The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has postponed to April 27, the three-week Batch A Orientation course earlier scheduled to start on March 30.
Abosede Aderibigbe, NYSC’s director of press and public relations, made the confirmation while responding to an inquiry by TheCable.
Prospective corps members were confused on Friday when a message started circulating online that the orientation programme had been postponed.
A statement on the NYSC camp appeared to validate their fears, but there were against reports that the strange time table was the work of hackers who had supposedly gained access to the NYSC website.
Aderibigbe did not state any reason for the shift, but apologised to the prospective corps members over any inconvenience that the development could create.
“We wish to confirm the shift in date for the commencement of the 2016 Batch ‘A’ Orientation course,” she said.
“The new time-table for the course is as follows:
Commencement: Wednesday, 27th April, 2016
Swearing-in ceremony: Friday, 29th April, 2016, Close of Camp: Friday, 13th May, 2016
Commencement: Saturday, 21st May, 2016 Swearing-in ceremony: Monday, 23rd May, 2016
Close of Camp: Monday, 6th June, 2016
NYSC Mobilization Time Table For 2016 Batch A
|1||2015 Batch B Post Mobilisation Workshop||19th – 21st November 2015|
|2||2016 Batch A pre-mobilization workshop.||5th – 9th January 2016|
|3||Briefing of corps Members/ final year students.||12th – 16th January 2016|
|4||Display of list of all approved programmes for institutions on NYSC portal for cross checking||11th – 15th January 2016|
|5||Collation of Prospective Corps Members’ Data by Corps Producing Institutions CPIs||11st – 18th January 2016|
|6||Submission/Uploading of Senate/Academic Board Approved Result for Full/Part-Time Graduates and Revalidation Lists by CPIs||18th – 30th February 2016|
|7||Uploading of Corrected Lists by Corps Producing Institutions||18th – 30th February 2016|
|8||On-line Registration by Foreign and locally Trained Nigerian Graduates||8th – 28th February 2016|
|9||Entertainment of complaints from Prospective Corps Members by the state Deployment and Relocation officers and NYSC Help Lines/Desks||8th – 27th February, 2016|
|10||Forwarding of Complaints to Mobilisation Dept by State Deployment and Relocation officers||8th – 27th February, 2016|
|11||Online Delivery of Print-Outs to Corps Producing Institutions||1st – 3rd March, 2016|
|12||Deployment and Printing of Call-up Letters by ICT Department||21st – 27th April, 2016|
|13||Notification/On-line Printing of Call-up Letters||24th – 27th April, 2016|
|14||2016 Batch A Orientation Course (Stream I)||27th April – 13th May, 2016|
|15||2016 Batch A Orientation Course (Stream II)||21st May – 6th June, 2016|