It’s important to check the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) accreditation status of your Institution and Course of study. This should be the first thing every Prospective Corps Members (PCM) should do before thinking of going for National Service. In this post, you will learn how to check if your Institution is accredited for NYSC.
Checking the accredited status of your Institution is very easy. NYSC has made it possible for Prospective Corps members to easily check their school’s accreditation status online.
Just before I show you the step-by-step process to check if your Institution is accredited for NYSC, let me as the frequently asked questions about the accreditation of an Institution.
Why is it necessary for me to check if my Institution and Course are accredited?
It’s necessary to know and be sure that your Institution is accredited for NYSC. This is because a lot of Institutions out there are not approved (or recently lose their accreditation).
Any Institution that is not accredited or has lost its accreditation, graduates from such Institution may not take part in the National Youth Service exercise.
What if my Institution is accredited but the course I studied is not accredited, will I still go for NYSC?
No! There are so many accredited Universities and Polytechnic out there, but some Courses they offer have no accreditation. Or their accreditation might have been withdrawn by regulatory bodies.
Most often, when accreditation is withdrawn from certain Institutions that failed to meet the regulatory requirements, they would defiantly offer admissions.
For example; In the year 2011, UNIZIK accreditation to study Medicine & Surgery was withdrawn.
If, UNIZIK had offered admission in 2011 into medicine department, those set would not be eligible to serve since the University had no accreditation to offer new admission into Medicine department that year.
How would I check if my Institution and Course are accredited?
Actually, that is our main topic and purpose for creating this post, to show you how you can easily check if your Institution and Course is accredited for NYSC.
Now, we shall quickly show you how to check whether or not your Institution and Course is accredited.
How To Check If Your Institutions And Course Is Accredited For NYSC
Follow the following steps:
- Go to the NYSC portal at https://portal.nysc.org.ng
- Scroll down, you will see “Accredited Institution/Programme“
- Click on “Accredited Institutions/Programmes” link. A form will pop-up
- In the first box, Click “Select” to select your Programme i.e, monotechnic, HND, Ist Degree.
- In the second box, select your Institution
- Click “Extract Course“.
The list of accredited courses in the chosen Institution will be displayed. then scroll down until you get your Course of study