The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has announced that the next batch of corps members – 2016 batch A would be invited for the stream II orientation course on Monday, June 13, 2016.
The announcement, which came in a statement signed by the management of the corps on Monday, June 6, puts an end to weeks of tension over the future of the scheme designed in the 70s to foster unity in the country following a bitter civil war.
The statement commended prospective corps members for the patience and announced that President Muhammadu Buhari had approved and released funds for the orientation course.
“The management of the National Youth Service Corps wishes to inform all prospective corps members that the president, commander-in-chief of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved and released funds to the scheme to hold its planned orientation course,” the statement read.
“Consequently, management of the scheme has scheduled the 2016 batch A stream 11 orientation course to commence from Monday 13th JUNE to WEDNESDAY 29th JUNE 2016 nationwide.
“Prospective corps members are expected to log on to the NYSC Portal to commence printing of their Call-up letters from TUESDAY, 7th JUNE 2016 by 12noon as the earlier printed Call-up letters are now invalid.
“While those who did not subscribe for online printing should start collection of Call-up letters from THURSDAY 9th JUNE from their various institutions of graduation. Management also wishes to thank all stakeholders in exercising patience for this new date and wishes all prospective Corps members a hitch free orientation exercise.”
This statement puts an end to speculation that Buhari had scrapped the programme.