- NYSC has given a concession to 2020 Batch A corps members in Borno
- This category of NYSC members have been exempted from orientation camps in the state
- The disclosure was made by the scheme's media officer, Femi Adetunji, on Thursday, January 28
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Members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Borno have been exempted from taking part in the orientation exercise in camps.
The NYSC announced that those covered are corps members of the 2020 Batch A stream, Punch reports.
The brief notice on this read:
“2020 Batch A Corps members serving in Borno State are exempted from the camp resumption.”
Without explaining explicitly the reason for this, NYSC media officer, Femi Adetunji, said persons affected were those who could not complete the exercise before the COVID-19 outbreak.
Speaking further, Adetunji said:
“They are those that could not finish their camping before the coronavirus broke out. It does not affect this current batch. We have been bringing them back to camp in batches.
“Some of them have been recalled in the last two camps. So, the last set is the one being recalled to camp now. But that information is just for those in Borno State. All others are going to camp in other states.”
Meanwhile, prospective corps members must meet certain conditions before they can be admitted into the 2020 Batch “B” Stream II Orientation Camp.
One of the NYSC listed conditions that must be met by the prospective corps members is that, they must possess a clearance certificate showing that they are not COVID-19 positive.
According to the safety protocols issued ahead of the commencement of the 2020 Orientation, NYSC said it was compusory that everyone coming into the NYSC camps must undergo COVID-19 test.
It said this includes corps members, and officials alike, insisting that only those that test negative will be admitted into the camps.
Other protocols are “PCMS are expected to go to their dashboard and fill in the COVID-19 test self-reporting format before printing call-up letters."