Did you know that NYSC allows married female corps members to serve where their husbands live? It’s called ‘concessional deployment.’ In this article, we’ll outline the requirements for married women to serve in the same location as their husbands.
If you are married and want to go for the National Youth Service Corps Program, you can be posted to the same Local Govt or community where your husband work or live. NYSC put this in place to avoid separating homes. Keep reading as we provide all the information you need about NYSC posting and registration requirements for married Corpers.
This article will also address all questions concerning NYSC registration for married women. Unfortunately, for married men, there is no special provision at the moment. Let’s hope NYSC considers them in the future.
Gratitude is extended to the NYSC management for giving married women the opportunity to serve where their husbands live. We also use this opportunity to request NYSC to consider married men as well.
NYSC concessional deployment
The act of NYSC posting a married woman to where her husband stays is called “concessional deployment.” Take note of that. Concessional deployment allows you, as a married woman, to serve in the same state, city, local govt, or even town where your husband resides.
Please not that adherence to the requirements for concessional deployment is important; otherwise, NYSC will post you as a single.
Things that could prevent NYSC from posting as married women
1. Failure to indicate your marital status as ‘married’ during online registration.
2. Selecting ‘Miss’ instead of ‘Mrs’ as your title during online registration.
3. Incomplete marriage documents to prove that you are married.
4. Uploading the wrong document, such as your husband’s ID in place of the marriage certificate, or unclear documents. Use a good scanner device.
NYSC Registration requirements for married women
Below are the requirements for concessional deployment of married women:
- Evidence of a marriage certificate.
- Evidence of state of residence of husband/domicile letter.
- Evidence of change of name or newspaper publication showing you have changed your name.
- Husband’s ID card i.e. husband’s driving license, national ID card, voter’s card, or international passport.
- Letter from employer or utility bills.
- Wedding pictures.
All documents stated above are to be uploaded where applicable on the NYSC portal during online registration. Once confirmed to be genuine by the NYSC management, you will surely be posted to where your husband resides.
Note: Only legally married women are entitled to concessional deployment. If NYSC mistakenly posts you far from your husband’s residence, there is another opportunity given in the Orientation camp to apply for redeployment based on marital grounds.
Facts about Pregnant women and Nursing mothers in NYSC Camp
- They will not be allowed to lodge in the NYSC camp.
- No accommodation for them as the camp is not ideal for pregnant women or nursing mothers.
- They will lodge off-camp and go for registration and documents in camp.
- After registration and documentation, they will stay off-camp until the camp closing date.
- On the closing day, they should report to camp to collect their posting letters to their Place of Primary Assignment (PPA).
Presenting fake documents in the NYSC camp can lead to decamping or prosecution. Be cautious.
Staying with a man after paying your dowry is not the same as being legally married. However, if you can produce all the documents below, then you are good to go.