NYSC Orientation Camps should by suspended for two years - Osinbajo's Committee on Economic Sustainability advises FG

The Economic Sustainability Committee (ESC) Chairman by the Vice President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has advised the Federal Government to put into consideration in Suspending the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Orientation Camp Exercise for two years.

The immediate focus in the Education sector is to address the disruptions caused by the pandemic and ensuing social distancing measures at all levels of education,” the report read. 
Practical steps will be taken to minimise disruption to learning, utilising technology as appropriate. Specifically, virtual learning will be implemented (either online or through broadcast), virtual convocation ceremonies or issuance of certificates (with postponed ceremonies) should be implemented to continue educational progression. 
In similar context, consideration will be given to suspending the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Orientation Camp Exercises for at least 24 months while allowing deployment to places of primary assignment. This will ensure that there is no backlog in the National Service placement pipeline.

This came into place as part of the measured to stop the spread of the Covid-19 Pandemic in the Nation. Nigeria which currently has 16,658 Confirmed cases of Covid-19 with 424 fatalities.

The Committee made the recommendation in a report presented to President Buhari last week.

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