By Ngozi Nwankwo
National Youth Service Corps has re-echoed its strong determination to prevent unqualified graduates from enlistment into National Service.
It decried the continuous decline of quality graduates from unaccredited institutions, manipulation of data to allow part-time graduates enrol for service and other unwholesome practices by some Corps Producing Institutions within and outside the country.
The NYSC Director General, Brigadier General Yusha’u Dogara Ahmed stated this on Thursday in his address at the meeting of NYSC Management with the Registrars of Corps Producing Institutions in Nigeria held in Abuja.
He added that Management would deal decisively with any institution or individual found culpable in such act.
The Chairman, NYSC National Governing Board Ambassador Fatima Balla Abubakar, who was represented by a member of the Board, Major General BS Adetoro in her goodwill message enjoined participants at the meeting to critically assess all the steps in the Mobilisation process and fashion out a formidable template that will guarantee unassailable mobilization process.
The Director, Corps Mobilization Department, Hajiya Isa Walida Siddique enjoined the Registrars to step up their game in the admission of qualified students and their progression till graduation.
“Supervision of the mobilization of your graduates for National Service in accordance with laid down rules and procedures equally fall under your purview”, she added.
The Permanent Secretary, Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Mr Olusade Adesola while declaring the meeting open acknowledged that the giant strides in the FCT is attributable to the selfless services of Corps Members deployed to serve within the capital territory.
He promised that the FCT Administration would deepen it’s partnership with the NYSC to ensure the successful implementation of the Scheme’s objectives.
The meeting had in attendance, representatives of JAMB, NUC, NBTE, Federal Ministry of Education and other critical stakeholders.