What you need to know at NYSC Orientation Camp
What you need to know at NYSC Orientation Camp

All prospective corps members are to note the following released by NYSC officals if you want to have a successful service year. Meanwhile, this is all you need to know at NYSC Orientation Camp dear PCMs. 

GO EARLY!

Even if the camp is on your street, go early. If you are posted to a far state, go the day before the camp opens. They will allow you in. Going late will make you go through registration stress!!!

SCREENING

It starts at the gate. They dont want u to bring in prohibited items like iron, knive, heater, fork etc.

REGISTRATION

The first one is for hostel/ bedspace. Then the paper registrations proper. Make everything ready. Look out for information pasted on walls. Follow instructions strictly…

YOUR KITS

During the registration, you will get your kits – shirts, shorts, etc. Use the marker to write your State Code Number on them. You will be given a meal ticket. Misplace it and forget about NYSC food☕🍲…

DURATION

You will be in the camp for 20 full days. The 21st day is the day you will leave camp…See Time Table here.

THERE YOU GO!

Immediately you have your kits, only your T-shirt and shorts with the tennis shoe are allowed on you. No room for casual wears. Parade/ marching training starts immediately. The soldiers will not give you breathing space at all. You will have the first one that same Day One…

YOUR MORNINGS

A small trumpet wakes you at 4:00am. Everybody gathers at the Parade Ground at 5:00am. You have your praise, worship and prayer the Christian and Muslim ways. Till the day breaks finally, breakfast follows!
After eating, you will be called out again for the series of programmes lined up for you. Then you have your lunch. Rest a little and you are out again for evening parade. Then later your dinner. This will repeat itself everyday perhaps except on Sunday…

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SOLDIERS👮👮

Hmmm, Obey them pls. They can punish you. No walking, its all jogging when they call u. Dont prostrate or kneel down greeting a soldier. Do it the soldier way. They could be friendly anyway. Be wise!!!

ALLOWEE💰💰

Your first allowance will be given to you in the camp cash. All other ones will be through the bank. You will get Bicycle Allowance, transportation allowance and one other allowance.
33,000+1800+1400 making it a total of #36,200 at this point, you can send my own share and keep the rest 🙈🙈🙈😉😉😄😄😄😄

PHOTOGRAPHY📷

Photographers are ready to snap you every minute. Manage your cash…

NOW, YOU ARE ABOUT GOING OUT OF THE CAMP YOUR POSTING

You will be posted from the camp to where you will work. The place you work in is called your Place of Primary Assignment (PPA). Hear this: most Corpers, I mean about 90% of the Corpers will be posted to schools (especially primary and secondary schools). Only VERY FEW will be posted to the universities, polytechnics, colleges, ministries and parastatals.

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GOING OUT: TRANSPORTATION🚎

When you get your Posting Letter, the first place to go to is your PPA.
Please, when you leave the camp, ‘home-sweet-home’ will be on your mind, having been used up in the camp, but please, don’t go home straight. Please!
Very few of your employers (i.e. PPAs) will send down vehicles to convey you from the camp to their work places… Commercial transporters will likely be available at the gate too…

ACCOMMODATION🏠🏠

You don’t know anybody in Gusau, Misau, Awka, Jalingo or Ekiti! Where will you sleep on the first day? The Muslim Corpers’ Association of Nigeria (MCAN) and Nigerian Christian Corpers Fellowship(NCCF) will give you a TEMPORARY accommodation pending the time you will HAVE TO GET YOURS. You could be lucky if your employer gives you a room… Many of them don’t give Corpers accommodation anyway. So be prepared to rent one at your cost. Your first ‘allowee’ which you received in the camp is already going down!!!

REGISTRATIONS📑📑

This is why you don’t have to go home straight. Your registration at the NYSC Office in the Local Govt you will be posted to, is important. Failure to complete it before going home is the beginning of a Corper’s cup of tea. You may begin to have problems with your subsequent monthly allowances. Do all registrations first. Then you can take permission to go home…

Corpers weeee……. WA!

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