The national youth service corps has decided to include the date of birth of corps members on their certificates in other to avoid falsification of age.
 The NYSC said its decision was informed by the west African examination certificate and the schemes exemption certificate which included the dates of birth of the holders.
 The Director general, Brig Shauibu Ibrahim stated this in Abuja at the 2019 Batch B pre mobilisation workshops ,noting that the scheme observed that tertiary institutions normally presents over-aged graduates for mobilisation.

The DG said, that some institutions present over-aged graduates for mobilisation. Such graduates falsify their age in order to avoid appearing on the exemption list.

“As a further step toward curtailing age falsification, we have decided to include date of birth on the certificate of national service and exclusion letter. This is just as in the case of the WAEC certificate and the NYSC Exemption Certificate. We also plan to carry out advocacy to encourage other examination bodies to adopt the same approach.

“We have also observed cases of suspected connivance whereby some accredited institutions help unaccredited ones to mobilise unqualified graduates. While the scheme will continue to sanction erring institutions, we are working on introducing a platform on the NYSC portal where the corps producing institution will be required to upload the list of their matriculated students every year.

“This will be used to eliminate the registration of persons whose names are presented for mobilisation but who are not found on the matriculation list.”

Therefore, all prospective corps members should avoid such act or face the rot

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