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THE NYSC SCHEME

"If Nigeria is to make rapid progress on all fronts internally, and if she is to make her mark on the continent of Africa, and indeed, in the community of nations, her youths must be fully mobilized and be prepared to offer willingly and without asking for rewards in return, their best in the service of their nation at all times"

 

-General Yakubu Gowon, during the formal inauguration of NYSC Directorate, June 4, 1973.

The supreme challenge which confronts multi-ethnic and multi-religious nations is not one of social and economic development. Countries like the Former Soviet Union, the embattled Yugoslavia,

Nigeria was created by her colonial authorities purely out of the dictates of imperial convenience. The amalgamation of 1914 was motivated solely by the desire to maximize economic returns by reducing the administrative costs of ruling a large colony. For the duration of British colonial rule, no effort was ever made to forge the diverse peoples of the vast country into a united nation, held together by a shared vision and a common destiny...


NYSC BRANCHES AND UNITS
The NYSC as with any other proper organisation, comprises of several branches and units which make it what it is, simply select the branch/unit you want information on and it will be displayed here.

The PRU is an autonomous unit directly under the state coordinator office and its responsible for the following:

• Reporting and coverage of NYSC events and activities.

• Publication of the Newsletter regularly and the end of year magazine (EkoCopa).

• Issuing and processing ID cards to deserving and relocated corps members as well as replacing lost ID cards.

• The Publicity and Protocol Unit handles all reception matters during orientation camp and Passing Out Parade (POP).

• Accompanies the State Coordinator during formal visits both within and outside the state secretariat.

Public Relations Unit (PRU)

This branch carries out the following::

• Supervises timely delvery of monthly, quarterly and annual returns.

• Coordinates the administration of form 4B during passing out exercise.

• Writes the Action Plan for the next year and forward same to at least (10) ten states of NYSC location.

• Gathers information from various departments in the Secreariat on corps data for passing out and ensures rendition to NDHQ.

• In charge of NYSC foundation.

• Coordinates the preparation of annual reportin line with the official format and forward it to DHQ before January 15 of subsequent year.

Planning Research and Statistics (PRS)

The ICT is also an autonomous unit directly under the supervision of the state cordinator office and its reponsible for the following:

• Creating and managing databases which would contain all information of staff and corps members' records, activities, correspondences etc.

• Coordinating data movement from the various NYSC branches/units to the Data bank

• Making information on NYSC activities, staff records and corps members (past and present) available whenever needed.

• Provide network structure to support intra and inter department communications and communications to Local Government offices and vice –versa via secure channels

• Keep inventory of all computer Hardware owned by the NYSC and their current locations at every given point in time.

• Assigning data access privileges to different departments and users on the network to prevent unauthorized access to classified data.

• Hardware and software procurement, as well as sourcing support from NYSC partners and corporate friends.

• Conduct regular reviews of the existing ICT set up and recommend updates or upgrades where necessary to keep the secretariat up-to date with ever-changing technology trends.

• Ensure ICT facilities are used legally and in accordance with the relevant licensing and copyright agreements.

• Oversee the administration of NYSC Lagos website and other network based processes.

• Develop a relevant curriculum for the training of staff.

• Managing the outside image of NYSC Lagos on social media such face book, twitter etc.

• Sending out bulk sms, e-mail broadcasts and other forms of broadcast correspondence to corps members and staff.

Information and Communications Technology (ICT)

The HRM branch is to:

• Handle the appointment of new staff during recruitment and also ensure that the employeeundergo training in line with the scheme demands.

• Ensure proper handling of retiree pensions and gratuity disbursement as at when due.

• Handle of promotion and staff advancement.

• Ensure there is an efficient keeping and updating of staff records/data.

• Management of office equipment, ensure good environmental sanitation and efficient security patrol in the complex.

Human Resources and Management (HRM)

Accounts Department is responsible for the payment of all allowances and other entitlement of youth corps members deployed to the state. On arrival at the orientation camp, and after the completion of the orientation course each corps member shall have received the following Cash payment

(i) Transport to state of service from state of origin 1,500

(ii) Local transport allowance paid only once on camp 1,000

(iii) First Monthly personal allowance 19,800.00 paid subsequently and monthly. Personal allowances will be paid through banks in your places of primary assignment.

Finance and Accounts

Accounts Department is responsible for the payment of all allowances and other entitlement of youth corps members deployed to the state. On arrival at the orientation camp, and after the completion of the orientation course each corps member shall have received the following Cash payment

(i) Transport to state of service from state of origin 1,500

(ii) Local transport allowance paid only once on camp 1,000

(iii) First Monthly personal allowance 19,800.00 paid subsequently and monthly. Personal allowances will be paid through banks in your places of primary assignment.

Corp Welfare and Health Services

The branch is primarily,

• To ensure strict monitoring of CIM in place of primary assignment.

• To supervise the activities going on in the Local Government and the zonal level.

• Verify monthly allowance letters before submitting to Account department for payment.

Corp Inspection and Monitoring (CIM)

This branch is mandated to:

• To monitor hospitalized Corp Members and pay them regular visits.

• To undertake the process of transporting and arrange for the burial of deceased corp members both within the state and from other states (purchase of casket, embalmment/preservation, etc).

• To ensure a healthy welfare atmosphere between the corp members and employers through the LGIs.

• To process requests for medical refund by corp members to NDHQ.

• To assist the office in the case of corp member's civil challenges with outsiders and the public.

• To pay visits to corp members on their sick beds both at home and in the hospital.

• To ensure the safekeeping of all clinic drugs and equipment.

Corp Discipline and Reward (CDR)

This branch is responsible for the following:

• The Branch liaises with Corps producing institution in Lagos State to organized pre-mobilization briefing of prospective corps members with a view to ensure error-free mobilization process.

• Registration/documentation of Corps members during the orientation and after camp for those who may come to the state on relocation as approved by the NYSC management.

• Posting of corps members in the state to their place of primary assignments (PPA).

• Reposting of corps members if rejected from their previous PPA.

• Process relocation applications by corps members.

• Release NYSC discharge certificate to corps members at the end of the one year

Corp Deployment and Relocation (DR)

The branch has 3 sections under it, that is; Corps Discipline, Reward and Legal. And its responsible for the following duties;

• Receive all allegations of misconduct against corps members from corps employers, zonal offices/LG offices.

• Handles all alleged disciplinary cases against corps members, refer to it through the CDC (corps disciplinary committee)

• Invite erring corps members to appear before the CDC to put up their defenses if any, as regards the offences against them.

• Recommend appropriate disciplinary action against erring corp members in accordance with the NYSC bye laws.

• Forward such recommendations to NDHQ for ratification and or final decisions.

• Ensure that NDHQ disciplinary decisions are carried out by corps members.

• Process the release of CNS to corps members after the disciplinary action has been carried out.

• Receives all recommendations for excellent performance by corps members from LG officers through the ZI's, Corps

Employers and Community Leaders.

• Appraises such recommendations through the Honor Award Committee to select the winners of the 3 categories of award at the State Level.

• Forward nominees for National Honors Award to NDHQ for consideration.

• Process all legal cases against corps members and the scheme at the state.

• Liases with the Police command, SSS and Security agencies on behalf of the scheme as regards corps member's cases.

Community Development Services (CDS)