NYSC Orientation Camp Requirements & Preparation (2020)

NYSC Orientation Camp Requirements & Preparation

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NYSC Orientation Camp Requirements

First, NYSC stands for; National Youth Service Corps [Corps is pronounced as ‘Core’, p & s are silent]. It is a compulsory one year service programme that every Nigerian youth who graduated from higher Institution owe to our country.

Before you qualify to go for NYSC, you must possess a Bachelor Degree or HND from any accredited Institution within or outside Nigeria.

If you obtained your certificate from any Institution outside Nigeria, you would be refer as ‘Foreign trained’ graduate, while those who obtained their certificates from Institutions within Nigeria are refer as Home/Locally trained graduates.

NYSC programme is usually conducted three times in a year which comprises Batch A, B & C.

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The NYSC Orientation Camp exercise last for the duration of 3 weeks (21days). The 21st day is the day that NYSC will discharge you from the orientation camp to Place of Primary Assignment (PPA) where you will spend the rest of the months.

Once you see your name on the NYSC Senate list, make sure you do the following things

1. Buy your NYSC kit early to avoid last minute rush. The following kit will be given to you in camp: two white T-shirts, two shorts, a pair of tennis shoes, two pairs of white socks and NYSC 7 over 7, but you still need to buy extra; because the ones provided at the NYSC orientation camps are of poor qualities and over size.

2. Get the following documents ready:

a. Degree/HND Statement of Result or certificate.

b. Valid School ID Card

c. White background passport photograph (8 copies).

d. Call-Up Letter (Do not laminate it)

e. Green Card (Do not laminate it)

f. Marriage documents (for married women only)

g. All the uploaded documents (for foreign trained graduates only)

See: Complete list of compulsory items required in the NYSC camp 

3. You need to buy a high capacity power bank to keep your phone fully charged.

4. Buy small rechargeable touch light. That’ll make your stay at the NYSC orientation camp smooth.

5. If you are posted to a far state, especially to the northern part of Nigeria, try and find friends, who may be heading towards the same direction. Two good heads are said to be better than one.

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7. It is advisable to go camp the day before the date camp will open as going late will make the registration stressful and difficult.

Things To Expect at the NYSC Orientation Camp

As soon as you enter the NYSC orientation camp gate, you will see security people at the gate. Your screening starts right at the entrance gate. Don’t be afraid, just follow orders.

1. The security men at the gate will ask for your callup letter. After seeing it, they will thoroughly search your luggage as to make sure you do not enter with camp restricted items.

2. The first registration is usually for hostel or bed space. Security men at the entrance gate would give you identification tag. Do not misplace your tag as it would be required at the hostel or bed space registration point. After getting your hostel & backspace, other registrations will follow.

3. NYSC Kits/uniform: NYSC will provide all your kits during registration. To deter camp thieves from stealing your kits, use a permanent marker to write your name or ‘Code Number’ on each of them. Code Number would be given to you during registration phase at the NYSC orientation camp.

4. Casual wears are not allowed at the NYSC orientation camp exception Sundays  on Sundays. So, once you get your kits, put them on immediately and run to the parade ground. The usual wears are White rounds neck T-shirt, white short, white socks, white canvas and cap.

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The only time you will put the NYSC khaki uniform is during swearing in ceremony, Camp POP and other official ceremonies day.

5. Regimented camp life: The NYSC orientation camp is regimented. For example, if you are the type that usually wake up late, then you would have to adjust yourself because parade starts at 4:00am, so you need to wake up as early as 3:30am, so as to get prepared.

Once it is 4:00am, a bugle (trumpet) will sound, and soldiers will invade every hostel. If you are caught in hostel at that time, severe punishment would be given to you by the soldiers.

Praises and worship for different religions start around 4:30am after parade follows.

At 8:00am, morning parade will end, and you go for your breakfast. After taking your breakfast, SEAD lectures comes. After SEAD lectures, you go for lunch. After lunch, evening parade follows.

There are so many to add, but I’ll stop here for now. If you have any question or contribution, kindly use the comment section.

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  1. Is it true that the N.D certificate is now mandatory and no more statement of result?

  2. What would someone do interms of currection of names uploaded by his or her institution and can the arrangement be made or during nysc registration? Eg James
    David omachi instead of James omachi David

  3. How can I request redeployment for my health issue and for them to post me in the hospital or any of the company there is no stress

  4. I am a married woman I forgot to write my name in nysc book of life. pls what should I do

    1. Report to the NYSC secretariat in the state you are serving

  5. Please sir the ID card is it not covered by statement of result cause have lost mine?

  6. Thank you so much for the orientation truly grateful.

  7. how do I tender my medical certificate for deployment because of my health

  8. Pls, can I be allowed to be going on and off to the camp from home becus of my baby?

    1. Yes, if you carry your baby

  9. What’s the validity of medical certificate of fitness.
    I heard a rumour that it expires after 3 months. I obtained one on the 22nd March, 2019. Will it still be acceptable in camp by 18th June?

    1. Yes, your medical certificate of fitness should be less than three month old.

  10. WAEC is only needed by foreign students.

  11. Thanks for the information,my question is once u enter the camp gate can u go out again? And is it must to be present at the first day of orientation?

    1. Corpers’ are not allowed to leave orientation without concrete reasons

      1. Thank u sir, is it must to be present at first day of orientation

  12. please who can tell me the important of this medical fitness

  13. Please is it compulsory to go to camp with OND certificate or can OND statement of result be accepted?
    Is our WAEC result needed in the camp?

    1. Go with your OND statement if you don’t have the certificate.
      WAEC or other o’level is required only from foreign trained graduates

  14. Please my last name is not complete instead of oluwaseun dey wrote oluaseun plss aw would I rectify dis and av done registration online still dsame plss wat should I do

    1. Apply for change of name through your dashboard

  15. pls do i need my o’level result at the camp

    1. No, unless you are a foreign trained graduate

      1. I heard you will need it at the camp, but not at the place of online registration

  16. please I want to be sure of true is the online registration date,which is 27 may

    1. It has been shifted to 1st June

  17. My name is on graduation list on nysc portal. But, I can’t find my name on Senate list on nysc portal.. Is there any problem, though none of my mate has seen their name on nysc Senate list

    1. Give it little time

  18. I have tried to check my name in the Graduation list but my name is in the senate list, I hope it will not affect me in any way?

    And secondly, my jamb print out is carrying a different age. My age is 1994 but my jamb print out is carrying 1995

    1. If all are as you mentioned, then you don’t have any issue..

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