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BREAKING: NYSC Opens Online Registration Portal For 2023 NYSC ‘Batch A’

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By Gloria Ikibah

The management of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has released Online Registration Tips as the 2023 Batch A as Registration Begins Today January 16 and ends on January 19, 2023.

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According to NYSC management, Prospective Corps Members (PCMs) who were mobilized in 2022 Batch A, B, and C but did not report to camp, should revalidate alongside 2023 Batch A as the portal opens today for registration.

Below are online registration tips that NYSC Releases For 2023 Batch A

1. NYSC Registration Portal is open, visit (https:/www.nysc.org.ng) and click on the active link to register.

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2. If you are registering for the first time, click on “Fresh Registration’ link. If you were deployed in previous Batches and did not report to camp, click on “Revalidation link” to revalidate.

3. If you have registered previously and did not complete your Registration, click “Login Here” to continue your Registration with your Username and Password.

4. Do not thumbprint by proxy. Digital Persona U.are.U 4500 finger print reader is the specification for thumb print.

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5. Upload a clear passport photograph properly dressed. Note that the uploaded passport photograph will be on your Certificate of National Service and Exemption Certificate. Do not upload passport photograph putting on NYSC crested vest. Passport Photograph cannot be changed after Camp Registration.

6. Apply for Name Correction, spelling errors and rearrangement.

7. Date of Birth, Date of Graduation and Course of Study will be on Certificate of National Service and Exemption Certificate. Ensure your details are correct. You cannot correct any of these details after Camp Registration.

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8. Apply for Correction of Date of Birth, Name, Course of Study, Class of Degree, Qualification on your dashboard.

9. The portal is also open for Foreign trained graduates and part-time graduates.

10. PCMs who are serving in the Armed Forces should indicate during Online Registration.

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11. PCMs are advised to preview records entered before submission to avoid errors.

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Imo poly graduating student apologises over comment

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Kayode Arewa Sanni

Ogechi Okoroafor, the graduating student of the Federal Polytechnic Nekede, Owerri, Imo State, who went viral on social media for saying that she graduated with the help of God and her private parts, has apologised to the institution.

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Okoroafor, in a letter to the institution, said she wanted to say her father and God helped her to graduate from the Polytechnic.

The letter, which was written by her lawyer, Ikechukwu Nwaopara, on her behalf said that her client’s comment was a slip of tongue.

The statement read, “We are solicitors to OKEREAFOR OGECHI SHARON, our Client under our Pro Bono (Free Legal Services) on whose behalf we write this memo to you.

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“We are aware that she will be facing the school disciplinary panel this morning and we wish to use this medium to express our confidence that the panel will carry out their duties in compliance with the principles of fair hearing, good conscience and natural justice devoid of harassment, intimidation and threats.

“We have met and discussed with our Client and evidence before us shows that she has no intention to defame the character, standard and integrity of the institution. In her words, what happened in the said viral video was a slip of tongue as a result of her uncontrollable ecstasy over her graduation. Her intended words were ‘God and Pupsy’ (Not P*ssy) in appreciation of the almighty God and  her Dad. It is clear, therefore, that she had no intention whatsoever to use such a ‘foul word’ in the said viral video to cajole or blackmail the institution as no lecturer or name of the institution was mentioned or referred to in the said viral video.

“Our lawyers are already on the ground at the institution now to follow up the proceedings at the panel against any form of intimidation or harassment. The integrity and standard of the said institution is not in doubt especially since my senior brother, Rev Dr Arimanwa, took over as the Rector.”

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2023 UTME: 445,081 Register As JAMB Targets 1.8m Candidates

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The Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, Prof Ishaq Oloyede, has revealed that 445,081 candidates have registered for the 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination.

Oloyede who disclosed this while monitoring the registration exercise in Ilorin, Kwara State capital on Monday, said that JAMB’s target this year is 1.8 million adding that there will not be an extension.

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He further revealed that JAMB is planning to build a multi-million naira zonal office for Kwara which has been captured in its budget.

The registrar said, “We do not expect any extension. As of Sunday, 445,081 people have registered out of the 1.8 million candidates that we are expecting.

“We have gone halfway but you know some of our people will come at the last hour. But there is no room for an extension because we have made provisions for the registration of 100,000 candidates per day and we are doing 60,000 daily now.

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“So the candidates are the ones not turning up well enough. For those who want to write a mock, the space is almost filled and when that happens, we don’t want to turn the mock into another examination.

When the numbers are up to a quarter of the candidates, we will stop it. Now, we have about 144,000 who have indicated interest to write the mock,” he added.

Oloyede said, “I have discovered that in one of the centres, instead of buying enough cameras to capture the students, the owner bought just one with the possibility of missing the pictures with the names of the candidates.

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That is very detrimental to the candidates and we have to suspend the centre from registration or conduct of the exams until the proper thing is done.

“Elsewhere, we had to make a few corrections but overall, it has been excellent because there has not been a single case of extortion.

That is very gladdening to us as the purpose is to ensure that candidates have confidence in the system. We won’t allow any individual to pervert or divert the system.”

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“We don’t need to appeal to any centre because they know we don’t have any sacred cows. Once they cross the line, they will be dealt with.

“We have been fair to them and that is why we on our own raised the fee of registration point from N700 to N1000 because of the price of diesel and we collect it on their behalf including the mock fee and pay the centres which amount to about N100m.

We will continue to make the business profitable for the CBT centres but will not allow them to exploit the candidates,” Oloyede said.

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JAMB boss noted that the inspection is to ensure that the rules and regulations for registration are complied with and convince everyone that there’s no need to cut corners.

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New DG Resumes At Nigerian Scheme, NYSC, Speaks On Security, Welfare For Corps Members

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By Kayode Arewa Sani

Brigadier General Yusha’u Ahmed, on Monday, took over as the new Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), months after the former Director-General, Brig Gen Muhammed Fadah, was sacked by President Muhammadu Buhari.

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Speaking at his inauguration at NYSC Headquarters in Abuja, Ahmed, who took over from the acting Director-General, Mrs. Christy Uba, vowed to improve the security and welfare of corps members and members of staff of the Scheme.

The new DG who noted that the scheme would turn 50 years in a few months, said his administration would provide enabling environment for Research and Development for the advancement of the Scheme.

He said he would also strengthen stakeholders’ engagement for the promotion of the frontiers of the Scheme; enhance capacity building to stimulate efficiency and higher corporate performance; and deepen the impact of the Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) Programme.

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He said, “I am taking over the administration of the NYSC at a very unique time in history as the Scheme will be 50 years old in few months to come. I assure you that I will not only sustain the high tempo but collectively, we will take the Scheme to greater heights.

“This administration will be open and pay special attention to strategies that will bring the desired improvement in the general operations of the Scheme.  In this regard, the Policy Thrust that will drive the administration will focus on: Improving security, welfare of Corps members and Staff to engender optimal service delivery to the nation;

“Providing enabling environment for Research and Development for the advancement of the Scheme; Strengthening stakeholders’ engagement for the promotion of the frontiers of the Scheme; Enhancement of capacity building to stimulate efficiency and higher corporate performance; and Deepening the impact of the Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) Programme.

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“I therefore solicit for the cooperation of all members of Staff and our stakeholders to enable us move the Scheme to higher level of achievements. Meanwhile, let me assure the general public that the NYSC will always make the country proud.  Our participation in all national assignments will be exemplary.”

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