- Henceforth, any unqualified graduate found at any National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) orientation camps will be arrested
- This was announced by the director-general of the NYSC, Shuaib Ibrahim, on Thursday, October 3
- Ibrahim said that the institution from which such graduates were mobilised for the scheme will be blacklisted
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has taken a firmer position against the mobilisation of unqualified graduates for the scheme.
This is coming after the NYSC renewed its partnership with the National University Commission (NUC) on Thursday, October 3, The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
The director-general of NYSC, Shuaib Ibrahim, said that henceforth any unqualified graduate found at any of the agency's orientation camps will be arrested.
Ibrahim said: “Under my watch, I cannot tolerate any unqualified person be mobilised for the national service."
The NYSC's DG added that the scheme had arrested such persons, who, according to investigations, cannot read and write a word in English.
Moreover, Ibrahim said that the scheme has come with an indemnity form for a list of prospective corps members for NYSC from institutions such that if the document reveals any suspicious moves, the tertiary body concerned will be blacklisted.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Ibrahim had said that the monthly allowance of corps members was tied to the national minimum wage and any hike will depend on the new wage.
He made this known in Abuja on Thursday, October 3. Ibrahim, who gave assurance that corps members would also get a pay rise whenever there was a hike in the national minimum wage, added that “the scheme is also thinking outside the box to remain strong and relevant.”
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