If you are a graduate who is looking forward to going to the NYSC camp, this post will give you an information guide on the list of things needed for NYSC camp as well as things not to take to NYSC camp.
It is the dream of every graduate to serve Nigeria through the National Youth Service Corps.
Now that the federal government is paying 33k as a monthly allowance for all serving Corpers I am sure you would not want to miss your share, lol…
The NYSC call-up later comes with lots of excitements that could make you forget your sorrows, in fact, it is the best letter one could ever receive.
However, you shouldn’t let the joy of going to NYSC orientation camp make you forget the necessary requirements to carry along.
Things Needed For NYSC Camp (Requirements)
You will have to undergo a 3 weeks period at the NYSC camp before you will be posted to your place of primary assignment
Below are things you should take to NYSC camp
1. NYSC Call-Up Letter
Your NYSC call-up letter is very important while going to the NYSC orientation camp. You should not attempt laminating your call-up letter because it will not be approved.
However, you should always keep it safe and protect it as your whole life depends on it. On no account should you forget to take your call-up letter along while going to the Camp.
You need to go with the original copy and 4 photocopies (coloured) of your call-up letter. NYSC will send this letter to you a few days after online registration.
2. Final Year Student ID Card
It may sound like a Joke but your final year student ID card is very important. If you don’t have a school ID with the reason being that you lost it, you should visit the Student Affairs to get another ID for you.
You will have to make 2 photocopies of your school ID card and also carry the original copy with you.
However, NYSC does not accept Departmental ID cards
3. Statement of result (B.SC or HND)
NYSC wants to confirm that you have graduated without any problems, so you will have to present your statement of result for verification.
You are expected to carry your original and make 4 photocopies of your Degree or HND statement of result. If the original certificate is not yet ready, you can go with the statement of result and it will be accepted.
Polytechnic graduates within Nigeria are allowed to go with both ND and HND statement of results while Medical Doctors, Pharmacists, Optometrists or other medical professions, can bring the original copy of registration certificate with the Nigerian Medical Council, Pharmacist Board or Optometrist Registration Council and evidence of completion of houseman-ship or internship.
4. NYSC Green Card
The NYSC Green card is an online registration print out slip. It’s printed after online registration showing that your registration is successful and will also be used for physical verification.
You should not forget to go with the original and (4) photocopies of the Green Card to the camp. And lastly, do not laminate your Greencard.
5. Recent Passport Photograph
I know you are lazy when it comes to facing the camera but in this case, you Should go with at least 8 copies of your most recent passport to the camp, a white background will be preferred. Your Passport is very vital and among the things to take to NYSC orientation camp.
6. Medical Certificate of Fitness
Your medical certificate is also very important and makes the list of things to take to NYSC orientation camp. take with you 2 copies of any medical certificate of fitness from a clinic or hospital declaring you fit and ready for camp.
7. Uploaded Documents
If you are a graduate from another country you should go to the camp with the originals of all documents you uploaded during the online registration process. These documents also make the list of things needed for NYSC camp.
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Other Essential Things To Take To NYSC Camp
These items are not compulsory but they are very important because they also affect how you stay in the camp.
Below are things to take to NYSC camp
1. White Shorts, Round-Neck Shirts And Inner-wears
While staying in the camp, NYSC will also give you 2 pairs of shorts, however, they may be of poor quality and may not size you well. So You need to plan ahead and make provision for pairs or shorts.
You will wear this outfit every day until the 21-days is completed in the NYSC camp.
These include antiseptics, insecticides, towel, sanitary pads, mosquito nets, pampas, etc. These are essential to help protect you from skin infections and diseases.
3. Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Bath Soap & Sponge, Detergent
Don’t tell me you would not like to have a cool bath or brush your teeth each time you wake up every morning in the camp, so you need at least 2 toothbrushes, toothpaste, sponge and soap as well as detergent for washing.
4. White tennis Shoes & White Socks
NYSC will make provision for this but however, you should get another extra for yourself that sizes you.
5. Mosquitoes Net
Mosquito is not your friend and will always be your enemy. No one would like to fall sick of Malaria while at the camp, therefore, don’t forget to carry your mosquito net along.
You cannot always depend on your phone as your source of light so you need a good torchlight.
My dear friend, not everyone you meet in the NYSC camp is matured enough not to steal, most of them started stealing since secondary school so those stealing spirits are still inside them.
You wouldn’t want to lose any of your important belongings to thieves right? so get a good padlock.
8. Your Phone and Power Bank
There is always need to have access to your phone and at times light may not be constantly available so you need a Powerbank to boost it up.
9. Waist Pouch
Having a waist pouch is essential because it will let you keep your money and other important items such as phones, money, ID card, keys, ATM cards, and more.
10. Money! Money!! More Money!!!
Wahala for who no get money for NYSC camp. Money Stops nonsense and so you need some cash in the NYSC orientation camp to sort out some things.
You will be needing money for things like food, photographs and other money demanding issues.
List of Things Not Allowed In NYSC Camp
Below are certain things that you should not take to the NYSC camp
1. Television Set
Even if you Father owns a television channel, my friend just keep your TV at home and don’t bring it near the camp
2. Pressing Iron
You are not going to a boarding school so keep your pressing Iron far away from the camp.
You could get yourself in deep trouble with soldiers if you bring bicycles, or cars to the camp
Laptops are not allowed in the NYSC camp so you should learn to stay without your laptops. Even if you are a Yahoo boy that you need to keep in touch with your client you should not bring a laptop to the camp.
This will be provided at the camp by NYSC body so there is no need for you bringing your own.
6. Extension Socket
Stay out of trouble and don’t bring extension socket to NYSC camp, but rather buy a good Powerbank
Do not bring a knife to the camp
8. Gas Cylinder/Stove
You will get a heavy slap for bringing GAS cylinder or foodstuffs to the camp. Besides, you are not allowed to cook in the Camp. All foods are provided to you by NYSC.
You better stay off trouble!!
You may be digging your own grave if you bring condoms to the NYSC camp. Forget about those dirty stories of Corp Members having affairs in the camp and be a good boy.
You can find out more about NYSC Certificate Number and Verification
Conclusion: Things Needed For NYSC Camp (Requirements)
There is Joy in serving as a youth Corper after graduating from college because it comes with massive benefits. I hope this post has informed you on things needed for NYSC camp as well as things not allowed in NYSC camp.
If you are a graduate and have served before, How was your experience in the camp? Let’s hear from you in the comment section.
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