NYSC Introduces Self-Deployment, Bars pregnant, Nursing Mothers, Post-graduate Students From Scheme

Source: thewillnigeria.com

BEVERLY HILLS, July 23, (THEWILL) – The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) will henceforth allow self-deployment in a bid to check the fraud often linked to deployment of corps members to various locations.

Under the new scheme announced Thursday in Kaduna, prospective corps members can now determine where they wish to serve.

The NYSC in communiqué issued at the end of the NYSC 2015 Batch 'B' pre-mobilisation workshop held in Kaduna said, “In a bid to tackle the deluge of concessional requests with which the NYSC is being inundated, prospective corps members will henceforth be given the opportunity to choose states of their choice outside their socio-cultural and linguistic areas, using ICT solution.

“Given the negative implications of assigning invalid or wrong JAMB numbers to prospective corps members during the mobilisation process, corps producing institutions have been advised to always take advantage of the window of opportunity created by JAMB and regularise the admission of their graduates and advise the affected graduates to activate such numbers before presenting them for mobilisation.

“For us to bring administration nearer to everybody, complaints and issues arising from the online registration from prospective corps members and corps producing institutions will henceforth be lodged with the Deployment and Relocation officers at the NYSC state secretariats for onward transmission to the ICT department for necessary action.

“It was further resolved that pregnant women, nursing mothers and students engaged in postgraduate studies should not bother to enlist for service until they are free to participate effectively.”