What to do after NYSC Orientation Camp
We are all happy you’ve undergone the training in camp, but it’s just the beginning of the NYSC scheme. There are many other activities to be engaged in and nysc-cds.com has them all easily panned out. What to do after NYSC Orientation Camp?
1. LAST DAYS IN CAMP
SECURITY CONSCIOUSNESS: corps member should be well aware of their belongings as they prepare departure from the camp; their allowances (allawee) paid in camp (if not paid into their accounts), luggage, gadgets, etc. Double checks on all things should be done and if any is missing, security personnel should be notified.
PASSING OUT PARADE (POP): This is always done at the last day of camping which serves as closing ceremony of the camp to send forth corps members to their place of primary assignment (PPA).
COLLECTING POSTING LETTER: Corps members would assemble themselves at their platoons and various letters administered to them carrying their PPAs and local governments of employment. At this point, many would cry owing to their posting to remote areas while some others will gladly prepare for the cities. If you’re amongst the crying party, we say “sorry”. It’s just for a year; please don’t forget to take your mosquito net. Yes! I just deviated a little.
2. GOING TO PLACE OF PRIMARY ASSIGNMENT (PPA)
TRANSPORTATION: There are no norms when it comes to transportation to PPAs because change is constant. Some organisations or schools with the assistance of the Local Government inspector (LI) send bus(es) to help convey their employees, but it is not always the case. Various religious groups in camp may also help take Corpers going to a particular local government. In the absence of these two options, it is wise to find and tag-along with other Corpers heading to the same local governments or even PPAs, to ease locating the place.
Also Read: NYSC State Allowances
3. ARRIVING AT LOCAL GOVERNMENT
WELCOME NOTE: The Local Government Inspector (LGI) or his assistant would brief the new corps members with a welcome address.
RECEPTION BY SERVING CORPS MEMBERS: The new Corps members will be welcomed by the already serving ones. There may be prearranged meal for the new corps members, but if not so, they were paid in camp so they can get their own meals. OSHO FREE DE PURGE BELLE.
RECEPTION BY EMPLOYERS: There are various employers such as schools, private firms and other government parastatals. Irrespective of where a corps member falls, He/She should develop a healthy communication with them. The communication would allow the employer accept or reject Corps members . If rejected, such corps member is to report to the LI and it would be sorted out.
ACCOMMODATION: Employers are expected to provide a convenient accomodation for their corpers. Before a corps member is accepted by the PPA, it is expected that you discuss with your employer the availability of an accommodation. If they don't have one and are not ready to provide any, you can request to be rejected while you go to your LGI for reposting to another PPA.
There are conditions to which a corps member can opt to change his/her PPA as stated in the posting letter, some of which are:
- Unavailability of accommodation by PPA
4. TRAVELLING ON LEAVE OR NOT
After Corpers are accepted at their PPAs, each is given at least fourteen (14) days break for preparation of the service year. A formal letter is written to the authorities in charge. The sample of the address is pictured below. However, if a Corps members decides not to travel, He/She may resume working immediately.
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