It’s official, Date of birth will appear on 2019 Batch C NYSC Certificates.
Recall that on 31st May 2019, NYSC management announced that they’ll start including the date of birth of corps members on the certificate of national service as a measure to guard against age falsification, but, they didn’t officially announce the Batch that it’ll start with.
The NYSC Director-General, Shuaibu Ibrahim has finally revealed that the date of birth of corp members would start appearing as from the issuance of the 2019 Batch C discharge certificates to guard against age falsification.
Brig. General, Ibrahim, made this revelation on Thursday, 15th August 2019, during his Media Parley which held at Barcelona Hotels International, Wuse II, Abuja.
Mr Ibrahim, said that the decision of the commission was informed by the West African Examination Certificate and the scheme’s Exemption Certificate which included the dates of birth of the holders.
The DG said 4,644,804 Nigerians had participated in the scheme since inception in 1973, saying the scheme had been able to achieve national unity and integration.
The official added that 1,132,409 corps members in all had been equipped with Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development package provided by the scheme.
He said a number of skill acquisition centres have also been established across the country for the post-camp training of corps members.
He said the BOI-NYSC Graduate Empowerment Fund, which is a product of its partnership with the Bank of Industry (BOI), is “yielding encouraging results with the sum of over N540 million so far disbursed as loans to 325 corps entrepreneurs.”
He said the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), in partnership with Heritage Bank has disbursed N15 million to seven corps members under the NYSC/CBN ‘Youth Entrepreneurship Development’ (YEDP).
“Through our public-private partnership drive, Access Bank has undertaken and completed the building and furnishing of a 1000-capacity mega skills training centres for the North-east geo-political zone located in Gombe,” he said.
He also said the American multi-national, General Electric, in conjunction with the International Labour Organisation (ILO) under the Cognity Advisory Partnership has trained 40 NYSC staff who are now ILO certified ‘Business Entrepreneurship Trainers’.