We Are No Longer Foolish – NYSC Tells Students

The National Youth Service Corps, NYSC has told
students of Obafemi Awolowo University that the
body is no longer foolish like before in its
dealings.
In a program powered by the Division of Student
Affairs, OAU in conjuction with NYSC, the later
has educated the final year students and
prospective corp members on what the Youth
Service entails and what to expect during the
period.
Addressing a cross section of OAU students at the
Chemical Engineering lecture theatre in the
institution on Wednesday, Mr Aremu Kehinde who
is the Assistant Director, Man Power Planning,
NYSC said most nowadays graduates enter the
youth service with a wrong mindset.
“Most people enter the NYSC with the wrong
mindset and I don’t want you to have that. I want
you to enter into the youth service with the mind
that it is for your benefit and not as time wastage as
many of the corp members see it.
“The youth service allows you to give service.
Service is actually things for people without
expecting gratification.”
While answering questions as regards the current
payment threshold for corp members, Aremu said
NYSC understands the plight of the youths and
hence engaging and lobbying the Revenue
Mobilization Allocation and Fiscal Commission
(RMAFC) from time to time to see to the
improvement in the stipends paid to corp members.
He however advised that much more beyond the
pay, diligence is key and can pay off beyond the
stipends that can be paid.
The guest speaker also informed the prospective
corp members that the registration for Batch B corp
members has commenced and graduates need to
log on to the NYSC portal (www.nysc.gov.ng) to
register. He further revealed that the new system
operated by NYSC affords prospective corp
members to choose their most preferred states of
service.
Mr Aremu also warned those that will be
registering not to play pranks or try to be smart to
give wrong details during registration as NYSC is
no longer foolish like before.
The new Vice Dean, Division of Student Affairs led
the delegation of the University team to the
seminar.

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