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Gombe State Governor urges NYSC members to accept postings in good faith donnarik May 14, 2018
The Governor of Gombe State, Governor Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo, has appealed to National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members posted to different parts of the state for their primary assignments to accept the postings in good faith.
 
He promised that the state government has put in place a reward system to honour deserving corps members who excelled at the end of the service year.
 
Dankwambo spoke through his Deputy, Charles Iliya, during the official closing ceremony of the 2018 Batch ‘A’ orientation course for corps members deplo

FCT NYSC stops sale of alcohol in orientation camp

The FCT Board of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has stopped the sale of alcoholic beverages to corps members in the camp during orientation.
 
Mr Oladimeji Hassan, the Chairman of the board,  made this known in an interview with newsmen at the Closing Ceremony of the 2018 Batch ‘A’ Orientation Course in Abuja on Tuesday, 7th May, 2018.
 
Hassan said that the decision to stop the sale of alcohol during the mandatory three weeks orientation camp in the FCT was to enable corps members perform optimally.
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Minister hints at mandatory extra year of studies for graduates

Anthony Anwukah, minister of state for education, has hinted that the federal government may be considering a mandatory extra year of studies for Nigerian students before entering the labour market.
 
He made this known at a two-day retreat for governing councils of federal universities in Abuja on Tuesday, 7th May,2018.
 
The proposition came on the basis that higher institutions are not producing graduates qualified enough to be employed.
 
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NYSC Increases Transport Allowance from N1,500 to N1,800 donnarik May 10, 2018

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has increased transport and local allowances of corps members during orientation programmes.

A statement by Director Press and Publications department of the scheme, Mrs Adenike Adeyemi said 2018 Batch ‘A’ corps members have lauded the increase when the Director General of the NYSC, Brigadier General Suleiman Kazaure visited the Ebonyi State Orientation Camp.

Corps members transport allowance has been increased from N1,500 to N1,800 while the local allowance is now N1,400 against the earlier N1,000.

NYSC DG warns Taraba corps members that they are to serve not to Evangelise

The Director-General of the National Youth Sevice Corps, Brigadier General Zakari Kazaure, while assuring Corps Members posted to serve in Taraba State of adequate security has warned then against evangelism.

He insisted that the concern of the corps members should be to serve and not to go and indoctrinate the host communities.

Kazaure said these on Wednesday in Jalingo when he visited Corps members currently undergoing orientation course at the NYSC camp, Sibre, near Jalingo.

NYSC as a metaphor for Nigeria

The NYSC programme has been in the news lately following the death of three ‘Corpers’ across the nation. In most countries, tragic events like these would lead to a bout of soul-searching followed by reforms to ensure such deaths do not happen again. But Nigeria is not most countries.

I dislike the NYSC programme and think it is a waste of time and resources. But my reasons for not liking it are slightly different – I think it is an unfair way for government to spend money.

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