The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), has tentatively fixed July 26, 2017 for the commencement of orientation for prospective Stream 2, Batch A corp members nationwide.
Highlights of the exercise are as follows:
a. Registration/verification: Wednesday 26th July – Thursday, 27th July, 2017
b. Registration Cut-off date: Midnight of 27th July, 2017
c. Closing ceremony: Tuesday, 15th August, 2017
By the new timetable, the orientation programme will close on August 15.
The NYSC scheme was created in 1973 to “reconstruct, reconcile and rebuild the country after the Nigerian Civil war.”
According to the NYSC, the purpose of the scheme is primarily to inculcate in Nigerian Youths the spirit of selfless service to the community, and to emphasize the spirit of oneness and brotherhood of all Nigerians, irrespective of cultural or social background.