The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) is to conduct the 2018 Batch B Stream I Orientation course from Tuesday, 24th July to Monday 13th August 2018.
The Director-General of the Scheme, Brigadier General Suleiman Kazaure made this known Wednesday at a pre-orientation meeting of the NYSC Management with State Coordinators and Camp Commandants in Abuja.
According to a statement made by Kazaure, the details regarding the conduct of the stream II edition of the Orientation Course will be released in due course.
He urged the Coordinators to communicate policy issues discussed at the meeting to camp officials for the effective conduct of the programme.
He also expressed delight at the level of success recorded during the 2018 Batch ‘A’ Orientation Course.
“I was impressed with what I saw in some states, especially with regards to the implementation of the skills acquisition programme, feeding of Corps Members, camp sanitation as well as the quality of accommodation.
‘‘Notwithstanding the successes recorded, the states faced some challenges which I expect this gathering to discuss with a view to charting ways forward.”
“It is necessary that you take note of the current issues and policies of the Scheme so as to align your operations with the Management’s areas of focus, and to ensure uniformity of programme implementation in orientation camps nationwide.”
The Director-General said State Coordinators, who make giant strides towards the successful execution of the Orientation course, would be rewarded while those found to be operating at variance with the Scheme’s core values would be sanctioned.
Kazaure directed the Coordinators to pay adequate attention to issues of security and general welfare of Corps Members
He said that they must ensure strict compliance with the Management’s directives on health care, feeding, accommodation and Camp sanitation, amongst others.
He also adjured them to step up efforts at sensitizing state Governments and other stakeholders on their statutory responsibilities to NYSC, especially in the provision and upgrading of camp facilities.