The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has stated that it will maintain dialogue with other key partners to prevent the recruitment of ineligible graduates.
This was announced today in Abuja at the 2023 edition of the annual conference of professional and regulatory organisations with operational linkages to the NYSC by its Director General, Brigadier General YD Ahmed.
In addition to praising the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria’s online application, the scheme’s DG noted that plans have been drawn up to redouble efforts to ensure that graduates applying for exemption from or participation in national service obtain the appropriate professional certifications.
The Director General, speaking through the Director, ICT, Mrs. Christy Uba, emphasized the need for stakeholder cooperation in order to realize the vision of growth, particularly in the realm of education and the greater society.
Analysis of performance after two years of fruitful discussions reveals significant progress and outstanding efforts by all parties concerned.
It is encouraging to see the NUC making concerted attempts to educate the public about unaccredited colleges by disclosing their identities.
However, this has not stopped agents in Nigeria from setting up phony branches of foreign universities and issuing fake diplomas to students. The DG has made it clear that many purportedly private institutions from countries including Benin Republic, Togo, Cameroon, and Niger have established campuses in Nigeria.
Hajiya Walida Siddique Isa, director of the Corps Mobilization Department, reaffirmed the program’s dedication to recruiting only college grads who are academically and professionally prepared to compete on a global scale.
The NYSC mobilization process was praised in separate goodwill messages from representatives of the National Universities Commission (NUC), the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), and the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE).