Following the unfortunate antecedents in Nigeria's history (i.e. the Biafra/Nigeria Civil war), the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme was created in a bid to reconstruct, reconcile and rebuild the Nigerian nation.
The establishment of the National Youth Service Corps by decree No.24 of 22nd May 1973 stated that the NYSC is established "with a view to the proper encouragement and development of common ties among the youths of Nigeria and the promotion of national unity".
The NYSC Year comprises four (4) main segments in which every Corps Members must satisfactorily participate before he/she is qualified to be issued a Certificate of National Service. The service year therefore comprises of:
- Orientation Courses
- Primary Assignment
- Community Development Service
- Winding – Up/Passing –out
A National Youth Service Corps year starts with a 3 weeks orientation course and it is compulsory for all Nigeria graduates mobilised for national service.
NYSC Mobilization Time Table For 2016 Batch AThe National Youth Service Corps has commenced the mobilization for the 2016 Batch “A” service year. The time-table for the mobilisation are as stated:
|1||2016 Batch “A” Pre-Mobilization Workshop||5th – 9th Jan. 2016|
|2||Briefing of Prospective Corps Members/Final year Students||12th – 16th Jan. 2016|
|3||Collation of Prospective Corps Members’ Data by CPIs||11th – 18th Jan. 2016|
|4||Submission/Uploading of Senate/Academic Board Approved Result for Full/Part-time Graduates and Revalidation list by Corps Producing Institutions (CPIs)||18th – 30th Jan. 2016|
|5||Uploading of corrected lists by Corps Producing Institutions(CPIs)||18th – 30th Jan. 2016|
|6||On-Line Registration by Foreign and Local Trained Nigerian Graduates||1st – 25th Feb. 2016|
|7||Entertainment of Complaints from Prospective Corps Members by the State Deployment & Relocation Officers and NYSC Help lines/Desks||1st – 27th Feb. 2016|
|8||On-Line Delivery of Print Outs to Corps Producing Institutions (CPI)||25th – 27th Feb. 2016|
|9||Deployment and Printing of Call-Up Letters by ICT Department||25th Feb. – 1st March 2016|
|10||Notification/On-line Printing of Call-Up Letters||27th Feb. – 2nd March 2016|
|11||2016 Batch “A” Orientation Course||2nd – 23rd March 2016 (Stream 1), 30th March – 20th April, 2016 (Stream 11)|
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