The management of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has announced that Orientation camps across the nation will be open on Monday, June 13 so that the 2016 Batch A Stream II may begin their Orientation course. In a statement released late Monday, the scheme said President Muhammadu Buhari has approved funds for the orientation course.
“The management of the National Youth Service Corps wishes to inform all prospective corps members that the President and Commander-In-Chief of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved and released funds to the scheme to hold its planned orientation course.
“Consequently, management of the scheme has scheduled the 2016 batch A stream 11 orientation course to commence from Monday 13th JUNE to WEDNESDAY 29th JUNE 2016 nationwide.”
Hence, youth corp members have been advised to log on to the NYSC portal as from tomorrow (Tuesday) to begin the printing out of their call-up letters, while the management also commended prospective corps members and all stakeholders for their patience.
“Prospective Corps members are expected to log on to the NYSC Portal to commence printing of their Call-up letters from TUESDAY (7/6/16) by 12noon as the Call-up letters printed earlier are now invalid. While those who did not subscribe for online printing should start collection of Call-up letters from THURSDAY 9th JUNE from their various institutions of graduation.
“Management also wishes to thank all stakeholders in exercising patience for this new date and wishes all prospective Corps members a hitch free orientation exercise.”
The three-week orientation programme which was earlier scheduled to begin on March 30 was postponed to April 27 due to logistics. It was again scheduled for May 21, but was again postponed indefinitely on May 19.
Meanwhile, the federal government had over the week denied rumours going round that it has scrapped the NYSC programme. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, who reacted to the rumour described it as malicious, unfounded and legally illogical. “NYSC is a creation of the law. Only another law can repeal it,” he had said.