The National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, yesterday, said it would collaborate with the National Universities Commission, NUC, to checkmate incidence of fake corps members in the country.
The partnership, Vanguard gathered, will also improve the quality of graduates coming out of the Corps Producing Institutions, CPIs, for mobilization for the one year mandatory national service programme.
Director-General of NYSC, Brig-Gen. Johnson Olawumi, made this known during a courtesy visit to the Executive Secretary of NUC, Prof. Julius Okojie, in Abuja.
Olawumi noted that NUC was chosen as the first point of call to CPIs in view of its relevance to the success of NYSC.
He noted that automating the system would go a long way to detect many irregularities that adversely affected the system.
Responding, the NUC boss, Prof. Okojie commended the NYSC for promoting national unity, but noted that the issue of identity crisis was a challenge that needed cooperation of all relevant stakeholders to tackle.
Okojie said; “NYSC is a very successful scheme and I must say it is good we maintain it.
“On the part of NUC, we are working hard to ensure that we improve on quality of education.”
Okojie noted that the commission was fully aligned with NYSC on the issue of system automation, adding that “we will ensure that in our portal, university authorities enter their data.”
Prof. Okojie also urged university authorities to ensure that they put encrypted coded chip on their certificates to make it impossible for people to forge.