NYSC Batch C 2014 orientation will commence on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 and run until November 25, 2014, according to information available on the NYSC Batch C 2014 timetable currently available at the NYSC website. Online registration for NYSC 2014 Batch C service will commence on the 20th August 2014 and end on 12th October 2014. You can print your NYSC callup letter or you can visit your institution to collect it in person. NYSC 2014 Batch C is the last batch for 2014.
NYSC Camp opens on November 4, while the swearing in ceremony is expected to take place on November 6, 2014.
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Both local and foreign trained graduates are required to register online. Visit NYSC Nigeria Portal at portal.nysc.gov.ng to register for NYSC Batch C 2014.
NYSC Batch C 2013, NYSC Batch B 2014, and NYSC Batch A 2014 are currently serving. The next batch due for service is NYSC Batch C, 2014 and will be going for camping from November 3, 2014.
Printing your NYSC call-up letter online will cost you 4,000 Naira. You collect it free at your institution free of charge if you prefer.
We wish all successful members of NYSC Batch C 2013 success as they move into the real world. Good luck as you grab your dream job. We hope you still have some of your motivation left.
Here is brief about NYSC, read it to know what to expect.
But, What is NYSC?
NYSC was created to foster unity among Nigeria’s about 250 ethnic groups and to create a sense of nationhood and selfless service among young people. There use to be two NYSC batches, namely batch A and batch B. However, with so many graduates waiting for NYSC call up, NYSC now have three batches, batch A, batch B, and batch C.
The NYSC programmes runs for about 12 months and during that period, graduates of Universities and Polytechnic are deployed to serve in states that are not their state of origin. NYSC allowance currently stands at about N19,800, although there are seruios moves to increase it.
The NYSC programme is divided into four main stages namely:
NYSC corps members are camped for three weeks in an NYSC orientation camp where they live a military-like regimented life. Events at NYSC camps include parades, Man ‘O’ War activities, and drills (every morning), Lectures on different topics like Entrepreneurship, Job search tips, Self employment, National security, Road safety, Fire fighting, HIV/Aids, Environmental issues, MDGs, NYSC aims, and so on are organised at the NYSC orientation camps for corps members. At NYSC orientation camp, corps members are divided into different groups called Platoons. These platoons compete against each other in activities like sports, dance, drama, beauty pageants, and so on.
There is also an endurance race usually towards the end of NYSC orientation camping so that most corps members will be fit for the race. A campfire night party is also part of the NYSC orientation programme. NYSC orientation begins with an induction and ends with a winding down parade ceremony. At the winding down ceremony, NYSC corps members will be given posting letters to their places of primary assignment. NYSC Camping is generally fun.
After the fun in camp, NYSC corps members will now face the challenges of everyday Nigeria. During Primary assignment, NYSC corps members are posted to organisations to work for about 10 months. Most corps members are posted to schools where they are expected to help in providing teaching services.
The major challenge NYSC corps members face is rejections. Most organisations reject corps members posted to them. The next is accommodation, immediately followed by financial difficulties, especially in the early days of settling down.
NYSC primary assignment takes place simultaneously with NYSC community development service (CDS)
Community Development Service, NYSC CDS:
CDS is at the core of the NYSC scheme, each corps member is expected to belong to an NYSC CD group. During CD, NYSC corps members use their skills in selfless service of communities in which they are deployed.
NYSC corps members usually focus their CDS on some challenging issues in their community of deployment some include Adult literacy; Charity visits to hospitals, prisons, old people’s homes and children homes; Sanitation; construction/provision of basic infrastructure; and so on.
Passing out ceremony:
Passing out ceremony is the last stage of the NYSC scheme. This consists of one or two weeks of events, which ends with a passing out parade. Events usually take the format of lectures on some topics similar to the one at the NYSC orientation camps but focus is on preparing NYSC corps members for the challenges they will face in Nigeria.
Lectures focus on issues like NAPEP, NDE, Self-employment, Entrepreneurship, preparing winning CVs/resumes, Tips on Job interviews, and such related topics. NYSC secretariats use this period to study experiences of corps members with the scheme.
NYSC corps members (mostly those posted in state capitals) also practice for the passing out parade during this period. After passing out parade, NYSC discharge certificate is issued to successful corps member. For all successful NYSC corps members a chapter has just ended and a new chapter is about to begin.
Challenges facing NYSC
However, NYSC currently face many challenges, some of which include underfunding, large number of graduates above what was anticipated by founders of the programme, and rejection of NYSC corps members on primary assignment.
The biggest challenge for NYSC today is what happens to the thousands of graduates that pass out of NYSC programme each year. It is not right for government to allow those who have served this country meritoriously to languish in the hopeless job markets of Nigeria.
The federal government should create social welfare schemes for passed-out NYSC corps members, and pay current corps members even better allowances. NYSC should also be restructured to reflect today’s reality.
Security has also become a major issue in the past few years with a couple of NYSC corps members victims of religious and tribal crisis as well terrorist attacks and kidnapping.
Visit NYSC website at www.nysc.gov.ng for more information.
Locations of NYSC camps are listed on the NYSC website. NYSC Batch C 2014 orientation will run from November 4 to November 25, 2014.
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