Best Guide To Change Your NYSC PPA (2020)

The question, ‘How can I change my NYSC PPA’ is one of the most frequently asked questions by Corps members. In this post, I will show you best guide to change your NYSC PPA (Place of Primary Assignment).

Changing where NYSC post you (Place of Primary Assignment) entails getting a rejection letter from your PPA boss. So, your lucky ticket to change your current PPA is a rejection letter from the PPA you want to change.

Rejection letter from serves as evidence that the particular PPA does not want your service.

However, getting a rejection letter from your PPA is not as easy as said because your PPA may not reject you if you ask for it, especially when you are an asset to them.

What is NYSC PPA?

In NYSC, PPA means a Place of Primary Assignment. This is a place of work where Corps members are posted to carry out their National assignments after a 21 days training in the Orientation Camp.

A Corps member can be posted to places like; Firms, Schools, Companies, Ministries, Establishments, and so on.

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Why would a Corps Member change NYSC PPA?

There are many reasons a Corps member would want to change his PPA. It may be that they dislike the location.

During my NYSC time, I was deployed to Abia state. After completing 21-day training in the Orientation camp, I was posted to a PPA; very far from what I want.

I wanted to serve in a town, but I ended up being posted to a village school. It was like a death sentence to me because I had no plan to stay in a remote village.

I never knew I could change my PPA because I was not told. How I wish I had this kind of information.

To cut the story short, I wasted my time in a remote village serving Nigeria.

Now, you have seen the power of information? Only if I had the right information at the right time. That is bygone, anyway.

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Best guide to change your NYSC PPA

1. Polite Negotiations

You need to negotiate with the boss at the PPA you are posted to. Politely ask him/her to reject you, because once you’re rejected, you will have your way to another PPA.

Sometimes, polite negotiations may not work, especially if your PPA boss find you useful to them. For example, if you’re posted to a private school that lack teachers, the proprietor of such school will not agree to reject you?

The reason is simple, most companies, ministries and schools usually write to NYSC, requesting for a particular number of Corps members to serve in their establishments.

Some of these employers wait earnestly for your arrival, and now you showed up, you want them to reject and let you go.

How funny it might sound. They would say a big “NO”!

As you can see, sometimes polite negotiations may fail. But if you have enough reasons to help your request, you may be lucky.

According to a research, it’s very much easier to negotiate PPA ‘rejection’ with public schools than privates schools. This is because some public schools may not care if they lack teachers, since it’s the responsibility of the Government to provide teachers.

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2. Complain To NYSC

Another way to change your PPA is to take your complaints to NYSC. You need to write NYSC letter of request to your Local Govt Inspector (LGI), Zonal Inspector (ZI) or to the state coordinator. The letter should be in form of a request letter to change your PPA.

State the reasons you want to change your PPA. Since most PPA do not provide good accommodation, you can use that as a good point or tell NYSC that your life is in danger.

If you have other reasonable reasons, you can bring it up. I bet, if your reasons are good enough, they will post you to another PPA.

So far, I have given you two gentle ways to change your PPA. However, there are other ‘tricky’ ways to go about it. The question is, can you act like Nollywood actors? I believe you can if occasion calls for it.

Trust me, if you can act the following tricks very well, you will get another PPA.

Now, let’s look at the tricks to change your PPA.

3. Display of Aggression

This can be hilarious, but believe me, it will work because no employer would like to have an aggressive staff.

Below is what you should do;

When reporting to your PPA for the very first time, pretend to be so aggressive. Flair up at every little statement made by the head of your PPA. Always rant and refuse to hear words.

When you meet your employer (head of your PPA) greet him like an angry man (don’t be friendly with him/her)

For example;

Let assume you were posted to a secondary school but you dislike and want to change the PPA.

Go to the Principal office

You: (with an angry voice) Good morning!

Principal: good morning, how are you?

You: (No response)

Principal: Who are you or how may I help you?

You: My name is there (show him your posting letter) I’m posted to your fucking school.

Be so aggressive to him. Tell him plainly that he must keep all the conditions stated on your posting letter, including providing good accommodation.

With all your aggressive actions, even a desperate employer will reject and let you go even before you ask for it.

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4. Act like a stammerer

Wow! This trick will surely work if you act it well. You must have watched enough Nollywood Movies to know how to act.

At the first time you report to your PPA with your posting letter, pretend to be a stammerer. Be should be the first to greet the Principle.

Example;

You: Goo gooo go gooood mor mor mmor morning

Principal: Good morning to you, how are you?

You: My ne ne name is Hum humm Humpheeeery

Remember you are a stammerer, so try to stammer with every word that proceed from your mouth.

Then, tell the Principal you would like to take an important subject like English or Mathematics.

I bet, the principal himself will help to make sure your rejection letter gets to your LGI.

Note: Be serious, and do not stammer more than usual before you burst into laugh. If laugh at yourself, the Principle might notice you’re pretending, and accept you anyway.

5. Act Jennifer

Hope you remember the TV series, ‘Jennifer’s diary? If you have not watched that movie, you seriously need to watch it because Jennifer’s skills is required for this particular trick.

So, the point is to speak bad English. Tell the principal something like, “I graduating from Madonna University last year, and like to teach English” … continue the conversation by mixing tenses and let your word pronunciation be like from another planet.

I’m sure no principal would like to use such graduate in his/her school.

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6. Act like a naughty guy

Another way to get rejection from your PPA is to act or speak like a naughty boy.

This method would, however, be suitable for only male Corps members.

The first day you report to your PPA, address the Principle with a word such as “guy”.

Example:

(You entered the Principal office)

You: guy how far (instead of saying “Good morning Sir”)

Then, at a point of conversation, tell the Principle, “I hope the v*gina of your female students are very sweet? Because I like soft and tight one for my regular press up,”.

Any female teacher or student that pass around, look at their buttock and lick your lip in admiration.

With this, I’m sure the Principle will reject and kick you out of his office.

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Note: Once you get a rejection letter from you PPA, take the letter to your LGI, he/she will re post you to another place or you can find a PPA for yourself.

WARNING: It’s against the NYSC laws to induce your own rejection. This article is for education purpose only.

Asking your PPA boss to reject you because you don’t like the place is against the NYSC laws. Engaging in such act might attract a penalty.

Thank you for reading, you can contribute to this work in the comment section below.

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  1. I already reported to my PPA but have not done documentation in that place and I wish to change my PPA to Another LGA how possible is that and how am I going to go about it?

  2. Mohammed Muktar Mustapha

    Pls if someone apply for relocation for certain state and was relocated to another state instead,is there other way the person can get relocation back to his desired state and how can it be done

    1. Simply apply for relocation again.

  3. please if someone has done documentation can the person still change his ppa and what are required

    1. Yes, have a talk with your LGI

  4. Please, I submitted my request letter along with my rejection letter over a month now and no change has been effected on my dashboard, I got to know that if you don’t have connection and not ready to sort, you won’t get reposted, please help me, I need to get reposted, I’m serving in Lagos

    1. You can go to NYSC secretariat to find out why they have not approved your request.

  5. Ayeni Oluwambepelumi

    I have been working with a company for over a month as my PPA,But i need to change because of accommodation issues and all that, and I got another company that is close to where I can stay and all that. How can I change it even after I have been accepted

  6. Thank you for this information. I got rejected at my current PPA. I am looking for a request letter so I can submit it along with the rejection letter. Please I would like to know how long I can hold on to the rejection letter before I get a request letter and submit, so I don’t get any quarries

  7. How do I change PPA after documenting.

  8. Ani Ogochukwu Johnson

    Am having a problem with the place of my relocation as Was relicated to a state I din’t want,
    Pls what will I do to affect this.

  9. I think my lgi has been bribed because after complaining to her,I was harassed and insulted by the proprietress of my ppa (which I have it recorded on phone as evidence against them)and which no action was taken after. Even when I told the lgi that I can’t work in that environment again. And the ppa even refused to give me clearance letter,pls what can I do?? And my lgi doesn’t want to change my ppa??what should I do?

    1. Report to NYSC secretariat

      1. Please can I get a sample of a complaint letter… Treat as urgent

        1. Please how do I write a complaint letter

      2. Is it possible for someone to be posted to where he was working before going for service? If Yes, what are the necessary steps to be taken to achieve that?

        1. It is possible… If posted to same state of job, then get request letter from your employer and submit to NYSC.

  10. Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Pls how do I write a rejection write?where I was posted to no accommodation no allowance and I have been working there for like 3months now I told the man to reject me he refuse that I should bring write

    1. Your boss is the one to give you a rejection letter… but since he refused, go to your LGI and explain things to him. Your LGI can repost you with or without rejection letter from your PPA boss

  11. Pls i was posted to a school in a local government but i don’t want a sch,so I was able to get a request letter from a ministry in another local government .someone just told me I still need to go to the sch and get a rejection letter first from the school to submit along with the request letter to my lgi,pls is that true or can’t I just submit the request alone for them to repost me

    1. You need to get rejection from your PPA boss or reason with your LGI

  12. Lolz….I couldn’t stop laughing with the examples you gave….sooo hilarious.

    Thanks boss, you’re such a very good writer.

    And your timely information is topnotch.
    Keep it up sir

    1. Thank you Michael. I’m happy to hear this from you.

  13. I was rejected by my PPA now am seeing they have reposted me there…what can I do

    1. Meet your LGI to sort it out

  14. If rejected by my PPA. Am I allowed to get a PPA for my self?
    If yes, should I get the PPA before reporting to the LGA?
    In case I wasn’t geven the opportunity to get a PPA of my choice, what is the chance/probability that I will get a better PPA (and not one worse or the same as the previous PPA)?
    finally, if I was given another PPA by the LGA or NYSC, can I be rejected again if I wish?
    I will be grateful if my questions are answered.
    Thank you

    1. Yes, you can find a PPA for yourself and then meet your LGI for approval. If you cannot find PPA that is acceptable to your LGI, report to your LGI for him/her to post you to another PPA. He/She will repost you to any PPA he/she likes.

      Advice: if you cannot find PPA for yourself, then stop rejecting the one given to you, you might attract NYSC penalties.

      1. Can I find a PPA outside the area I was given before? For example I was given a PPA in Sapele, Delta but I wanna get rejected and get another in Asaba, Delta. Is this possible?

        1. It must be within Sapele. To get Asaba, only NYSC Delta State Coordinator can do that one or LGI in Sapele and LGI in Asaba will meet and discuss your transfer.

  15. I can’t just stop laughing
    Thanks anyways

  16. Hilarious but it sure helps…

  17. Hhhhh
    Nice advice… Thank you brother!

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