Corps member who misses the NYSC monthly clearance is liable to punishment ranging from forfeiture of stipend to extension of service year. In this post, we shall look at the effect of missing NYSC monthly clearance (the monthly biometric fingers capturing).
Kindly note that the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) takes corps members monthly clearance very serious, and always punish member who failed to take part in the exercise. Now, the question is ‘what are the penalties for missing Nysc clearance?’
Before we walk you through the possible penalties or punishments, first, let’s look at the meaning of NYSC clearance.
What is NYSC Clearance?
NYSC clearance is an official monthly exercise to clear doubts that a Corps member did his work at place of primary assignment, and therefore qualify to receive monthly allowance and other entitlements.
However, the main purpose of NYSC clearance is to minimize the number of Ghost Corps members and encourage discipline. For example, Corps member might be doing his regular business in Lagos whereas he was posted to Sokoto.
NYSC monthly clearance is usually done in the first week of every month at the of office of Local Government Inspector (LGI).
The process begins by getting a clearance letter from the head of your PPA, and the letter is submitted to your NYSC LGI. If the NYSC LGI is satisfied, he/she will grant you access to biometric thumbprint. After thumb printing, your data will be sent to the NYSC ICT department at Abuja headquarters for recording.
The ICT department will mark “Present” or “Absence” for you as the case maybe. ‘Present’ you have been cleared for that month, while ‘Absent’ shows you have not.
You can check your NYSC monthly clearance status online at NYSC portal.
Effect of missing NYSC monthly clearance
Below are the ugly effects of missing NYSC monthly;
- You will not be paid your monthly allowance;
Extension of your service year without pay.
WARNING: Do not miss NYSC monthly clearance for whatever reason. If there something that will cause you to miss the clearance, make sure that you get approval from NYSC. It can be by writing a request letter to your state coordinator through your LGI.
What to do if you miss NYSC clearance
If you miss your clearance, run to your LGI and explain the reason, maybe there is a way he can help. Or run to the NYSC state secretariat to beg for mercy. Although this may not always be helpful.