NYSC TO RESUME ORIENTATION ACTIVITIES SOON-FG

The federal government has asked the management of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) to start preparing for resumption of Orientation activities, with a hint that it may get the go-ahead in the next four weeks.It also hinted that orientation may take- off after the completion of the newly approved eased lockdown, which lasts for another 4 weeks.Coordinator of the Covid-19 Presidential Taskforce, Sani Aliyu, said so during the press briefing on Thursday.“We have advised the National Youth Service Corps to start planning ahead of resumption in future phases, but not within this current phase of the response.“We will work closely with them to design policies that may allow this to happen in the future,” he said.THE WHISTLER also learned that the NYSC has extended registration for 2020 Batch ‘A’ Stream II.“This is to inform 2020 Batch ‘A’ Stream II Prospective Corps Members that Online Registration has been extended to Tuesday 11th August, 2020,” NYSC disclosed on its Facebook page, today, Thursday.Furthermore, Aliyu maintained that only exitting classes (primary 6, JSS 3 and SS3), primary and nursery schools have been approved to resume while other classes and tertiary institutions remained closed.“All day care and primary schools are to remain closed till further evacuation, however, while primary schools must remain closed, registered pupil may proceed to take the national common entrance as soon as it is feasible.“For secondary and Tertiary Institutions, just to clarify, these remains closed; however, we have made arrangements for exitting classes in their final years of schools to resume and partake in examination in line with guidelines,” he said.The PTF had maintained that until safety was guaranteed, schools would remain shut

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