The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) will begin the orientation exercise for the 2018 Batch ‘B’ corp members on July 24.
Adenike Adeyemi, the NYSC director, press and public relations, made this known in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja.
Adeyemi said the exercise will hold in orientation camps nationwide from July 24 to August 13.
She urged all state coordinators to be alert to security issues and the general welfare of corps members.
She advised the coordinators to ensure strict compliance with management’s directives on healthcare, feeding, accommodation and camp sanitation during the course.
Adeyemi said Suleiman Kazaure, director-general of the scheme, had urged the state coordinators to step up efforts at sensitising state governments and other stakeholders on their statutory responsibilities to NYSC.
“State governments are responsible for providing and upgrading camp facilities,” Kazure said.
“Details regarding the conduct of the Stream II edition of the orientation course will be released in due course. I was impressed with what I saw in some states during the last orientation.
“Some states ensured on the implementation of the skills acquisition programme, feeding of corps members, camp sanitation as well as the quality of accommodation.
“Notwithstanding, the successes recorded, the states faced some challenges which I expect we will chart a way forward.”
The director-general said state coordinators who put in extra effort towards the successful execution of the orientation course would be rewarded.
He said those found operating at variance with the scheme’s core values would be sanctioned.