National Youth Service Corps Orientation Course

NYSC Orientation Course

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has announced the schedule for the 2023 Batch ‘A’ Stream II Orientation Course. This orientation serves as an introduction to the NYSC program, aimed at preparing prospective corps members for their year of service to Nigeria.

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The NYSC orientation course is an essential part of the one-year compulsory national service for Nigerian graduates. It offers an opportunity for young Nigerians to learn about the country’s diverse culture, develop essential life skills, and foster unity among the different ethnic groups in the country.

The orientation course is set to commence on Wednesday, April 26th, 2023, with registration taking place on the same day. Prospective corps members are encouraged to register as soon as possible, as the cut-off date for registration is midnight on Thursday, April 27th, 2023. The swearing-in ceremony will be held on Friday, April 28th, 2023, followed by the closing ceremony on Tuesday, May 16th, 2023.

However, for prospective corps members in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and Lagos State, the orientation course will take place at a slightly different schedule. The course will commence on Wednesday, May 31st, 2023, and end on Tuesday, May 23rd, 2023.

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Event Date Details
Commencement Wednesday, 26th April, 2023 2023 Batch ‘A’ Stream I Orientation Course begins
Registration Wednesday, 26th April, 2023  
Registration Cut-Off Date Midnight Thursday, 27th April, 2023  
Swearing-In Friday, 28th April, 2023  
Closing Tuesday, 16th May, 2023 2023 Batch ‘A’ Stream I Orientation Course ends
FCT & Lagos State Orientation Wednesday, 3rd May, 2023 Commencement for FCT and Lagos State
FCT & Lagos State Orientation Tuesday, 23rd May, 2023 FCT and Lagos State Orientation Course ends

All prospective Corps Members slated for the 2023 Batch ‘A’ Stream II Orientation Course are advised to proceed to their respective Camps as stated on their Call-up Letters., Foreign-trained graduates are to report to the camp with their International Passport and original copies of all uploaded documents.

Prospective Corps Members are strongly advised not to embark on night journey to the Orientation Camps in order not to endanger themselves. They are also advised to break their journey if it is going beyond 6:00 pm and pass the night in military or police barracks, NYSC Secretariats, Corps Lodges and other safe places. PCMs should diligently read the Call- up letters as they contain all relevant information and guidelines.

Parents and Guardians are enjoined to warn their wards to be security conscious and not board vehicles by the roadside or vehicles unregistered With the NURTW while travelling to Camp. They are advised to use only government-approved motor parks in order not to fall prey to criminals. They should equally be admonished on the dangers of travelling at night.

National Diploma (ND) Certificate will be presented in addition to other relevant documents by Prospective Corps Members of Mono/Polytechnics as a pre-condition for registration at the Orientation Camps nationwide.

Prospective Corps Members are strongly advised not to present any fake documents for registration at the Orientation Camp. Management has put in place adequate machineries to clamp down and prosecute anyone caught.

In the event of any loss of the Call-up Letter, the prospective Corps Member who collected the Call-up letter from his/her institution is advised to obtain Police Report and Sworn Affidavit and thereafter report to the institution of graduation for further necessary action. Those who initially printed their Call-up Letters on-line can re-print the Call-up Letter in the case of loss.

Any person who fails to report for service in the Service Corps as directed in the Call-up Letter and/or refuses to make himself available for service in the Service Corps shall be prosecuted in line with the provisions of Section 13 sub-section 1(a) and (b) of the NYSC Act, Cap. N84, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.

Also, any person who is not eligible to participate in the Service Corps or has been duly issued with a Certificate of National Service or Certificate of Exemption but so participates or attempts to so participate shall be prosecuted in line with Section 13 sub-section 2(a) and (b) of the NYSC Act, Cap. N84, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.

All married pregnant and nursing mothers not deployed to their respective husbands’ places of domicile can now proceed to the NYSC Orientation Camps within their spouses’ States of residence for the Orientation course.

However, they are to present for registration in addition to other relevant documents:

  • Evidence of marriage
  • Identity of husband
  • Evidence of husband’s place of domicile.

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We wish you all journey mercies to your various Orientation Camps.

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