COVID-19: NYSC Programme To Be Suspended For Two Years


The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo led committee on the Economic Sustainability has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to suspend the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) orientation camp for two years over COVID-19 pandemic.

The recommendation was made by the committee due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, however, deployment of primary assignment will take place despite the suspension.

The report reads: “The immediate focus in the Education sector is to address the disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic and ensure social distancing measures at all levels of education.

“Practical steps will be taken to minimize disruption to learning and appropriate utilization of technology".

“In a similar context, consideration will be given to suspending the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Orientation Camp Exercises for at least 24 months while allowing deployment to places of primary assignment".

The report also read, “This will ensure that there is no backlog in the National Service placement in the country”.

National News