The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has announced that over 70 members will repeat their service year after failing to adhere to rules and guidelines of the scheme.
According to SaharaReporters, at least 68 of those affected belonged to the 2019 Stream I Batch B in Lagos. This was also confirmed on Thursday by Eddy Megwa, state’s Coordinator of the programme.
He said a total of 6, 196 received their certificates of national service, with three corps members distinguishing themselves during the service year. He added that the three would be receiving state merit awards for their outstanding performance during their service year.
Meanwhile, Five members of the 2019 Batch ‘B’ (Stream 1) in Ondo State are to repeat the service year while nine others got extension.
Grace Akpabio, Coordinator of the scheme in the state, announced the disciplinary measure in Akure, the capital, during the passing out of 1609 corps members deployed to the state.
Akpabio said the two categories of offenders committed violations, which included failure to report for service after documentation, absenteeism, truancy at places of primary assignments and dereliction of duty.
According to her, the punishment for violators was in accordance with the NYSC bye-laws and would serve as lessons to other corps members and intending ones. She urged those, who successfully completed the service and received discharge certificates, to add value to the society with the knowledge gained.
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