National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has said that the 2021 Batch ‘C’ Stream II service year will begin on Wednesday, November 24 with corps members required to be vaccinated against Covid-19.
Director, Press and Public Relations of NYSC, Mrs Adenike Adeyemi, said in conformity with the directive of the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19, corps members would, from Dec. 1, show evidence of vaccination.
“Federal civil servants including corps members will be required to show evidence of COVID-19 vaccination before they are allowed access into offices and orientation camps from Dec. 1,” Adeyemi said in a statement.
“Please note that presentation of forged COVID-19 vaccination certificate is a criminal offence.”
According to the NYSC spokesperson, Prospective Corps Members (PCMs) mobilized for the service year must present themselves for the COVID-19 test at the camp before registration.
She said: “Successfully registered PCMs will be sworn-in on Tuesday, Nov. 30. The mandatory orientation course will hold till Tuesday, Dec. 14.
“PCMs are to fill the COVID-19 Rapid Diagnostic Test self-reprinting form and print verification slip to be presented in camp for COVID-19 test.
“We have partnered with the National Centre for Disease Control and state health agencies to ensure COVID-19-free orientation camps,” the statement read.
It added that PCMs must report to camp only on the dates indicated in their call-up letters to ensure that the observance of COVID-19 protocols was maintained.
The statement said that all PCMs were expected to report to camp with adequate face masks and personal pocket-size hand sanitizer.