Henceforth, requests for changes in the date of graduation and Courses of study by National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members would no longer be welcomed.
The service management announced this in a statement signed and released by the NYSC Director, Corps Mobilization, Mrs Ango V. on behalf of the Director-General of the scheme, Brigadier Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim.
It was noted in the communique that the course of study and date of graduation will henceforth be included on the NYSC Certificate of National Service and Certificate of Exemption.
According to Ango, the decision was in line with the management’s resolve to standardize records and it will kickstart with the 2021 Batch ‘A’ service year.
“I am directed to remind you that, management has approved the inclusion of Course of Study and Date of Graduation on NYSC Certificate of National Service, and Certificate of Exemption.
“This decision is in line with earlier resolve to standardize records and will take effect from the 2021 Batch “A” Service Year which commenced in March 2021.
“You are to note that, in order to avoid deviation from Senate/Academic Board Approved uploads, request for changes in the date of graduation and Courses of study would no longer be entertained.
“Kindly give this circular the widest publicity it deserves. Please, accept the assurances of the Director-General’s warm regard,” the statement added.
Meanwhile, Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba State has revealed why the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme should be a two-year programme.
During an appearance on a programme on Channels Television on Wednesday, Ishaku said extending the scheme will allow corps members can undergo military training, Naija News reports.
The Taraba governor said at the end of the military training, ex-corps members would be able to carry guns to defend themselves against bandits, insurgents, and other criminal elements.