Best Guide To Change Your NYSC PPA

NYSC PPA stands for “National Youth Service Corps Place of Primary Assignment.” It refers to the place where Corps members are assigned to work and carry out their national service duties after completing their orientation camp training. However, there can be several reasons a Corps member wants to change their PPA. In this post, we will show you how to change NYSC PPA with step-by-step guide.

The PPA can be various types of establishments such as schools, companies, firms, ministries, or other organizations where Corps members are expected to contribute their skills and services for a designated period of time during their NYSC program.

The NYSC PPA plays a crucial role in shaping the Corps members’ experiences and providing them with practical exposure in their chosen fields of study or professional interests.

Surprisingly, one of the most frequently asked questions by Corps members is, “How can I change my NYSC PPA?” Therefore, if you are among those seeking for an answer to the above question, this post got you covered.

Reasons to change NYSC PPA

There can be several reasons why a Corps member may want to change their NYSC PPA (Place of Primary Assignment). Some common reasons include:

1. Location

A Corps member may be posted to a PPA in a remote or unfavorable location that is inconvenient or unsuitable for personal reasons.

2. Safety Concerns

If the Corps member feels that their personal safety or security is at risk in their current PPA, they may opt to change to a different PPA.

3. Accommodation

In some cases, the provided accommodation at the PPA may be substandard or inadequate, leading the Corps member to seek a change to a PPA with better living arrangements.

4. Personal Preference

The Corps member may have specific career aspirations or interests and may want to serve in a PPA that aligns more closely with their professional goals or field of study.

5. Hostile Work Environment

If the Corps member experiences a hostile work environment, conflicts with colleagues or superiors, or faces unfair treatment at their current PPA, they may seek a change to a more supportive and harmonious work environment.

6. Lack of Work Opportunities

If the Corps member feels that their skills and abilities are not being fully utilized or they are not given meaningful work assignments at their current PPA, they may wish to change to a PPA where they can contribute more effectively.

It is important for Corps members to consider their reasons carefully and follow the appropriate procedures to change their PPA in accordance with the guidelines and regulations set by NYSC.

How to Change NYSC PPA

Here is the process to change NYSC Place of Primary Assignment. Follow the tips to switch NYSC PPA:

1. Obtain a Rejection Letter

Before you can change your PPA, you need to get a rejection letter from the head of the PPA that you were initially posted to. This letter serves as evidence that your current PPA does not require your services. According to research, it is much easier to negotiate PPA ‘rejection’ with public schools than with private schools. This is because some public schools may not care if they lack teachers since it is the responsibility of the government to provide teachers.

2. Polite Negotiations

Start by politely negotiating with the boss or supervisor at your current PPA. Express your desire to change and explain your reasons for doing so. It’s important to maintain a respectful and professional attitude during this process. If the negotiations are successful and you are granted a rejection letter, proceed to the next step.

Note that negotiations may not always work, especially if you are considered valuable to the organization.

3. Complain to NYSC

Another way to change your PPA is to take your complaints to NYSC by writing a letter of request to the appropriate authority. Address your letter to the NYSC state coordinator.

Clearly state your reasons for wanting to change your PPA and provide any supporting documentation or evidence, such as safety concerns or unsatisfactory living conditions. Submit the letter and wait for a response from NYSC.

Once you have submitted your complaint letter to NYSC, follow any instructions or guidelines provided by the NYSC authority. They may require additional documentation or may schedule an interview to assess your request further. Cooperate with the NYSC officials and provide any requested information promptly.

It’s essential to note that the procedures and requirements for changing your NYSC PPA may vary slightly depending on the specific guidelines and regulations set by NYSC in your area.


Changing your NYSC PPA is possible if you follow the necessary steps and procedures. By obtaining a rejection letter from your current PPA and engaging in polite negotiations or submitting a complaint to NYSC, you can increase your chances of being reassigned to a more suitable PPA.

It’s important to have valid reasons for wanting a change, such as location preferences, safety concerns, accommodation issues, or mismatched career aspirations. Remember to adhere to the guidelines and regulations set by NYSC throughout the process.

49 thoughts on “Best Guide To Change Your NYSC PPA”

  1. I was rejected on health grounds from my ppa . only to get a new ppa and there’s a change in my local government. what do I do please 🙏

  2. I applied for reposting after working at my ppa for 2 months.. submitted my request and rejection letter to nysc through the LGI for over a week
    I am yet to see my new request ppa on my dashboard
    how long does ppa reposting take to reflect on one’s dashboard

  3. Please I was rejected from my previous PPA on 21st of this month but have gotten request letter from another firm yesterday my ? is can I submit it it to my LGI tomorrow hope it’s not too late

  4. Good evening, I got a rejection letter from my old PPA and a new request letter but now I’m hearing Nysc can’t repost you to another local government entirely, how true is this please

  5. Can some one change his PPA with rejection after u have being accepted and have work with them for a month? And what if the employer refuse to reject u and u want to change the PPA due to unfavourable conditions of services. What step can I follow in such a situation?

  6. What if you are a nursing mother and the place of your ppa have accepted you but you still want to change can I still change my PPA

  7. 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?

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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.

  13. 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?

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    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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

    • 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.

      • 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?

    • Please can I change my PPA after working with them for week the situation is the school lack teachers and I was given three classes to teach that is really affecting me and secondly the distance of my place of PPA to nysc Secretariat for CDs and monthly clearance is very fast and I spend 600 for that , please how can go about to change my PPA.


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