COVID-19: NYSC Clarify Differences Between Prospective Corpers and Corps Members
The attention of Management has been drawn to the write-up with the above caption trending on the new and traditional media.
Management wishes to once again reiterate that there is no COVID-19 positive Corps Member in any of the 37 Orientation Camps of the Scheme spread across all the States of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory.
Kindly note that before the commencement of the ongoing Orientation programme, the Scheme in collaboration with Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) tested all the prospective Corps Members reporting to the camps and those that tested positive to COVID-19 were handled by the NCDC. No one, both staff and Prospective Corps Member that tested positive to COVID-19 was allowed into any of the Orientation Camps.
Therefore, it is erroneous and very misleading to talk about rising cases of COVID-19 in the NYSC Camps.
It is pertinent to state that the terminology, Prospective Corps Member should not be confused with Corps Member as both cannot be used interchangeably. A Corps Member is a qualified Nigerian youth who has been duly admitted into the NYSC Orientation Camp, registered and formally sworn-in as a bona fide member of the service Corps.
The general public is advised to disregard the misleading story. Clarification should always be sought from the NYSC or NCDC on issues pertaining to COVID- 19, so as to guard against the spread of false information.
The Scheme shall never shirk its core responsibility of prioritising the welfare and security of Corps Members.
Adenike Adeyemi (Mrs)
Director, Press and Public Relations