Education sector will collapse if NYSC is scrapped- DG
Education sector will collapse if NYSC is scrapped- DG. Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Brigadier-General Shuaibu Ibrahim has argued the education and health sectors would collapse if NYSC is scrapped.
He asked those calling for a scrap of the scheme to have a rethink and rather see how they can encourage thousands of graduates to offer selfless services year-in-year-out.
The 18th Director-General of NYSC gave the warning in a chat with journalists shortly after the swearing-in and oath-taking ceremony of 1,332 members of 2021 batch ‘B’ (stream 1) deployed to Kaduna State.
He said: “If we take corps members out of the service, our school and education will collapse and I am so proud to say so.
“Anyone in doubt should go and take a survey of our education and health sectors and get back to us about his findings on several corps members rendering selfless services in these two key sectors and others
“We have unveiled nine books on NYSC and I want to encourage Nigerians to go and read those books. People are saying because of insecurity or what if something happens on their way to camp, hence, calling for its scraping.
“Some people appeared to be having issues with us and then resolve to blackmail us which should stop. Corps members should either be encouraged to put in their best.
“We should teach them to be patriotic because they are the leaders of this country in the future,” he said.
The Army officer joined to observe a minute silence for five corps members who died on their way to their various States of deployment from Akwa Ibom last Wednesday, as a sign of respect for the departed souls.