up for NYSC
To sign up for NYSC, you need to go to Students Affair Directorate in your school, you would be requested to fill a form. Though some Institutions do this automatically for their graduates, but you still need to find out whether your Institution want you to fill the form or not.
2. Arrange all Documents and make Photocopies where necessary
When reporting to the NYSC Orientation Camp, it’ll be far better for you to forget yourself than to forget any of the required documents. So, the best thing right now is to arrange all the required documents, make photocopies where necessary, and then pack them in a transparent water resistance file.
3. Make sure you are cleared in your school
This is very important, there is no way you would be allowed to serve if you still have ‘outstanding’ in your results or if you have other issues with the school authority. Even if you don’t have any issue with your school, endeavor to clear with your school during your final year. Final clearance makes you eligible to proceed to NYSC.
4. Make sure your school mobilize you
This relates to what we said said in number one above, but due to its importance, we are repeating it again. Mobilization for NYSC is done at the students’ affairs unit in every Institution. Once the NYSC mobilization is around the corner, run to the Students’ Affairs Unit in your school, the will give you a form to fill. Fill the form and submit back to them.
5. Join NYSC school workshop
It can also be called NYSC talk show or whatever. That has gone a very long way in helping Prospective Corps Members. The NYSC talk consist of group of Corpers, talking and educating Prospective Corps Members about the NYSC, the do’s and don’t’s etc.
6. Verify your name on the JAMB matriculation List
This is vital, if your name is not on the matriculation list, it will bounce back to the error list if your Institution try to upload it on the NYSC portal. For information on how to check your name on the JAMB matriculation list, kindly Click Here
7. Get your Final Year ID Ready
Any Prospective Corps Member who report to the NYSC Orientation Camp without Final year ID card from their Institutions will not be registered. The Final year ID card is different from School or Departmental ID card. To get your Final year ID card, visit the Students Affair unit in your school; that can attract a charge though.
NOTE: NYSC may accept School ID card in place of Final year ID card.
8. Do JAMB Regularization
Do JAMB Regularization if it is required from you because not all graduates are affected. To know more about JAMB Regularization, what it means, who need it and how to do it, kindly Click Here
9. Verify your name on the Graduation List
It is important to check if your Institution include your name at all on the graduation list. Because NYSC collect and store the list of Nigerians graduates on their data base.
Note: graduation list is different from Senate List. For more information on how to check your name on the graduation list, Click Here
10. Verify your name on the NYSC Senate List
You might have heard about this one. Your Institution is responsible for uploading their Senate list on the NYSC portal. When NYSC receive the list, it becomes NYSC senate list. However, if your name is not found on the Senate list, you won’t be able to register for NYSC. For more information about the NYSC senate list and how to verify your name, Click here