National Governing Board of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) is set to review the service’s posting policy which restricts deployment of corps members to four cardinal areas.
The modification and fine-tuning, according to the board, was informed by the shortcomings identified in the policy which restricts posting to four cardinal areas of education, rural health, infrastructure and agriculture.
The current policy which was introduced in 2011 by the then Minister of Youth Development, Alhaji Bolaji Abdullahi, indicates that 80 per cent of corps members including professionals are posted to schools.
Chairman of the board Chief Gordon Bozimo said experience and practice have shown that there is need to fine-tune the policy to accommodate other sectors that are facing neglect in order to encourage an all-inclusive national growth.
The chairman, who was represented by a member of the board, Alhaji Tijani Adekambi spoke in Yikpata, Kwara State during a visit to the state’s orientation camp.
“For this reason, the board has taken its position on the desire to have professionals posted to their areas of cognate specialisation”, he said, assuring corps members of their safety and welfare as they serve their fatherland.
Earlier, the state NYSC coordinator Mr. Abiodun Fagbemi said the camp lacks perimeter fencing, sufficient hostels and convenience facilities, water and electricity supply, among others.
He said when the challenges at the NYSC camp are addressed, corps members will be more comfortable.
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