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
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.
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