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COVID-19: Osinbajo C’tee Suggests Suspension Of NYSC Camps For 2 Years

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The Economic Sustainabilty Committe headed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has suggested the suspension of National Youth Service Corps, Irientation camp for the next two years.

The committee made the suggestion in its report which was submitted to President Muhammadu Buhari last week.

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The report read in part, “The immediate focus in the Education sector is to address the disruptions caused by the pandemic and ensuing social distancing measures at all levels of education,” the report read.

“Practical steps will be taken to minimise disruption to learning, utilising technology as appropriate. Specifically, virtual learning will be implemented (either online or through broadcast), virtual convocation ceremonies or issuance of certificates (with postponed ceremonies) should be implemented to continue educational progression.

“In similar context, consideration will be given to suspending the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Orientation Camp Exercises for at least 24 months while allowing deployment to places of primary assignment.

“This will ensure that there is no backlog in the National Service placement pipeline.”

NYSC camps were shut down in March following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.

A statement released by NYSC at the time stated that “the corps members shall be posted to commence their primary assignments forthwith, while they shall be invited back to the orientation camps when the situation improves”.

The scheme had last week submitted a proposal for reopening of its camps nationwide.

It is, however, unclear if the federal government will adopt this portion of the Economic Sustainability Committee’s recommendation

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