NYSC Warns Foreign Institutions Against Fake Mobilisation

Director General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brigadier General Yusha’u Ahmed has stated that the Scheme would continue to prevent unqualified persons from participating in National Service.

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NYSC Spokesperson, Eddy Megwa disclosed this in a statement issued on Wednesday, November 22, 2023.

According to the statement, Brigadier General Ahmed said the NYSC programme aims at remodelling the Nigerian youths for national unity and development through the inculcation of values such as discipline, honesty, probity, accountability, hard work, entrepreneurship, and self-reliance.

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He disclosed this in his address at the meeting of NYSC Management with some Corps Producing Institutions in Africa, with the theme; “Tackling the Emerging Challenges in Mobilization of Foreign-Trained Graduates For Effective National Service”, held in Abuja.

General Ahmed added that instead of building world-class graduates in both character and learning and consonance with the ideals of NYSC, the tendency of school owners to cut corners and maximize financial gain takes centre stage, leading to the antithetical production of graduates.

“It is expected that, from 2024 Batch ‘A’ service year, collection of the master list of graduates would be extended to schools in Niger Republic, Cameroun, Ghana, and Uganda, which constitutes about 20% of graduates from the African continent.

“The exercise would be extended to cover countries identified with high vulnerability to faking of academic and travel documents”, he said.

The Director General also said the Scheme was doing its best to check the activities of dishonest people, adding that the fight against unwholesome practices in the educational sector must be a collective responsibility.

General Ahmed stated further that as part of the measures to overcome the challenges in the mobilisation of foreign-trained Nigerian graduates, all schools in Benin Republic, Togo, Cameroun, and Niger shall henceforth be submitting project-bound master-list of their graduates to the NYSC every service year.

He said the practice had been available for schools in Nigeria for a number of decades and had proven very useful.

The Director, Corps Mobilisation, Hajiya Walida Isa in her introductory address disclosed that the Scheme would continue to engage countries operating academic systems that manifest elements of deviance from the global best practices and the NYSC established mobilisation protocols.

During the meeting, there were goodwill messages from the National Universities Commission (NUC), the Federal Ministry of Education, and the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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