NYSC Vows to Eliminate Fraudulent Enrolment

 NYSC Vows to Eliminate Fraudulent Enrolment, Seeks Stakeholder Support

By AmforGod J. Olisa

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has pledged to eradicate the fraudulent enrolment of unqualified individuals for the mandatory one-year national service, urging stakeholders to aid in this effort.

The NYSC called upon Corps-producing institutions, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE), the National Universities Commission (NUC), the Federal Ministry of Education, and SIDMACH Technologies to support the integrity of the mobilisation process.

During the opening ceremony of the NYSC 2024 Batch ‘B’ Pre-Mobilisation Workshop, themed “Strengthening Collaboration with Stakeholders for Effective NYSC Mobilisation Process,” NYSC Director-General Brigadier General Yusha’u Ahmed emphasized that the mobilisation process is critical to the national service framework.

“The mobilisation process is the first step in a journey that shapes the lives of many Nigerian youths. It is therefore imperative that we are circumspect in conducting this exercise,” Ahmed stated. “Let us reflect on our past successes, analyze our current practices, and envision a future where the NYSC continues to be a beacon of hope and a catalyst for national development.”

NYSC Director of Mobilisation, Hajia Walida Isa, highlighted the ongoing issue of fraudulent enrolment, stressing the need for stakeholders to remain vigilant and proactive. She noted that the pre-mobilisation workshop is essential for bringing together the Scheme, Corps-producing institutions, and other stakeholders to strategize and improve the mobilisation process.

Isa said, “In recent years, we have seen impressive performance, leading to a significant reduction in mobilisation challenges. This success is due to innovations and enhanced collaboration with stakeholders. However, fraudulent enrolment remains a problem that occurs in various forms.”

She added that addressing contemporary issues in Corps members’ mobilisation requires the continued use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), despite its unique challenges. Partnerships with JAMB, NBTE, NUC, the Federal Ministry of Education, and SIDMACH Technologies are crucial for ongoing improvements.

Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, represented by Samuel Atang, Head of the FCT Civil Service, promised to rehabilitate facilities at the FCT NYSC Orientation Camp in Kubwa. The Minister assured that the FCT administration would support the NYSC by providing a conducive environment for Corps members.

“We will liaise with the appropriate authority within the Corps to ensure the rehabilitation process and provision of all other basic facilities are completed promptly,” Wike said. “This will be in addition to other numerous supports provided by the FCT administration.”

He urged participants to engage actively and contribute meaningful solutions to enhance the mobilisation process.

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