MOTION TO SCRAP NYSC

by Chib

A critical analysis of the objectives of the NYSC (National Youth Service Corps) reproduced below, shows that the scheme which has been in existence over the past four decades has failed to a large extent to achieve these objectives. Instead the scheme has led to the wastage of human resources, as most corp members are not gainfully utilized during this period. Also as seen in the events of the last crisis and similar ones, corps members are unnecesarily exposed to risks.


Hence the Scheme has become more of a problem than an asset and hence should be scrapped

The objectives of the National Youth Service Corps Scheme are clearly spelt out in Decree No.51 of 16th June 1993 as follows:
(a) to inculcate discipline in Nigerian youths by instilling in them a tradition of industry at work, and of patriotic and loyal service to Nigeria in any situation they may find themselves.
(b) to raise the moral tone of the Nigerian youths by giving them the opportunity to learn about higher ideals of national achievement, social and cultural improvement;
(c) to develop in the Nigerian youths the attitudes of mind, acquired through shared experience and suitable training. which will make them more amenable to mobilisation in the national interest;
(d) To enable Nigerian youths acquire the spirit of self reliance by encouraging them to develop skills for self employment,
(e) to contribute to the accelerated growth of the national economy;
(f) to develop common ties among the Nigerian youths and promote national unity and integration;
(g) to remove prejudices, eliminate ignorance and confirm at first hand the many similarities among Nigerians of all ethnic groups; and
(h) to develop a sense of corporate existence and common destiny of the people of Nigeria.

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Online petition to scrap it or make it optional with honorary awards NEW
by: Anonymous

I believe the only way NYSC motion can be scrapped or made voluntary is the youths speaking out.
This notion of NYSC has lost its value. When countries like Ghana invite people from around the world to help volunteer in their country, this still servers the purpose of attracting people to help local schools, set up innovative ideas to help local communities etc, which is certainly good.

It won't make sense that being a Nigerian citizen is not enough to secure employment and one has to be forced doing a full year of uncertainty as you don't know what can happen to you.

If the government think the NYSC program is safe enough, why don't they send their children to somewhere in the north or an unknown land to serve their country. If they can't do that, then why force Nigerian youths to do the job.

The budget allocated alone for this can be invested into start ups or fund research projects for people to develop the country, to create a state of art infrastructure mainly for worldwide volunteering initiatives, partner with UNICEF and dedicate honorary awards to members who volunteer to do it etc .... Where is the vision!!!

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make it optional or scrap it NEW
by: Anonymous

It should be scraped or made optional. Youths should have the choice of finding a job or going for service. A year of service with no relevant skills to show in your chosen field should be left as a choice for graduate.

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SCRAP NYSC NEW
by: Anonymous

I THINK THIS IDEA IS GOOD BECAUSE IT WILL SAVE GOVERNMENT THE BLAMES OF UNEMPLOYMENT EVERY YEAR AND EMPOWER OUR YOUTHS ON SKILLS BECAUSE OUR YOUTHS ARE LAZY.

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Srap NYSC NEW
by: Anonymous

Review can never bring a lasting solution to the problems Nigerian youths are facing as in NYSC, it will still keep almost all of them endangered and jobless, the harm the scheme does outweighs the good, this country has made them anual practical labourers, companies firms and even government establishments are not retaining them, some get posted to death zones, some died there, some molested and defiled,the lucky ones comes back home broke and mentally depressed. the govt pays a total of 200k more or less through the service period, but its better to train them in one skill or the other for a month and empower them with at least 100k each and pin their details on a database so empowered ones wont come back for another empowerment, am sure at least 50% of each batch of these empowered youth will use the money judiciously, and if these continues, joblesness will reduce drastically, SME will develop this country and the economy will be robust. my people,SME and science & technology develops a nation.

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MORTIFY NYSC NEW
by: Anonymous

MORTIFY NYSC AND SAVE A LIFE TODAY!!!

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GOVT ARE FOOLING FOOLS NEW
by: Anonymous

NYSC, I wonder what it will take some Nigerians to grow up, me at the NYSC is like me at Alagbon prison i couldn't differentiate the Issue keeping you from Loved ones, i ain't going into Military they are better way to Orientate students than forcing lot of males and females to be together...Thank God i had the experience to never had it again, they keep making those youth foolish by their own foolishness

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Must scrap NEW
by: Anonymous

NYSC should be scraped and these are my reasons
1.objectives and goals have failed.
2.so many establishmentthat naturally should employ graduate and pay full money now see corpers cheaper labourers, so when they are supposed to hire one graduate and pay 100k they hire 10 corpers and pay 10k each. And be sure each these corpers will struggle to get retained but its always in futility.
3.The risk of life involved is too much without any security measures in place.
4.Also the professional experience gathered a times will sometimes limits the Career of the corper e.g a non trained corper teacher what do you expect?
5.The scrapping of NYSC will create more jobs and corpers can start to face their carears early enough in life.

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are we blind NEW
by: Anonymous

our leaders have betrayed us. scrapping of nysc is not a better option. kuku kill us instead making life unbearable. everything has gone up yet u want to bastardized d already laid down plan. before u carry out this ask the people in d system not that govt should be deciding. pay corpers if u want to scape.

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scrapping NYSC is a good move NEW
by: Jimoh Afeez

I want to believe this motion is a very good and important one which must be passed into law. The scheme has failed her purpose of exixtence .....

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scrapped NEW
by: Anonymous

Most graduates can't teach but during nysc they are channeled to teach. These young people are our leaders yet we complain about the education segment not moving forward and yearly in some schools teachers are changed. Corpers idk wat these children learn but I see nysc as a waste of time and resources. People loose their lives, get looted, suffer to get accommodation, feeding. Just to serve their country. After nysc then what

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Am a fresh graduate and I say scrap it NEW
by: ovS

To be honest with you i can't type much cos Am on mobile device.
I just rounded up my B.Sc degree and ever since I my first year in the university, all I think of NYSC is
1. How I can move my service back to my current location or
2. Defer it.

please government, SCRAP NYSC and save a life today.

thank you all, great opinion

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NYSC should not be scrapped but recast NEW
by: Anonymous

Scrapping of NYSC is not a very fruitful option.This is because the problem is not the aim or goals attached to NYSC,but the problem lies more on ths administration of NYSC.Govt should rather recast and review the entire administration of NYSC.Come to think of it,NYSC is the only empowerment programme that caters for both the por and the rich,irrespective of ur political affiliation,religion or background.So it should stay.Besides there are many Govt institutions performaning below standard and sapping the national purse with no effective impact...though we can narrowly exonerate the national assembly,some ministries and many Govt parastaters from this ineptitude like status..on the development and growth of the nation.Pls Govt should not drain the youths of the joy of NYSC/service but rather improve on its implementation strategies.

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NYSC should not be scrapped but recast NEW
by: Anonymous

Scrapping of NYSC is not a very fruitful option.This is because the problem is not the aim or goals attached to NYSC,but the problem lies more on the administration of NYSC.Govt should rather recast and review the entire administration of NYSC.Come to think of it,NYSC is the only empowerment programme that caters for both the poor and the rich,irrespective of ur political affiliation,religion or background.So it should stay.Besides there are many Govt institutions performaning below standard and sapping the national purse with no effective impact...though we can narrowly exonerate the national assembly,some ministries and many Govt parastaters from this ineptitude like status..on the development and growth of the nation.Pls Govt should not drain the youths of the joy of NYSC/service but rather improve on its implementation strategies.

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Scrap NYSC and create employment NEW
by: Dorcas Uko

If govt. Is considering d scraping of nysc scheme, a new scheme must be deploy 2 provide empowerment 4 d fresh graduates.Hweva,I must serve b4 d scraping.

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Scrap NYSC and create employment NEW
by: Dorcas Uko

If nysc must be scrap, govt shld deploy a perfect strategy to empower the fresh graduates.

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Scrap NEW
by: Anonymous

Those saying it shouldn't be scrapped are being totally selfish. Nysc is not what Nigeria needs right now. There are a million and one things to Chanel those funds into rather that's wasting it. Scrapping nysc is going to benefit both the government and the general population. Someone talking about the impact it had made on primary school children?? Was that the sole aim for which it was created, it's not fulfilling its primary objective which makes it completely useless. Thank you.

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scrap and share the money among the graduates ready for the scheme NEW
by: dan

My sister was molested during Nysc twice... Notin was done till now. Please scrap it without scond thought. My nysc favoured me but the harm it caused my sister made me hate th scheme... Th lives of corp members are not safe in the hands of government any longer...

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It should be scrabbed NEW
by: Alfred Omokhudu

As long as nysc is in place employment of our graduates can't take place. There are schools with only one govt. teacher yet 5 corpers and community teachers. By the time it's scrabbed govt wil pay attention to enployment of the youths

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it should be optional NEW
by: Vivian

youths should be allowed to choose this program of they wish..there are many people who meet new people and build their own scheme in enactment. .govt should be able to place it as an optional act after graduation for people who wish to enrol into it.. my opinion

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Review NY S C NEW
by: Joy Uche

I think this program should be reviewed, because we are not achieving much from it.Govt. may consider six months skill acquisition training and financial empowerment during and after the training to enable corpers to be established. I mean the six months will serve as the NYSC.I had a bad experience in a camp where my son did his orientation, where all their ducoments were stolen and #6,000.00 ransom was paid after some days before they collected them. Imagine! No effort was made to apprehend the perpetrators. It was a terrible experience for those corpers, Batch A stream 1 2016.

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scrap nysc and give us an empowerment scheme NEW
by: barr. nnaemeka .m

The main aim of nysc has been defeated and it's ideology thwarted over the years.
my humble suggestion is that the government should not only scrap nysc but also set up a 3weeks skill acquisition program for all graduating students to benefit from and when the program is over issue certificates to them and also give them thue totality of the allowances which would ordinarily have been accruable to them during the service year to start up a small scale bizness.
This could be achieved through the ministry of youth empowerment and job creation. By so doing enterprenuership will be at its peak in Nigeria n a whole lot of jobs will be created.

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scrap nysc and give us an empowerment scheme NEW
by: barr. nnaemeka .m

The main aim of nysc has been defeated and it's ideology thwarted over the years.
my humble suggestion is that the government should not only scrap nysc but also set up a 3weeks skill acquisition program for all graduating student to benefit fron and after the program is over issue certificates to them and also give them the totality of the allowances which would ordinarily have been accruable to them during the service year to start up a small scale bizness.
This could be achieved through the ministry of tputh empowerment and job creation. By so doing enterprenuership will be at its peak in Nigeria na while lot of jobs will be created.

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no second thought NEW
by: Anonymous

i dnt think the goverment need to pay attention to arguments on issues like this at a time like this when the economy is dwindling, nysc has been a waste of time and resources, i have nt served yet but i dnt even want to go and waste my precious one year in the name of nysc. Let nysc be scraped and the money chaneled to other means of youth developemen.

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NYSC should not be scrapped NEW
by: Akinola Jonathan

I can't still believe some people still want this scheme to be cancelled, all the objectives of the scheme might to achieved, this doesn't call for cancelation, but for proper review. During my service year, I was prepared to fit in into labour market, I learnt about other cultures, my negative ideas about other ethnic groups were proved wrong. Furthermore, I have a great believe that Nigeria is going to be great if we are united, I served with people from all other major tribes in this country, and we achieved success in our work...There are many benefits from youth service that I can't explain here.
NYSC should not be scrapped.

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PLEASE SCRAPPED NEW
by: Anonymous

Many establishments don't employ graduates anymore all they do is request for Corp members year in year out to flll in positions that are lacking and pay them stipends and make it seem they are doing them a favour. Moreover the society as made it an order of the day that immorality by the female Corp members is normal and no one raises eyebrow. In my own opinion it should be scrapped for good. Imagine a lawyer posted to a LGA and d best they can offer is to send the lawyer to a school to teach, some hospitals have only Corp members doctors and so many other examples.

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SCRAP NYSC NEW
by: Steve Ade

The scheme is a complete waste of time and human resources rather government should pay substantive amount to graduates to enable start up their lives

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It can reviewed not scrap, (6 months or either) NEW
by: Anonymous

let them allow me to serve before scrapping it because right now most of us hv aready spent lots of money preparing n hv lose their petty job while getting ready for stream2 camping exercise.it will be Heartbreaken because it has been in place why scrapping nw? why allow batchA stream 1 n telin us these? for me i kno nysc might hav not helped u Nd stil may not be of help to u buh d token given by d govt has been of help to many youth so pls i hav plans wait til after dis year n finalize. I WANT TO SERVE.

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nysc NEW
by: Evangelist Faith

I believe it should be scrapped cos its of no use serving your nation and at the end you come back home jobless,its frustrating. Since the nysc does not provide automatic jobs for the corpers ,there is no point it should exist. Thank you!

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Should be scrapped NEW
by: Anonymous

Should be scrapped immediately, no second thought should be given at all.

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abegy NEW
by: Anonymous

Who nysc epp

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scrap NEW
by: Anonymous

scrap

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Reviewed NEW
by: Anonymous

I dont think it should be scrapped. It should be reviewed. We all know of the immoral practices going on in camps but i still think its a good way to prepare the youths for the future. They should know how to blend into the working class. As for the immoralities in camps, this can only be controlled by the youths , by themselves alone. If a youth decides to be immoral, its of his or her own choice and should be ready for the consequences of his or her actions. NYSC is a good scheme. It just needs to be reviewed and should make sure its goals and objectives are acheived.

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the CDS they claim is just formality NEW
by: Anonymous

scrappe pls
nysc is just a waste of time and resources.

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u need help NEW
by: Anonymous

You are all either illiterates like the president, or you never had the opportunity to serve. Check villages and see the impact on children and communities. You're all jobless....

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It should be reviewed NEW
by: Anonymous

My take is that the scheme should be reviewed not scrapped. The government should try and identify the challenges and adopt measure to address them. All we need to do isto address the NYSC body.

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Scrap NEW
by: Anonymous

Scrap please that's all I can say

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Nysc should b scrapped NEW
by: Segzylord

The Nysc should be scrapped because it does not encourage self reliance like it claim to be. it exposes youth to unnecessary dangers and it does not encourage any good moral standing,spending a year exploring should broadening ones idea n views buh instead of doing that it creates fear among parents and serving corp members. Nigeria youths doesn't have a place in the country's budget or allocation, Nigerian youths have hardly benefited from the government. it should be scrapped so that the 1year can be utilized for a greater purpose.

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NYSC is a waste of resources. NEW
by: Anonymous

NYSC should be scrapped. The funds allocated for it can be put to better use, and the needless loss of innocent lives would stop. The only beneficiaries are the NYSC officials who receive bribes and engage in immoral practices with Corps members.

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NYSC PROMOTES IMMORALITY
by: Anonymous

Yes,nysc has failed to instill discipline among nigeria youths.corruption is rampant in all offices and camps.nysc officials collect bribes and sleep with female corps members for good postings.even among corps members,sexual immorality is so rampant.married women fornicate in camps and in their place of primary assignment.some female corps member are mistresses to politicians and top business executives. 1st and 2nd objectives of Nysc has been defeated ,therefore the scheme should be scrapped with immediate effect .

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REVIEW NOT SCRAP
by: Anonymous

My take is that the scheme should be reviewed not scrapped. The objectives of NYSC may not have been achieved, but the objectives are very good and they are achievable. The govermenet should review the scheme since inception, identify the challenges and adopt measure to address them.

We should make it to work and achieve these laudable objectives listed above instead of scrapping it.

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