The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has postponed the three-week Batch A Orientation course, earlier scheduled to start on March 30, to April 27, 2016.
The NYSC made this known in a notice titled ‘2016 Batch A orientation course: Change of commencement of orientation exercise,’ which was published on its website on Friday, March 18 2016.
According to the notice, stream one of Batch A will be sworn in on April 29 and the camp will close on May 13, while the second stream would commence on May 21. The swearing-in ceremony would take place on May 23 and close on June 6.
According to TheCable, NYSC’s director of press and public relations Abosede Aderibigbe also confirmed the shift during an inquiry, but did not state any reason for the shift, apologizing to the prospective corps members over any inconvenience that the development could create.
“We wish to confirm the shift in date for the commencement of the 2016 Batch ‘A’ Orientation course. We also use this opportunity to express our sincere regrets over any inconveniences this change of date might cause to Prospective Corps Members and other esteemed stakeholders.”
Meanwhile, the NYSC has in a separate online notice called the attention of its members to the activities of hackers sending messages requesting prospective corps members to go and check their states of deployment online.
The link being sent to prospective corps members is the handiwork of cyber criminals and should, therefore, be disregarded. Prospective corps members are particularly warned not to make payments for posting or change of posting as that is clearly the motive of the cyber criminals.
The notice read:
“Management will inform prospective Corps members as soon as their posting letters are ready for printing online or delivery to their various institutions of graduation.”