NYSC UPDATE: INFORMATION ON CERTIFICATE COLLECTTION, REPLACEMENT AND REQUIREMENTS!!!!

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Below are the various requirements for any of the under-listed needs.

VERIFICATION OF CERTIFICATE
Write a letter of request to the Director-General, National Youth Service Corps, Directorate Headquarters, plot 416, Tigris Crescent, Maitama, Abuja. It should be marked “Attention: Director (Corps Certification)”
Make photocopies of the Certificate(s) that you want to be verified, seriallynumbered with your marker or pen and attach them to the letter. Please note that these are the Certificates produced by the National Youth Service Corps:
Certificate of National Service
Certificate of Exemption
Letter of Exclusion
(3) Submit your letter at the Director-General’s Registry on the sixth (6th) floor of the complex, that is, Yakubu Gowon House – NYSC NDHQ and await your reply.
(4) Other information to note:
(a) Ensure to reflect your e-mail address
(b) Ensure to reflect your telephone number and
(c) Ensure to reflect your traceable contact address on your letter to us.

PROCEDURE FOR THE COLLECTION/REPLACEMENT OF CERTIFICATE OF EXEMPTION
In accordance with the National Youth Service Corps Decree 1993 section 2 subsection (1) it is stipulated that;
‘’With effect from 1st August, 1985, a person shall NOT be called upon to serve in the service corps if, at the date of graduation or obtaining his diploma or other professional qualification’’-
He is over the age of thirty (30) years
He has served in the Armed Forces of the Federation or the Nigeria Police Force for a period of more than nine months; or
He is a member of staff of any of the following, that is,
The Nigerian Security Organization or
The State Security Service, or
The National Intelligence Agency or
The Defence Intelligence Service or
He has been conferred with any National Honour.

These categories of persons are therefore exempted from service and issued with the Certificates of Exemption.

LEGIBILITY: – Nigerian Graduates either home or oversea trained who havethe stipulated qualification of (B.SC, B.A or HND) from approved or accredited Institution by (NUC, NTBE or NCCE) are eligible for Exemption Certificate however while foreign trained graduates must submit their Certificates at the Mobilization Department for Evaluation.

PROCESS OF COLLECTION OF CERTIFICATE OF EXEMPTION
HOME TRAINED GRADUATES – The process begins from the Corps Producing Institutions i.e. the tertiary institutions attended. The School submits the master list of their graduates alongside with the Senate approved result to NYSC.

A print-out is processed by NYSC classifying those to be called up for service and those to be exempted. This print-out is sent back to the Institutions for verifications and corrections after which they are returned to NYSC as an agreed/corrected document.

With the print-out, the Certificates of Exemption are produced, documented and sent back to the Institutions for issuance to the appropriate persons.
Please note: Collection of Certificate of Exemption for home trained graduates is only done in the Institution of graduation and not in NYSC office.

FOREIGN TRAINED GRADUATES – The process begins with the evaluation of credentials and other related documents i.e. International passport. After the evaluation of credentials the foreign trained graduate is then registered and this is physically done at the NYSC directorate headquarters, Abuja.
It is at the point of registration that the classification of who to be called-up or who to be exempted; is determined.
ii. Certificates of Exemption are therefore produced for those exempted from service.
iii. Such Certificates of Exemption for foreign graduates are to be collected at the NYSC directorate headquarters at the stipulated time communicated.
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Please note, that collection of Certificate of Exemption is grouped under the three batches of the service year, depending on the date of registration. This equally would be communicated to exempted graduates at the point of registration.

NOTE: Collection of Certificate of Exemption is strictly with identification such as International passport and the bearer MUST BE PHYSICALLY PRESENT.

CORRECTIONS/COMPLAINTS
Issues of complaints and corrections for home trained graduates are to be routed through the Institutions of graduation. The school then forwards such cases with necessary attachments such as photocopy of print-out to NYSC for the purpose of rectification or further necessary action.

Foreign trained graduates are to submit handwritten application with the attachment of photocopy of International passport –data page and original Certificate of Exemption to be addressed to the Director-General, NYSC NDHQ, Abuja, indicating their address and telephone number.

REPLACEMENT
In the case of loss of Certificate of Exemption, the following steps are to be taken.
Home Trained:
A letter of notification/request routed through the Institution of graduation and addressed to the Director-General, NYSC.
Police Extract/Report
Court Affidavit
Where available, a copy of the lost Certificate of Exemption
Foreign Trained:
A letter of notification/request addressed to the Director-General, NYSC.
Police Extract/Report
Court Affidavit
Photocopy of International passport
Where available, the copy of the lost Certificate of Exemption
It is in policy the Scheme does not reprint lost or burnt Certificates. Lettersof Confirmation are issued in places of lost.

COLLECTION/REPLACEMENT OF CERTIFICATE OF NATIONAL SERVICE
“A” Modalities for the collection of Certificate of National Service
Certificate of National Service is issued to State Secretariats at the Directorate headquarters through the State Certification Officers thrice a year for delivery to deserving Corps members.
Only Corps members duly discharged from National Service and Certificated on presentation of letters of clearance from employers, CDS Inspectors and I.D card are issued with Certificates.
Those who benefited from WAP loan facility are issued theirs on full repayment of the loans.
Corps members with pending disciplinary case(s) are not certificated until he/she is cleared.

“B’’.LOST CERTIFICATE OF NATIONAL SERVICE
In the case of loss of Certificate of Exemption, the following steps are to be taken.
Police Extract/Report
Court Affidavit
Letter of Introduction from where the Ex-Corps member is discharged i.e. State of Service
Where available, a copy of the lost Certificate
It is in policy that the Scheme does not reprint lost or burnt Certificates. Letter of Confirmation is issued in place of lost.

‘’C’’.ERROR IN CERTIFICATE
Upon noticing any error on your Certificate, return it immediately to the State Certification Officer for possible correction where the error is traceable to NYSC. Certificates are produced based on what the Ex-Corps member penned on the format during the orientation exercise.
In case you are to proceed to NYSC NDHQ for collection of corrected Certificate, the following are required of you.
Letter of Introduction from the NYSC State Secretariat addressed to the Director-General.
Handwritten application.
Valid I.D Card
NOTE: Certificate of National Service is not issued by proxy.
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MODALITIES AND STEPS FOR ISSUANCE OF TEMPORARY LETTER OF EXCLUSION
Graduates of various Institutions who have completed their part-time programme and have obtained their Degrees/HND/Certificates or Professional qualification as regulated by NUC/NBTE or evaluated by the Federal Ministry Education with effect from 2001 to date are eligible to be issued Letters of Exclusion.

Application for the issuance of Letters of Exclusion should apply to the office of the Director-General and attach the photocopies of the following:
Degree/HND/Professional Certificate or Statement of Result
Means of Identification e.g. I.D cards- Driver’s license, International passport
One passport photograph

Physically present himself at the National Directorate Headquarters with
the following documents;
Original Certificate and or
Original Statement of Result
Identity Card, Driver’s License or International Passport
One passport photograph.

Applicants to report to the Exclusion Division of the Corps Certification Department, 48 hours after submission of application for necessary attention.
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MODALITIES/STEPS FOR REPLACEMENT OF LOST LETTER OF EXCLUSION
Presentation of Letter of application for replacement attached with the following documents.
Police extract
Court Affidavit
Photocopy of lost original letter of exclusion.
Where the above (c) is not available, the applicant must furnish the department with the date of issuance and certificate number.
Original copy of his/her Institutions Certificate of graduation.
Identity card or driver’s license or International passport.

NOTE:
NYSC Original Letter of Exclusion is not replaceable hence client will only be issued with letter of attestation/confirmation.

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