NYSC Certificate number verification is the process of checking whether the NYSC certificate you have is authentic or fake. You may be wondering if there is need to verify your NYSC Certificate Numbers.
Yes, there is need for certificate verification because of circulation of fake NYSC certificates nowadays. And also to be on safe side when seeking for a job.
There are politicians and big men that pay to get NYSC Certificate. So, it’s possible for your certificate number is assigned to them, and a fake number assigned to you.
However, the NYSC management has provided a means through which you can verify your NYSC Certificate number.
What is NYSC Certificate Number?
The NYSC certificate number is a unique number that is assigned to every NYSC Certificate. This number is written at the top right side of NYSC certificates. It starts with “A00”, and it is different from Call up number.
It is necessary to verify this number, and the verification must be done by National Youth Service Corps only.
How to verify NYSC Certificate numbers
This can be done in two ways;
- Online Verification,
- Offline Verification.
Online Verification (service cost is #2000)
Below are how to verify NYSC Certificate online;
- Go to NYSC verify portal at https://verify.nysc.org.ng
Click on “Proceed to Verification” button
Enter your Username and Password
- For existing user, log in with your username and password
- If you have forgotten your password, click on the “Forget password” link
- For New Users, click on the “Sign-up link.
Note: Data is available from 2010, Batch A till date. Only data from 2014, Batch C till date has full details.
To verify NYSC Certificate offline, follow the steps below;
- Write a letter of request for verification of certificate number to NYSC. Address the letter to “Director-General, National Youth Service Corps, Directorate Headquarters, Plot 416, Tigris Crescent, Maitama, Abuja.” That is the address you should address your letter to.
The request letter must be marked “Attention: Director (Corps Certification)”.
Make a photocopy of the certificate you want to verify and attach to the request letter.
If you want to verify multiple certificates, then number serially with a pen the photocopies of the certificates, and attached to the letter.
Below are certificates that NYSC can verify
- Discharge Certificate,
- Exemption Letter,
- Exclusion letter
Where to submit the letter of NYSC Certificate verification
Submit the letter to the NYSC Director-General’s Registry at the 6th floor of the National Youth Service Corps Headquarters complex (Yakubu Gowon House). After submitting the letter, then wait for a reply.
Note: Make sure you provide your Email address, phone number and contact address, so that NYSC can contact you after verification.
Another reason to verify your NYSC Certificate is that the question about the authenticity of your NYSC certificate can come up during job interview.
So, you should be able to provide the employer with the verified NYSC certificate number.