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Ebola: NYSC Reduces Orientation Program to Maximum of 2 Days in Several States



NYSC BellaNaijaIn accordance with the government’s efforts to curb the spread of Ebola Virus, the directorate of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has announced that the 2014 Batch B orientation program will last for between 1 to 2 days instead of the usual 21-day program.

The shortened program will take place between September 1st – 8th 2014.

Tribune reports that directive applies to the following states: Lagos, Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Jigawa, Kano, Osun, and Yobe.

The abridged orientation program means that corps members will miss out on some NYSC camp activities including parade, camp fire night, physical training, and other activities.

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  1. shupsy losevich

    September 1, 2014 at 7:34 am

    These guys will surely miss all d fun on camps. Its a pity dat its a once in a life time event.


    September 1, 2014 at 8:10 am

    Won’t be better to postpone the Orientation programme, just as the school resumption has been postponed?

  3. Do unto others..

    September 1, 2014 at 9:33 am

    Isn’t it a bit too risky to carry on with this NYSC programme as things stand?! Why would anyone put their lives on the line attending the so-called camp? to what end?!!

  4. marc

    September 1, 2014 at 9:42 am

    Don’t confuse dis prospective corps members

  5. TomatoJos

    September 1, 2014 at 9:52 am

    what about Rivers State?

  6. Mimiejacobz

    September 1, 2014 at 10:07 am

    Oh o,hope same tin will not be applied to batch c

  7. Ayih

    September 1, 2014 at 10:36 am

    what about rivers state? *confused*

  8. Mz Socially Awkward...

    September 1, 2014 at 10:54 am

    They finally sound like somebody’s starting to think reasonably.

    However and even with that said, why is Rivers State not on that list? It probably would be wiser to just cut down the orientation program to 2 days for every state until further notice.

  9. tee

    September 1, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    Like seriously,NYSC was fun. Unbelievable! Some people must lack good hygiene to call those rat holes fun,or is it just me.NYSC should be scrapped.Its better to go into vocational skills than wasting that one year in a rathole and come out unemployed for another 5yrs.Maybe if govt make the hostels more comfortable instead of buying more jets or flying 70 delegates out to US and around the world,people like me might consider it,but for now,i will never be part of that mediocrity activity.The last time I checked,even local tailors are making more money than NYSC,unless you have plans to join the bunch of evil people in politics in future. Do something more meaningful with your life. A word is enough for the wise,choose well,choose right. A system with loopholes as NYSC isn’t dignifying.if some people still work it by connections or do just 2weeks and pay people to do wateva for them isn’t a system and should be scrapped.

    • ade

      September 1, 2014 at 4:21 pm

      @tee thank you so much for this…..nysc camp and everything about it was disgusting… people who loved camp must hate hygiene, horrible toilets, taking dumps in d bushes, no showers, uneducated soldiers screaming lep rit, ugly mostly oversized uniforms, rat holes called hostels with people urinating all around….i can go on and on and then on CD days! mean officials, pushing and people sweating on each other, bribing officials! oh my! i went to a private university and my eyes were opened to the caliber of graduates from a lot of state and federal university and i was sad for the future of my country, a lot could not speak correct english! yet they were graduates

  10. Jhennique

    September 1, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    NYSC orientation camp was so much fun for me. but i agree that the whole program has to be scrapped cos its endangering lives for nothing. Nigeria has become to risky to be going to strange lands in the name of NYSC. please go ahead and scrap the whole thing

  11. ministerswife

    September 1, 2014 at 7:01 pm

    This is fantastic news! The NYSC program is an utter sham anyway and should be scrapped altogether

  12. sugar sugar

    September 2, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    See dia mouths! Nigerians! We are good at condemning oursleves,agreed most nysc camps aren’t ok, but how good were ur university hostels? And did nysc or state govt ask u to go urinate evrywhere or excret on d ground? Till tomorrow I will support d idea of nysc o, I know lots of people who met their spouses while serving,also,so many people settled in towns where they served, the idea of nysc is a good one, it is you and I nigerians who spoilt it! Bribbing to go to states we want, u bribe an nysc official so u don’t remain @ ur place of primary assingment, and u blame d system, forgeting ur own role.many of u running ur mouths here are the type that want evrything happening as ur heads want them, komot! Corpers would want to be rude to nysc officials, cos they believe most of them are non graduates, same corpers would go to camp and sleep with d so called illiterate soldiers,just to get good posting.let me nt even begin with that person who said she went to a private uni,n met bad characters from fed n state unis,in ur mind!mscheww! For those who care to know, nysc is trying realy hard to live up to its purpose, corpers are trained in various skills while on camp, yet we nigerians wud stil bribe our way tru things! Born in lag, raised in lag, schooled in lag,served in lag! How do u hope to survive. Out of ur comfort zone?

    • obi-talk

      September 3, 2014 at 3:37 pm

      u re making too much mouth, what if someone had posted you to Borno. Only people alive can serve jor!

  13. Abdulmajid Muhammad Sanusi

    September 2, 2014 at 11:06 pm

    Ethan am not this reduction,but what up batch C,does it affect them

  14. Abdulmajid Muhammad Sanusi

    September 2, 2014 at 11:12 pm

    Eyya am not happy with this reduction,what up batch C ,does it affect them,because am part of them.


  15. Bolatito Ogunyemi

    November 13, 2014 at 11:33 pm

    pls ooo!!!!!!!! i want to serve too and experience all the fun. Govt had better park well next year

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