NYSC to blacklist institutions mobilising unqualified graduates

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has promised to blacklist tertiary institutions that are involved in fraudulent mobilisation of unqualified graduates.

Shuaibu Ibrahim, director-general of the scheme warned tertiary institutions against unscrupulous actions that may truncate the mobilisation process.

He gave the warning while addressing participants at a workshop organised for data entry officers from tertiary institutions as well as deployment and relocation officers from NYSC in Abuja on Monday.

The workshop is done ahead of the forthcoming mobilization of another set of graduates in June.

Ibrahim said unqualified graduates should not be enrolled in the Batch B, next month mobilisation.  According to him, any institutions find doing so would be blacklisted while serving as a deterrent to other country’s institutions.

“Corps-producing institutions are warned not to enroll unqualified graduates into the mobilisation process of the scheme. I advise all of you, participants, not to fall into the temptation of unscrupulous elements that may want to truncate the mobilisation process,” he said.

    “As leaders, do the right thing. Let us maintain good integrity and check your data correctly.”

    NYSC, established in 1973, is a compulsory one-year service for graduates of tertiary institutions in Nigeria.

    The corps members are currently earning N18,000. However, the finance minister, Zainab Ahmed has said earlier in May that the allowance would increase since a new minimum wage of N30,000 has been signed into law.

    Online registration for the Batch ‘B’ prospective corps members is scheduled to begin on June 1 and end on June 12.

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