Starting from 2014 Batch B, prospective National Youth Service Corp, NYSC, members will henceforth collect their mobilisation call-up letters for orientation online.
The exercise is aimed at alleviating prospective corps’ members from traveling from their states of domicile after graduation to their schools in order to collect the call-up letters.
Director-General, DG, of the NYSC, Brig.-Gen. Johnson Olawumi, gave the hint yesterday, during the pre-mobilisation seminar in preparation for 2014 Batch B in Enugu.
Oluwumi said: “It is for automation for mobilisation process for NYSC. The mobilisation process will be done through automation that a graduate from a school in Sokoto, for example, would not have to go to Sokoto to collect his call-up letter. All that will be done online.”
He also said that the agency was widening its scope of primary assignment from the four key areas of posting corps members to accommodate other sectors so as to reduce the rate of rejection of corps members.
He listed the new areas to include the banking sector, Oil and Gas, Telecommunication, among others.
Oluwumi stated that because of insecurity in some states of the North- East where there is emergency rule, the NYSC does not post corps members to states, except on demand.
The workshop tagged, “Consolidating Effective Strategies for a Credible Mobilisation process”, is expected to provide a platform for interfacing between NYSC and corps producing institutions geared towards re-engineering the scheme for optimum operations.
Addressing the participants, Gen. Olawumi said, “The management will leave no stone unturned to ensure that the vast human resources at the disposal of the scheme is appropriately deployed to all areas of need within the state. (National Mirror)