NYSC postpones Batch ‘A’ orientation
Written by Morenike Adebayo on March 21, 2016
The National Youth Service Corps has postponed the orientation exercise for the first batch of the 2016 set of its members.
The NYSC, in a notice titled “2016 Batch A orientation course: Change of commencement of orientation exercise,’ which was published on its website on Friday, said the three-week programme, earlier scheduled to begin on March 30, would commence on April 27 with registrations.
Stream one of Batch A, according to the notice, will be sworn in on April 29 and the camp will close on May 13.
The NYSC further noted that the second stream would commence on May 21, while the swearing-in ceremony would take place on May 23. It added that the three-week camp for the second batch would close on June 6.
In a related development, the NYSC has 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 NYSC, in a separate online notice, said the perpetrators referred their victims to a link, asked them to enter their login details and choices made during their online registration.
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.
“Management will inform prospective Corps members as soon as their posting letters are ready for printing online or delivery to their various institutions of graduation.”