Are you a prospective corps member preparing to go for National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Program? Do you want to know the requirements for NYSC orientation camping? If ‘yes’, you are on the right page. Here we will show you all the NYSC orientation camp requirements, and all items that are strictly restricted in camp.
The worst thing that can happen to any Prospective Corps Member (PCM) is to arrive at the NYSC orientation camp and realize they don’t have complete required documents. Therefore, we urge prospective corps members to read this post in between the lines, as it better to forget themselves at home than to forget any item they need to bring with them to orientation camp.
If your documents are not complete, the officials will send you back home. I know you won’t find it funny if you come from a very far place. i.e. from Kano but posted to Enugu.
Sending corps members that have no complete documents home has been part of the rules, which always strictly followed. It’s better imagined than experienced. So, we wouldn’t want you to experience it. That’s why we put this work together to help you.
To make this concise and handy, we will classify things needed at NYSC Orientation camp into two categories;
- Compulsorily needed, and
- Essentially needed.
NB: Things listed under compulsory category are documents that with none of them, you may not register in the NYSC camp. And the items listed under essential category are not compulsory but needed for personal comforts.
NYSC camp requirements for registration (Compulsory)
The documents below are Compulsory (If you arrive in the NYSC camp with none of them, you will not be registered by the camp officials)
You need to go with the original and two (2) photocopies. To get a ‘final year ID card’, go to the Directorate of Students’ Affairs in your school, and a request for one. NYSC also accepts School ID Card instead of final year ID card. But will not accept departmental ID card.
2. Statement of result (B.SC or HND)
You need to go with the original and four (4) photocopies of your Degree or HND statement of result. If you have the original certificate itself, better. But if you don’t, just go with the statement of result.
If you do not have your statement of result, do not go to the NYSC camp. For foreign trained graduates, you must present the original certificate itself.
Besides that, persons who graduated from Polytechnic within Nigeria should go with both ND and HND statement of results.
Medical Doctors, Pharmacists, Optometrists or other medical profession, should go to camp along with the original of registration certificate with the Nigerian Medical Council, Pharmacist Board or Optometrist Registration Council and evidence of completion of houseman-ship or internship.
Never forget your call-up letter! You need to go with the original and four (4) photocopies. NYSC will send this letter to you a few days after online registration.
Please, DO NOT laminate your call-up letter because NYSC will reject a laminated copy.
Please, do not forget your Green Card. Go with the original and four (4) photocopies. Green Card is the online print-out slip after NYSC online registration. Also, Do NOT laminate it!
Note: the Green Card and call-up letter are to be printed out in colored.
Please, go with eight (8) copies. The background color should be white or off-white. Don’t listen to anyone that says you should go with over eight copies.
Go with two (2) copies of a medical certificate of fitness got from any government hospital or military clinic in Nigeria.
7. Uploaded Documents
Foreign trained graduates should go to camp with the original of all documents they uploaded during online registration.
NYSC camp requirements (Essential)
Things listed below are not compulsorily needed in NYSC camp but they are essential for personal comforts.
If you really want to enjoy NYSC camp, consider going to camp with things listed below;
8. White round-necked T-shirts
This outfit is worn everyday throughout the 21-days stay in the NYSC camp. NYSC will give you only 2, but these two are of poor quality and may not size you. Also, you may not enjoy wearing only 2 shirts for 3 weeks in camp that you will stay in camp.
9. White shorts
NYSC will also give you 2 pairs of shorts, but of poor quality and may not size you. You need like extra pairs so as not to be stranded if it tears.
10. White tennis shoes & white socks
NYSC will provide this, but it’s advisable you get an extra one pair for yourself.
11. Tea or beverages
This is very important for those who would not like the camp watery tea. Some people collect camp tea and then add some spoons from their own tea to make it tick.
Antiseptics, insecticides, towel, sanitary pads, pampas, etc. These are essential to help protect you from infections and skin infections.
13. Mosquitoes Net is very important in NYSC camp
This is very important, I know you wouldn’t like to go to camp and fall sick. Mosquitoes net will protect you from mosquitoes and other camp insects. Take one net with you and rope to tie it to your bunk.
14. You need Some cash in NYSC camp
You need to go to camp with some cash, there are too many things that cost money in camp. Things like, food, charging phone, taking pictures, laundries, etc.
Also, go with at least N20,000, and also with your ATM card, because there are ATMs in some camp.
14. Torchlight in NYSC camp
Don’t say you will use your phone touch! Torchlight is important; make sure you buy rechargeable ones.
15. You will need Waist Pouch in NYSC camp
Waste bag or pouch is essential. This will serve as your money keeper, and also as a locker for important items such as phones, money, ID card, keys, ATM cards, and more.
16. Padlocks is important in NYSC camp
You need a padlock to lock your boxes and bags to prevent camp thieves from gaining access to your properties.
There are many people who lost many valuable things to the NYSC camp thieves. I know you wouldn’t want to fall a victim.
17. Your phone and power bank in NYSC camp
This is important for communication. If you don’t have a power bank or cell phone, please get one.
18. Other essential things need in NYSC camp
You can buy other things like bed sheets, pillow, bucket and other big things from mammy market (camp market) to avoid overloading yourself. You can also check list of things not allowed in NYSC camp.
The above are list of things needed in NYSC camp for registration.
On behalf of nyscinfo.com, I wish you the best of luck. See you in camp!
If you have any question, kindly drop it in the comment section.