NYSC Announces Date, Requirements For 2018 Batch ‘A’ Corpers’ Camp Registration

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has announced Thursday, April 19 for the opening of orientation camps nationwide for the 2018 Batch ‘A’ corps members.The scheme made the announcement on its official Facebook page and Twitter handle; officialnysc and  nysc_ng respectively.

It urged all Prospective Corps Members who have been mobilised for the service year to ensure they adhere to all instructions on their call-up letters.

“Congratulations for a successful mobilisation into the NYSC. You are adviced to read the instructions on your call-up letters and adhere to it.
“We wish to inform you that as 2018 Batch ‘A’ Orientation Course commences on Thursday, 19th April 2018, you are advised to read the instructions on your Call-up Letters and adhere to them strictly.
“You are also advised to set out to your areas of posting on time to avoid late night travels.
“NYSC wishes you all journey mercies to your various Orientation Camps,” it said.
The scheme also issued highlights of the exercise as follows :
(a) Commencement and Registration: Thursday April 19
(b) Cut-off date for Registration: Midnight Friday, April 20
(c) Swearing-In Ceremony: Monday , April 23
(d) Closing: Monday, Wednesday May 9
PCMs were also urged to report promptly to the orientation camps in their states of deployment at the addresses indicated in their call-up letters.
The NYSC said requirements for registration include:
(a) Original Call-up Letter or Call-up Letter printed on-line
(b)Statement of Result or Certificate endorsed by authorized officer with authentic signature.
(c) School Identity Card, including travelling Passport for Foreign-trained graduates.
(d) Medical Doctors, Pharmacists, Physiotherapists and Optometrists are to produce evidence of registration with their professional bodies.
(e) Prospective Corps members should go to Camp with Functional Account Number and Bank Verification Number (BVN) to facilitate online payment of entitlements.
(f) In addition, each prospective corps member MUST present Certificate of Fitness from a Government or Military Hospital showing his/her health status before he/she will be registered and admitted for the orientation course.
The scheme had on Monday, April 16, commenced issuance of call-up letters to PCMs.
It is understood that PCMs mobilised for the NYSC 2018 service year will not be divided into streams.
This is a change from it’s usual strategy of dividing PCMs from one service year into two streams to enable the scheme adequately cater for the needs of the increasing number of youths mobilised yearly.

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