Nigerian students who study in foreign universities must possess the minimum qualification of five credits including Mathematics and English Language before they are mobilised for the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme.

Minister of Education Professor Ruqayyatu Ahmed Rufa’i said this yesterday when the Director-General ofNYSC, Nnamdi Okorie-Affia, paid a visit to the Federal Ministry of Education to seek clarification on modalities for mobilising foreign graduates for the one-year scheme.

Recently, there have been reports of Nigerian students who failed to obtain five credits in the Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) going abroad to study in foreign institutions and returning upon completion of their programmes, to seek mobilisation for the NYSC.Theminister said although the federal government was not opposed to any Nigerian seeking foreign training, such candidates must obtain the basic qualification of fivecredits including Mathematics and English Language before they can becertified by the Federal Ministry of Education and cleared for NYSC.

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