The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has conducted a premobilization orientation for the Prospective Corps Members (PCMs)/Final year students at Skyline University Nigeria (SUN). The orientation session was held at the campus of SUN.
The session was delivered by Mr. Musa T. Kafarda, the Assistant Director of Mobilization at NYSC headquarters FCT Abuja. He said some of the staff of NYSC have been tasked with the duty of delivering the pre-mobilization training for prospective corps members in selected Public and Private Universities across Nigeria including SUN.
In his remark, the Vice-Chancellor of Skyline University appreciated NYSC for supporting the students. He said the information delivered will be resourceful and effectively utilized by the students to have an easy service year.
Mr. Kafarda said “The briefing is to prepare the PCMs for a hitch-free service year and give them first-hand information on the activities of the NYSC. It also enables Corps Producing Institutions and their students to get clarification on issues of importance”.
He explained that NYSC began in 1973 after the Nigerian Civil War which is about 54 years to date. He said the administration of former President Yakubu Gowon established it in order to inculcate discipline so as to rehabilitate and construct a unified country.
He added that the pre-mobilization training sessions are important for PCMs so as to experience a hitch-free before, during and after service year. He highlighted that the NYSC experience involves physical and rigorous activities that are not applicable for some sets of candidates including pregnant mothers, people with special needs, sickness, etc. There are also criteria for exemption applied by NYSC when necessary.
Mr. Kafarda then advised the PCMs/Final year students at SUN to abide by all rules set down by the NYSC so as to benefit immensely from the life-changing experience. He said the NYSC experience will acquaint corps members with opportunities for skills acquisition, self-meditation, networking, and language studies among other valuable benefits.
One of the final year students of Computer Science at SUN Ms. Anisa Sagir who attended the session said, the session was really satisfying and she learnt a lot. She says now knows the requirements need and hopes to have a fruitful service year.