The historical background and objectives of NYSC (National Youth Service Corps)

The historical background and objectives of NYSC (National Youth Service Corps)

NYSC  (National Youth Service Corps)

NYSC  (National Youth Service Corps)was established in May 2nd,1973 by General Yakubu Gowon who was then the head of State. 

NYSC is one  of the federal government programs created for a specific purpose and the purpose of its creation is to foster unity among the heterogeneous ethnicities in Nigeria. 

He forsaw the need why a country called Nigeria should remain as an entity. 

Since then youth service corps has been a compulsory one year program for a graduating Students in all Universities in Nigeria either Federal or States to serve their father's land.

OBJECTIVES
1.To foster unity

2.To bring about a unique relationship among the cultural groups

3.To learn from different ethnic groups

4.To enhance uniform development

5.To prepare them for future leadership.

6.To help in cushion  the effect of civil war.
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