For those of you who are interested in national youth service corps in Nigeria, I’ll be posting some information on how to become an NYSC Nigeria member and the recommended steps to sign up for NYSC as an international/foreign students.
Before you can participate in the Nigerian youth service corps, you must have graduated from university in order to be on the NYSC list. Take the original documents and some photocopies of the items listed below to the NYSC headquarters office in Maitama, Abuja:
- WAEC Certificate – They prefer to see the original WAEC-issued certificate, but this is just available five years after you take the exam. So in case that you don’t have it, just bring along your statement of results issued by your high school.
- University transcript
- University diploma
- Birth certificate
- Nigerian international passport (what they’re after is the “seen on arrival” airport custom stamp)
- 2 small sized passport photographs (honestly, make 15 prints more because you’ll need them during other registrations in the camp)
You need to present all these documents listed above in person. So be in the country a few weeks before the call-up date since there is a cut-off date for the submission of documents.
Batch A every year is usually called up in April. Group B will be called up in September. When you’re filling out the application forms at the headquarters, there’s an option to put your first and second choices of the state you want to serve.
Nigerian graduates don’t have this choice on their application forms, so even though that you’re not ensured your choice, the word is that foreign/international students receive special treatment. The call-up letters will be ready a week or a couple of days before you can report at the NYSC orientation camp.
To claim your call-up letter and find out where you’ve been posted to, take your international passport back to NYSC headquarters. To find out more about the NYSC Nigeria, you can visit the NYSC Nigeria website by clicking on this link.
In conclusion, I hope that by using this information, you should be able to sign up for NYSC Nigeria as an international/foreign students.
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