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Friday, 24 July 2015

Pregnant women, nursing mothers, Post Graduate students barred from service – NYSC DG

pregnant corpersThe National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), has barred pregnant women, nursing mothers and students engaged in postgraduate studies from registering in the national service across the country, until they are free to participate efficiently.

This was made known at a two-day pre-mobilization workshop for the 2015 Batch “B” NYSC programme, held in Kaduna.
The Director General (DG), Brig-Gen. Johnson Olawumi said there was no sense in pregnant women and nursing mothers being absent from the orientation activities in most cases, only to resurface for posting to their various places of primary assignments.
He said the four cardinal programs of the NYSC which include mobilization, orientation, primary assignment and winding-up passing out parade were compulsory for all corps members to qualify to receive certificate of national service.
The Brig-Gen however reiterated that henceforth, pregnant women and children would no longer be allowed into orientation camps across the country for service under the scheme established by the Gen. Yakubu Gowon administration in 1973.
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