The question, ‘How can I change my NYSC PPA’ is one if the most frequently asked questions by Corps members. In this post, I will show you best guide to change your NYSC PPA.
Kindly be informed that changing NYSC Place of Primary Assignment (PPA) entails getting a rejection letter at your present PPA.
This means that your lucky ticket to move to another PPA is a rejection letter from the head of your present PPA. Once you get the rejection letter, bum!
However, getting a rejection letter from your PPA is not as easy as said. The head of your PPA is likey to refuse giving you a rejection letter to you. Keep reading, you will see how it works.
I know most corps members would like to know ‘how to change their NYSC PPA’. This is a topic that always transcend corpers’ gossip.
What is NYSC PPA?
PPA stands for Place of Primary Assignment. This is a place of work where Corps members are posted to carry out the National assignment 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.
Why would a Corps Member change NYSC PPA?
There are several reasons Corps members would want to change a PPA. It might be they dislike the location or the job. But whatever the case may be I will show you the easiest ways to change your PPA.
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 which is very far from what I had expected.
I wanted to serve in Aba or Umuahia, but I ended up being posted to a village school in Isuikwuato Local Govt, Abia State”.
That was like a death sentence to me because I had no plan to spend stay in a remote village.
I never knew I could change my PPA, I was not told! How I wish I had this kind of information.
To cut the story short, I wasted my time in that village.
Now, you have seen the power of information? Only if I had the right information at the right time. That is bygone, anyway.
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 would have your way to another PPA.
Sometimes, polite negotiations would not work, especially if your PPA boss find you as an asset to them.
Imagine if you’re posted to a private school that lack teachers, do you think the proprietor of such a school will reject you like that?
The reason is simple, most companies, ministries and schools usually write to NYSC, requesting for a particular number of Corps members to be posted to their establishment.
Some of these employers wait earnestly for NYSC to send you to fill vacant positions in their work place.
For example; a school may lack Mathematics teacher for some times, and you studied mathematics related course. You will become an asset to them, and they won’t listen to you if ask them to reject you.
How funny it might sound! They would say a big “NO”. If you were in their shoes, I’m sure you will not act otherwise?
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 hire teachers.
However, polite negotiation is not the only way, just keep reading!
2. Complain To NYSC
Another way to change your PPA is to take your complaints to the NYSC. You can complain to the NYSC by writing a complaint letter to either you Local Govt Inspector (Li), Zonal Inspector (Zi) or to the state coordinator.
The letter should be about your PPA and a request for change. Since most PPA do not provide good accommodation, you can use that as a reason or you can tell NYSC that your life is under a serious threat.
If you have other reasonable reasons, you can bring it up. I bet, if your reasons are good enough, you will be re-posted to another PPA.
So far, I have given you two gentle methods you can change your PPA.
There are other ‘tricky’ ways to go about it. The question is, can you act like Nollywood actors? I believe you can if occasions call for it.
Trust me, if you can act the following tricks very well, you will smile home with your wish being granted.
Now, let’s look at those tricks:
3. Display of Aggression
This can be hilarious, but believe me, it’ll work because no employer would like to have an aggressive person on the list of their staff.
Now, look at 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 be appeased.
When you meet your employer (head of your PPA) greet him like an angry man (don’t be friendly)
For example; (see it as your script)
Let assume you were posted to a secondary school that you dislike.
Go to the Principal office or to anybody in charge.
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 here.
Be so aggressive to him/her. 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 would reject you even before you request for it.
4. Act like a stammerer
Wow! This part will surely work if you act well. I’m sure you must have watched enough Nollywood Movies. It’s time to act them.
At the first time you report to your PPA with your posting letter, pretend to be a stammerer. You would first greet the Principle.
You: Goo gooo go gooood mor mor mmor morning
Principal: Good morning, how are you?
You: Hum humm Humpheeeery
Remember that you are a stammerer, so do stammer with every word that proceed from your mouth.
Then, tell them you would like to take an important subject like English, Mathematics, Physics, Biology or Chemistry.
How funny that may look!
The principal himself will help you make sure your rejection letter get to your LGI.
But be serious and do not stammer more than usual before you burst into a laugh. If laugh at yourself, the Principle might suspect that you are just acting, and accept you anyway.
5. Act Jennifer
Hope you remember that TV series, ‘Jennifer’s diary? If you have not watched that movie, you seriously need to watch it because Jennifer’s skills is required here.
So, the point of the matter is to speak bad or very poor English. Tell the principal, “I graduating from Madonna University and will teaching English” … continue the conversation by mixing past tenses and let your word pronunciation be like from another planet.
I’m sure that no principal would like to use such graduate to teach in his/her school.
6. Act like a naughty guy
Another way to get the rejection 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”.
(You entered the Principal office)
You: guy how far (instead of saying ‘Good morning)
Then, at a point of conversation. Tell the Principle, “I hope the v*gina of your female students are sweet? Because I like soft and tight ones to do my regular press up,”.
With this, I’m sure the Principle will reject and kick you out of his office.
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 find a PPA for yourself.
WARNING: It is against the NYSC laws to induce your own rejection.
Asking your PPA boss to reject you because you don’t like the place is against the NYSC laws.
Engaging in such an act might attract a penalty. This post is only for education purpose.
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Best guide to change your NYSC PPA?
Below are best guide to change your NYSC PPA;
Complain to NYSC
Display of aggression
Act like a stammered