This week, delegations of the committee of Vice Chancellors and the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) visited the Director General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brigadier General Sulaimon Kazaure over the proposed partial mobilization of prospective corps members for the 2016 Batch B Youth Service.
Here is a statement from the NYSC Headquarters today.
"The Director-General of the NYSC, Brigadier General Sulaiman Kazaure, has disclosed that proactive efforts are being made to ensure that all prospective Corps members eligible for the 2016 Batch ‘B’ service year are mobilized.
He gave this indication during an interface with the National Association of Nigerian Students in his office.
As part of measures to facilitate the mobilization of all the eligible graduates, the DG stated that all Corps Producing Institutions had been requested to upload full list of their Senate-approved prospective corps members to the NYSC portal.
He appealed to the students’ umbrella body to cooperate with the Scheme in its genuine efforts to resolve all issues relating to hitch-free mobilization of prospective corps members for the 2016 Batch ‘B’ service year.
Earlier in his remarks, the NANS President, Aruna Kadiri, said the union leaders were in the NYSC Headquarters to seek explanation on the earlier plan to get Corps Producing Institutions to submit partial list of their eligible graduates and to discuss the ways out.
After being informed of the latest development, the students’ leaders applauded the Federal Government and the NYSC Management for the steps taken towards addressing the challenges, and assured that they would promptly transmit the information to all their members.
During a similar meeting with the NYSC Management, a delegation of the Committee of Vice-Chancellors led by its Chairman, Professor Adebiyi Daramola, said the body was concerned about the likely implications of not mobilizing all eligible graduates in the 2016 Batch ‘B’.
The meeting agreed that the Universities would upload full list of all prospective Corps members approved by their respective Senates while the NYSC would take the most appropriate decision in processing the lists.
Discussion at the meeting also centred on the need for the Vice-Chancellors to put in place internal mechanisms that would ensure credibility in the handling of mobilization data by their institutions, including avoidance of submission of names of part-time graduates, as well as strict adherence to the approved carrying capacities of the institutions."