Economic Sustainability Committee (ESC) headed by Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, has recommended to the President, Muhammadu Buhari the suspension of NYSC camps nationwide for a period of two years.
This was made known in a report submitted to the president last week.
The committee recommends the deployment of Corps Members to places of primary assignment without undergoing the compulsory orientation exercise in the NYSC camps.
The committee wrote: “The immediate focus in the Education sector is to address the disruptions caused by the pandemic and ensuing social distancing measures at all levels of education.
“Practical steps will be taken to minimise disruption to learning, utilising technology as appropriate. Specifically, virtual learning will be implemented (either online or through broadcast), virtual convocation ceremonies or issuance of certificates (with postponed ceremonies) should be implemented to continue educational progression.
“In similar context, consideration will be given to suspending the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Orientation Camp Exercises for at least 24 months while allowing deployment to places of primary assignment.
“This will ensure that there is no backlog in the National Service placement pipeline.” Click Here to see NYSC reaction on this matter.
Recall that just last week, the NYSC management submitted a proposal for the re-opening of NYSC camps nationwide to the NCDC DG, Chikwe Ihekweazu.