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Unity bank has officially kicked off the 5th edition of the #CorpreneurshipChallenge at the NYSC orientation camps for Batch A Stream 2.


This is always an avenue for corpers to pitch their business ideas and plans and they are doing this in more state now, this edition will be taking place in Edo, Lagos, Ogun and Abuja camps and in addition the #corpreneurshipchallenge has been extended to six (6) more states – Bayelsa, Sokoto, Akwa-Ibom, Kano, Osun and Enugu.


This edition of the Corprenuership Challenge will end with Business Pitches
Venue: to be held across all this ten (10) states
Day: Thursday, 3rd June 2021;


and will produce 30 winners!


Eligibility
Are you a corp member in any of these locations with a great business idea/proposal?
Then head on to our stand in your orientation camps to find out how you can win a share of our 10 million Naira grant to launch your business.


Other benefit includes;


  • Mentorship
  • A year salary
  • Capacity building, etc

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Nigeria is ours


If you have any question or enquiries


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Fast and Ready posted Apr 7 at 11:52 pm

Extract from NYSC Bye Law


Miscellaneous Offences and Penalties


To all serving corps members, and especially the Batch A corpers. Pls read and share with others


It is expected that you understand and not involve or found guilty of any of this;


Every member shall:


1. Not lose the NYSC identity card.


2. Any member who loses the NYSC identity card is liable to a fine of five hundred naira (N500.00) which shall be receipted.


3. Follow the right channel of communication.
Checkout the right channel here


4. Any member who fails, neglects or refuses to follow the right channel of communication


shall be tried by the Corps Disciplinary Committee and, if found guilty, shall be liable to the following penalties:
a. No action shall be taken on such communication; and
b. Extension of service for twenty-one (21) days with half pay. (More of this will be discussed tomorrow stay tuned)


5. Not be involved in forgery


Any member who is involved in forgery shall be reported to the police for prosecution


6. Not be involved in kidnapping


Any member who is involved in kidnapping shall be reported to the police for prosecution


7. Not form any organization or group without the written consent of the State Coordinator.


Any member who forms any organization or group without the consent of the State Coordinator shall be liable to the following penalties:
* a. Proscription of the group; and
b. Extension of service for a period not less than fourteen (14) days with half pay


8. Not be involved in fraud


Any member who is involved in fraud shall be reported to the police for prosecution


9. Not engage in fighting


Any member who engages in fighting shall be liable to the following penalties:


a. Extension of service for a period not less than twenty one (21) days without pay.
b. If the fight results in injury, the culprit shall bear the cost of medical treatment.


10. Not assault NYSC official or any officer in his Place of Primary Assignment.


Any member who assaults NYSC official or any officer in his Place of Primary Assignment shall be liable to extension of service for a period not less than twenty one (21) days without pay.


12. Not take part in partisan politics.


Any member who takes part in partisan politics is liable to extension of service for a period not less than three (3) months without pay.


13. Not lose any item of kits


Any member who loses any item of kits is liable to pay the equivalent of the current price of the kit item for replacement. Such payment shall be
receipted


14. Not fa1il to produce identity card on demand by NYSC official


Any member who fails, refuses or neglects to produce his identity card on demand by NYSC official is liable to extension of service for a period not less than twenty one (21) days with half pay.


Explanatory Note


1. Any member who infringes any of the forgoing provisions shall have the benefit of appearing either before the camp court during the orientation/passing-out periods or the State Disciplinary Committee at any other period(s) during the service year. The Court/Disciplinary committee shall be established in each camp or State Secretariat to determine breaches and mete out appropriate penalties.
2. Except where otherwise stated, extension of service is now double the period of absence from duty, with half pay or without pay as the case may be, for the period
13. Corps members should not travel out of the State during school/college and public holidays, without permission from the State Coordinator.


Source: NYSC Bye-Laws
Posted: @nyscmembers

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Are you presently in camp and trying to learn and master the NYSC Anthem.
Join us as we give you the full lyrics and mp3


To all the NYSC 2021 learning and singing this every morning, here is the full lyrics and song, with the audio that you can download the mp3 below


NYSC ANTHEM


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.


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.


Far and near we come to serve
And to build our fatherland
With oneness and loyalty
NYSC for unity
Hail Nigeria, our great nation.


Download: Full NYSC Anthem and Lyrics.mp3
Posted on: @nyscmembers

IF YOU WANT TO GET GUIDEBOOK AND AUDIOBOOK OF NYSC HAUSA click here


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Hello, just feel like posting all these many updates and pics that NYSC keeps releasing.


I feel those text posts might be better than these pictures, I don't know if you feel like that too? Too many of them on my phone already. Let me know your thought on this on


Let go about this, It is not new that the registration only lasted for 5 days, I wonder how many are captured, but definitely good because they know what they want FEW PCM, this will translate to STRICT ARRANGEMENT too.


1 . Orientation Course has been scheduled to 10th to 30th of March 2021, not seeing your callup letter means you are in stream 2 which is by May 2021


  • my thoughts that means last entry will be Saturday 13th, and Swearing-In Monday

2 . PCM must adhere strictly to the assigned date of reporting to the orientation camp, has no PCM will be allowed before their date

  • my thoughts are they really planing for disappointment and what of those traveling from long distance. I know they might not like before but after will be permitted

3 . Some PCM deployed to Lagos will have their orientation courses in Osun, Oyo, or Ogun camps. Same goes for Abuja has some PCM will be camping at Kogi

  • my thoughts that means Lagos is still overcrowded and they want and some states lacking, what if I want to enjoy camping at those camp, what is the qualification to be among the foremost some

4 . 2021 Batch A stream 1 PCM are to register for covid 19 test. The NCDC link is on the dashboard of every PCM

  • my thoughts only those who are negative will be let into the camp, while any other result from this will be handled over NCDC

Finally this dashboard to this moment of writing this is not available, as there is configuration error and their server is down


Stay updated with other happenings around NYSC by joining our NYSC channel and also discuss with others by search nyscgroup on Telegram


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Nigeria is you and I


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Fast and Ready posted Mar 7 at 11:30 pm

NYSC has announced an opportunity which has been available since February Let us hear the opportunity from the words of NYSC
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Application Deadline: March 12th, 2021.


The Farmers for the Future Grant is an Agricultural Entrepreneurship grant designed to support young people with viable Agri-Business with equity-free capital and other associated support they may require to scale their business.


The project is an initiative developed and sponsored by the British American Tobacco Nigeria Foundation(BATNF) in partnership with NYSC and implemented by SAEDconnect. It is targeted at currently serving Nigeria Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members- as part of BATNF's drive to encourage and support the youth in sustainable agriculture
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The Objectivies of the programme


  • Make agribusiness attractive
  • Reduce youth unemployment
  • Drive youth engagement in Agriculture
  • Youth Development
  • Train and Empower youth in agro-practices

Reward1st Cash Prize: N 3 Million Naira2nd Cash Prize: N 2 Million Naira3rd Cash Prize: N 1 Million Naira

Stages of Application

  1. Submit Your ApplicationThe online application portal will be available for you to send in your applications
  2. Virtual Bootcamp20 Selected businesses will go through a rigorous virtual bootcamp where they will refine their business thesis and build a compelling pitch.ts.
  3. Pitch Event & AwardThe top 10 businesses from the bootcamp will pitch before a panel of expert judges and investors. 3 winners will be selected.
  4. MentorshipThe 3 Winners will be given financing to execute, strengthen, advance and scale their businesses under the guidance of seasoned mentors. They will also be connected to the relevant networks they require to make progress
  5. Join The Farmers For The Future AlumniContinue to enjoy exclusive access to expert mentorship, insider opportunities and a robust support network that will open doors to follow on financing, new markets, etc.

Application


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Though, this pandemic times is an exception as some NYSC cardinal programmes couldn't hold well enough as before, but notwithstanding we will be talking about the format for embarking on group exclusion/adventure.


If you are posted to a new location, exploring the environment is something that you need to do, but you should know just like every other thing in NYSC there is an expected Format.


However, it is necessary to inform NYSC about this especially if you are doing this as a group or CDS;


  1. Request and Get formal permission from your state coordinator through your ZI (Zonal Inspector) or LGI.
  2. Get detailed condition, information and do and do not of where you are going from the relevant government agency.
  3. Get the Permission and consent of the owner or custodian of where you are going (don't just where NYSC kits to invade other's property).
  4. Secure the services of a guide through the Head of the Community or organization in charge of the site (Don't get lost which intending to have fun and if you are a group be onsite of others).
  5. Avoid high-risk sites or visit them during off-season.
  6. Ensure you have the necessary skills and materials for whatever recreational activity you want to engage in (Swimming kit, Climbing rope, etc).
  7. Don't leave the local government or whereever you leaving without first aid kit (be knowledgeable about it's use).

Let us move to the very important ones even if you are going for INEC duty as a corps members

  1. Endeavour to disclose your medical condition to your colleagues (e.g asthma, in case you experience crises).
  2. Let your next-door neighbor, PPA colleagues, close friend or family know where you are going, and when you will be back.
  3. Always pay attention to the weather, and prepare for weather changes (note if the weather is not favour anything is cancelable at let pandemic has made that obvious).

If you take note of all these things you will have your exclusion proposal approved easily.


You can likewise make this an ultimate guide for any of your travel and tour.


Note that in this online corperslodge you can share your tour experience, and thoughts with the house by clicking here


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corper ade posted Jan 23 at 8:45 pm

Greetings to everyone,


How is the service journey going, it is really disrupted now,


I came here after seen a post on our "10 FACTS ABOUT LIFE AFTER NYSC" and this make me remember my post sometime last year on post NYSC depression, I told the author of the features post to include the link there too. I hope he does.


I also saw a question on the nysc group and I kind of like the way Admin answered it, that is what I feel like sharing


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Attention!


All 2020 batch 'A' corps members who have over 100,000 in thier account should immediately move such money to another account or upgrade the account to avoid NEFT returns in the coming payment of January 2021 allowance.


This is a directive from head of account, NYSC.


Thank you.


Is this true?
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I actually saw someone share it on my NYSC WhatsApp page before one of the admin explained, what it means


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I really doubt the authentic of such, NYSC opened account are standard account


And perhaps National Electronic Funds Transfer (NEFT) is for initiating a Transaction not for a collected one
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I did a little research on it likewise, I discover that it is just like any other form of electronic funds transfer or payment just like Point of Sale terminals (PoS), Automated Teller Machine (ATM) and Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD).


And have nothing to do with your account, just like Ussd with just not remove your money and infact action taken by this electronic fund transfer are irrevocable funds transfer instruction. That it only need court order to remove, and perhaps the law guiding Nigeria Interbank Settlement System (NIBSS) stipulated that in case or return for NEFT return will be 24 hrs and for NIP 10 mins


Finally I know if Nigeria even does allow NEFT anyhow, why should a government legally earned money be taken away, I feel that will be wrong too


Thanks


Sourced: https://www.vanguardngr.com/2017/10/fund-transfer-nip-neft-3/


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Finally 18th March is here, NYSC 2021 Batch A Stream 2 must go, and the people asking for senate list it will then be their turn. let us go over the basics thing you need to take along again


  1. Prepare Your Mind: First and foremost, you need to prepare your mind that you are no more in your PPA with a lot of choices. Like you know life in the camp is regimented even though the rest of your orientation is the enjoy but parade stress part. Note that there wouldn't be preference in your training as you should be more prepared to brush up your former drill

  2. Itemize All Your Needs Using A Scale of Preference (very important ones first):


I. Very Important Ones


a. NCDC Covid 19 test result


b. Report slip


c. Passport photographs (10 copies, white background, Surplus is better than inadequacy)


d. Call-Up Letter (Do Not laminate it please)


e. PPA letter


f. Face mask (It is still pandemic period, even if you will be given have some with you)


g. A Clear Bag file (To house the above items)
NB: Get 5 photocopies each of items A,B,D and E above and also go with their Original copies also.


II. Important Ones (For your Convenience)


a. Stationeries; pen, Stapler, pin, gum, permanent marker (these will save you the stress of ‘borrow-me’ please)


b. Two or three white T-shirts and shorts (You will be given two sets but you may not like the quality and size)


c. Two or three pairs of socks and white rubber tennis shoes (for rainy days)


d. Plastic bucket (You can buy it in the camp but it will be more expensive)


e. Toiletries Essentials-(Toothbrush & Toothpaste, Bath soap & Sponge, Detergent, Toilet Paper, Towel, slippers, detol).


f. Bed sheet, pillow case, wrapper, one or two pairs of casual wear for Sundays and burn fire night, Cardigan (not compulsory)


g. Mosquito Net (not compulsory)


h. Handkerchiefs (very important especially for those that sweat)


i. Waist bag (very very important for housing your phones,
ID Cards, Handkerchief, biros, etc)


j. Small-sized Torchlight/Rechargeable lamp (small one please) and Sunglasses (If you are posted to the North)


k. Your ATM card(s)


l. food flask, cup, spoon, water bottle for water during parade.


m. Basic drug like Panadol, Paracetamol, malaria drug,flagyl, pain relief drug and/other basis drugs.


n. Padlocks and key


o. Ladies could add any other few conveniences. I believe you understand me.


p. Money! Money! Money! Hold good cash please 15k to 20k depending on how you spend.


Posted on: @nyscmembers

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Hello everyone it been a while, I have written here, If you are yet to read the post I wrote on


Let jump right into it,


NYSC Relocation/Redeployment

How it works and everything about it


Relocation is like a product/service of NYSC(National Youth Service Corps), and you must know this service of the scheme is very regulated and most importantly FREE


Before we diver into who can get relocated and on what basis, let us talk about the things itself


NYSC Redeployment or Relocation like the name says it is the act of changing your state code and deployment.
Every graduating student or prospective corps members are given the opportunity to choice 4 state in which NYSC will later put or better word post/deploy you into 1.


This 1 state to have it changed is what is called NYSC Relocation or Redeployment and it can be done several times, for genuine reason though.


Noted everything I will be saying here are the norms and some peoples cases might have differ this norms.


How is the process carried out


With the full computerisation of the operations of NYSC, relocation exercise is done online.


This start during the online registration exercise, in which the platform provides opportunities for married women and people with life-threatening ailments not only to indicate their status but also upload their evidence and get automatically posted to their spouses’ places of domicile or health facilities respectively.


We are already answering the next question


But let us continue on this first, corps members are given the opportunity to apply for relocation on marital or health grounds while in the orientation camps. Relocation is done electronically and filled manually especially in place with automatic redeployment(We will further get into that)


Can I get relocated/redeployed after camp?


After the camp relocation is still possible for any corps members who meet the criteria(we will discuss that soon). But such relocations are carried out three (3) months after the orientation course. The corps members must apply online and the State Coordinators appropriately recommend online too before the relocations are effected.


Can I redeploy anytime I want


No, (short answer) NYSC policy stop relocations or redeployment (6) months into the service year


Let move to the criteria that qualify you for relocation


Relocation happens on 2 (two) major grounds namely: Marital and Health.
But there is a third sweet spot like I call it, Insecurity
This sweet spot is available for corpers posted to Yobe, Bornu, Adamawa. It might sound odd but Bornu is the best of the three.
You pick Bornu from the onset and you don't end too far north but may Katsina, Jigawa or Kano for your camping.


The other two(2) criteria involves valid documents,
Marital
such as:


  • Marriage Certificate or Affidavit of Marriage,
  • Newspaper Change of Name,
  • A Letter indicating the husbands Place of Domicile.

Which must have been uploaded online during registration and verified in camp,
Health
for health grounds documents upload is likewise required including your doctor licence number, details of the aliment and proof.
This is only applicable to only those with life threatening ailments. The applicant must support his/her request with his/her Medical History and be ready to appear before a Medical Panel for an interview that will either validate or invalidate the request as the case may be.


How it looks like(Sample of NYSC redeployment letter)


All the above said is to get something like this ????????
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2020 Relocation Terms
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In conclusion


Like I said in the beginning National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Scheme does not charge money for relocation which is the right of every qualified Corps Member, neither does it charge money for deployment, posting or any of the services it renders, nor as an agent. So be careful of those who make themselves one


Thanks for reading through, you can give a thumbs up, if you are educated more about NYSC scheme even if just a little, comment using the reply button on the menu option. Create your topics, share your experience.


Let us together get ourselves and others informed.


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Fast and Ready posted Dec 20 '20 at 5:34 am

On our platforms we have discussed almost all camp activities from , to expectations and reality of NYSC camp.


Today we want to highlight four major NYSC camp hacks to getting a good PPA with screenshot of those doing them


The hacks we will be discussing here, are applicable for everyone, as one of the way getting good PPA that we can't ignore is via connection.


Let us start this by saying two of the four segment of the scheme is orientation course, and place of primary assignment (PPA).


You get a place of primary assignment (PPA) after the three weeks in camp in a posting letter, while some will redeploy to another state.


But before this day of posting, what is I can tell you how anyone can influence this result so that we will not just fall in sadness like many do after seen the local government and villages.


A- Be outstanding with parade:


Everyone is forced to join parade, and I wish everybody can get the better but it is far from the reality. Therefore you need to put on your A game, and be outstanding with your performance not necessarily in the whole camp, but at least in the platoon.


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B- Be a platoon leader


Like the word of that says leaders will be the chief servant. If you think the idea of been a platoon leader is glamorous, read that again, you are literally serving others and protecting their interests.
But this service come with a reward of getting a good PPA and local government when you will not regret serving others for one year


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C- Be a volunteer


Volunteering is another hack in the toolkit to getting a good PPA with electricity and good network
Things you can volunteer for include; Man O War, OBS(Orientation Broadcasting Service), Medical team, Kitchen team, Religion leader, Quarter guard, Band.


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Note that not some of this volunteering need some level of interest extra work and maybe experience. Been outstanding in this will set you to been retained in the state capital, even as some can come back to camp to assist out batches.
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D- Mr Macho or Madam Macho


Lastly, you can compete for things, in camp if you have the physic you can win and be sure recognition for Mr and Miss Marcho
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In conclusion
You should be see the pattern now, if you don't have someone to influence your posting or a first class degree in university and you don't want to be sleeping around as a lady which sometimes do not work.


The hack here is recognisable service. During my time in camp, the guy that draw a portrait of the state coordinator have access to know where it is been redeployed to before others, while us we are still struggling to check portal, he is sure of where to go.


But why?


Outstanding service, we must know this is a human scheme and you want to make your name recognisable in this 3 wks to impress people that matter.


Don't mind my use of words, you must not have the mind of impressing actually. That is why some people go through this hack and still doesn't work for them, You get


What do you think should be added, let us know by commenting on NYSC Telegram channel by searching "nyscmembers" on Telegram or on our group by clicking here


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Fast and Ready posted Dec 10 '20 at 10:13 pm

This important information goes to some of the NYSC 2020 Batch A, you can check it out for them too as screenshot is also below;


"All 2020 Batch "A" Corps Members who have been scheduled to return to the Orientation Camps on 13th of December, 2020 are to register for their COVID-19 Test on the NCDC website via their dashboard. This should be done before going to camp


The 2020 Batch "A" Corps Members are to resume their Orientation Course on the 13th of December, 2020. The selected Corps Members will be able to print their Resumption Letter from their dashboard. They are to report on scheduled date "


This is the NYSC screenshot below;
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Source: NYSC media


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Finally 21st of November is here, NYSC 2020 Batch A must start going back to camp, let us go over the basics thing you need to take along again


  1. Prepare Your Mind: First and foremost, you need to prepare your mind that you are no more in your PPA with a lot of choices. Like you know life in the camp is regimented even though the rest of your orientation is the enjoy but parade stress part. Note that there wouldn't be preference in your training as you should be more prepared to brush up your former drill

  2. Itemize All Your Needs Using A Scale of Preference (very important ones first):

  1. Very Important Ones

a. NCDC Covid 19 test result

b. Report slip

c. Passport photographs (10 copies, white background, Surplus is better than inadequacy)

d. Call-Up Letter (Do Not laminate it please)

e. PPA letter

f. A Clear Bag file (To house the above items)NB: Get 5 photocopies each of items A,B,D and E above and also go with their Original copies also.

  1. Important Ones (For your Convenience)

    a. Stationeries; pen, Stapler, pin, gum, permanent marker (these will save you the stress of ‘borrow-me’ please)b. Two or three white T-shirts and shorts (You will be given two sets but you may not like the quality and size)c. Two or three pairs of socks and white rubber tennis shoes (for rainy days)d. Plastic bucket (You can buy it in the camp but it will be more expensive)e. Toiletries Essentials-(Toothbrush & Toothpaste, Bath soap & Sponge, Detergent, Toilet Paper, Towel, slippers, detol).f. Bed sheet, pillow case, wrapper, one or two pairs of casual wear for Sundays and burn fire night, Cardigan (not compulsory)g. Mosquito Net (not compulsory)h. Handkerchiefs (very important especially for those that sweat)i. Waist bag (very very important for housing your phones,ID Cards, Handkerchief, biros, etc)j. Small-sized Torchlight/Rechargeable lamp (small one please) and Sunglasses (If you are posted to the North)k. Your ATM card(s)l. food flask, cup, spoon, water bottle for water during parade.m. Basic drug like Panadol, Paracetamol, malaria drug,flagyl, pain relief drug and/other basis drugs.n. Padlocks and keyo. Ladies could add any other few conveniences. I believe you understand me.p. Money! Money! Money! Hold good cash please 15k to 20k depending on how you spend.


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Fast and Ready posted Nov 15 '20 at 7:08 pm

This are things to pay attention to, even as you go through the course of your orientation camp


NYSC Orientation Camp is a once in a life opportunity . its a time you really meet different kind of individuals most especially for the butty children and those who went to private university. You will meet , live and learn from strangers. At the end of the day, our experiences might be different but having a fore-knowledge of what to expect will reduce your “camp-shock.” For some this would be a 3 weeks to remember . Try to prepare well as much as you can for the 3 weeks of camp life:


NUMBER 1: HAVE ENOUGH CASH FOR SPENDING.
Yes o . everything in camp is about money . You pay to charge phones , pay to wash , some pay to eat (mammi). pay to even use clean toilets. So just try o and have enough cash. But having experienced being broke (you might not get an ATM to withdraw money), I’ll say please bring pocket money…
But also learn to budget. Don’t spend extravagantly… Be very frugal in your spending. Don’t buy everything you see… Also don’t allow camp photographers take pictures of you randomly- of course unless it is part of
your plan. Be kind to others but also ensure you are not careless with your spending.


NUMBER 2: THE TOILETS & BATHROOMS
These is another aspect to prepare for. Most camps if not all do not have good toilets and bathrooms. Some people have to bath outside , some in
the bush and like i said in number 1 if you have money you could pay around to use a clean one . Just do not expect to see a good one . Some
people have to wake up as early as 3 am to have their bath.


NUMBER 3: SECURITY
Security should be your watch word right from the first minute you step into camp till after you step out of camp. You don’t know the kind of human beings you would mix up with. Just try as much as possible to have
a kind of safe lock for your bags. Most importantly you don’t have to show off or flaunt what you have then you are calling the petty thieves to come collect what they want. Note that nothing is too small to be stolen o!. Be very careful with your belongings…
For example, don’t leave your phone or purse on your bed and turn away for a minute. Don’t get me wrong, the camp is pretty safe. But some cases of theft were reported in my hostel as well as others. There are no locks on hostel doors so everyone including non-corpers (e.g. women who hawk goods) have access to these hostels. So, ensure you up your skills in keeping your things safe.


NUMBER 4 :KITCHEN FOOD
I never ate camp food for once ,i only used my kitchen card to collect bread once. It all depends on you, Some corpers are ‘allergic’ to eating from camp kitchen so they end up spending a huge part of their pocket- money in ‘Mami market.’ The government paid loads to ensure you have three square meal per day. Don’t miss the opportunity to use your meal ticket. Okay, they don’t cook the best meal. But trust me, it is not that bad. You can complement what the kitchen provide with fruits from Mammi
market.


NUMBER 5 : BE SOCIAL
Make friends , no one is an island . Camp is an opportunity for you to make friends .Camp life is pretty stressful. Being around the right people or having the right people around you will help you stay sane. But don’t be too desperate about making friends that you land in the wrong company.
Try to have fun… and relax. Don’t complain too much. Moaning and depressing murmurings will leave you exhausted. Avoid depressing conversations if possible.


NUMBER 6 : EXPECT THE WORST
Do not get to camp expecting everything to be as you planned or have been told. Things change . So the best advice i can give you is just to expect the worst.


NUMBER 7: MAMMY MARKET
Almighty Mammy market is the happening place in camp. It is the spot where things are sold on camp. And yes, things are very expensive there.
The traders/retailers there blame the inflation in the market on camp officials. They say they were charged mercilessly for their rented space. So corpers bear the burden. To avoid being exploited in this market, try as much as you can to come with all the things you need . The traders know that you don’t have any other choice than o buy it there. In mammy is where you have different canteens and restaurants and bars. Some Corpers resume their early in the morning and close with them at night sef .lol. It's just the happening place in camp .There is no camp without mammy
market.


NUMBER 8: RELIGIOUS ACTIVITIES
In every camp there are various worship groups but the only recognized ones by the NYSC officials are the NCCF (National christian Corpers fellowship) and MCAN (Muslim corpers association of Nigeria) . There are also
Winners christian fellowship , Catholic fellowship , Believers world and even deeper life fellowship. Actually due to the various activities in camp one may even not attend there religious activities but that’s no excuse o.There are also other activities competing for attention. Not to forget how tiring waking up early for all those activities can be. But try to maintain a healthy time for devotion. Attend the (NCCF), Catholic or Muslim fellowship where applicable… Don’t neglect your faith. Fellowship with brethren revitalizes.


NUMBER 9: BE ACTIVE
Do not just go to camp and warm he bench or beds ,participate in events
and activities in your various platoons where possible. There game teams like football , volleyball etc. for both male and female. There are also other competitions like miss nysc, other beauty pageants, Mr macho , Mr nysc, drama presentations , talent hunts and much more .
Try as much as you can to be active on camp… Volunteer to serve in the different groups- Nigeria red cross, OBS, man o’ war, etc. When in your platoon, also try as much as you can to participate in the group activities.
All the team dynamics is part of the learning process. Active participation is not necessarily to get cheap recognition… Or massage your ego. It is just that there is no need to tiptoe through camp… You won’t have the experience twice.
Some of the seminars are annoying or a time-waster but try as much as you can not to stay idle…listen up anyway. Maximize all learning avenues. ( I was not ultra-active but I did try to at least participate in some
activities).


NUMBER 10: FINALLY,
Congratulations on reading all the tips i have written above. I hope you’ve gained something . Well finally just go to camp open-minded to camp , I’ll advise that you take your time to actually allow yourself experience the uniqueness of the place you are posted to and the people you’ll meet as well. Try not to judge everyone and everything at first contact.
No amount of experience-sharing can replace your own unique experience
while on camp. So don’t box yourself in. Go to orientation camp and rock
the phase!! DON’T FORGET TO READ THE HAND-BOOKS YOU’LL BE
GIVEN DURING REGISTRATION. As irrelevant as the small booklets might
look, reading them will save you a lot of headache .


Bonus: Learn from the challenges you’ll face. Embrace camp life with a
thankful heart. Stay positive even when it seems you have no reason to.
Glad you are ready so read the following for more info and help.


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Kopa posted Nov 14 '20 at 11:48 pm

To all the NYSC 2020 Batch B 1A learning and singing this every morning, here is the full lyrics and song, download the mp3 below


NYSC ANTHEM


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.


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.


Far and near we come to serve
And to build our fatherland
With oneness and loyalty
NYSC for unity
Hail Nigeria, our great nation.


Download: Full NYSC Anthem and Lyrics.mp3
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Kopa posted Sep 15 '20 at 12:18 am

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

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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

Note: All what is written here are only my thought, observation and opinion and it is written so that you will read and evaluate it. Let us meet and here what you think on our group on Telegram

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corper ade posted Aug 22 '20 at 11:26 pm

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.

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Let us see a little about the foundation

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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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Greetings to all corp members,

Let us start this by answering a simple question of
What to do if I don't like my new relocated state?

The answer for is simple, you don't go for registration or documentation in the new state

This said let us continue with those who like there NYSC relocated state

The confirmation for this registration and documentation can be marked by the inclusion of your name in the book of life

Which requirements includes;

  1. Relocation Approval Letter
  2. Photocopy of call up letter
  3. Photocopy of statement of result (Degree/HND)
  4. Passport photograph
  5. Foreign graduate are to also present photographs of physical verification clearance

Note that you will be ask to follow Covid 19 protocol other things needed are included in the image below;
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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.

6. Blogging

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.

7. Freelancing

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;

  • Hairstylist

  • Beads knitting and selling

  • Cloth designing and tailoring

  • Shoe making

  • Cooking/Baking

  • Shoe making/deodorant

  • 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

  • Trading

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

We usually share some rare opportunities on this platform sometime, in which you might need to write an essay to win something, that can setting you up during and after NYSC. So I will advice you join

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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.

Full Stanza of NYSC Anthem corperslodge.com.mp3

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Kopa posted Jul 24 '20 at 7:51 pm

Good day to everyone,

We be sharing on another NYSC Essay opportunity you can take part in even during this Lockdown of PPA

FRSC/KRSD Annual Essay Competition 2020

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CALL FOR ENTRY

KRSD Trust Fund is now accepting entries for the 2020 FRSC/KRSD Annual Essay Competition for Youth Corpers. The essay topic for this year’s competition is:

"COVID-19 PROTOCOLS: its implications on Road Safety in Nigeria"

Submission Deadline: 31st July 2020

Judging Criteria

All essays will be evaluated by a panel of experts from the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) according to the criteria and point system outlined below:

Comprehension:

How well does the essay reflect a thorough understanding of the topic?

Organisation:

Does the essay follow a logical and easily understood progression?

Creativity:

Were diverse resources and ideas used to develop the topic?
Conclusions: Do the conclusions follow logically from the argument? Are the conclusions compelling?

Submission Specification

  • All essay should be submitted in Microsoft Word using comic sans (14) font with double spacing.
  • The essay should not be more than 1,500 words.
  • Your essay should contain your FULL NAME, UNIVERSITY NAME, COURSE OF STUDY, NYSC STATE CODE, EMAIL ADDRESS and PHONE NUMBER.

How to apply

Don't propone acting on it, if you want to apply start doing it now, remember the deadline is in 6 days. If you need help you can reach out to our online community Here or any you are see this on

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