5 Places You Cannot Work Without NYSC Certificate


The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Certificate is one of the most respected educational documents in Nigeria. In this article, we shall look at five (5) places you cannot work without NYSC Certificate.

The NYSC scheme is not compulsory but mandatory for Nigerian youths who graduated from higher institution before the age of 30.

However, anyone who is above 30 years will be issued with Certificate of exemption which is equivalent to Discharge Certificate.

How to get the NYSC Certificate?

After graduating from tertiary institution, candidates are to register online for NYSC programme. Those who are above 30 years will be exempted and redirected to print exemption slip.

Nigerian trained students should submit the exemption slip they printed online to their institution to process their exemption letter.

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Meanwhile, foreign trained students are to take the slip to the NYSC Abuja headquarters along with other documents for collation of their exemption letter. See, how to process NYSC exemption letter for both locally and foreign trained students.

Those who are below 30 years will be posted to the NYSC Orientation Camp where they will spend 21 days.

After spending some 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. i.e. 3 weeks in Camp + 11 months at PPA = 1 year.

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

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

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Now, let’s go straight to the main point.

5 Places You Cannot Work Without NYSC Certificate.

1. Banks

The NYSC Certificate is one of the required documents to work in a Nigeria bank. Although, some banks might accept you as a temporal/contract staff without asking for NYSC certificate. But for permanent staff position, you need to produce your NYSC Certificate.

2. Insurance Companies

Just like banks, insurance companies ask for NYSC Certificate before employment. Although, they can waive this policy but that depend on your relationship with the employers.

3. Multi-national companies

Most multinational companies in Nigeria insist that candidates must produce NYSC Certificate before they will be offered a job. Below are some multinational companies in Nigeria that ask for NYSC Certificate:

  • 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 demand NYSC Certificate during recruitment. Below are few examples of a manufacturing company;

  • Guinness Nigeria
  • Nigerian Bottling Company
  • Nigerian Breweries Plc
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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.

There are also many other companies in Nigeria that are not listed here.

Note: NYSC Certificate of Exemption can serve same purpose as Discharge Certificate. But you age will be written boldly on it. This will automatically expose you to some jobs that required below 30 years.

Updated: February 10, 2020 — 8:02 pm

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  1. I Am a serving corp member and want to embark on a project but I don’t know how to write a proposal

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

    1. Am an ex corper just finished my service and want to startup some and I don’t have cash

  3. 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…

  4. I need a job

  5. 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?

  6. 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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