Tuesday, 13 October 2015

NYSC Unveils New Certificates For Corps Members


FG Unveils New NYSC Certificates...
 
The federal government on Tuesday, October 13, unveiled the new National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) certificates to be issued to corps members at the end of their one year mandatory service.

Brigadier general Johnson Olawumi, the director general of NYSC, speaking at the unveiling ceremony in Abuja, said the scheme took the step to wage war against forgery and impersonation.

The DG who was represented by Alhaji Aliu Daura, the acting director of certification, explained that the new certificate would be embossed with the carrier’s photograph in line with the global best practices.

The issuance of the new certificate would take effect on Thursday, October 15, when NYSC Batch ‘C’ 2014, will be passing out.

He said: “With effect from Batch ‘C’ 2014, all certificate of National Service bear passport photograph of the corps members at the upper right hand corner of the certificate. This is to guarantee the security of our certificates from forgery and to block all chances of impersonation. Therefore batch ‘C’ 2014 corps members, who are due to pass-out on 15 October, 2015 will have their certificates embossed with their photograph.” 
Abosede Aderibigbe, the director of press, also said that certificate of exemption is issued to full-time graduates, who are above the age of 30 at the time of graduation or a corps member who is a staff of any security agency.

Meanwhile the director-general of NYSC has also appealed to private, public institutions and individuals to stop seeking for concessional posting of prospective corps members.

He said the scheme would no longer grant or accept such requests as the online registration platform has been designed to take care of such problems.