The National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, has confirmed July 26 as the date for commencement of orientation for prospective Batch A, Stream 2 corps members in the country.
According to the NYSC Twitter handle, it reveals the date of commencement of camp activities
— NYSC HQ Nigeria (@nysc_ng) July 18, 2017
Also, the NYSC spokesperson, Bose Aderibigbe was quoted by Premium Times saying: “We have so many schools turning out prospective Corps members and once they register, we can’t ask them to wait for the next batch because the camp facilities are inadequate,” she said.
She said that about 150,000 prospective Corps members registered for Batch B.
“We had 77,000 corps members for Stream 1 and this time around, we will be having 72,000. So, if we say the whole 150,000 should go at once, we will overstretch our camp facilities.”
Highlights of the exercise are as follows:
- Registration/verification: Wednesday 26th July – Thursday, 27th July 2017
- Registration Cut-off date: Midnight of 27th July 2017
- Closing ceremony: Tuesday, 15th August 2017
The NYSC urged prospective corps members to report promptly to the orientation camps in their states of deployment at the camp addresses indicated in their call-up letters.
The NYSC scheme was established in 1973 by General Yakubu Gowon administration to “reconstruct, reconcile and rebuild the country after the Nigerian Civil war.”