Some Graduates Can’t Recite English Alphabet – NYSC

The National Youth Service Corps has said it will hand over unqualified graduates to the police for prosecution , adding that some of the graduates cannot recite the English alphabet and do not know a bank statement .

The NYSC Director – General, Brig . Gen . Shuaibu Ibrahim, stated this on Thursday in Abuja at a press conference, noting that according to the NYSC Act , such fake graduates are liable to two years in jail .

Ibrahim also noted that 4 ,644 ,804 Nigerians had participated in the scheme since inception in 1973 , saying the scheme had been able to achieve national integration.

The DG added that 1 ,132 , 409 corps members in all had been equipped with skills acquisition and entrepreneurship development package provided by the scheme .

He said, “ We have already informed all the corps producing institutions of our intention to blacklist any of them that engage in this act of presentation of unqualified persons for mobilisation.

“ Let me reiterate our warning that any person who presents a fake certificate in an attempt to get mobilised for service will be handed over to security agencies. We are working on fake corps members. They will be arrested and prosecuted .

“ If I give you some of the write – ups of the graduates; some were told to write ABCD , they could not. They could not say what a bank statement is . They don ’t know. If I show you their papers , you will feel sad. Some people have asked me if NYSC has the power to crosscheck the certification of graduates, I said no , but we have the power to ensure that unqualified Nigerians are not mobilised for service .”

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