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Reason why NYSC suspends Stream II of the 2014 Batch ‘B’ Orientation Course

Reason why NYSC suspends Stream II of the 2014 Batch ‘B’ Orientation Course

(Last Updated On: December 19, 2014)

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has debunked the trending news report that the orientation course for prospective corps members deployed to Bauchi, Gombe, Adamawa, Jigawa, Yobe and Borno states has been suspended due to the outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease.

It blamed security challenges and the fears of parents whose wards are to be mobilized for the initial change in timetable.

According to a statement from the NYSC headquarters; the report was misleading and capable of causing fears and panic among residents of the states mentioned.

The statement read: “For the purpose of putting the record straight, Management of the NYSC took a decision in July 2014 to shift the venues of orientation course for seven states; namely, Bauchi, Gombe, Jigawa, Borno, Yobe, Adamawa and Kano to other states due to security challenges and the fears of parents whose wards are to be mobilized.

“Therefore the orientation course in these seven states and that of Osun as well as additional corps members for Lagos State was planned to hold from 1st to 22nd September, 2014 under Stream II of the 2014 Batch ‘B’.

“However, due to the Federal Government’s pronouncement that all schools currently on vacation should remain closed to avert the spread of the Ebola Virus Disease, the orientation course for stream II has to be suspended.

“Meanwhile, arrangement has been put in place for this group of prospective corps members to be documented, registered and provided with the required logistics as bonafide corps members.

“Details of the arrangements put in place for the affected prospective corps members will be conveyed through the print and electronic media.”

Read the details here >> New Dates For 2014 Batch ‘B’ Stream II Registration For Abridged Orientation Course

The Director General of NYSC, Brig-Gen Johnson Olawumi announced the suspension of the course for the six states in Kubwa Orientation Camp in the Federal Capital Territory.

Olawumi however assured the prospective corps members that they would not suffer unduly as the NYSC would ensure that they were not cheated in any way by staying longer than necessary at home.

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  • This isn’t nice. Vasines are available and other measures should be invited as well. Wasting peoples time isn’t fair. First we have wasted time to graduate we have graduated and won’t be given jobs because most companies want to c ur nysc cert. Okay we want to serve the country u have taken us to a part of the country that is in crisis n redeployed us but we still going back after the 3weeksorientation. We accepted n now this info abeg na wetin sef.

  • Jesus what u people are doing us is not good oh, more especially me tht graduated since last year just being @ home doing nothing cos no company agree to employ me why? Bc they always requested 4 my NYSC cert. Now they still wnt to keep me @ home. Oh there is God oh…… Pls Govt. shld do somtin abt it cos am tired of staying @ home I want to serve my nation to enable me get my cert. So I can get a job.

  • Dis is just barbaric,stayed at home 4 a year,now nysc extended till september,now dis news?wat sort of thing is this?wats even d connection wit ebola dat is nt even in d north…u guys haven’t really given. Concrete reason 4 dis so far as we d corp members r concerned..

  • Dis is not fair what concerns orintation camp and wat federal govt pronounced and why is Lagos and osun not affected too? You poeple have not said your reasons yet

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