Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo-led Economic Sustainability Committee (ESC) has called on the federal government to consider suspending the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) orientation camp exercises for two years.
In a recent report submitted to President Muhammadu Buhari by the committe, TheCable reports that the committee recommended the consideration of suspension of NYSC camps for 24 months.
“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 minimize disruption to learning, utilizing 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.”
It should be recalled that in March, NYSC camps were closed following the outbreak of the novel Coronavirus in Nigeria.
It is still not known if FG will take this portion of the Economic Sustainability Committee’s recommendation.