- The National Youth Service Corps has lamented some corps members' inability to write the English alphabet correctly
- This was disclosed by the director general of the scheme, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim
- Some members recently escaped from orientation camps to avoid arrest for being in possession of fake university certificates
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has said that some members of the scheme cannot write the English alphabet correctly.
The disclosure was made on Thursday, August 15, by the director general of the scheme, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, who also said that some members recently escaped from orientation camps to avoid arrest for being in possession of fake university certificates.
Legit.ng gathers that Shuaibu alleged that some university administrators enroll unqualified Nigerians for mobilisation into the scheme.
He said: “We have already informed all the Corps Producing Institutions (CPI) of our intention to blacklist any of them that engages in this act.”
The NYSC boss stated that some corps members were being rejected from their places of primary assignments, reason why the scheme decided to test their proficiency and competence.
The scheme found out that some of them were not able to write the alphabet correctly.
According to him, certain individuals also present fake results sourced mostly from foreign institutions, particularly in West Africa, for mobilisation into the scheme.
Shuaibu said: “Some of them couldn’t even write a sentence correctly."
“Let me reiterate our warning that any person who presents fake certificate in an attempt to get mobilised for service will be handed over to security agencies for prosecution.
“Similar fate awaits any unauthorized person caught wearing NYSC uniform, especially to mislead or defraud unsuspecting members of the public."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reportedly that the director general of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig General Shuaibu Ibrahim, reportedly said about 4.6 million Nigerians had participated in the scheme.
The DG said the scheme, since its inception, had continued to contribute to national development.
The scheme was established in May 1973 by former head of state, Gen Yakubu Gowon (retd).
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