All activities in NYSC Orientation Camp last only for 21 days; afterwards, corps members would be posted to Place of Primary Assignment (PPA).
Below are the order of arrangements of things corps members need to do when their camping come to an end.
This is if you are not relocated. but if you relocate this will still come to help
Report to your PPA:
You will be handed a posting letter the day camp will close by your platoon officer. The first thing to do immediately after leaving orientation camp is to report at your PPA.
Don't worry, there will be free buses in camp to take you to the local government where your PPA is under. In the local government, old corps members will welcome you. You can sleep over in the corpers lodge located within the vicinity of the local government, then in the morning the following day, you will have to report to your PPA.
What you will be taking to your PPA is the posting letter that was given to you on camp after the passing out parade (camp POP) on the last day of the camp. The essence of taking your letter to your PPA is to determine whether they will accept or reject you.
The posting letter is a letter addressed to your employer, and a detachable form is underneath.
Advise: make a photocopy of your posting letter before submitting.
At your PPA, the person in charge of corps member will either accept or reject you.
In the detachable form, the PPA will either write YES or NO and stamp it.
For example, if your PPA is a school, the principal of the school will stamp the detachable part of the form and write YES/NO in the acceptance Column.
If he write YES, that means you can continue your steps further, but if he rejects you, read on how to take a new posting letter when you are rejected
Submit your letter of acceptance to your Zonal Office or Local Inspector office as the case maybe:
once you are accepted in your Place of Primary Assignment (PPA), the form will be detached and you will be given the end part of the form and your PPA will keep the other part, you take the part given to you to the Zonal Office and submit. Depending on how far your PPA is to the Zonal Office, if it is very far, a local inspector will be attached to your area who will collect the form from you and record it in a register as you bring your slip.
Open a Bank Account
Immediately you bring your acceptance letter and you fill the register, the Local Inspector / the person attending to you at the Zonal Office assign you to a bank. Go to the bank immediately with 3 passport photograph and your NYSC ID Card lest I forget. For the next 1 year, you must always carry your ID card along anywhere you are going to. Your ID card will open doors for you (depending on how you utilize it)
Go back to the Zonal office/LI’s office to fill in your bank details
Do you know why I’ve been patiently listing all this into steps, its because so many corps members are eager to travel back home, so they will just open the bank account and travel home, and will now come back to complain they have not been paid. The reason is because they did not fill the account register before they travel. So once you are through with your account opening, you will be issued a bank account number, endeavor to take this account number back to the Zonal Office and fill in the account register book.
In the account register book, you fill in your account number, bank and your signature. Your signature must be the same as the specimen you gave while on camp.
Enjoy your 2 weeks leave (depending on you PPA)
Once you have finished steps 1-4 and you are sure, you can now travel, go for a training, read book for the next two weeks depending on your PPA. If your PPA is a school, most times they are either already on holiday period or about to start. So enjoy the holiday with them. But if your PPA is a private firm, ministry and other parastatals, your leave will be dictated by them, so please adhere to it.
In summary, the steps to take are
- Report to your Place of Primary Assignment (PPA)
- Submit your letter of acceptance to your Zonal Office or Local Inspector office as the case maybe
- Open a bank account
- Fill in your bank account number in the account register at the Zonal Office/Local Inspector
- Enjoy your 2 weeks leave (depending on you PPA).
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