There’ll be four (4) NYSC Batches starting from 2017
Information from Guardian News has it that the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) is working towards conducting orientation course on quarterly basis from 2017 as part of measures to meet up with challenges posed by increasing corps population.
This, the source stated that the Director-General Brigadier General Johnson Olawumi gave this hint at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Annual Management Conference (AMC) of the scheme in Asaba, Delta State, pointing out that the scheme, which started with a pioneer batch of 2,364 corps members in 1973, now mobilise around 260,000 corps members annually with the population expected to rise to 350,000 soon.
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Speaking on the theme of the 2016 Annual Management Conference, “Strengthening the Operational Strategies of the NYSC Scheme for Effective Youth Management”, the Director General said it was apt as it would come up with strategies that would help address some of the challenges confronting the scheme to enable it achieve its objectives.
He used the occasion to appeal to states that do not have permanent orientation camps to expedite action on same stressing that the provision of camps was the statutory responsibility of state governments.
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