The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has explained that its recent requirement for the Joint Matriculation Admission Board (JAMB) registration number was not to disqualify the pre-degree students or Part-time students from serving but to reduce the cases of fake corps members and regulate the number of eligible participants from each schools.The Director, Public Relations unit, Mrs Abosede Aderibigbe, stated this yesterday while speaking with journalists in her office. She said schools in the past are fond of sending names of unqualified persons for service, citing cases of corps members caught not able to write their names and when investigated, only to find out that they bought their ways into the lists.
It could be recalled that the scheme recently announced its readiness to collaborate with the National Universities Commission (NUC), the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE), the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and relevant bodies to ensure that only eligible graduates who pass through duly accredited full time courses are mobilised Aderib igbe said this step was not to put the pre-degree or the part time students at a disadvantage as the part time students are automatically qualified for exemption letters, but to regulate the exercise in order to ensures that only qualified prospective corps members are mobilised for service and to make all Corps Producing Institutions (CPIs) abide by the extant admission quota approved by the NUC and NBTE respectively in making submission for mobilisation.“JAMB is the only approved examination regulatory body in Nigeria, and the management decides that JAMB admission number be used to ensure that only eligible students are mobilised for service, and when the question of those who gained admission through preliminary studies came up, the JAMB management asked the schools to bring the names of such students to enable it generate numbers for them, but most of the schools refused. And when they brought such names that did not correspond with the ones we have in our computers, NYSC had to return to the school for rectification.
So it is not the fault of the NYSC if any student misses mobilisation,” she explained.”
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