The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has postponed the three-week Batch A Orientation course for its members. All 2016 PCMs are hereby informed of this latest development.
NYSC, in a notice titled “2016 Batch A orientation course: Change of commencement of orientation exercise,’ which was published on its website on Friday, March 18, said the three-week programme, earlier scheduled to begin on March 30, would commence on April 27 with registrations.
Abosede Aderibigbe, NYSC’s director of press and public relations did not state any reason for the shift, but apologised to the prospective corps members over any inconvenience that the development could create.
New NYSC time table for 2016 Orientation Course
The new time-table for the course is as follows:
Commencement: Wednesday, 27th April, 2016
Swearing-in ceremony: Friday, 29th April, 2016, Close of Camp: Friday, 13th May, 2016
Commencement: Saturday, 21st May, 2016 Swearing-in ceremony: Monday, 23rd May, 2016
Close of Camp: Monday, 6th June, 2016
According to The Punch, NYSC called the attention of its members to the activities of hackers sending messages requesting prospective corps members to go and check their states of deployment online.
The message read, “Management wishes to inform prospective corps members that posting to states of deployment has not commenced, but will be done at the appropriate time in line with our laid-down processes.
“The link being sent to prospective corps members is the handiwork of cyber criminals and should, therefore, be disregarded. Prospective corps members are particularly warned not to make payments for posting or change of posting as that is clearly the motive of the cyber criminals.