Graduates of Medicine who are yet to complete their housemanship and have not fully registered with the Nigerian Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) with evidence of certificate would no longer be mobilized for service.
This was contained in a statement issued by the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) as part of a 14-point resolution reached at a Pre-Mobilisation Workshop in Abuja with the theme: ‘‘Deepening The Credibility of NYSC Mobilization Process through ICT’’.
The meeting also resolved that receipt of payment for registration would no longer be accepted in lieu of Certificate of Registration.
The statement noted that the resolution advised parent institutions to carry along the affiliated institutions and ensure that names of the graduates are not expunged from Senate/Academic Board.
Approved result lists submitted to the NYSC to ease the problem associated with exclusion of graduates of affiliated institutions from mobilization for service.
According to the statement, all Matriculation numbers that were assigned to graduates, but found to be invalid should be brought to the attention of the Registrar JAMB for verification.
It further noted that the old system of delivering simultaneously the Call-up Letters and Exemption Certificates to Corps Producing Institutions has been restored to guard against the bottlenecks associated with the delivery of Exemption Certificates to Corps Producing Institutions,
Meanwhile, the management has also expressed worry over the abuse of the full computerisation of the NYSC Mobilization and Registration Process.
A statement from the press unit of the scheme hinted that unqualified Prospective Corps Members swell the number of prospective Corps Members by illegally registering on-line.
According to the statement, NYSC Portal would no longer be open until Senate/Academic Board Approved result lists are up-loaded.
It however advised Students Affairs Officers to educate their students on the implication of registering on-line by proxy as anyone caught henceforth in that act would not be registered in the camp, and the action would be seen as a criminal act.
“The workshop reiterated that as from 2015 Batch ‘A’ Service Year, Mobilization of Prospective Corps Members would be effected on the basis of quota/carrying capacity of each Institution as approved by the respective regulatory bodies,” it added.
Those who attended the workshop included the Director-General, NYSC, Brig. Gen. Johnson Olawunmi, the Registrar JAMB, Prof. Ojerinde, Representative of the Executive Secretary NUC, Students Affairs Officers among other stakeholders.