The Nigerian Federal Government has revealed plans to extend the National Youth Service Corps programme.
Plans to extend NYSC scheme underway
After the mandatory one-year service, the Federal Government is planning an extension, to professionally train interested corps members
This is according to Minister of Youth Development and Sports, Mr. Solomon Dalong during a speech at Lagos State NYSC orientation camp.
Dalong, has said the Federal Government plans to expand the National Youth Service Corpsscheme to include skill acquisition and entrepreneurial training.
He said, “Apart from the basic orientation programme, the NYSC scheme should also move into including professional and enterprising programmes to support and motivate those who would not want to embrace public services in the country.
“After the mandatory one-year service, the Federal Government is planning an extension, to professionally train interested corps members in skill acquisition, enterprising and professional programmes.
“Corps members with keen interest would be retained and some financial token given to them as start-up capital in furtherance of their skill.
“This is because due to our research, we found out that people abandon school due to uncertainty of the future. Hence, we believe this would help reduce the unemployed graduate ratio and curtail pressure on white-collar job as a means to win the war against poverty.”
He also assured that any candidate who took part in the additional training after the mandatory one-year service, will be presented with a start-up capital at the end of the training.
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