The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) anthem is an uplifting song which identifies the scheme. It ginger-up the morals of Corps member and remind them of their National duties each time the anthem is being recited. In this post, I’ll show you lyrics, video and audio of NYSC anthem, so that you can download and practice it.
There is no doubt that a lot of Prospective Corps Members do not know how to recite NYSC anthem yet, perhaps this is your first time of hearing that there is something like NYSC anthem, don’t worry because this post is meant to put you through.
The best time to learn NYSC anthem is when you are preparing for your National service because there won’t be time for learning it in camp, so you should make it a part of your preparations.
To those serving Corps Members who can’t recite the NYSC anthem, I want to ask you how did you manage the embarrassment from soldiers and other camp officials?
In order to make everything easier for everyone, NYSC anthem has been composed and recorded with the lyrics. It’s now very easy to learn, believe me it won’t take you more than 40 minutes to master all the stanza.
Be informed that it’s mandatory for every Corps Member to recite the NYSC anthem in every Corps members’ gathering. If you are a Corps member, it is important that you know how to recite NYSC anthem from Stanza one to Stanza three.
The implication of not knowing the NYSC anthem
It won’t be funny if you don’t know how to recite the anthem, the embarrassment can be more that what you’d ever expected. Soldiers and NYSC officials always take it serious, especially in the NYSC Orientation Camp.
Most of the time the anthem is being recited, Soldiers will be watching the movement of mouths. If they notice that someone is not good at it, the person might be called out in front of everybody to recite it all alone. It can be embarrassing you find yourself in that position.
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I am sure you wouldn’t want people to mock or make fun of you because of simple thing like NYSC anthem which won’t take you more than 40 minutes to master.
Now, let me first show you the lyrics of the NYSC anthem which will be followed by video sound.
The NYSC Anthem
Youths obey the clarion call
Let us lift our nation high
Under the sun or in the rain
With dedication and selflessness
Nigeria is ours, Nigeria we serve.
Members, take the great salute
Put the Nation first in all
With service and humility
NYSC for the noble youths
Make Nigeria a great nation.
Far and near we come to serve
And to build our fatherland
With oneness and loyalty
NYSC for unity
Hail Nigeria, our great nation.
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Watch the video where Corps members recite the NYSC anthem, lyrics is also written as subtitle:
1. Motto of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC)
The NYSC Motto is “Service and Humility”
2. The Pledge
Every member of the Service Corps (hereinafter referred to as “member”) shall subscribe to and sign a copy of the National pledge and NYSC pledge before the Chief Judge during Swearing-in Ceremony at the orientation camp.
Any member who fails or refuses to subscribe to and sign the National and the NYSC pledges shall be tried by the Camp Court and, if found guilty, be liable to be decamped and sent out of the orientation camp. The member shall only be allowed to come back for service to join the next batch for the orientation exercise only if he is ready to subscribe to sign the pledges.