The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) on Monday announced that the 2023 Batch A Stream II orientation course of the scheme will begin Wednesday, April 26, 2023.

The orientation course takes a period of 21 days, equipping, and training the eligible participants of the one-year mandatory service.

It added that the orientation course for Lagos and Federal Capital Territory will commence on May 3, 2023, while noting that some of those deployed to the FCT will have their orientation course in Nasarawa and Niger Camps. Some PCMs deployed to Lagos will have their Orientation Course in Ogun and Osun Camps.

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The scheme urged all Prospective Corps Members to visit the NYSC portal for more information on their deployment.

It added, “2023 Batch ‘A Stream II PCMs deployed to Lagos State that have been dislodged to Ogun and Osun States for their orientation course are expected to report on April 26, 2023.

“2023 Batch ‘A Stream II PCMs deployed to FCT that have been dislodged to Nasarawa and Niger States for their Orientation Course are to report on the April 26, 2023”


“All married female Prospective Corps members (PCMs) who are deployed to states where their husbands are not domiciled should report to the nearest NYSC Orientation Camp for their State of Deployment to be changed.

“They are to report during the period of registration at the Orientation Camps with copies of their marital and other relevant documents as evidence.”

NYSC is a scheme established by the Nigerian government during the military regime on May 22, 1973, to involve Nigerian graduates in nation-building and the development of the country.

It was established based on decree No. 24 which stated that the scheme was created “with a view to the proper encouragement and development of common ties among the youths of Nigeria and the promotion of national unity”

Part of the Scheme’s eligibility is that a graduate must be below or not above the age of 30 years upon graduation. A graduate who graduated before 30 years but skipped the service year, will still be eligible since his certificate of graduation was dated before he clocked 30 years of age.

However, those above 30 years get a Certificate of Exemption – an equivalent to the NYSC Discharge Certificate.

On completion of the service year, successfully Corps members are issued a certificate of participating in the scheme satisfactorily.



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