Posted by News Express | 16 August 2014 | 7,125 times
The Management of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has clarified a news report (not by News Express) to the effect that the orientation course for prospective corps members deployed to Bauchi, Gombe, Adamawa, Jigawa, Yobe and Borno states has been suspended due to the outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease.
“The report was misleading and capable of causing fears and panic among residents of the states mentioned,” NYSC said in a statement issued yesterday in Abuja.
According to it, “For the purpose of putting the record straight, Management of the NYSC took a decision in July 2014 to shift the venues of orientation course for seven states; namely, Bauchi Gombe, Jigawa, Borno, Yobe Adamawa and Kano to other states due to security challenges and the fears of parents whose wards are to be mobilized. Therefore the orientation course in these seven states and that of Osun as well as additional corps members for Lagos State was planned to hold from 1st to 22nd September, 2014 under Stream II of the 2014 Batch ‘B’.
“However, due to the Federal Government’s pronouncement that all schools currently on vacation should remain closed to avert the spread of the Ebola Virus Disease, the orientation course for stream II has to be suspended.
“Meanwhile, arrangement has been put in place for this group of prospective corps members to be documented, registered and provided with the required logistics as bonafide corps members.
“Details of the arrangements put in place for the affected prospective corps members will be conveyed through the print and electronic media.”
•Photo shows NYSC Director General, Brig.-Gen. Johnson Olawumi.
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