NYSC Camp Requirement – Are you a prospective corps member preparing to go for National Youth Service Corps (NYSC)? Do you want to know the requirements for NYSC orientation camping? Here are some basic and important things you should know and keep in place for NYSC orientation camp.
NB: Things listed under compulsory category are documents that with none of them, you may not register in the NYSC camp. And the items listed under essential category are not compulsory but needed for personal comforts.
The documents below are Compulsory (If you arrive in the NYSC camp with none of them, you will not be registered by the camp officials)
- Final year ID card
You need to go with the original and two (2) photocopies. To get a ‘final year ID card’, go to the Directorate of Students’ Affairs in your school, and a request for one. NYSC also accepts School ID Card instead of final year ID card. But will not accept departmental ID card.
- Statement of result (B.SC or HND)
You need to go with the original and four (4) photocopies of your Degree or HND statement of result. If you have the original certificate itself, better. But if you don’t, just go with the statement of result.
If you do not have your statement of result, do not go to the NYSC camp. For foreign trained graduates, you must present the original certificate itself.
Besides that, persons who graduated from Polytechnic within Nigeria should go with both ND and HND statement of results.
Medical Doctors, Pharmacists, Optometrists or other medical profession, should go to camp along with the original of registration certificate with the Nigerian Medical Council, Pharmacist Board or Optometrist Registration Council and evidence of completion of houseman-ship or internship.
- NYSC Call Up letter
Never forget your call-up letter! You need to go with the original and four (4) photocopies. NYSC will send this letter to you a few days after online registration. CLICK HERE TO PRINT YOUR CALL UP LETTER
Please, DO NOT laminate your call-up letter because NYSC will reject a laminated copy.
- NYSC Green card
Please, do not forget your Green Card. Go with the original and four (4) photocopies. Green Card is the online print-out slip after NYSC online registration. Also, Do NOT laminate it! CLICK HERE TO PRINT YOUR GREEN CARD
Note: the Green Card and call-up letter are to be printed out in colored.
- Recent passport photograph
Please, go with eight (8) copies. The background color should be white or off-white. Don’t listen to anyone that says you should go with over eight copies.
- Medical Certificate of Fitness
Go with two (2) copies of a medical certificate of fitness got from any government hospital or military clinic in Nigeria.
- Uploaded Documents
Foreign trained graduates should go to camp with the original of all documents they uploaded during online registration.
NYSC camp requirements (Essential)
Things listed below are not compulsorily needed in NYSC camp but they are essential for personal comforts.
- White round-necked T-shirts
This outfit is worn everyday throughout the 21-days stay in the NYSC camp. NYSC will give you only 2, but these two are of poor quality and may not size you. Also, you may not enjoy wearing only 2 shirts for 3 weeks in camp that you will stay in camp.
- White shorts
NYSC will also give you 2 pairs of shorts, but of poor quality and may not size you. You need like extra pairs so as not to be stranded if it tears.
- White tennis shoes & white socks
NYSC will provide this, but it’s advisable you get an extra one pair for yourself.
- Tea or beverages
This is very important for those who would not like the camp watery tea. Some people collect camp tea and then add some spoons from their own tea to make it tick.
Antiseptics, insecticides, towel, sanitary pads, pampas, etc. These are essential to help protect you from infections and skin infections.
- Mosquitoes Net is very important
This is very important, I know you wouldn’t like to go to camp and fall sick. Mosquitoes net will protect you from mosquitoes and other camp insects. Take one net with you and rope to tie it to your bunk.
- You need PHYSICAL CASH
You need to go to camp with some cash, there are too many things that cost money in camp. Things like, food, charging phone, taking pictures, laundries, etc. Also, go with at least N30,000, and also with your ATM card, because there are ATMs in some camp.
Don’t say you will use your phone touch! Torchlight is important; make sure you buy rechargeable ones.
- You will need Waist Pouch
Waste bag or pouch is essential. This will serve as your money keeper, and also as a locker for important items such as phones, money, ID card, keys, ATM cards, and more.
- Padlocks is important
You need a padlock to lock your boxes and bags to prevent camp thieves from gaining access to your properties. There are many people who lost many valuable things to the NYSC camp thieves. I know you wouldn’t want to fall a victim.
- Your phone and power bank
This is important for communication. If you don’t have a power bank or cell phone, please get one.
- Other essential things need in NYSC camp
You can buy other things like bed sheets, pillow, bucket and other big things from mammy market (camp market) to avoid overloading yourself.
We encourage you to read these article after printing out your call up letter as it will help you to know more about the NYSC orientation camp, redeployment, rules and regulations of camping etc.
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