The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), will on Thursday, April 19, commence Orientation Course for the 2018 Batch ‘A’ service year.
The scheme made the announcement on its official Facebook page “www.facebook.com/officialnysc” and it’s Twitter handle @nysc_ng.
It urged all Prospective Corps Members (PCMs) who have been mobilised for the service year to ensure they adhere to all instructions on their call-up letters.
“Congratulations for a successful mobilisation into the NYSC. You are adviced to read the instructions on your call-up letters and adhere to it.
“We wish to inform you that as 2018 Batch ‘A’ Orientation Course commences on Thursday, 19th April, 2018, you are advised to read the instructions on your Call-up Letters and adhere to them strictly.
“You are also advised to set out to your areas of posting on time to avoid late night travels.
“NYSC wishes you all journey mercies to your various Orientation Camps,” it said.
The scheme had on Monday, April 16 commenced issuance of call-up letters to PCMs.
The PCMs mobilised for the NYSC 2018 service year will not be divided into streams. This is a change from it’s usual strategy of dividing PCMs from one service year into two streams to enable the scheme adequately cater for the needs of the increasing number of youths mobilised yearly.
Meanwhile, NYSC says all necessary documents required from prospective corps members both foreign and local graduates must be presented before camp registration for the 2018 Batch ‘A’ Orientation Course.
It said those who studied in the country should bring to their respective camps their degree or HND certificates or statement of results and a personal Identity Card (ID) from the institution of graduation.
It said foreign graduates should endeavour to bring for verification, original copies of all their uploaded credentials and travel documents including international passport.
According to the NYSC twitter handle, foreign graduates must ensure that academic papers in languages other than English must be translated into English accordingly and both versions presented for verification at the camp.
“Medical and Veterinary Doctors, Dentists, Pharmacists, Optometrists, Physiotherapists, Nurses and Public Environmental Health Graduates should come along with their professional licenses or certificates of full registration issued by their professional bodies,’’ it said.
Bello Ballama, NYSC FCT Coordinator, in an earlier interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), said the scheme had set a tentative date to commence orientation for the 2018 Batch ‘A’ Stream I.
“The tentative date set by the scheme is April 19,” he said.
NAN reports that the NYSC on Monday April 16, commenced issuance of call-up letters to prospective corps members.