National Youth Service Corps NYSC to Sanction Corps Producing Institutions Over Mobilization Fraud
The Director-General, Major General Sulaiman Zakari Kazaure
disclosed this today in his keynote address during the business session
of 2019 Batch ‘A’ Pre-Mobilization Workshop held in Keffi, Nasarawa
He said despite resolutions made in the past, some Corps
Producing Institutions still upload names of unqualified graduates and over-aged Prospective Corps Members for mobilization into the National Service.
The DG added that others, in a bid to play circumvent
the mobilization process, upload accredited courses for their graduates
as against their actual courses of study which has not been accredited
by the NBTE/NUC.
He said henceforth, any prospective Corps Member
with disparity between the course on the call-up letter and statement
of result will not be registered in camp.
“As part of efforts
aimed at enhancing data integrity and sanitizing the process of name correction for prospective Corps Members, a module was created in the
NYSC portal to address such requests.The process is being abused rather
than request for name correction as Prospective Corps Members request
for outright change of names”.
“The NYSC National Governing Board
has made it a matter of policy that request for change of name from
Prospective Corps Members will no longer be allowed except on marital
grounds for female Corps Members”, Kazaure added.
Director-General also frowned at the increasing request for correction
of JAMB/Matriculation numbers by Corps Producing Institutions due to
wrong data entry.
He therefore urged all Corps Producing Institutions to
commence early collation and upload of their graduates’ list to avoid
rush which sometimes result in mistakes in uploaded JAMB/Matric Numbers.