The Economic Sustainability Committee (ESC), headed by the Vice-President, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to suspend the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) orientation camp for two years.
Due to the ongoing COVID–19 pandemic, the committee made its recommendation.
However, the Committee recommended that the deployment of the primary assignment should continue despite the suspension.
The report reads: “The immediate focus in the education sector is to address the disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic and to ensure social distance measures at all levels of education.
“Practical steps to reduce disruptions in the learning and use of technology should be taken.
Furthermore, the Committee recommended that virtual ceremonies should be implemented in a bid to further educational development, with certificates (with postponed ceremonies).
“At the same time, the suspension of the National Youth Service Corps ( NYSC), for at least 24 months, will be considered as a guide to the deployment to primary tasks.
“This will ensure that there is no backlog in the National Service placement in the country,” the letter added.