Effect of Missing NYSC Monthly Clearance

Corps members who miss the monthly NYSC clearance are liable to punishment, which can range from forfeiture of their stipend to an extension of their service year. In this post, we will examine the effects of missing the NYSC monthly clearance, specifically the biometric finger capturing process.

As part of the NYSC program, graduates are required to obtain a “Clearance Certificate” after completing their service year. This document serves as proof of successful completion and is essential for career advancement and other important aspects of professional life.

However, circumstances may arise where graduates fail to obtain their NYSC clearance certificate within the stipulated time frame.

This could be due to various reasons such as oversight, unavoidable circumstances, or even deliberate actions. In this article, we will explore the effects of missing NYSC clearance and shed light on potential consequences that individuals may face, as well as possible solutions to mitigate these challenges.

NYSC monthly clearance

Kindly note that the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) takes the monthly clearance of corps members very seriously and always punishes members who fail to participate in the exercise. Now, the question is, “What are the penalties for missing NYSC clearance?”

Before we delve into the possible penalties or punishments, let’s first examine the meaning of NYSC clearance.

The NYSC clearance is a monthly official exercise designed to dispel doubts regarding a Corps member’s completion of duties at their place of primary assignment. It serves as a qualification for receiving monthly allowances 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 obtaining a clearance letter from the head of your Primary Place of Assignment (PPA), which is then submitted to your NYSC Local Government Inspector (LGI). If the NYSC LGI is satisfied, he or she will grant you access to undergo biometric thumbprinting. Once your thumbprint is recorded, your data will be sent to the NYSC ICT department at the Abuja headquarters for documentation.

The ICT department will indicate whether you are marked as “Present” or “Absent” based on your circumstances. “Present” signifies that you have been cleared for that particular month, while “Absent” indicates that you have not.

To check your monthly NYSC clearance status, you can visit the NYSC portal online.

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 the monthly NYSC clearance under any circumstances. If there is a situation that might prevent you from attending the clearance, make sure to obtain approval from the NYSC. This can be done by writing a request letter to your state coordinator through your Local Government Inspector (LGI).

What to do if you miss NYSC clearance

If you miss your clearance, run to your Local Government Inspector (LGI) and explain the reason. Maybe there is a way he can help. Alternatively, you can go to the NYSC state secretariat and appeal for mercy, although this may not always be helpful.

Source: Nyscinfo


  1. Please I went for clearance today and my thumbprint was showing another person’s profile..what do I do Please

  2. Pls I have missed two month clearance, because I was waiting for my relocation pls can I go and do the next clearance while waiting for my relocation and my portal is saying missed consecutive attendance, pls help

  3. I went for my clearance for last month april but have not received my allowance others have received

  4. Good morning, pls I applied for reposting with a request letter two days ago, I’ve been checking my dashboard, nothing has been placed there. What do I do?

  5. plz house i need help on a serious issue, Pls if someone went for clearance and his thumbprint did not reflect, what next line of action. plz i need your sincere answers if possible those with such experience either in the past or now…
    Thank yo

  6. Am in serious trouble right now bro am having my clearance tomorrow 2/02/2021 am still on my way to my ppa am not sure I will get there tomorrow because traveling is something done by God I pray for journey mercies I need any ideas that can calm me down if not I feel hell on me God pls 2020 batch b2

  7. I’m having serious issue at my pp and I have a month before my final clearance. What do I do

  8. Good afternoon.I absconded from my ppa as I didn’t bother to resume…how do I remit al the allowance paid to me by nysc ..as I am not interested in serving anymore.

  9. Good morning,pls my thumb print could not b captured for December and January clearance,my LGI had written a letter and sent it to Abuja.is there possibility that my December and January allowance will b paid

  10. Please am an ex coper, I just passed out few days ago. But I haven’t received my Allowance till. Please what can I do to see that my final NYSC Allowance is paid.
    Thanks a lot.

  11. Am among those that left camp cause if covid19 i received Allawee for the month of March and my relocation was approved on March 22 and did not receive April,May,June but received July
    Please what might be the cause

  12. I’m a corp member Batch B2 serving in Calabar. I’ve an issue wit my monthly clearance. When we left camp, i was posted to a village in Calabar and i refused to go there. Whle waiting for redeployment to Calabar Municipality, i Missed October Clearance, will it affect Mie plss???

  13. Good evening sir,I actually saw absent in my monthly clearance for the month of May and don’t know what to do.Batch A stream1 2020

  14. Pls I did relocation to Ogun it was approved and I print my relocation letter later I heard that something have changed in the relocation letter due to this covid-19 then I logged in to my nysc acc to print the relocation letter again what I saw was…however to print your relocation letter you are to get clearance from your state cordinator…pls help me on this

  15. Good day sir, I have been missing clearance for the past 3months now and NYSC has queried me for absconding for 4months now should I just wait for remobilization or serve d extension though nysc is yet to decide on my matter ooo

  16. pls,I got an urgent mail/call that will take out of the country. So can I put my Service on hold?

    • You can only abscond. When you abscond from service, you will have to register for ‘remobilization’ and start your service year afresh. However, you will payback all the NYSC allowance you collected so far.

  17. I did my clearance yesterday around 1pm and uptill today my dashboard is showing absent,how long it will stay befor changing to present and today is the closing day,pls help me i’m worried,thank you

  18. Pls long absent status will stay before changing to present after you have done your monthly clearance?

  19. Am a corp member serving in Anambra State, I’ve gone for my clearance but the fingerprint scanner is unable to capture my thumb for 2days now. Is there any other alternative?

  20. Am yet to collect acceptance letter from my place of ppa can I go to my local government for clearance and documentations

  21. Hello,I relocated from Niger to OYO..but I haven’t seen it on my
    Portal…Although I’ve already been given a PPA in Niger but I don’t know wanna stay there ..,The woman that helped me to do the relocation told me to relax that I’ll still see it…Today is 8 and clearance close on the 10.,Please any advice for me cox I’m confused..


  23. I’m a corp member of batch C stream 1, I relocated to OYO. After relocating to OYO, I was told to return 2nd of January,2020 for documentation. My state code changed on 16th of December,2019 and I got a text message to come for documentation by 13th of January,2020. Whereas I won’t be able to do monthly clearance. What’s the way out please?

  24. I am a Corp member who has traveled for my father’s burial and whilst still there, I was posted yesterday 2nd to a local government and the date for clearance might pass me by before going back for clearance. am scared I might miss my first clearance and I actually want to change my place of PPA

  25. Please if one applies for redeployment or relocation and it is granted, can one abandon it and continue with the original place he or she was posted?

  26. For those relocated without monthly clearance are we receiving allowee for this December cause we were told by Nysc state secretariat to resume on 2nd of Jan RSVP

  27. Pls according to NYSC law how many times do you need to miss monthly clearance,for you to be penalized. ..I don’t want extensions but I’ve already missed twice

  28. Good day
    Please I had an accident on my way going for clearance so I could not make it,but I told my lgi about it she said not problem that it would affect mi because she was aware of the incident even my principal too I don’t know what to do now please advise mi cos am passing out next month thanks God bless.

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