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How to Choose States during NYSC Online Registration

Do you know that during NYSC online registration, Prospective Corps members (PCMs) will be asked to choose four (4) states of choice? In this article, you will learn how to select states of choice during NYSC online registration.

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Information about the NYSC zoning and the selection of four (4) states of choice during NYSC online registration is well explained on this page.

With the information provided on this page, PCM will understand how to the selection of states works. They will not be confounded anymore.

Choosing States of choice – NYSC Zoning

Zoning is a new registration procedures invented by NYSC which allows Prospective Corps Members to choose four (4) states they would like to serve. NYSC will post them to one of the four (4) choosen states.

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How to choose States during NYSC online registration

You will only be allowed to select Four (4) states from the six (6) Geo-political zone in Nigeria. You may not select your State of origin and State of Institution for those who studied outside their state of origin. Only one state is to be selected from each zone.

Although, there are six (6) Geo-political zones in Nigeria, you may not choose 6 states, but only 4 states.

Don’t worry, by the time you are through reading this article, you will know how it is done.

Since you will only be allowed to select 4 states, each from 6 geo-political ones, this is how it works.

  • You must choose one state from the North Central zone
  • Choose one state from either North East or North-West zones
  • Select one state from either South East or South-South zones, and
  • Another one state from South West zone.

Remember that from the 4 selected states, NYSC will deploy you to one state.

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Below are the six (6) geo-political zones in Nigeria

Geopolitical Zones In Nigeria and states within them.

North Central (7 states)

  • Benue State
  • Kogi State
  • Kwara State
  • Nasarawa State
  • Niger State
  • Federal Capital Territory Plateau State

North East (6 states)

  • Adamawa State
  • Bauchi State
  • Borno State
  • Gombe State
  • Taraba State
  • Yobe State

North West (7 states)

  • Jigawa State
  • Kaduna State
  • Kano State
  • Katsina State
  • Kebbi State
  • Sokoto State
  • Zamfara State

South East (5 states)

  • Abia State
  • Anambra State
  • Ebonyi State
  • Enugu State
  • Imo State

South South (6 states)

  • Akwa-Ibom State
  • Cross-River State
  • Rivers State
  • Bayelsa State
  • Delta State
  • Edo State

South West (6 states)

  • Ekiti State
  • Lagos State
  • Ogun State
  • Ondo State
  • Osun State
  • Oyo State

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  1. Iwuagwu Deborah

    September 24, 2021 at 4:28 pm

    I did my jamb reg since February 22 2021 till now jamb has not given me admission pls wahat should I do thank u.

  2. Daisy Ojo

    March 5, 2021 at 11:24 pm

    I’m from Edo, so what state can I choose?

  3. Isaac

    February 24, 2021 at 7:17 pm

    Thanks a lot.

  4. Annah Ajiji Ibrahim

    March 12, 2020 at 12:13 am

    Pls how good is one?

  5. Sheriffdeen

    February 24, 2020 at 2:46 pm

    Please explain how bank account opening in camp is done

  6. Mercy

    February 21, 2020 at 3:54 pm

    Pls mine z jamb addimission letter no approval yet

  7. Regal

    February 5, 2020 at 2:11 am


  8. Daniel Bulus Jangfa

    October 9, 2019 at 11:56 pm

    No Plateau State


    October 4, 2019 at 6:23 pm

    Notified me if enything

  10. Eze Emmanuel

    September 11, 2019 at 8:31 am

    what step will I take so that I can be posted in Lagos

    • Humphery

      September 12, 2019 at 7:32 am

      There is no step to take

  11. kabir usman

    September 6, 2019 at 4:14 pm

    l want be posted to south south and I’m from north how should I select my options please? thanks you

  12. Ayo

    September 6, 2019 at 12:12 pm

    I am from Ogun state
    And I also Schooled in Ogun state

    My state selection for NYSC are: Anambra,abj,Oyo and I don’t know the northern State to pick


    June 3, 2019 at 11:54 pm

    Am from Akwa Ibom state
    I school in Ebonyi state

    These are my state selections during registration


    Which state should I expect?

    • Humphery

      June 4, 2019 at 7:26 am

      Amambra has about 70% chance

  14. Anthony Bassey

    May 13, 2019 at 6:52 am

    I’m from Akwa Ibom state,
    I school in Ebonyi state.

    Please is this state selections okay?

    Please, is this my state selections ok

    Abuja, Lagos, Delta, Anambra(Nasarawa) state.

    • Humphery

      May 13, 2019 at 12:53 pm

      You states selection can only be determine during online registration because some states like Abuja, Lagos etc may not even be available for you to choose…

    • Afaga

      May 27, 2019 at 6:21 pm

      U can’t chose nassarawa and still select fct abuja.

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