Mrs Bose Aderibigbe the director of press and public relations of the NYSC disclosed this in a press release, stating that the NYSC resolved to reduce the cost after a recent conference by the stakeholders of the scheme.
The release also said that the stakeholders have agreed on the need for more sensitisation on the online registration at various tertiary institutions which will offer full understanding, workability as well as acceptability of the package to the students who are the direct beneficiaries of the programme.
“The online registration is expected to facilitate easy printing of call-up letters from the comfort of prospective corps members’ convenience without necessarily going to their institutions of learning.
“The benefits of the package include online application and relocation of corps members from one state to another. The package is expected to save corps members from unnecessary road hazards in pursuance of NYSC issues,” it said.
The online registration was recently introduced to reduce the challenges experienced by using manual method, which included prospective corps member travelling hundreds of kilometers just to pick up their call up letter. It also help checkmate fake corps members and fraudsters aiming to dupe unsuspecting corps members.