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April 29, 2020

The full meaning of SAED is Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development. It is an important part of the NYSC orientation activities. The government understands that there are a lot of unemployed youths, and that with each graduation, this number rises. Hence, the role of SAED as a means to equip youth with skills that will […]

April 16, 2020

Teaching as a corps member can be fun. Holiday, mid-term breaks and all. But what about the annoying parts? How come nobody thinks of that? This post is for every corps member who has been frustrated by teaching in their NYSC year. 1. The struggle of waking up early. Dear God, why am I waking […]

April 9, 2020

NYSC redeployment is a thing. People who don’t like their posting can apply to be redeployed to another state. Other conditions for being redeployed include marriage, insecurity, and health conditions, among others. More often than not, a lot of corps members redeploy. This list is for people who chose the redeployment option. 1. You, thinking […]

April 1, 2020

People say a lot of things about NYSC camp, many of which are wrong. This has caused a lot of bad feelings about the NYSC orientation camp and many prospective corps members are discouraged about the camp experience. This post will help you correct some of those wrong things. 1. “NYSC camp is boring.” Look, […]

March 26, 2020

Self-isolation is upon us, and whether we like it or not, we have to adhere. As corps members, circumstances might be a bit different, and that’s why we brought you this to-do list that is specifically tailored to your life as a corps member. 1. Cook good food and enjoy your life. Look ehn, there […]

March 7, 2020

NYSC is that one year of your life that you willingly dash to the government. And while it can be fun, it can also be a very scary thing too. A new environment, new places, new method of living, all for three weeks. This list details all the panic that comes when you receive your […]

March 4, 2020

I had just finished Nysc, and I was at the Iyana-Ipaja camp to pick up my certificate and celebrate my freedom from bondage. I remember getting a call from one of my closest friends – he was still doing Nysc, and he had called to ask how I was feeling. I told him I was […]

February 27, 2020

NYSC CDS is another opportunity for corpers to gather together and display the full range of their behaviour. We made a list of the types of people you’ll find there. Which one have you come across? More importantly, which one are you? 1. Those who came to slay. Of course they don’t dress like this. […]

January 31, 2020

What a great time to be alive; NYSC allowance has increased from N19800 to N33,000. After several years of begging and grovelling, the government has finally listened to us. Now, corps members will be eager to serve their fatherland, and those who are yet to serve will become eager to do so — or so […]

January 9, 2020

NYSC is that mandatory scheme where all fresh graduates are slaves to the government. And for every corps member, getting posted to a place of primary assignment is the dreaded moment of truth. The beating heart when you check your dashboard, the shock when you finally see where you’ll spend the next ten months, the […]

November 23, 2019

7:15 AM Today is my last Friday in this camp. Waking up, it is no different from the other Fridays I have spent here. But it feels different, and when the soldiers come banging at the door, my friend F. says that very soon, all this gra-gra will end. I can’t wait for it to […]

November 22, 2019

5:36 AM Let me tell you, the day after the inter-platoon drill is when everybody’s morale finally goes downhill. Why? Well, when you have done the main thing for which you have been practicing for days, what else remains? What else but to think about going home? My first thought when I wake up is, […]

November 21, 2019

6:00 AM NYSC camp ends in 5 days.  Today is the inter-platoon drills competition. I wake up feeling a little excited. Days and days of marching, and finally we get to showcase what we have learned. All the right wheel, left wheel, slow march, breaking into quick march. I can’t wait. But first, I have […]

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