A committee, Economic Sustainability Committee (ESC), headed by Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, has recommended that the National Youth service Corporation camps should be suspended for 24 months.
The committee made this known in a report submitted to President Muhammadu Buhari last week.
“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.
The report further noted that practical steps would be taken in order to minimise the disruption to learning, utilising technology as appropriate.
It said it would implement virtual learning (either online or through broadcast), virtual convocation ceremonies or issuance of certificates, as physical ceremonies would be postponed.
Similarly, the report noted that the NYSC camps would be suspended 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.”
Recall that at the wake of Coronavirus in Nigeria, in March, NYSC camps were shut following the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in Nigeria.
A statement released by NYSC at the time said “the corps members shall be posted to commence their primary assignments forthwith, while they shall be invited back to the orientation camps when the situation improves”.
Last week, the scheme submitted a proposal for reopening of its camps nationwide.