The Federal Government (FG), through Covid-19 Presidential Task-Force (PTF) has asked the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC to start preparing for resumption of Orientation Camp activities.
It hinted that Orientation Camp activities may resume after the completion of the newly approved eased lock-down, which lasts for another one month.
This was made known during a press briefing by Sani Aliyu, the Coordinator of Presidential Task-force on Covid-19.
Below are his words;
“We have advised the National Youth Service Corps to start planning ahead of resumption in future phases, but not within this current phase of the response.
“We will work closely with them to design policies that may allow this to happen in the future,” he said.
Meanwhile, NYSC management responded by extending online registration for 2020 Batch ‘A’ Stream 2.
“This is to inform 2020 Batch ‘A’ Stream II Prospective Corps Members that Online Registration has been extended to Tuesday 11th August, 2020.”
Furthermore, the PTF maintained that until safety was guaranteed, schools would remain shut, said that only exiting classes: primary 6, JSS 3 and SS3 have been approved to resume while other classes and tertiary institutions remained closed.
“All day care and primary schools are to remain closed till further evacuation, however, while primary schools must remain closed, registered pupil may proceed to take the national common entrance as soon as it is feasible.
“For secondary and Tertiary Institutions, just to clarify, these remains closed; however, we have made arrangements for exitting classes in their final years of schools to resume and partake in examination in line with guidelines,” he said.
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