Many people have been asking us if graduates of College of Health Technology go for National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) programme. The most recent question is, “Will I serve in NYSC after finishing from College of Health or School of Information Management?”
Well, there is no direct answer to this question. It depends on the programme you enrolled. We will give you a clear explanation, just pay attention.
Programmes in Colleges of Health Technology
Below are three (3) basic programmes that Colleges of Health Technology run;
- Regular National Diploma (ND)
Regular Higher National Diploma (HND)
Certificate (Diploma Courses)
College of Health ND and HND Programmes
Those who are admitted for the ND programme, and later proceed to HND, will be mobilized for the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) programme after graduation.
Follow the following steps to qualify for NYSC;
- Get admission to study ND programme at any college of health through Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB).
After gaining admission, ensure you complete a 2-year ND programme.
After your ND programme, go for one year Industrial Training (IT) in any recognized establishment.
Purchase a HND form from the same college or another to get a Higher National Diploma (HND) Certificate.
With a HND Certificate from College of Health, you are eligible to go for NYSC provided you are not over 30 years. See how NYSC Calculate Age Limit for mobilization.
If you don’t want to proceed for HND programme from College of Health, purchase JAMB Direct Entry UTME) form to move over to university to study any related course.
College of Health Certificate (Diploma) Programme
Below is the list of Courses the offer under this programme;
- Health Assistant,
- Medical imaging Technician,
- Pharmacy Technician,
- Food and Nutrition, etc.
The admission to this programme are usually not through JAMB. And you are not eligible to take part in NYSC if you finished from this programme.
Frankly, only HND and University Bachelor’s Degree (BSc, B.Engr, B.A, etc,) holders can take part in NYSC programme.
So, if you are admitted in College of Health for Certificate course only, you are not eligible to go for NYSC. And you can only proceed to HND or BSc through the JAMB regularization and JAMB Direct Entry, respectively.
If you really want to go for NYSC, we advise you to go for ND and HND programmes at College of Health Technology.
Note: Not all the College of Health run ND and HND programme. Check out the list of institutions that go for NYSC.