COLLECTION/REPLACEMENT OF CERTIFICATE OF NATIONAL SERVICE
Modalities for the collection of Certificate of National Service
- Certificate of National Service is issued to State Secretariats at the Directorate headquarters through the State Certification Officers thrice a year for delivery to deserving Corps members.
- Only Corps members duly discharged from National Service and Certificated on presentation of letters of clearance from employers, CDS Inspectors and I.D card are issued with Certificates.
- Those who benefited from WAP loan facility are issued theirs on full repayment of the loans.
- Corps members with pending disciplinary case(s) are not certificated until he/she is cleared.
LOST CERTIFICATE OF NATIONAL SERVICE In the case of loss of Certificate of Exemption, the following steps are to be taken.
- Police Extract/Report
- Court Affidavit
- Letter of Introduction from where the Ex-Corps member is discharged i.e. State of Service
- Where available, a copy of the lost Certificate
It is the policy of the Scheme not to reprint lost or burnt Certificates. Letters of Confirmation are issued instead. ERROR IN CERTIFICATE Upon noticing any error on your Certificate, return it immediately to the State Certification Officer for possible correction where the error is traceable to NYSC. Certificates are produced based on what the Ex-Corps member penned on the format during the orientation exercise.
In case you are to proceed to NYSC NDHQ for collection of corrected Certificate, the following are required of you.
- Letter of Introduction from the NYSC State Secretariat addressed to the Director-General.
- Handwritten application.
- Valid I.D Card
NOTE: Certificate of National Service is not issued by proxy.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION :: ONLINE REGISTRATION OF LOCAL AND FOREIGN-TRAINED NIGERIAN PROSPECTIVE CORPS MEMBERS
This is to inform all prospective corps members, i.e. Nigerians who have graduated from Universities and Mono/Polytechnics both at home and abroad that the NYSC On-line registration portal will be opened from Tuesday 8th September to Friday 9th October, 2015 to enable them register for the 2015 Batch ‘B’ mobilization. In order to ensure a seamless registration, prospective corps members are to note the following for strict compliance:
- The website address is any of the following:
- All prospective corps members who paid for the online registration during the previous Mobilization process but were not mobilized need not to pay again
- The attention of Management has been drawn to questions being asked over the possibility of having the 2015 Batch ‘A’ Orientation Course earlier than May 2015 as a result of the shift in the Election Time-table.
- Management wishes to state that the orientation will still take place in May 2015 because the activities that are supposed to take place before the orientation course, (e.g., Submission of Senate approved list and online registration by prospective corps members) are yet to commence.
- While It will take all Corps Producing Institutions one week to upload the Senate/Academic Board list, it will also take prospective corps members (both locally and foreign-trained) four (4) weeks to register online. Apart from these, there are other administrative duties connected to the mobilisation process which we have to undertake before the orientation
- ‘Registration for Remobilization‘ is required only for corps members that have been mobilized in a previous NYSC batch but absconded from service.
- ‘Registration for Revalidation‘ is required only for corps members that have been deployed in a previous NYSC batch but did not go to camp.
- All graduates from Nigerian Universities, Polytechnics/Monotechnics and those affiliated to them (whether full-time or part-time) are expected to carry out their biometric-enabled online registration using their Matriculation Numbers and JAMB Registration Numbers. Also, those for Revalidation (i.e. prospective corps members who were mobilized earlier but for one reason or the other could not report for the orientation course) must equally register online.
- Prospective Corps members should ensure that they have functional e-mail addresses that they can access and Nigerian (GSM) telephone numbers with which to register
- Locally trained prospective Corps members are expected to use correct Institution Matriculation numbers to register
- For locally-trained graduates, only those whose names appear in the Senate/Academic Board Approved Result lists submitted by their Institutions will have access to register on the NYSC portal
- Foreign-trained prospective corps members should ensure that their Institutions are accredited. Where in doubt, it is their responsibility to approach Federal Ministry of Education for verification
- Foreign-trained students must come with their credentials for evaluation on camp; there is no need for physical evaluation before camp
- Foreign-trained students can pay for the service on arrival to the country if they could not pay when they register outside the country
- Those who graduated from Institutions outside Nigeria, (Foreign-trained graduates), are to visit the NYSC portal, register and upload the following documents:
- West African School Certificate(WASC) (with not less than 5 Credits at 2 sittings) or its equivalent,
- General Certificate of Education (GCE O’ Level) (with not less than 5 Credits at 2 sittings) or its equivalent,
- NECO (with not less than 5 Credits at 2 sittings) or its equivalent
- High School Diploma or its equivalent
- First Degree or Higher National Diploma (HND) Certificate (Second Degree or Ph.D. not necessary). Letter of attestation will not be accepted, please.
- Transcript of the first Degree or HND.
- International travelling Passport showing data page and date of departure for the course of study. (Please note that you must present the originals of the above during verification at the Orientation camp). . Letters of verification for graduates of Institutions in Ghana, Benin Republic and any other Institution whose accreditation is in doubt.
- It is the responsibility of the prospective corps members who studied in non-English speaking countries to get their Certificates and Transcripts translated into English language before uploading.
- All graduates of Medicine and Pharmacy are expected to have their Certificates of Registration with Nigerian Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (NMDCN) and Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) respectively. Payment receipts are not acceptable
- Unlike in the past, Foreign-trained graduates should not visit NYSC Headquarters, Abuja for verification of their documents. This exercise will now be done at the Orientation Camps. They should simply print their call-up letters Online and report at the Orientation camps in their States of deployment, but should come to the camp with the original documents they uploaded for verification.
- Anybody who presents any fake document will be demobilized and decamped.
- Prospective corps members should ensure that Passport photograph used meet the following specifications
- Ensure your face (eyes, nose, ears, mouth and jaw) is fully shown without bending
- Ensure the picture is centralized and fills the frame
- Ensure the Photo background is white or off-white with no shadow.
- Ensure the Photo a 2×2 passport size
- Ensure the Photo is validated.
- On no account should prospective corps members register by PROXY. They should also remember the fingers used for their biometric capturing as this will be used for verification at the orientation camps. Those who cannot be verified with their biometric at the orientation camp will not be registered
- Only prospective corps members who want their call-up numbers sent to them through SMS and wish to PRINT their call-up letters Online are expected to pay the sum of Three Thousand Naira (N3,000.00) (see NYSC Portal on how to make payment)
- Prospective Corps members who do not want to pay the N3,000.00 have the option of going to their schools to collect their call-up numbers and call-up letters
- All prospective corps members who paid for the online registration during the 2014 Batch ‘C’ Mobilisation but were not mobilized need not to pay again
- Married female prospective corps members (whether locally or foreign-trained) should upload copies of their marriage Certificate, evidence of Change of name and their husband’s place of domicile during registration
- The orientation camps are not ideal for pregnant and nursing mothers. Prospective corps members in this category are therefore to note that they will not be accommodated
- Prospective corps members who have problems related to mobilization should go to the nearest NYSC Secretariats, see the Deployment and Relocation officer and lodge their complaints between the 9th and 16th of October, 2015. They can also call NYSC Help Desk Lines – 08089244741, 08064324023 or 09092989929.
- All Part-time graduates are also expected to register online, even without JAMB numbers. Such graduates have the option of paying online and printing their Exclusion Letters or as usual, travelling to their Institutions for the Letters.
- Green cards details must be printed, signed and brought to camp after registration by all corps members
- View Time-table for online registration