Universities Urged To Send Only ‘Eligible’ Candidates For NYSC

NYSC Should be Scrapped

Following the directive by the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, that tertiary institutions should reduce their mobilization by 60%, the Committee of Vice-Chancellors, CVC, has urged universities to upload the names of all eligible graduates for the 2016 Batch `B’ exercise.

This was contained in a statement signed by Adebiyi Daramola and Michael Faborode, chairman and Secretary-General respectively, after the committee’s meeting with the Director-General of NYSC, Sule Kazaure.

The CVC said that the stakeholders agreed with NYSC that paucity of funds was responsible for the slash in the percentage of mobilisation.

It said that its meeting resolved only the names of authentic graduates should be uploaded by universities for NYSC to mobilise as appropriate.



    The statement read: “All universities are expected to comply immediately and ensure that graduates of part-time programmes and over-aged graduates are not included in their list.

    “The CVC and the Association of Vice-Chancellors of Nigerian Universities, AVCNU, plead with the government and the National Assembly to provide resources needed for full mobilisation to stave off impending problem of partial mobilisation.

    “We appeal to all graduates and prospective corps members to show understanding and exercise restraint while awaiting further directives from NYSC.’’

    The CVC stated that it had earlier met with the Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission, NUC, on the issue.

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