Monday, March 17, 2008

How to Sign up for NYSC as a foreign-trained student

For those of you who are curious, I'll be posting some information on how to become an official khaki-wearing, government owned corper.

Update: The official NYSC website is now live and updated. Click here for the page listing requirements.

Take these original documents and several photocopies to the NYSC headquarters in Maitama, Abuja:
  • WAEC Certificate – They prefer the official waec- issued certificate, but this is only available five years after you take the exam. So if you don’t have it, just bring along your statement of results issued by your secondary school.
  • University transcript
  • University diploma
  • Birth certificate
  • Nigerian passport (what they’re after is the “seen on arrival” airport stamp)
  • 2 passport photographs ( actually, make 20 prints because you’ll use them for camp registration)

You have to submit all these in person. So be in the country several weeks prior to the call up date because there is a cut off date for submission. Batch A 2008 is getting called up next week. Batch B will be called up in September.

When you’re filling out the application form at the headquarters, there’s a slot to put your first and second choices of the state you prefer to serve. Nigerian students don’t have this option on their own forms, so even though you’re not guaranteed your choice, word on the streets is that foreign-trained students receive special consideration.

The call up letters will be ready a week or a few days before you’re supposed to report at orientation camp. To claim your call up letter and find out where you’ve been posted to, take your passport back to NYSC headquarters.

25 comments:

  1. Eh niger babe this your stories are interesting and scary.. eithr to come home or not to come, Anyway sa home na home! Either dem take light or not, or dem carry goats for motorcyle man must come home, When NEPA or na power holder take light we cgo light candle! Keep it up! yours is one of the best blogs in town! Well qualified for the Pulitzer Price Go Girl!

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  2. anon,awww thanks, I'm deeply flattered ;) But I agree with you home is home oh, so much to appreciate, a lot to improve on.

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  3. Thank you very much for ur blog....its really intresting and helpful, cuz am moving back yo nja next year.
    THANKS FOR THE HEADS-UP,,,,

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  4. nice blog, very informative n all. I plan on doing the nysc in September but I didnt do waec n all dat, finished high school in the states so what do I do?

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  5. men, nice blog trhen, you are wonderfully made...wot about if i'm to finish my degree in january,which batch am i going to join, feb, april, sept...i no even know the batch time self...abeg, shed in some light...one love

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  6. @anon1-you're welcome!
    @anon2-You should be able to sign up for feb 09. keep an eye on the nysc website or this blog;)
    @bhookey, my friend who's serving now signed up with her IGCSE. You don't have to have waec, just a school leaving certificate.

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  7. Pray, please tell me the process to obtain my WAEC certificate.How much does it cost? Thanks a lot

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  8. @adanna, original waec certificates are supposed to be ready 5 years after you took the exam, so I guess mine is ready but haven't picked it up yet. To register for nysc, I used the statements of results that my secondary school gave me.

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  9. I dont have a Bachelors Degree but have an Advanced Diploma in Software Engineering. Before then I got a Certificate of Proficiency in Information Systems Management, then a Diploma in Information Systems Management then a Higher Diploma in Software Engineering. All this I got from APTECH Worlwide Computer Education (A Global Computer Training School). Would I still be qualified to serve as a NYSC Corper since my qualifications aint from a University?
    Thumbs up for this blog!

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  10. God bless u for this blog...

    God bless u abundantly! Keep up the good work

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  11. wat if u dnt have WAEC...u did ur leaving cert abroad?

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  12. Pls what if the person doesnt have a nigerian passport but has a foreign passport and i would also like to know when the "B" batch for this yr would start registration?

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  13. Hey Guyz, Pls I was just wondering, what If you have a masters degree, can you still do the NYSC programme or must it be for bachelors degree holders only.

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  14. annonymous...........
    jus want 2know maybe some1 can name the state he wishes 2service...coz,of far places.. cul

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  15. jus want 2know maybe some1 can name the state he wishes 2service...coz,of far places.. cul

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  16. hey folks, does one have to physically be there to do this registration? word on the street is that registration for foreign students for batch B 2009 is from May 4th - June 15th.
    Or is it possible to have someone help one out with the registration and one just goes to pick up the call up letter and do the service ?

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  17. Hi, just wondering...won't any other high school certificate do cos I don't have the WAEC certificate.

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  18. well i am considering moving back to nigeria and want to do my NYSC. i will serve in lagos, ogun or abuja. but i dont have WAEK as i graduated from a british school in lagos we took the igcse. is that acceptable?

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  19. Great Blog! i will be going to naija to do my NYSC in 2010 i am super excited and love that ur blog is giving me all the information i need. please keep us updated and let us know how it goes!!!

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  20. . Great blog girl. Well done. beware serving in the northern states. a girl corper just got raped to death for wearing trousers. Nothing is being done about it sadly. Its an outrage and I thought all non indegenous corpers would have left to preserve their lives. The country needs to see the dr as this would be a stinker any where else in the world. The whole world wears trousers and someone just died for that. no investigations nothing. Have mercy Lord, poor girl very poor sad parents. BE WARE NOTHERN SERVICE O stay alive so you wont die of NYSC trouser scandal. Let them post their daughters there.

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  21. Can't Imagine the relevance this Progrmme still Has in Nigeria,

    Thanks for this Insightful Post. Was very Useful.

    Job Vacancies in Nigeria

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  22. Hmm am really scared to go back to Nigeria & serve.But i hope it will be fun !!

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  23. When you in Nigeria
    One of the Job sites you should not is HR Stork
    Job Vacancies in Nigeria

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