In a bid to prevent fake corps members from participating in the national service, the National Youth Service Corps has renewed partnership with National Universities Commission to add credibility to the mobilisation process.
Disclosing this on Thursday in Abuja, Brig-Gen. Shuaib Ibrahim, Director-General NYSC, noted that since his assumption of office, he realised that some of the corps members were returned by their employers to NYSC on the grounds that they were not qualified to teach or some of them could not read and so on.
In order to tackle the challenge, the NYSC boss said the scheme partnered with National Universities Commission to organise a meeting with the Registrars and Student Affairs Officers from West African Region and some other African countries.
“During the interface with the Registrars and Student Affairs Officers, the scheme reiterated its position that it will not tolerate such practice,” he said.
“The good thing that came out of that meeting was that some of the fake universities from the Benin Republic were closed down and the meeting has also strengthened our understanding with NUC,“ he added.
Ibrahim stated that any unqualified graduate that makes himself or herself available at the orientation camp will be arrested.
He also said that the scheme had arrested several numbers of fake corps members, recently in the last orientation and handed them over to the police for prosecution.
He explained that in the indemnity form, the institutions would sign, affirming that the list of prospective corps members they forwarded to NYSC was genuine.