Let us meet the one of the best of us. STEPHEN TERU we tell about his services to his fatherland, man and humanity
Stephen Teru, a recent graduate of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), is now making waves after volunteering his carpentry skills to furnish a health centre and the classrooms of two schools in the local community where he was posted.
The University of Jos (UNIJOS) graduate of animal biology, who was deployed to the Old Netim community situated in Akamkpa LGA of Cross Rivers, moved to produce desks; tables; benches; and shelves for over 80 students in the two public schools — amid a dearth of resources required for the project.
Following his “unplanned” Facebook post about the task, which has since generated massive attention to his social media page and attracted numerous phone calls from the NYSC and average Nigerians
He granted an interview to cable lifestyle
How come furniture making — having studied animal biology?
Opposite where my mum sells akara and other fries, there’s a carpenter I used to work with after school. If I had to read, I read there. That continued from my primary 2 days to 3, 4, 5 and JSS 1, 2, 3. We eventually had to move. But, by then, I had already mastered the craft because I had spent at least seven years learning. I could handle tools, make lots of furniture. I also used the skill to support myself — especially in university when I’m in need of money. Students ask for help with doors, windows, or shelves. I had a couple of tools and they paid a token.
Posted to Cross Rivers for NYSC, what prompted the project?
Malaina trees were felled and planed for the production of furniture. We had been told lots about community development projects in camp but I never knew what I could do, not until I got to my place of primary assignment at the Community Secondary School in Old Netim. There’s also St. George Primary School which used to be catholic but was later handed over to the federal government.
While serving, I identified many problems. The students don’t have toilets. Some classrooms had no windows or doors. But the most glaring was inadequacy of furniture. During exams, students had to pair. Some even sat or leaned on windows. At a point, each student was asked to come with their own furniture. But their parents are farmers. They couldn’t afford it.
For the primary school, the desks given by the government were too big for the kindergarten. They always had to use the floor to write properly. It was when we went to their school for sensitization that I saw their condition. I also realized they had lots of Malaina trees and these were good for furniture making. They were many of trees that big ones needed to be cut so smaller ones can grow.
How did you process the project?
I told the principal of my PPA that I had the skill, but he was in doubts until I made a sample. We met the village chief but were told they don’t have enough money to support the project. I didn’t need the money. I only needed to get the trees felled and prepared for use.
Teru is creating shelves for the community health centre The village chief agreed they can foot the bills of having someone take the trees down. Thereafter, we went around soliciting funds to plane the wood because they were rough. The people weren’t rich but some made contributions, up to about N7000 with which I bought some tools and started.
I made 20 two-sitter benches for the comfort of the 40 secondary students. For the primary, I made five benches and tables, each of which could take around 10 students. We made shelves for books. There’s also this dilapidated health center in the community. Their carton of drugs get soaked when it rains. We also constructed a shelve for their drugs and equipment.
Did you inform the NYSC about the commissioning of the project?
I submitted the project to the NYSC, following the due process but heard nothing. Usually, they encourage such project, tell you you’ll be rewarded and all. You know, as a serving corps member with only N19,800 at your disposal, if there’s anything you could do to help yourself, you do. They promised lots of things but, at a point, I stopped expecting. I was gratified after seeing the impact I had made.
Work in progress Do you intend making a venture out of furniture making?
It’ll be nice but furniture making has advanced beyond olden days carpentry. I could do more but had limited tools and resources. If I can get them, why not? It’s something I have passion for. The training is there. I don’t think there’s any indoor furniture I can’t make, if I have equipment. If I can get to train myself more and buy equipment, I’ll definitely venture into it instead of looking for a job.
It’s strategic for job hunting. Why the post after NYSC?
I delayed posting anything concerning that work because I was expecting NYSC to commission and officially documen
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Kwara State Governor Abdul-Razaq Appoints 26 Years Old NYSC Corp Member As Commissioner
Kwara State Governor Abdul Rahman AbdulRazaq has nominated 26-year-old Joana Nnazua Kolo to the State House of Assembly for approval as commissioner.
Kolo, currently undergoing the one-year compulsory National Youth Service Corps in Jigawa State, is one of four women whose names were sent and were read at the Kwara State House of Assembly on Tuesday.
Other women nominated were Sa’adatu Modibbo-Kawu; Arinola Fatimoh Lawal and Aisha Ahman Pategi.
Kolo, the youngest commissioner-nominee in the state’s history, is a 2018 graduate of Library Science from the Kwara State University (KWASU). She is teaching at Model Boarding Junior Secondary School Guri as her NYSC primary assignment.
Her screening for the cabinet seat would hold after she rounds off her NYSC service in the next two weeks.
If confirmed, she would be Nigeria’s youngest commissioner, taking over from 27-year-old Oluwaseun Fakorede, Oyo State’s Commissioner for Youths and Sport.
SKILL ACQUISITION and ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT(SAED) established 2012 to "coordinate effort towards empowering corp members nationwide to become thriving entrepreneurs and value-adding employees after their service year"
SAED like it is called is now identify with who a corper is. In this article we will look from what is SAED was done
We will be looking at the core values of SAED? what it is the objectives of SAED?
Sensitization: this is the first phase of the skill acquisition programme. Corps members will be sensitized by experts in different fields. It should be done elaborately with fan fare and lots of publicity through the print and electronic Media. State government functionaries are to be invited for the opening Ceremony. Efforts should be made to showcase the new policy drive of the NYSC to the Nation.
Sensitization (training): Emphasis will be laid on the skills acquisition programme as a way of preparing corps members towards self employment. The secretariats will be expected to find facilitators locally who have been engaged in skill vocations. The training facilitators are expected to be resident in camp to ensure that the corps members are adequately engaged. Consequently, the following skills are to be introduced in each camp. However, the secretariats are expected to choose skills that are readily available in their State from the pool of skills therein.
1. Fashion design/Tie and dye 2. Confectionaries making/Bakery 3. Soap and Cosmetics making, Beads/Hat making 4. Phone and computer repair 5. Barbing and Hair Dressing 6. Agro allied skills which should include: Poultry Keeping, Fish farming, Rearing of snails, Rabbits and Grass cutters. Animal Husbandry, Bee keeping among others 7. All other approved skills
The essense of this is to let corp members especial the PCM and those in camp not to have a boring picture of SAED as it is design to equip corp members with the need skills to be productive during and after NYSC
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ABOUT JAN CAREER PROGRAM JAN Career Program is targeted at empowering National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members by exposing them to essential skills necessary to succeed in the corporate and entrepreneurial world. The program will cover modules on critical thinking and creativity, communication and conflict management skills, developing one’s personal, entrepreneurship, financial independence and early retirement.
Successful candidates will be engaged once or twice to facilitate a JAN Be Entrepreneurial program in select secondary schools. Participants who successfully complete ALL sessions of JAN Be Entrepreneurial program and come up with a project plan to address any of the SDGs in a small community where they serve, will get the opportunity to participate in a Career Fair and Project Plan Competition in the selected cities.
This project plan will be executed by the corps member as an NYSC Personal CDS project in collaboration with Sigma Pensions. Entries will be evaluated based on their entrepreneurial vision, feasibility, innovation, leadership, social impact and sustainability.
There will be a general Grand Prize, 2nd Prize and 3rd Prize based on the following selection criteria:
Best Projects Category – Innovative Ideas and plans to implement them Best Ideas Category – Already existing initiative which has demonstrated social impact
Winners of the Project Plan competitions will win cash prizes and mentoring from Sigma Pensions staff.
Curriculum Vitae (Ensure you save your CV with your First & Last Name)
An Essay on“Why I should be accepted for JAN Career Program”
Statement of Result
REGISTRATION: August 20 – September 17, 2019 JAN Career Program is sponsored by Sigma Pensions Limited.
This are the contributions of NYSC Foundation, in recent times, we can see they contribute to NYSC, this post will highlight their vision, mission and contribution.
OUR VISION Entrenching mutual assistance for the good of society
OUR MISSION To promote the well-being of ex-corps members through skills acquisition and entrepreneurship and the institutional re-strengthening of the NYSC Scheme.
OUR MOTTO “Support for Service”
Several way we help
Donations On this philosophy stands the Foundation to include not only the ex-corps members in her membership but also Corporate bodies, government agencies and non-ex corps members who wish to identify with the Foundation through donations. You may wish to support our ideals by donating to our course.
Building Corpers’ Lodges As part of her desire to provide an enabling environment for serving corps members, the Foundation has completed, commissioned and handed over a habitable Corpers, Lodge in Jos, Plateau State to the NYSC Scheme. This beautifully landscaped Lodge can accommodate about 200 corps members at a time. It has a borehole and a sit-out leisure/relaxation shed.
The Foundation intends to replicate this kind and noble gesture in all States of the country and the FCT. Focusing on Serving Corps member in Rural Communities It is very worrisome that most of the corps members posted to rural communities for their national service lack some basic amenities, therefore, exposed to all sorts of diseases and hazards. This tends to portend great danger to their bright future.
This Foundation, after careful analysis of the scenario, decided to take the bull by the horn by seeking ways of addressing this life-threatening issues by resolving to provide: Mobile clinics/First aid facilities to corps members serving in rural communities; Borehole/Portable water; Welfare for the sick and the physically challenged corps and ex-corps members; Support to other Community-Driven Development projects and programmes (Agro-Allied and Rural Development Projects inclusive).
Empowerment Scheme The frightening growing rate of youth unemployment and its attendant consequences on the socio-economic development of Nigeria, caused the Board of Trustees of the Foundation to launch an Empowerment Scheme to empower ex-corps members who identify with the Foundation to be self-employed and by extension, employers of labour.
Welfare/Camp facilities The Foundation is not unmindful of the state of some of the orientation camps. This propelled it to provide some facilities to orientation camps to improve the living conditions of the corps members during camp.
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The attention of the Management of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has been drawn to a malicious and fake article trending on the social media with the above caption. The article equally has a deceptive picture attached alleged to be picture of a Corps Member serving at Kaura Namoda in Zamfara state who was beaten and tortured by the police on the order of one of the indigenes of the town. Management would have ignored this misleading and stale story manufactured by some mischief makers but for the unsuspecting public who may out of ignorance give any iota of attention to such fake and unfounded story.
It is imperative to note that this same callous story was first harvested by these mischief makers in 2017 with the same picture, this was investigated and discovered to be totally false. The then Minister of Youths and Sports Development presented the alleged Corps Member to the public with proof that he was neither beaten nor tortured by his employer and the police. The reason behind this recent resuscitation is best known to the writers and the story still remains false.
However, while Management calls on our stakeholders and the general public to disregard this unfounded and misleading tales, it wishes to restate that:
The welfare of our Corps members is paramount to the Scheme and stringent measures are in place at all NYSC locations nationwide to monitor Corps Members and ensure that cordial relationship exists between Corps Employers, Corps Members and host communities.
That every Corps Member has a personal code number issued to him or her. Any true story about a serving Corps Member should therefore present the code number of such Corps Member. The public should therefore disregard any news about Corps Members without their code numbers as such are usually false and unverifiable. The present case inclusive.
The Scheme uses this medium to once again thank our stakeholders for their continued support and interest in the affairs of Corps Members nationwide. The Scheme is readily available to respond quickly and clarify issues where necessary.
Since the establishment of NYSC in May 1973, the scheme has only be completely disrupted once.
This post will not go deep into the education sector and how it has been affected or will recover. Let us start by saying. This present disruption has we all know is not intentional and infact some countries has declared second lockdown which for us we don't hope for such
In this post we hightlight three major fears and what corp member or prospective corp member can do;
Let us see the massive effect of NYSC paused calendar;
No calendar; This calendar year has been quite unpredictable in many if not every sector, as even the tertiary education sector that feed the scheme as been paused
What you can do; If you are a corp member this is a good avenue to up your digital skills with the time and money coming in, the right education that you couldn't get in school should be the target. Moreover as the world after NYSC is more competitive than ever before now. You need to really stand out
Gap of batch and Vacancy; The time wasted already by the pandemic will create vacancy that will never be filled or regulated till another 2 years cycle. This will affect the amount of pressure on the scheme
What you can do; If you are a prospective corp member this might be a time not to go to NYSC so that you can have a better experience of the scheme, the worse is for some nearby batches who are not finding things to do already. The workforce vacancy will be more, and alot of pressure to measure up will be mounted. This will not allow adequate timing as NYSC might want to go for 2 (two) more round if given the opportunity
Election; This is my last fear to mention a few of the present condition of NYSC like I started with, I sincerely hope this will not worsting, NYSC has always been a game against time. With Nigeria not having enough corp member in service i hope there wouldn't be pressure on corp member during any coming election. With Nigeria depending on them for electioneering process
What you can do; I will not give my last advise of waiting to the next year, because that concern more of PCM, but election is corpers responsibility. One thing i will say is always been able to measure the cost of the experience and be careful. As the offer for electoral officiers might be more juicy especially to entice more working force. Note it will still be your choice and choose well
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Getting Access to NYSC Loan is gone through the NYSC secretariat by a non governmental organisation called NYSC foundation
We will talk more about this foundation below in a recent reference by NYSC.
Let us talk more on NYSC Loan
As a Corp member you aremust have created an NYSC separate bank accounts. Meaning getting access to loan can also be through commercial banks just that this might be scare and some of this kind of loans are collateral free
The main channel for NYSC loans is officially through NYSC Foundation.
Let us see a little about the foundation
" A non-governmental organization, NYSC Foundation has called on Nigerian youths to brace up and embrace leadership roles for greater societal impact.
The foundation also indicated its readiness to partner with government to ensuring the training and retraining for key leadership positions.
In a statement in Abuja, the Executive Secretary, NYSC Foundation, Barr. Ventim Bako, said NYSC Foundation which he described as a non-profit organisation founded in 1999 by ex-corps members in collaboration with the management of NYSC Scheme supports graduate to be self independent and reliant.
He said, “On this special occasion of 2020 International Youth Day themed “Youth Engagement for Global Action”, it affords the NYSC foundation the gratifying opportunity to celebrate with the youth all over the world and to charge them to stand up and be counted.
“It highlights the importance and value of young people’s contributions and draws lessons on how their representation and engagement in formal institutional politics and governance can be significantly enhanced. This underscores that meaningful youth engagement ensures that young people are equal and valuable partners, not only beneficiaries.
“As an alumni and umbrella body that unifies all ex-corps and serving corps members, the interest and representation of the youth comes first and it’s our ultimate priority. In view of this foregoing, the Foundation is planning to launch a project tagged “Youth First” which is expected to put the youth at the fore front and give young people a place at the table.
“The Foundation want to use this opportunity to commend the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development for approving the N75 billion Youth Investment Fund. This is a welcome development and the first of its kind. We congratulate the Hon. Minister for achieving this great feat. This Foundation is very much willing to partner with the Ministry in the implementation of this Scheme and would appreciate the inclusion of the Foundation as one of the participating bodies for the Youth Investment Fund.
“NYSC Foundation also want to use this occasion to appeal to the Federal Government of Nigeria to consider reopening of NYSC Orientation camps for new corps members for proper training and national orientation before deploying them to places of primary assignment but provided all the protocols on covid-19 are put in place by the NYSC Management.” "
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With NYSC fully running, Government 33k Allawee is not enough, with COVID 19 no extra was now coming in from PPA and there is even nothing to do. That is while we compile what you can do or plan/train for into your service year.
Alot of PPA will/might not even pay corpers after resumption as they will want to settle themselves or main staffs first. so this business can be of help as they require no full time, little money and no certificate
Here comes the question, How to generate extra cash as a corp member?
10 CORPERS SIDE HUSTLE BUSINESS DURING SERVICE YEAR
1. Online Tutoring
This is one of the easiest businesses you can start, Even during this pandemic . You can first start it on WhatsApp, Facebook then extend it to a webinar. There may be a bit competitive in some locality and where that exists, you must try to show some level of expertise. Many parents will be more willing to pay for children home tutoring especially with the WAEC date set.
2. Social Media Manager
Covid 19 has lead alot of business to start embarrassing digital presence and solution for their daily operation, therefore lies a huge opportunity in this space. For corpers, you don't really need to take any class for this as many of it you will figure it out and you can easy learn on the job. This may include copywriting, ad setup and content creation
3. Personal Branding/Influencer
Just like the second point just that this can take a long time before you start making money from it, but on the long run worth it and it is something you can do during your service year, by exploring area, vloging about your travels. Blogging about your new environment and many more
4. Electronic Repairs
During this pandemic the use of internet enabled devices has surged up, as NYSC 2020 batch A corp member, this is a skills that you can use to make some extra money among other corpers, CDS group and even among the hosting community
5. Game TV or life fitness centre
Another way to make some extra bulks in a fun way is to setup a TV station in your area, especially if it is World Cup era. If not alot of people watch weekend games regular league and champions league. (Don't forget to tell your audience to come with their nose mask, if you are planning this). And if you are the game type, you can open a game and fit centre. There are different games you can start like; PS station, table tennis, weight lift, chess game in addition to personal fitness exercise room. This is usually lucrative if you are posted to the city for your primary assignment.
We talked a little about this early but it is alot on its own and can even include other online business like affiliate marketing apart from ad revenue. This is what you can do in your spare time or at leisure, in as much as there is availability of internet connection and you have your own laptop or phone.
This include doing simple digital task for someone else or company all online. As a corp member looking to make extra cash, this is a good area of focus. Has you can be paid in dollars by during this task which usually involves your skills. Platform that offer this include upwork, fiverr, freelancer and even some Nigerian Site
8. Graphic Design
We are now going slightly technical, this skills can be forced to make you money every time, you can design for your PPA. If you are so creative you can even draw your boss and he/she will pay if he/she values art work. But most importantly you can make money from teaching others in your CDS or if you are serving in a school your pupil, or you can design certificate and many more for CDS groups.
9. SEO expert
Like i said we are going a bit technical but you know the more your skills is hard to find the more the pay, so another side hustle for corp member especially with pandemic and increase in small business website is to consult for business to make their keyword searchable and ranking well.
10. Web/App Developer
Lastly but to be honest if your PPA is a good school some parent can pay you more than your entire 12 month allowance to teach their kids this skill. You can also build a project for your PPA or LGA in which when the value is so felt you will surly be rewarded financially or otherwise
Other Business as corp member incudes;
Beads knitting and selling
Cloth designing and tailoring
Nose mask making
This businesses here will best suit female corp member but I have male corp member making money as hairstylist and especially shoe making
Trade is also another common business for NYSC corp member. I just the not include on the main list because the pandemic have make a lot of corper at their home. But most corp members posted to North buy product there and send to east for selling.
WHAT YOU NEED FOR SUCCESS
There are some factors that will likely affect your overall success in any of the above business idea. These factors include; • The locality/state where you are posted for NYSC • Your business orientation • Passion • Dedication • Hard work • Capital • Skills
So, try as much as to factor in these factors when thinking of business to do during NYSC. As I have already said, you don’t to wait until you pass out from NYSC before you start up a business. That one year NYSC period is the best time to start a side hustle and small. As a corp member you are favored as you will receive a lot of support from the community
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As part of any organization, association, community or family their are some basic culture and value are communicated to all the member in an Anthem, so also the Nigerian National Scheme NYSC
Here are some basics things fundamentally expected for all Nigeria university to know about NYSC
Basic Terms and Explanation
Allowee:- Allowance paid every month from the Government. All Corpers nationwide receive N19,800 from the federal government. In most states, corpers also receive a state allowee (amount can vary from state to state). AI:- Area Inspector. Official in change of corp members in a given area. Same as LGI Book of Life:- It is a real, huge book signed in camp by all corpers. CD:- Community Development by an individual, couple or group. Also called CDS. Clearance:- AN activity you must to do every month end to show that you are still alive and present. You also submit a letter from your employer to get paid. CLO:- Corps Liaison Officer. The “head corper” of your Local Government Area Ghost Corper:- A corper that does everything (including collect money), but nobody has ever seen them. LG:- Local Government. You’ll meet your CD group here once a week. LGI:- Local Government Inspector. The official rep in your LG. Same as AI(see definition above). LGA:- Local Government Area. Mami Market:- A collection of shops in camp where corpers can find everything they need from bukka to tailors and cobblers. Some camps even have shawarma and arcade games. Call it the chillaxing spot for corpers, camp officials and soldiers. NYSC:- National Youth Service Corps……..that’s what you’re doing!. OBS:- Orientation Broadcasting Station. It is the station inside the orientation camp to give information to pple inside the camp and to make the camp more lively too. Otondo:- Friendly word for new Corper but some say it actually means Mumu. PCM:- Prospective Corp Members. Recent graduates who are just about to start NYSC. Platoon:- In camp corpers are split into groups called platoons. Platoon Commander:- A corper placed in charge of a Platoon. POP:- (Passing Out Parade) the end of your NYSC year. (Best day everrrrr!!!) Posting Letter:- This letter tells you where you have originally been posted. PPA:- Place of Primary Assignment. PV:- Payment Voucher. RSM:- An RSM serves as a general overseer to all the platoons. Platoon commandants report directly to RSM while RSM reports directly to captain. SAED:- Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development. A program set up by government to provide skills to corpers enabling them to start businesses after service. “You are wrong”:- Used in camp by soldiers if you’re in the wrong place or doing the wrong thing. ZI:- Zonal Inspector. Person in change of corp members in a given zone.
NYSC FULL ANTHEM STANZAS LYRICS
The audio of this full NYSC stanza is attached below you can follow the lyrics through
Stanza 1 Youths obey the clarion call Let us lift our nation high Under the sun or in the rain With dedication and selflessness Nigeria is ours, Nigeria we serve.
Stanza 2 Members, take the great salute Put the Nation first in all With service and humility NYSC for the noble youths Make Nigeria a great nation.
Stanza 3 Far and near we come to serve And to build our fatherland With oneness and loyalty NYSC for unity Hail Nigeria, our great nation.
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Incase you start forgetting NYSC terms you are number 23.
Useful N.Y.S.C Terms And Definitions You Should Always Remember
Terms & Definitions
1. Allowee:- This is the one I know many has not forgotten It is the allowance paid every month from the Government. All Corpers nationwide receive ₦30,000 from the federal government. In most states, corpers also receive a state allowee (amount can vary from state to state). 2. AI:- Area Inspector. Official in change of corp members in a given area. Same as LGI 3. Book of Life:- Relocated Batch A member should note this, It is a real, huge book signed in camp by all corpers, it recognised you been certified to collect a certificate in that state 4. CD:- Community Development I know some Corper have never experienced this, by an individual, couple or group. Also called CDS, it is the form of giving back to the society. 5. CD card:- An official NYSC card you attach a passport pic to, that is signed by your LGI at the end of your Cd day. It differ between state and LGA to another some even Thumbprint for CDS to know how important it is to the scheme, and many don't want corpers who don't attend CDS to do clearance which is important to get allawee 6. Clearance:- AN activity you must to do every month end to show that you are still alive and present. You also submit a letter from your employer to get paid. 7. CLO:- Corps Liaison Officer. The “head corper” of your Local Government Area 8. Ghost Corper:- I hope you wouldn't be this, thou presently every everyone is, it is a corper that does everything (including collect money), but nobody has ever seen them. 9. LG:- Local Government. Or LGA. This is corper's first home and where most CDS meet your CD group here once a week. 10. LGI:- Local Government Inspector. The official rep in your LG. Same as AI(see definition above). 11. Mami Market:- You should still remember this lovely term that symbolises easy and escape from drill for those who do escape. It is a collection of shops in camp where corpers can find everything they need from bukka to tailors and cobblers. Some camps even have shawarma and arcade games. Call it the chillaxing spot for corpers, camp officials and soldiers. 12. NYSC:- National Youth Service Corps At least if you will forget everything not this. That’s what you’re doing!. 13. OBS:- Orientation Broadcasting Station. It is the station inside the orientation camp to give information to pple inside the camp and to make the camp more lively too. 14. PCM:- Prospective Corp Members. Recent graduates who are just about to start NYSC. Majorly define by a graduate who is yet to be swear in by NYSC 15. Platoon:- This is a military term use in camp to denote, corpers been splited into groups called platoons. 16. Platoon Commander:- A corper placed in charge of a Platoon. 17. Posting Letter:- This letter tells you where you have originally been posted. This is issued after camp completion 18. PPA:- Place of Primary Assignment. This is your duty post, where you are issued clearance every month. I know some doesn't know what it means to work for clearance basically yet 19. RSM:- An RSM serves as a general overseer to all the platoons. Platoon commandants report directly to RSM while RSM reports directly to captain. 20. SAED:- Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development. A program set up by government to provide skills to corpers enabling them to start businesses after service. 21. “You are wrong”:- Used in camp by soldiers if you’re in the wrong place or doing the wrong thing. 22. ZI:- Zonal Inspector. Person in change of corp members in a given zone. 23. Otondo:- Friendly word for new Corper but some say it actually means Mumu. To forget this terms will make you one if you are still in service 24. POP:- (Passing Out Parade) That is the end of your NYSC year. The last parade and dropping of service
Have you been asking the question of what to do as Corp members during this Lockdowns
answer that for you
But after all the learning this is an opportunity for Corp member to showcase what they have learnt especially for
NYSC Competition This does not come everytime but when it comes it is good to give a grab as this is an;
NYSC 2020 Batch A opportunity NYSC 19 Batch C opportunity
As the competition requires that only serving Corper till September 2020 can apply. Essay Topic: Entrepreneurial Development Key to Nigeria's Economic Growth and Development Submit to: firstname.lastname@example.org Deadline: 30th June 2020
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Marriage Leave: at most for 14 Days a. A member who desires to get married during the service year shall be allowed to perform the marriage ceremony in any place of his/her choice. b. Any member who wishes to apply for leave for the purpose of sub-paragraph (a) above shall do so, not later than, four weeks before the date of the proposed marriage
Maternity Leave during the service year a. A married or an unmarried pregnant member shall be entitled to twelve weeks maternity leave. During this period of leave, she will be paid full monthly allowance. b. She will not, however, be entitled to the annual leave of 21days (terminal leave).
This is the area we want to dwell on, it is a leave just like any of the leave mentioned above.
The let sink that in for a while,
That means like other leave for example medical leave, or convocation leave during the leave you are still expecting to get paid, and you don't stop been a Corp member because you take a break for your convocation.
Therefore, Terminal leave which often start close to the end of your service year, don't mean you are not a Corp member.
Infact Corps members are entitled to 3-Weeks terminal leave at the end of service year. Many time after collecting certificate
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