The economic sustainability Committee (ESC), led by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, advised President muhammadu Buhari to suspend the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) orientation camp for two years. This recommendation was made by the Committee in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
However, the Committee recommended that the deployment of the main purpose should continue despite the suspension of its implementation.
The report States: “the first priority in education is to address the disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic and to ensure social distance measures at all levels of education.
“Practical steps will be taken to minimize disruptions in training and the proper use of technology.
The Committee also recommended the introduction of virtual convocation ceremonies with certificate issuance (with deferred ceremonies) in an attempt to continue the progression of education.
“In a similar context, consideration will be given to suspending the national youth service corps (NYSC) training camps for at least 24 months, while allowing deployment to initial destinations.
“This will ensure that there is no backlog in the deployment of the National service in the country,” the letter says.
The DAILY POST recalls that the NYSC submitted for approval a proposal that includes guidelines to reopen camps throughout the control.
The 2020 Stream One series a orientation course was suspended a week later as part of measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 in Nigeria.