The management of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has released the guidelines for mobilization of Nigerian graduates into the National Youth Service.
When Did NYSC Start in Nigeria?
NYSC was a scheme established by Federal government on 22nd May, 1973 with the purpose to rebuild and integrate the country after the civil war.
What is the purpose of creating NYSC?
The NYSC scheme was created with the primary purpose to reconstruct, reconcile and rebuild the country after the Nigerian Civil war. It’s damages caused by the civil war that gave the Federal Govt impetus to the establishment of the National Youth Service Crops.
Who qualify to participate in NYSC?
Every Nigerian graduate of higher Institution who have obtained the university Bachelor Degree or HND from accredited university at the age of 30 years or below are mandated to participate in the National Youth Service.
Below is the NYSC mobilization guidelines
As part of efforts aimed at ensuring that only eligible graduates who pass through duly accredited full time courses are mobilized for participation in the National Youth Service Corps, the NYSC Management is collaborating with relevant regulatory bodies of the respective Corps Producing Institutions (CPIs), the National Universities Commission (NUC) for Universities and degree awarding institutions and the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) for Mono/Polytechnics as well as the entry admission examination body – Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB).
Accordingly, the data of all prospective corps members as submitted for mobilization by their respective institutions, are subjected to screening for conformity with the requirements of these regulatory/examination bodies. In this regard, all prospective corps members whose admissions are not known to JAMB will be deemed to be improperly admitted. The admission status of such students will require the affected CPIs to regularise same with JAMB.
Similarly, all Corps Producing Institutions (CPIs) have been advised to abide by the extant admission quota approved by the NUC and NBTE respectively in making submission for mobilization. Any submission in excess of quotas approved will not be accepted. Graduates of courses not duly accredited by these regulatory bodies will not be mobilized for service.
It should be stated, for emphasis, that the regularization of admissions with JAMB is the duty of the Corps Producing Institutions (CPIs), just as the confirmation of approved admission quota for each course and the determination of their accreditation status is the prerogative of the regulatory bodies (NUC and NBTE)
It is imperative to state that the NYSC will not act as a liaison office between the Corps Producing Institutions (CPIs) and these regulatory/examination bodies. This much had earlier been brought to the notice of CPIs at the last Pre-Mobilization Workshop held in Ilorin, Kwara State on Thursday 16th January, 2013. Corps Producing Institutions which are unable to conclude the regularization exercise during the 2013 Batch ‘A’ service year could still be considered in subsequent Batches when the outstanding issues would have been resolved by the institution.
It has become expedient to bring this information to the attention of the general public for necessary guidance.
Signed: Director-General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC)