Why NYSC Orientation Camp Should Not Be Suspended

Sir: The resolution to reverse or tamper with any a part of a nationwide program is a really delicate one which requires deep pondering and reflection. Historical perspective rightly offers us perception and concepts behind any institution or creation.

Despite being the one residing asset this nation has bequeathed its youth, it’s incomprehensible that the Economic Sustainability Committee headed by the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo will suggest that the NYSC orientation camp to be suspended for, at the least, 24 months.

Formation of NYSC stays one good growth that has stored us working as one Nigeria. Therefore, calling for suspension of first and considered one of its 4 cardinal applications quantities to erasure; a approach of claiming NYSC is not wanted.

How come we’re pushing arduous to droop a pivotal a part of the one scheme that has given graduates throughout Nigeria establishments of upper studying the chance to see past their instant societies, inculcate different peoples’ methods of life and contribute their quota to the fatherland?


While it’s comprehensible that the coronavirus pandemic is at present shaking the world and has in actual fact crippled our financial system in no small approach, however it’s nonetheless not sufficient to sacrifice the way forward for our youths on the altar of financial downturn.

Although, lengthy prior to now, the scheme has met with barrage of criticisms from some Nigerians, citing the truth that this system has failed to attain any of its set goals.


Some have identified the variety of corps members killed within the areas they had been despatched to because of ethnic and non secular violence; others declare that it’s now an avenue for enormous corruption by authorities officers.

We can nonetheless map out sustainable concepts to bridge the hole of failure and negligence which the scheme has suffered up to now, somewhat than wish to tamper with it. There’s no such institution with out flaws; maybe, it’s our collective accountability to plaster the leakage in our nationwide system and to reside as much as expectations.

The orientation course is to familiarize corps members with the surroundings of their place of posting, toughen and put together corps members bodily for the duty forward, equip them with sensible, social and management abilities that can allow them with the challenges of the service yr and the nation in future.

By the time the orientation course is suspended as really useful by the Osinbajo-led committee, not one of the aforementioned goals of the orientation course can be carried out, and corps members can be immediately mobilized to their place of major task, with out fundamental data of the place they’re being deployed to — of their tradition, faith and variations.


The federal authorities and nationwide stakeholders should not permit this to occur. If it does occur, we have now immediately bowed to the sustained the criticism of these Nigerians who see the scheme as complete waste of time and a approach of sending Nigerian graduates to fulfill their demise.

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