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NYSC reiterates zero tolerance to unqualified graduates

By Oluwaseun Sonde

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The Director-General of National Youths Service Corps NYSC, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim has reiterated the zero tolerance of the Scheme against mobilising unqualified graduates for National Service.

He stated this while addressing Commanding Officers at the HQ 3 Division, Nigerian Army in Jos, Plateau State on Wednesday.

He said the NYSC Scheme would not relent in its efforts towards sanitising the mobilization process as the NYSC Act does not allow the Scheme to mobilize unqualified graduates to participate in the Service Corps.

Ibrahim, who lamented the influx of unqualified graduates from some Universities in West African countries solicited support form every stakeholder to end the abnormally.

He commended the Army for its support for Corps through security, accommodation and welfare for serving Corps Members at all times. ‘Under my leadership, the Scheme would not mobilise any fake graduate.

“NYSC would team up with the National Universities Commission, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, Federal Ministry of Education, Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other relevant agencies in the country to fight the battle’, he said.

The NYSC Chief Executive added that the Scheme is thinking outside the box to generate income through the deployment of its ICT solutions.

Ibrahim also said the Scheme would soon release a movie which would be used as a tool of educating the public on the importance of NYSC Act and Byelaw including the consequences of service evasion.

In his response, the GOC, HQ 3 Division Nigerian Army, Jos, Major General NE Angbazo commended General Ibrahim on his appointment as NYSC Director-General.

He lauded his tremendous achievements since he assumed duty. ‘We won’t relent in our efforts in supporting the Scheme because it s a national asset’, he added.


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