“It is illegal and unacceptable”, the Corps warned on Monday, at the 2016 Annual Management Conference of the Scheme, in Asaba, the Delta State capital.
The conference noted that “the NYSC Act provides for uninterrupted service year, and advised prospective Corps members to choose which one to defer between National Service and Law School attendance instead of attempting to combine both. Parents of prospective Corps members have also been advised by the conference to allow their children take decisions as adults and avoid discouraging them from accepting postings to any locations in the country.”
According to the resolutions reached: “Management also noted the return of normalcy in some states whose orientation camps were closed due to insecurity, and expressed readiness to make phased reopening of the camps after due consultations with security agencies and governments of the affected states.”
The conference resolved to deepen engagements with key stakeholders, including the security and intelligence community and traditional rulers on matters of security and general well-being of Corps members.
Also, from the 2016 Batch ‘A’ Orientation, Corps members would be sensitized on national attitudinal change, while posting to places of primary assignment would be reviewed to meet contemporary needs.