5 Places You Cannot Work Without NYSC Certificate

5 places you cannot work without nysc certificate

In this article, I will show you five (5) places you cannot work in Nigeria without the NYSC certificate.

Before that, be informed that the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) programme is a compulsory one (1) year service.

Every Nigerian, who graduated under the age of 30 with a Degree or HND must serve Nigeria.

How to get the NYSC Certificate?

After graduation, qualified candidates would be required to register online for NYSC programme.

After online registration, they will be posted to the various NYSC orientation camps across Nigeria. Corps members will spend 21 days in Orientation camp for training.

After spending 21 days in the NYSC Orientation camp, they will be posted to Place of Primary Assignment (PPA).

They will carry out National Assignment for the remaining 11 months and one week, making it a complete one year. 3 weeks in Camp + 11 months at PPA = 1 year.

After completing the National Assignment, the NYSC Certificate will be awarded to the deserving Corps Members.

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Notice the word, “deserving” because only Corps Members who did well would be given the NYSC Certificate.

While some see the scheme as an opportunity to render undiluted service to their fatherland, others see it as a SCAM.

They think the Federal Government (FG) orchestrated the scheme to exploit and milk the youths.

But that is not true! NYSC is a symbol of unity in Nigeria, the importance of the scheme in our country today cannot be overemphasized.

Apart from its roles in fostering unity in Nigeria, NYSC serves as a proof that one graduated from tertiary institutions.

There are many companies, firms, and organizations that you won’t be allowed to work without NYSC certificate.

For this, we shall look at some places in Nigeria that you cannot get a job without presenting the NYSC certificate to the employers.

5 Places You Cannot Work Without NYSC Certificate.

1. Banks

In Nigeria, banks are strict in recruitment. The NYSC Certificate is one of the required documents to work in a bank.

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Although, some banks might accept you as a temporal/contract staff without asking for NYSC certificate. But for permanent staff position, you would be required to produce your NYSC certificate.

2. Insurance Companies

Just like banks, insurance companies also ask for NYSC Certificate for employment. Although, they can waive that policy for you depending on your connection with the employers.

3. Multi-national companies

Most, if not all the multinational companies in Nigeria insist on NYSC Certificate when recruiting new staff.

Below are an example of multinational companies in Nigeria.

  • Chevron (Oil & Gas)
  • Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) (Oil & Gas)
  • Nestlé Nigeria
  • Total (Oil & Gas)
  • Halliburton Energy (Oil & Gas)

4. Manufacturing Companies

Most manufacturing companies in Nigeria insist on NYSC certificate.

Below are few examples of a manufacturing company;

  • Guinness Nigeria
  • Nigerian Bottling Company
  • Nigerian Breweries Plc

5. Government Organization

Depending on the position you are applying for. If you are applying for top position in governments, they will require NYSC Certificate.

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There are also many other companies in Nigeria that are not listed here that NYSC Certificate is criteria for employment.

Note: NYSC Certificate of Exemption, also serve same purpose as Discharge Certificate. Except that Certificate of Exemption carries age which shows that you are above 30 years.

It will automatically expose you to some jobs that required below 30 years. Although, NYSC has started to include Date of Birth on its Discharge Certificate.

You can drop your contribution in comment section.

Updated: August 31, 2019 — 7:22 pm

The Author


Humphery is a life coach. He served in Abia State, and has been NYSC info ambassador since 2017. He is knowledgeable enough to guide you. Just feel free to contact him and keep following this blog for his updates.


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  1. concerning the two differnt name i used,pls what is d solution to that

  2. gud morning sir,am a married woman and am using my marriage certificate in church but the problem is the name,in marriage certificate i used sowemimo abigael morenikeji bt in school am using showemimo abigeal labake.hope this wont affect me

    1. Why using two different name? It will likely affect you…

  3. I need a job

  4. This a very impressive :*

    1. I am married women corp member in batch c stream2, I use two names in all my certificates n I don’t want my nysc certificate to be different that’s by adding surname of my husband on it what should I do pls?

  5. That kind of unity that has been divided from birth…… I’m not against the NYSC scheme but please,,, stop feeding us with this UNITY crap, The same people that speaks of unity had long divided and still dividing… as generations evolves .. We know this truth… So let’s tell our self the truth….

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