Frustration as schools reject corps members in Ondo

Several Batch ‘C’ Corps members who finished their orientation programme at the National Youth Service Corps in Ikare Akoko, Ondo State are still wandering the streets of major towns in the state because of their rejection in their various places of primary assignments.

Investigation carried out by PREMIUM TIMES showed that the corps members were posted to public and private schools across the state strictly on the instructions from the NYSC headquarters.

Findings also showed that the corps members in batches ‘A’ and ‘B’ earlier posted to the state are still serving in most of those schools and the development forced their management to turn down new postings.

The rejected corps members are said to be making desperate moves to get placement with some applying to private nursery and primary schools.

Some of the corps members in Akure were seen in some public places with their luggage on Wednesday evening visibly because they could not get accommodation.

The initial arrangement according to sources was that the management of the schools they were posted to, will arrange for their accommodation and pay them stipends, apart from their NYSC monthly allowance.

Spokesperson of the NYSC in Ondo State, Christy Olatoye, said the agency was aware of the pains and sufferings of the innocent corps members.

She said there was an instruction from the national headquarters of the agency that the corps members should be posted to schools.

“We were directed not to post corps members to Ministries, Agencies or departments of government. Hence the only alternative is for us to send them to schools,” she said.

Mrs. Olatoye therefore urged the rejected corps members to report to the secretariat of the agency for possible assistance, advising management of schools where the corps members were posted not to reject them in the interest of the young Nigerians.


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