Maryam Abeeb Abuja
The National Youth Service Corps says it has renewed partnership with Nigeria Universities Commission to add credibility to the mobilisation process and prevent the participation of fake graduates from national service.
Brig-Gen. Shuaib Ibrahim, Director-General NYSC made this known when he featured on NAN forum on in Abuja.
He noted that since his assumption of office, he realised that some of the corps members were returned by their employers to NYSC on the grounds that they were not qualified to teach or some them could not read and so on.
To address the challenge, the NYSC boss said the scheme partnered with Nigeria Universities Commission to organise a meeting with the Registrars and Student Affairs Officers from West African Region some other African countries.
“During the interface with the Registrars and Student Affairs Officers, the scheme reiterated its position that it will not tolerate such practice.
The good thing that came out of that meeting was that some of the fake universities from the Benin Republic were closed down and the meeting has also strengthened our understanding with NUC,“ he said.
Ibrahim emphasised that any unqualified graduate that made himself or herself available at the orientation camp would be arrested.
He also said that the scheme had arrested several numbers of fake corps members, recently in the last orientation and handed them over to the police for prosecution.