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Nigerian Youth Corps, NYSC Warns Foreign Tertiary Institutions Over Mobilisation Of Fake Graduates

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General Ahmed issued the warning on Wednesday in his address at the meeting of NYSC Management with some Corps Producing Institutions in Africa.

The Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brigadier General Yushau Ahmed, has warned foreign-based tertiary institutions against the mobilisation of fake corps members.

General Ahmed issued the warning on Wednesday in his address at the meeting of NYSC Management with some Corps Producing Institutions in Africa.

Speaking during the meeting with the theme, “Tackling the Emerging Challenges in Mobilization of Foreign-Trained Graduates For Effective National Service”, held in Abuja, the DG stated that the Scheme would continue to prevent unqualified persons from participating in the one year compulsory National Service.

According to a release, the NYSC boss noted that the NYSC programme aimed at remodelling the Nigerian youths for national unity and development through inculcation of values including discipline, honesty, probity, accountability, hardwork, entrepreneurship and self-reliance.

The DG added that instead of building world-class graduates in both character and learning and in consonance with the ideals of NYSC, the tendency by school owners to cut corners and maximise financial gain takes the centre stage, leading to antithetical production of graduates.

He said that “It is expected that, from 2024 Batch ‘A’ service year, the collection of masterlist of graduates would be extended to schools in Niger Republic, Cameroun, Ghana, and Uganda, which constitutes about 20% of graduates from the African continent.

“The exercise would be extended to cover countries identified with high vulnerability to faking of academic and travel documents.”

The DG added that the Scheme is doing its best to check the activities of dishonest people adding that the fight against unwholesome practices in the educational sector must be a collective responsibility.

He further said that as part of the measures to overcome the challenges in the mobilisation of foreign-trained Nigerian graduates, all schools in Benin Republic, Togo, Cameroon and Niger shall henceforth be submitting project-bound master-list of their graduates to the NYSC every service year.

According to him, the practice has been available for schools in Nigeria for a number of decades and has proved very useful.

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