The Director-General, National Youth Service Corps, Brig-Gen. Johnson Omawumi has announced that graduates with first class degrees would, henceforth, be deployed to teach in tertiary institutions.
He said this during a two-day pre-mobilisation workshop for the 2015 Batch ‘B’ NYSC programme in Kaduna.
“All corps members who graduated with First Class honours, Distinction Degrees and Diplomas will be posted to tertiary institutions for effective utilisation of their manpower.
“The posting policy of the scheme is being vigorously implemented for the achievement of the desired impact.
“I, therefore, appeal to the authorities of all tertiary institutions of learning to reciprocate this gesture by accepting and offering them permanent appointments after service.”
He also added that an online certificate verification procedure would be introduced to make participation in the scheme more transparent.
“This is focused at further simplifying the procedures for certificate verification and enquiries as to whether some individuals participated in national service by making the process more transparent and less cumbersome.” He continued, “Pursuing its firm resolve to ensure that the mobilisation process is transparent and 21st century compliant, the management of the scheme introduced the online registration platform to ease the entire exercise.
“The initiative is now widely accepted and applauded by all stakeholders today because the initiative has eliminated cases of registration by proxy and also granted easy access to call-up letters by prospective corps members.
“Arrangements have also been concluded for the setting-up of a help desk, where prospective corps members can get quick response to the challenges they may face while registering online.”