Prospective NYSC members have requested that the scheme should be scrapped so they can go ahead and get jobs. The graduates who have been waiting to be mobilized for the next NYSC batch say the scheme has outlived its usefulness.
The NYSC management recently announced that all mobilizations has been postponed indefinitely due to the corona virus pandemic, you can read more about this HERE. As a result of this, prospective corps members have no other option but to wait and hope for a possible solution to the mitigate the effect of the pandemic before they can be mobilized.
Below are some opinions from PCMs gathered by Sahara Reporters;
A recent graduate of the University of Lagos, Zainab, urged the government to scrap the scheme, saying it was a waste of time.
She said, “They can’t mobilize now because you’d have to be in camp and there are strict rules against the social gathering. Many graduates are thinking outside the box and no longer waiting for NYSC to decide their future.
““The government needs to scrap the NYSC because it is a waste of time and if you are not engaged before NYSC, the result you are hoping for, you night not get it.”
A recent graduate of the Lagos State University, Oluwatoyin Oyetunde, who spoke on the matter, said,
“Coronavirus has affected NYSC mobilization and it has caused so many problems as graduates who are supposed to have gone halfway on their NYSC journey are now confined home.
“Though some have the intention of running little businesses on their own, they can’t because there is no capital to kick off the business.
“I feel the government should just allow graduates to serve in the states where they studied or live. The government should also cancel the three weeks orientation camp as we do not know when the pandemic will be over.”
Segun Ogunlade, a final year student of the University of Ibadan, said, “I think Batch A Stream 1 will go back to the orientation camp immediately after the lockdown is relaxed. I still have a feeling we might be able to go very late in the year.”