NYSC Bars Pregnant Women, Nursing Mothers, Post-Graduate Students From Service

at 09:52 PM, 23 Jul 15 (2 years ago)
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The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has barred pregnant women, nursing mothers and students engaged in postgraduate studies from enlisting in the national service across the country, until they are free to participate effectively.

Rising from a two-day pre-mobilisation workshop for the 2015 Batch “B” NYSC programme, held in Kaduna, Director-General of the NYSC, Brig-Gen. Johnson Olawumi, stated that the exemption of pregnant women and nursing mothers, as well as post-graduate students from national service was because they would not be able to undergo the four cardinal programmes of the NYSC.
The four cardinal programmes include mobilisation, orientation, primary assignment and winding-up passing out parade.

In a communique, the NYSC also resolved that henceforth, pregnant women and children would no longer be allowed into orientation camps across the country for service under the scheme established by the Gen. Yakubu Gowon administration in 1973.

Arguing that prospective corps members must go through the four stages of national service to qualify to receive certificate of national service, Olawumi faulted a situation whereby prospective corps members, especially pregnant women and nursing mothers, would be absent from the stages of the national service, only to resurface for posting to their various places of primary assignments.

Meanwhile, the resolution workshop tagged: “ICT and NYSC Mobilization Process: Towards Eliminating Identified Challenges,” added that henceforth, documents for concessional posting request on marital or health grounds would be forwarded on-line as against the old practice of “bringing such to the NYSC headquarters in Abuja.”

It noted that prospective corps members would henceforth be given the opportunity to choose their choice outside their socio-cultural and linguistic areas, using ICT solution.
This, according to the NYSC, is in a bid to tackle the problems of deluge of concessional request with which the scheme is inundated with regularly.

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dareper at 10:01 PM, 23 Jul 15 (2 years ago)
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erhubeauty at 10:24 PM, 23 Jul 15 (2 years ago)
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Good steps
mickeytoy at 12:15 AM, 24 Jul 15 (2 years ago)
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don't deceive them about telling them that you will ask dem to choose based on their languages... its still the old news that they will get that's how you told them they should put their sizes and yet you gave virtually every one of them oversize.... I still wish they can cancel this NYSCrap and calculate the money for the orientation and the whole service year and give to individual graduate... its nonsense
dis4real at 03:59 AM, 24 Jul 15 (2 years ago)
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Na old story abeg
bamilok2008 at 05:23 AM, 24 Jul 15 (2 years ago)
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Nice one.
beneno at 06:42 AM, 24 Jul 15 (2 years ago)
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edpete at 10:31 AM, 24 Jul 15 (2 years ago)
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femjay at 11:51 AM, 24 Jul 15 (2 years ago)
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Long over due ....

I feel that NYSC should be optional for everybody or better still the program she be repackaged .....

Simply becos I see NYSC as paramilitary then I see no reason for allowing them for the short program ....
echeeche at 06:47 PM, 24 Jul 15 (2 years ago)
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