Things Graduates Must Know About NYSC before Mobilization
Have you ever wonder how it will be like to
know how the future will look like. Many of us will really like to imagine a
time machine whereby you can go to the future and see how it will be so as to
prepare fully for it.
I am glad to tell you that you don’t need to imagine any longer. I am going to take you through the future so that you can know everything about NYSC before the next mobilization. Get a cup of water and let’s take a walk to the future.
The first thing that comes up before anything is the NYSC Mobilization. This is when the NYSC management will mobilize all qualified graduates from every accredited institution in the country.
The Mobilization always comes as breaking news by the NYSC officials who will then release a Timetable that will show the schedule of what will happen from uploads of Senate list till registration date.
- The Senate List
The Senate list is an official list of names and details of graduates who are eligible for NYSC from every institution in the country.
The NYSC management always specifies a whole month for various institutions to upload the names of their candidates who are qualified. After the uploads of Senate list, prospective Corps members can then check their names. Once your name is on that list, you are good to go.
this is the most satisfying moments in NYSC because you have seen your name on the Senate list and it is now time to register by filling up your details into the NYSC database.
The registration date is always in the NYSC Timetable and it will only last for a couple of weeks. You will need a Gmail address, an active phone number, a passport size photograph, a Password, and be ready for biometric verification.
When the agency have announced that the NYSC On-line registration portal will be opened from a particular date to a particular date to enable them register for the mobilization.
1. Go to NYC website
Log on to the NYSC Website. You can use any of these three addresses
2. Your e-mail must be functional
All Prospective Corps Members, PCM must have functional e-mail addresses that they can access and Nigerian (GSM) telephone numbers with which to register
3. Use correct Matric number to register
PCMs who graduated from Nigerian higher institutions are expected to use correct Matriculation numbers to register.
4. Only PCMs whose names are approved by the Senate can register
For the locally-trained graduates, only those whose names appear in the Senate/Academic Board Approved Result lists submitted by their Institutions will have access to the register on the NYSC portal.
5. Those who study abroad must have graduated from accredited schools
- However, if you are signing in for the 2018 Batch A orientation program and you don’t know how to go about it, here is the step by step registration guide for all Prospective Corps Members.
- 1. Go to NYSC website
Foreign-trained PCM should ensure that their Institutions are accredited. Where in doubt, it is their responsibility to approach Federal Ministry of Education for verification. The letter of verification must be uploaded during registration. 6. Foreign-trained graduates must upload some documents on NYSC portal
Foreign-trained graduates), are to visit the NYSC portal, register and upload the following documents:
West African School Certificate(WASC) (with not less than 5 Credits at 2 sittings) or its equivalent; or General Certificate of Education (GCE O’ Level) (with not less than 5 Credits at 2 sittings) or its equivalent; or NECO (with not less than 5 Credits at 2 sittings) or its equivalent; or High School Diploma or its equivalent.
First Degree or Higher National Diploma (HND) Certificate (Second Degree or PhD not necessary).
Transcript of the first Degree or HND.
International travelling Passport showing data page and date of departure for the course of study.
7. Graduates who study in non-English speaking countries must get documents translated
It is the responsibility of the prospective corps members who studied in non-English speaking countries to get their Certificates and Transcripts translated into English language before uploading.
8. Medical Science graduates must have Certificates of Registration with professional bodies
All graduates of Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Physiotherapy, Radiology, Optometry, Medical Laboratory Science and Pharmacy are expected to have their Certificates of Registration with their professional bodies. Payment receipts are not acceptable.
9. Foreign trained graduates should not visit Abuja for document verification
Unlike in the past, Foreign-trained graduates should NOT visit NYSC Headquarters, Abuja for verification of their documents. This exercise will now be done at the Orientation Camps. They should simply print their call-up letters online and report at the Orientation camps in their States of deployment but should come to the camp with the original documents they uploaded for verification.
10. No fake document should be presented
Anybody who presents any fake document will be demobilized and decamped.
11. Passport Photographs
Prospective corps members should ensure that Passport photographs used meet the following specifications:
i. Ensure your face (eyes, nose, ears, mouth and jaw) is fully shown without bending
ii. Ensure the picture fills the frame and centralized
iii. Ensure the Photo background is white or off-white with no shadow
12. Proxy Registration not allowed
On no account should prospective corps members register by PROXY. They should also remember the fingers used for their biometric capturing as these will be used for verification at the orientation camps. Those who cannot be verified with their biometric at the orientation camp will not be registered.
- You will Pay
During the NYSC registration, you will need to pay N3,000 for you to be able to print the
NYSC Call-up letter from your dashboard when it comes out. This is optional and am going to explain in a bit.
You have two options as regarding printing your Call-up letter. You can either pay N3, 000 and print it on your dashboard or don’t pay and go to your institution to collect it. My advice for you is to pay because your schools will still collect money from you.
- NYSC Call-up
After NYSC Registration, the next thing is the call-up letter. This is simply a letter that will show you your state of deployment and other important things you should know.
If you have paid the N3, 000, you will be able to print your call-up letter on your dashboard.
- Orientation Camp
the orientation camp is one of the best moments of NYSC where you will be with thousands of prospective Corps members for a period of 3 weeks. There are lots of programmes that will make you fall in love and want to stay more.
Orientation camp is really fun and a very memorable time most people will never forget. After 3 weeks, you will then again be deployed to your place of primary assignment.
Skill Acquisitions and Entrepreneurship Development is another of the most amazing thing about the orientation camp. This is also regarded as the most boring moments in NYSC Camp because of the long lectures you will receive before going to your different field to acquire skills.
Most people who pay attention to SAED are always thankful they did. You find an area of interest; you then shoot for it by attending the classes. Believe me; you will never regret taking it seriously.
- Place of Primary
On the last day in camp, you will collect a letter that will specify the particular place where you will do your service for the next 11 months. The place of the primary assignment might be a Ministry, a private firm, an organization or even a religious office. But about 80% will serve in some secondary school.
If you don’t like your PPA, you can change it or find a new one. The company might even reject you based on reasons known to them. No matter what, you will still get a PPA. Most PPA will provide accommodation and a token at the end of the month while some will leave you to God.
- NYSC Allowee
The NYSC Allowance is now N33, 000. This amount will be coming in every month throughout your service year. You will collect the first one during orientation camp and the last one will be double.
During or inaction camp, you will open a new bank account and that is where the NYSC Allowee will be entering. It always comes about 2-3 days before the end of the end of the month and sometimes, it comes late.
- CDS Group and
Community Development Service is also another of the thing that makes the National Youth Service Corps Unique. The NYSC officials will split every Corps members into different CDS Group and they will be meeting once in a week.
CDS is very important as you cannot do your clearance if you did not participate in your CDS group. Your CDS Group will do a project and constantly be meeting to see how to do something worthy for the community.
the NYSC clearance is an exercise that takes place at the end of every month. If you miss a clearance, you will not collect your Allowee for the month and that is automatically an extension.
The date for the clearance is always different and it depends on your Local Government schedule. Your CLO will always relay the news about the date to you. You can miss many things in NYSC, but never miss a clearance.
- Passing Out
The last ceremony of NYSC Scheme is the passing out parade. The moment you will say goodbye to the NYSC allowance and your PPA to move on with your life.
The passing out parade is always on a low key whereby you will go to your Local Government and collect your NYSC certificate. It’s always a day to look out for.