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The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) is a scheme set up by the Nigerian government to involve Nigerian graduates in nation building and the development of the country. There is no military conscription in Nigeria, but since 1973 graduates of universities and later polytechnics have been required to take part in the National Youth Service Corps program for one year.

This is known as national service year. Ahmadu Ali served as the first Director-General of the NYSC until 1975. The incumbent Director-General is Shuaibu Ibrahim.


The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has approved the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Orientation Camp in Abia for re-opening ahead of the upcoming orientation activities commencing from Nov.10. The NCDC team led by Dr Okorie Onuka, Pillar Lead, Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) gave the approval after inspecting …

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Federal Government Approves Reopening of NYSC Camps [VIDEO]

The National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Sani Aliyu, while speaking at the PTF’s bi-weekly briefing on Thursday, said the corps can start preparing to reopen orientation camps when educational institutions reopen. “The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) is to consolidate on safety measures currently being …

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NYSC 2020 Batch ‘A’ Stream II: Physical Verification of Credentials & Travel Documents UPDATE

This is to inform all foreign-trained graduates who registered online for the 2020 Batch ‘A’ service year, whose credentials and travel documents are yet to be physically verified that the verification exercise has been scheduled to hold from Monday 6th to Friday 17th of July, 2020.  While the dates for …

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VP Osinbajo Denies Proposing Suspension of NYSC for 2 Years

Contrary to reports circulating in the mainstream media, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo did not call for the suspension of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC). Osinbajo’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, made this known on Tuesday via Twitter. He said, “It is important to correct that it …

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Osinbajo’s Committee Advises FG to Suspend NYSC for Two Years

Osinbajo’s committee has provided feedback on measures to be taken to curb COVID-19. The recommendation was made by the committee due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The report reads: “The immediate focus in the Education sector is to address the disruptions caused by the pandemic and ensuing social distancing measures …

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