NYSC 2016 Batch A, Things You Must Know
NYSC Batch A 2016 is coming up next. Graduates around Nigeria are gearing up for camp. We decided to share with you some things you need to know.
1. THERE IS A NEW D-G FOR NYSC
President Buhari has appointed Brigadier-General S.Z. Kazaure as the new Director General of the National Youth Service Corps.
Here is the Profile of new NYSC DG, S. Z. Kazaure
– B.Sc Chemistry, M.Sc Analytical Chemistry,.Ph.D (Pure and Applied Chemistry)
Date Of Birth: 5 February, 1964
– Place of Birth: Kazaure, Jigawa State
– Rank: Brigadier General
2. HAVE ENOUGH CASH FOR SPENDING.
Yes o . everything in camp is about money . You pay to charge phones , pay to wash , some pay to eat (mammi). pay to even use clean toilets. So just try o and have enough cash.But having experienced being broke (you might not get an ATM to withdraw money), I’ll say please bring pocket money… But also learn to budget. Don’t spend extravagantly… Be very frugal in your spending. Don’t buy everything you see… Also don’t allow camp photographers take pictures of you randomly- of course unless it is part of your plan. Be kind to others but also ensure you are not careless with your spending.
3. MAMMY MARKET
Almighty Mammy market is the happening place in camp. It is the spot where things are sold on camp. And yes, things are very expensive there. The traders/retailers there blame the inflation in the market on camp officials. They say they were charged mercilessly for their rented space. So corpers bear the burden. To avoid being exploited in this market, try as much as you can to come with all the things you need . The traders know that you don’t have any other choice than o buy it there. In mammy is where you have different canteens and restaurants and bars. Some corpers resume their early in the morning and close with them at night sef .lol. Its just the happening place in camp .There is no camp without mammy market.
4. BICYCLE ALLOWANCE
Your first allowance (N19, 800) will be given to you in the camp; it will be in cash. All other ones will be through the bank. You will also get Bicycle Allowance. There is transport allowance payable on arrival at the camp;
– There is local transport (bicycle) allowance and
– Monthly allowance, which will be paid towards the end of the orientation course, is the last of the series of allowances paid to corps members during orientation exercise.
5. MORNING PROGRAMME
A small trumpet wakes you at 4am. Everybody gathers at the Parade Ground (PG) at 4:30am. You have your praise, worship and prayer the Christian and Muslim ways. After the morning admonitions, by 7am, breakfast follows! After eating, you will be called out again for the series of programmes lined up for you. Then you have your lunch. Rest a little and you are out again for evening parade. Then later your dinner. This will repeat itself everyday perhaps except on Sunday.