‘Corps members’ call-up will now be tied to JAMB admission’ – Okorie-Affia

NYSC Director-General, Brig. General Nnamdi Okore-Affia

NYSC Director-General, Brig. General Nnamdi Okore-Affia


The National Youth Service Corps on Wednesday said  only eligible graduates, who pass through duly accredited, full-time courses from higher institutions, would be mobilised for participation in the forthcoming 2013 Batch ‘A’ scheme, scheduled for between March 6 and 26.

Already, the NYSC has started collaborating with relevant regulatory organisations of corps producing institutions, such as the National Universities Commission for universities and degree-awarding institutions, and the National Board for Technical Education for monotechnics/polytechnics and the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board.

A statement bythe Director-General of the NYSC, Brig. General Nnamdi Okorie-Affia, in Abuja said any prospective corps member, whose admission status was not known to JAMB, would be deemed to have been improperly admitted.

He said, “Accordingly, the data of all prospective corps members, as submitted for mobilisation by their respective institutions, are subjected to screening for conformity with the requirements of these regulatory/examination bodies.

“In this regard, all prospective corps members whose admissions are not known to JAMB will be deemed to be improperly admitted. The admission status of such students will require the affected CPIs to regularise same with JAMB. Similarly, all CPIs have been advised to abide by the  extant admission quota approved by the NUC and NBTE respectively in making submission for mobilisation.

“Any submission in excess of quotas approved will not be accepted.  Graduates of courses not duly accredited by these regulatory bodies will not be mobilised for service.”

The NYSC noted that “the regularisation of admissions with JAMB is the duty of the CPIs; the confirmation of approved admission quota for each course and the determination of their accreditation status is the prerogative of the regulatory bodies – NUC and NBTE”.

Okorie-Affia added, “It is imperative to state that the NYSC will not act as a liaison office between the CPIs and these regulatory/examination bodies.”