The Minister of Youth and Sports, Sunday Dare via his verified Twitter handle has announced the reopening of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Orientation camps across the country, subject to strict compliance with COVID-19 protocols
In the verified tweet, Mr. Dare said, “The resumption of the NYSC Orientation Camp for prospective Youth Corpers has been approved and opens on November 10th, 2020. Full COVID-19 Protocols will be enforced.”
The Resumption of the NYSC Orientation Camp for prospective Youth Corpers has been approved and opens on November 10th 2020. Full COVID-19 Protocols will be enforced.
— Sunday Dare (@SundayDareSD) October 15, 2020
Nairametrics had earlier reported the approval of the Federal Government of Nigeria to reopen NYSC orientation camps. The re-opening is sequel to over seven (7) months of closure since March 2020.
Why this matters
The news serves as a respite to thousands of prospective corps members who have been held at home due to the pandemic. In a nutshell, this avails the youths the oppurtunity to contribute meaningfully both in economic and social terms to their motherland, preparing them for the labor market and to become change agents to the nation in general.
A detailed breakdown of the modus operandi for the reopening of the camps will be duly communicated.