The University of Agriculture, Markurdi and Benue state University has been banned by the National Youth Service Corps from mobilizing their graduating students for the one year mandatory youth service for the next two years.
This was due to the alleged discovery by NYSC that the management of the two schools help students to manipulate their age to make them eligible for the one year program.
However, the Vice Chancellor of the Benue State University, Professor Moses Kembe has reportedly reacted to the age-cheat allegation saying the University management was not involved in age manipulation.
Kembe explained that the students manipulated the age themselves and therefore, appealed to the NYSC authorities to leave out the students and punish the universities involved only.
Reports also has it that graduates of the affected Universities were denied access to the NYSC registration portal.
Meanwhile, NYSC has extended the ongoing online registration exercise for the Batch C prospective Corps members to Friday, October 19, 2018.