National Youth Service Corp, (NYSC)

NYSC Service should be Extended to 2 Years- Governor Jonah Jang!

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The latest report reaching us is that the Governor Jonah Jang of Plateau on Tuesday, last week advocated for the extension of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) service to two years to allow for military training.
Below is his statement why NYSC members should serve for two years.

“The youth corps members are supposed to receive military training for a year so that when they are through, they can be useful to the society,“

he said during a courtesy visit by the Minister of Youths Development, Mr. Inuwa Abdullahi.

Jang said that one year service was not enough, therefore

“we need to re-evaluate it and improve on it to include proper military training“

He criticized the situation whereby after the service, youths had nothing, adding that it called for proper guardian counselling.

“Youths are supposed to be counselled right from secondary school before they enter the university so that they can read courses that will give them a future. More than 70 per cent of our university students are reading humanities while the remaining 30 per cent are science students.
“Nigeria needs to look at the possibility of creating special science and technical schools that could give the youth some hope; meaningful military training during their service will perfect it, “ Jang said.

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  • yah y shld nigerian youth service courps shld b extendend for two years service, i belive day shld luk into dat, some will finish there service with no haven a work 2 b doin, so what is d necessery of extending it for 2 yrs?

  • They are lots of other things to be done wen it comes 2 education…
    U’r talkin abt extention of NYSC to 2yrs, it’s not abt d xtntion cuz even d country is not encouragin youths 2 go 2 school. Take a glance nd see wats happenin in d labour market, cuz even a graduate needs a connection 2 secure a job. Please let’s do wat are urgently needed 2 help d society. THNK U.