NYSC: prospective corps members to undergo fitness test in camp


The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has said prospective corps members will henceforth undergo fitness tests in camp to ascertain their fitness status for some of its activities during the three-week orientation.

A statement by its Director of Press and Public Relations, Eddy Megwa, yesterday in Abuja, reads: “In view of the regimentation and physical demands of some activities of the NYSC orientation programme, the management of the scheme introduced the presentation of Certificate of Fitness from recognised public health facilities by prospective corps members as a requirement for registration at the orientation camp.

“The essence was to enable camp officials to manage those who are not fit to undertake certain activities in the camp. This has been largely misunderstood, leading to extortion of some prospective corps members by fraudulent individuals in their bid to secure such documents some of which may not stand a test of integrity…”

“In order to avail the scheme credible information on their health status and protect them from exploitation by unscrupulous persons, prospective corps members will henceforth undergo fitness test at the NYSC clinic at the Orientation Camp with effect from the 2022 Batch ‘C’ orientation course.

“It is pertinent to note that the NYSC orientation camp clinics across the nation are managed by the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) with the supervision of consultants from tertiary health institutions.

“Prospective corps members should note this information for compliance.”

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