The Economic Sustainability Committee (ESC) chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has asked President Buhari to suspend the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, for two years.
This is contained in report submitted by the committee to the president as part of efforts towards saving the Nigerian economy from the effect of COVID-19.
“The immediate focus in the Education sector is to address the disruptions caused by the pandemic and ensuing social distancing measures at all levels of education,” the report read.
Practical steps will be taken to minimise disruption to learning, utilising technology as appropriate. Specifically, virtual learning will be implemented (either online or through broadcast), virtual convocation ceremonies or issuance of certificates (with postponed ceremonies) should be implemented to continue educational progression.
In similar context, consideration will be given to suspending the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Orientation Camp Exercises for at least 24 months while allowing deployment to places of primary assignment. This will ensure that there is no backlog in the National Service placement pipeline.” the committee report states.