NYSC stream II update: 2016 Batch ‘B’ stream II to commence orientation Jan 2017
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has re-assured members of the public that the scheme has made all necessary preparations to ensure the mobilisation of all eligible prospective corps members in the next service year.
Brig-Gen. Sule Kazaure, the Director General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has promised to prioritise welfare of corps members and the staff.
Kazaure explained that although the scheme could presently cater for only 86,000 out of the 170,000 screened for the 2017 service year, it had taken necessary steps to ensure the rest partook in the service. “In the 2016 budget, provision was made for the mobilisation of a total of 210,000 corps members.
However, the figure for both 2016 Batch ‘A’ and Batch ‘B’ has more than doubled the original estimation.
Like we did before the 2016 Batch ‘A’ orientation course, we have appealed to government for special intervention grant to mop up excess of this figure. “So far, we have received the green light from the relevant government agencies to prepare for the mobilisation of all qualified prospective corps members. However, the limited cumulative capacity of the orientation camps nationwide necessitates a second stream orientation course for the 2016 Batch ‘B’ which is planned for January 2017,” the director-general said.
Kazaure commended President Buhari for his personal intervention in strengthening the operations of the scheme and other state governors for their support toward promoting national unity and development in the country.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the stream I of the next batch for NYSC mobilisation, which is the 2016 Batch ‘B’, would commence orientation exercise on Nov. 24. The 2016 Batch ‘B’ stream II are expected to commence orientation in January 2017.
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