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What Your Plans Should Be After Passing out.

Congratulations on your Passing Out?

I know it’s been a tough, hot and rough one year but you’ve finally made it. You deserve a pat on the back.

Now if you didn’t read our article on What Your Plans Should Be After NYSC, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. I will be giving you the various things you can do after your service year if you aren’t really doing anything now.

1. Firstly, be sure to send out your CV’s. Now a few of you might have done this before your Passing put ceremony. Be sure to send this out to various institutions of your interest. Do not discriminate against any institution. The labor market might be difficult but its has several opportunities.

2. Your SAED training is finally useful?.(Even though we never thought it would be) You can establish yourself in any handwork you engage in. Soft loans are issued by banks and organizations to aid Corpers start up their independent entrepreneurial businesses. So be sure to reach out.

3. Internship?. You are never too old to do internship with an organization. This gives your more work experience whether or not in your field. Never forget that no knowledge is wasted. Besides you get to fill in that time with  something valuable and adds to your CV.

4. Make good use of social media. It’s no hidden thing that a lot of Graduates find their jobs and skills through social media. So be sure to put yourself out there. Don’t be shy. Use your twitter as a storm of advertising your CV. You can tag us to RT @_nysc.

Dont be shy to reach out for help on your social media. Your helper could be a RY away ?

An Ode To Our Batch A Stream I Corpers.

One year begun,

with so much uncertainty and fear

but then the time you thought would never come,

Is finally here.

Remember the long queues

and those awful orange shoes

coupled with the hot red sun

plus the food that was barely done

The Soldiers were another thing

waking us up at 5am in the morning

working you down to your spleen

and turned dancing into mourning

But those three weeks were over

and you actually thought things could get better didn’t you

But that scheme still had the power

and wherever they wanted, you’d move.

Down to the struggle of going to your PPA

And going there everyday

To Compulsory Days for Slacking(CDS)

That if you didn’t attend would make them send you packing

Fast forward to Monthly clearance

Those compulsory sufferhead plans

Thst would take you a week

and would always make you go home weak

But finally after all those challenges

you’ve overcome and succeeded

To finally encounter the different world’s faces

With the one year experience that has made you more guarded.

So from us to you, congratulations

And ensure you have an amazing celebration

Part and hope you don’t become a hackest

As you take a plunge into the large pool of the labor market.

Good luck.

Cousin beats Corper Almost To Death

Yesterday , a Facebook member Ideis Suleiman took to the social media platform to share this story of an NYSC member who was almost killed days to her wedding.


Hamida ,a beautiful young girl?? from kano got battered by her own cousin! why?? no reason
as he says she has grown wings and he had to put her in her place!
Hamida just finished? Bayero university kano and is currently serving.
“It doesn’t add up” i told her what did you do to him.
walahi nothing.
Is he on drugs
No, they carried out drug test and the test came out clean!
Ok toh please walk me thru what really happened.
I was about to get married, my husband’s family just brought lefe and it was merry merry.
They brought many boxes Alhamdullillah.
i was really happy.
I guess it didn’t sit well with my relatives.
Any way a few days to my wedding fatiha, i was at home and i heard some one knocking.
I was the only adult in the house se wani brother na that is really young.
I stood up, peeped thru and saw my cousin (his mom and my mom are sisters, same mom same dad)
I opened the door and we exchanged pleasantries.
I left him in the palour and i went to the room.
I realized he was following me.
it wasn’t weird at all as he has no boundaries in our house!!!
i laid on the bed and continued chatting with a friend.
i noticed he was a bit erratic,
Then he started opening the lefe boxes and throwing thing all over the place,
na ce lafiya? what are you looking for.
My shirt he answered!
your shirt? here? i asked now a bit worried
He now turned with so much fire in his eye and said “say one word again and see if i don’t finish you”
finish me, are you well?
haba before i knew it, he pounced on me,
walahi NYSC se dai ki karasa a lahira.
Aure kuma ayi mugani
yau se na kashe ki!
After that i passed out
i now recall faintly my younger brother shouting and calling for help
He carried a cable and strangled me!!
my life flashed before my eyes
i can recall bits and pieces
people now rushed and where holding him
he kept saying leave me i have to kill her!!!
inalillahi wa innailahi rajiun
this is mycousin,
same blood.

Later on they rushed me to the hospital.
I had fractured ribs, he has hit my head so hard i had terrible headache for days
walahi anty layla i have never experienced in my life.
iIam trying to wrap my head around this Hamida.
kin mishi lefi ne!
“No walahi”.
Does he have mental issues
“not that we know of gaskiya, we had to call the police and later take him to court.
“where is his mom” i asked “what did she say”.
Do you know for weeks that i was in the hospital, she and her family never visited me,
when we took the case to court, she now got an amazing lawyer that would defend her son!!!
can you imagine!!!
yanzu the case has been adjourned to 5 of this month.
I can’t begin to tell you how depressed i am anty layla. i can”T leave my room, any one that comes near me, i feel would hit me,
i am having seroius panic attacks.
Please i need prayers??.”

also read:NYSC loses Another Corps Member.

Corper Presents Brand New Laptop To Best Graduating student At PPA.

One of the members the National Youth Service Corps who is currently serving in Port Harcourt, Rivers state has made headlines by awarding a brand new Lenovo laptop to the best graduating SS3 student of Government Senior Secondary School, Elekahia, Port Harcourt, Rivers state which is his place of primary assignment.

The recipient, Okoro Izuchukwu is a graduating SS3 student, and an aspiring lawyer. The gesture moved the recipient to tears as he was presented the prize for his diligence and hard-work.

The Corp member who goes by the instagram name @phoenix23401 shared the photo some few minutes ago as he awaits for his Passing Out Parade (POP) on Friday, 7th April, 2017.

We congratulate the recipient and give the Corper three heart cheers.

Also see: ‘Institutions Who Present Unqualified Graduates Will Be Persecuted’, NYSC DG.

‘Institutions Who Present Unqualified Graduates Will Be Persecuted’, NYSC DG.

This week, the National Youth Service Corps has institutions or its officials against sending/adding the names of unqualified graduates for mobilization into the Scheme, saying it would attract criminal prosecution.

This is one of the resolutions made at the 2017 Batch ‘A’ Pre-Mobilization Workshop held in Minna, Niger State.

The Director-Generals’ words were;

“Any official or institution of higher learning that includes names of unqualified graduates in their approved list for NYSC mobilization will be liable for criminal prosecution,”

In the ceremony, he further disclosed that two higher institutions were under investigation by regulatory bodies for allegedly presenting unqualified persons to the Scheme for mobilization and will be persecuted if found guilty.

Also read: Requirements For NYSC 2017 Mobilization

Requirements For NYSC 2017 Mobilization

The National Youth Service Corps has released the requirements for registration to all prospective corps members.

The On-line registration portal will be opened from Monday 17th april to Thursday 4th May, 2017 for registration towards the 2017 Batch ‘A’ mobilization process.
In order to ensure an easy and non-tedious registration, prospective corps members are to note the following for strict compliance:

1. The Website address is any of the following:

2. Prospective Corps members should ensure that they have functional e-mail addresses that they can access easily and Nigerian (GSM) telephone numbers with which to register.

3. Locally trained prospective Corps members are expected to use their correct Matriculation numbers to register.
4. For locally-trained graduates, only those whose names appear in the Senate/Academic Board Approved Result lists submitted by their Institutions will have access to the register on the NYSC portal on the 17th.
5. Foreign-trained prospective corps members should ensure that their Institutions are accredited. Where in doubt, it is their responsibility to approach Federal Ministry of Education for verification. The letter of verification must be uploaded during registration.

6. Those who graduated from Institutions outside Nigeria, (Foreign-trained graduates), are to visit the NYSC portal, register and upload the following documents:
West African School Certificate(WASC) (with not less than 5 Credits at 2 sittings) or its equivalent; or General Certificate of Education (GCE O’ Level) (with not less than 5 Credits at 2 sittings) or its equivalent; or NECO (with not less than 5 Credits at 2 sittings) or its equivalent; or High School Diploma or its equivalent.
First Degree or Higher National Diploma (HND) Certificate (Second Degree or Ph.D not necessary).
Transcript of the first Degree or HND.
International travelling Passport showing data page and date of departure for the course of study.
7. It is the responsibility of the prospective corps members who studied in non-English speaking countries to get their Certificates and Transcripts translated into English language before uploading.

8. All graduates of Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Physiotheraphy, Radiology, Optometry, Medical Laboratory Science and Pharmacy are expected to have their Certificates of Registration with their professional bodies. Payment receipts are not acceptable.

9. Unlike in the past, Foreign-trained graduates should NOT visit NYSC Headquarters, Abuja for verification of their documents. This exercise will now be done at the Orientation Camps. They should simply print their call-up letters on-line and report at the Orientation camps in their States of deployment, but should come to the camp with the original documents they uploaded for verification.


• Anybody who presents any fake document will be demobilized and decamped.
• Prospective corps members should ensure that Passport photographs used meet the following specifications:
-Ensure your face (eyes, nose, ears, mouth and jaw) is fully shown without bending
-Ensure the picture fills the frame and centralized
-Ensure the Photo background is white or off-white with no shadow.

•On no account should prospective corps members register by PROXY. They should also remember the fingers used for their biometric capturing as these will be used for verification at the orientation camps. Those who cannot be verified with their biometric at the orientation camp will not be registered.
Only prospective corps members who want their call-up numbers sent to them through SMS and wish to PRINT their call-up letters on-line are expected to pay the sum of Three Thousand Naira (N3,000.00) (see NYSC Portal on how to make payment).
Prospective Corps members who do not want to pay the N3,000.00 have the option of going to their schools to collect their call-up numbers and call-up letters.
•All prospective corps members who paid for the online registration before but were not mobilized need not pay again.
•Married female prospective corps members (whether locally or foreign-trained) should upload copies of their marriage Certificates, evidence of Change of name and their husbands’ place of domicile during registration.
•The orientation camp is highly not ideal for pregnant and nursing mothers. Prospective corps members in this categoriy are therefore to note that they will not be accommodated.
Prospective corps members who graduated from Institutions located in the following Geo-Political Zones with challenges related to mobilization should contact the following

•Telephone Numbers between 17th April to 4th May, 2017:
North Central – 08092142614
North East – 08102790538
North West – 08092142661
South East – 09038034460
South West – 07019190810
South South – 08092142616
All Part-time graduates are expected to register online and wait for collection of their Letter of Exclusion at their various Institutions. For those willing to print the Letter of Exclusion online, this can be done on payment of Three Thousand Naira (N3, 000.00) only.


NYSC Creats App For Members.

In the spirit of being technologically forward, a mobile application has been launched by The National Youth Service Corps(NYSC).

The app is meant to aid Corpera set up their businesses after the Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurial Development (SAED).

It was launched at a stakeholders meeting in Abuja. The NYSC Direct General, Brigadier General Sule Kazaure said corps members could now engage the public with their products that would create funds to support their skill acquisition services.

The DG added that the app was developed out of the need for the scheme to contribute towards eradication of unemployment after service year.

He bragged about the achievements of the system saying:

“Through the programme, the NYSC scheme has successfully equipped thousands of corps members with vocational skills and developed their entrepreneurial capacity.

“This has led to the establishment of over 70,000 businesses by our corps beneficiaries across the country,” he said.

He however complained that SAED was still facing challenges of insufficient funding, lack of skill training centres among others therefore, he appealed to Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Bank of Industry (BOI) and others to explore common grounds of partnership and provide more funding opportunities for the corps entrepreneurs.

Dead NYSC member Body Yet To Be Claimed

Miss Okonkwo Ogochukwu with call up number NYSC/OWP/2016/344612 who was involved in an accident in her state of Service last week is yet to be collected by relatives from the mortuary.

She alongside four other persons reportedly died in a ghastly motor accident that occurred in 9th Mile, Enugu State, when a trailer fell on their bus.

Unfortunately, we suspect that her relatives are yet to know about the sad incident of their daughter’s death, hence they are yet to claim her body.

Anyone with useful information is urged to contact her family to recover her body or report to the 9th Mile Police Division, in Enugu.

Nigerian Senate Sends Commitee To Investigate Brutalized Zamfara Corper Incident

Today, thr Nigerian Senate has asked its committee on Youth and Sports to investigate the incident that led to the alleged brutality of Micheal Esi Uwakwe, the Corper serving in Zamfara State.

The motion was raised by Senator Philip Aduda (FCT) who said that the incident had been trending for over two days on Social media and wanted the upper chamber to carry out its own investigations.

TThe media had reported that Micheal was said to have been brutalised by the police in Zamfara State for punishing the ward of an influential figure in the state due to her disrespect in class.

The senator reminded the house on the need to provide Corpers with security and assistance to help them complete their service year and therefore it was improper for a parastatal that is meant to protect citizens, to brutalize them instead. He also implored the Senate to look into the real reason the affected Corper had been redeployed to the East.

The deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, said that in order for action to be carried out, further investigation was needed therefore he would not jump into the matter without finding out the truth about what actually happened to Uwakwe. Therefore the relevant committee will be given one week to go investigate and report back to the senate in due time with its findings.
Also read;

Manhandled Corper Redeployed By NYSC.

The Corps Member, Micheal Uwakwe, who was assured by a member of the Police Force in Zamfara, has been redeployed.

This was made know to media operatives by Mrs Victoria Okakwu, the NYSC Director, Corps Welfare and Inspectorate, in Abuja yesterday.

She explained that the reason behind his redeployment was to ensure his safety during his service year.
Thr briefing took place yesterday and was intended to update the public on the outcome of the investigation carried out by NYSC concerning the Corpers plight.

The initial reports stated that Micheal was beaten and manhandled by the police for punishing a student who happened to be a rich man’s ward by simply asking him to go on his knees.

She also made know to newsmen that 11 other Corpers who were working with Micheal were also withdrawn from the school after series of investigations carried out by the scheme. They were reposted to other establishments in the state to complete their service year and also ensure their safety.

She said that she got information on Wednesday last week from Zamfara state that a corps member was beaten by the police, arrested and detained. She went further to explain that she had to speak to the state coordinator to investigate the matter thoroughly.

Apparently, the Corper had a problem in the school where he was posted to serve.

He had come into the class and has said he was going to give the students a surprise test and told them to put their books away and get ready but the student involved was not cooperative. During the test, she hissed and when he asked why she had done that in the class but she said nothing and hissed again. When he looked into her script, she had written`Nonsense Tes’ on it and that made him angry. He asked her if the questions he had set were out of what he had taught them and she didn’t answer so he instructed her to kneel down. In the process he asked her to crawl with her knees to the punishment spot and after that he left the class. When he came back later, she was no where to be found. Apparently the girl had gone home, spoke to her father and he went to the police.

The Corper was in the staff room when he was called that he was needed in the principal’s office. Upon arrival he was asked to go with the police but he declined stating that he was just doing his job but he later agreed to go to the police station if the principal would accompany him. He went with the principal to the police station and in the station he was slapped and detained for six hours.

Mes. Okakwu assured the press that the scheme had written made a formal report to the state commissioner of police of the state expressing dissatisfaction over the way the police handled the matter as the police was meant to maintain peace and not cause harm.

She explained that with efforts of the NYSC State Coordinator, the local government and zonal inspector, the state commissioner of police the matter had been settled amicably.

The commissioner had evenness said that involving the Police wasn’t the right step as it couldve been setfled within the school. He however still apologized for the way his personnel handled the matter.

However, the director maintained that Uwakwe was not brutalised as speculated but just slapped as he did not have any bruises on his body.

Mare Okakwu reminded the public that scheme is very concerned with the safety and wellbeing of its corps members, assuring that wherever corps members are serving in the country the scheme will continue to ensure their welfare and security.

Also read:NYSC Addresses Issue Of Detained Zamfara Corper