Combining youth service, participation in law school unacceptable – NYSC

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The National Youth Service Corps has warned that participation in the National Service and attendance of Law at the same time is unacceptable.

This is part of resolutions made at 2016 Annual Management Conference of the Scheme, which took place in Asaba, the Delta State capital.

The conference noted that “the NYSC Act provides for uninterrupted service year, and advised prospective Corps members to choose which one to defer between National Service and Law School attendance instead of attempting to combine both.

“Parents of prospective Corps members have also been advised by the confab to allow their graduate children take decisions as adults and avoid discouraging them from accepting postings to any locations in the country.

“Management also noted the return of normalcy in some states whose orientation camps were closed due to insecurity, and expressed readiness to make phased reopening of the camps after due consultations with security agencies and governments of the affected states.”

The conference further resolved to deepen engagements with key stakeholders, including the security and intelligence community and traditional rulers on matters of security and general well-being of Corps members.

Beginning from the 2016 Batch ‘A’ Orientation, as agreed by the conference, Corps members will be sensitized on national attitudinal change.

It was also agreed that the policy on posting of the corps members to places of primary assignment would be reviewed to meet contemporary needs.

Participants resolved that the Scheme would set up committees to study strategies for tackling challenges posed by the increasing population of corps members as espoused in a research report presented at the conference.

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