The NYSC Director, Public Relation, Mrs Bosede Aribigbe, on Tuesday advised prospective corps members to obtain their JAMB registration numbers, to avoid demobilisation.
Aribigbe told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja that one of the requirements for participation in the orientation exercise was the presentation of JAMB registration number.
According to her, only corps members, who are duly qualified and registered with JAMB will be mobilised for the scheme. She, therefore, advised prospective corps members to obtain their registration numbers from JAMB to qualify for the exercise.
Aribigbe said: “I am advising the prospective corps members to make sure that they obtain their JAMB registration numbers to be able to participate in the orientation exercise. ‘They must liaise with their Students Affairs Department to be able to secure the JAMB registration numbers, if they do not have it.
“Parents and guardians of those who are going for degrees and HND through remedial should encourage their wards to obtain the registration number, to enable them participate in the exercise.`
This category of students should give the registration number to their student affairs departments immediately they secure it, to ensure they willparticipate in the scheme.”She said that the pre-mobilisation workshop for the 2013 Batch ‘B’ exercise was billed to hold in April.
She recalled that some of the prospective corps members due for mobilisation in the 2013 Batch `A’ exercise could not do so, due to failure to present JAMB registration numbers. She disclosed that the 2013 Batch ‘A’ orientation exercise for corps members deployed to Yobe and Borno would hold from April 4, to April 25 in the Nasarawa and Benue camps.�She also said that 70,000 corps members were mobilised for the 2013 Batch `A’ orientation exercise nationwide.
NAN reports that the scheme had in a statement signed by the NYSC Director-General, Brig.-Gen. Nnamdi Okore-Affia, also advised corps producing institutions to abide by the admission quota.
The statement issued on Feb. 13, reveals that the quota system was approved by National Universities Commission and National Board for Technical Education, which are education regulatory agencies.
The statement further revealed that graduates of institutions whose courses were not duly accredited would also not be allowed to participate in the orientation exercise.
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