The National Youth Service Corps has said that all unqualified graduates will be handed over to the police for prosecution, as it added that some of the graduates are unable to perfectly recite the letters of the English alphabet and have no idea what a bank statement is THE PUNCH reports.
Brig. Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, the Director-General of the NYSC made this known in Abuja on Thursday during a press conference. He noted that the NYSC Act reveals that such fake graduates are liable to a two-year jail term.
The NYSC DG went on to reveal that only 4,644,804 Nigerians had participated in the mandatory scheme since it began in 1973. He, however, stated that the scheme had been able to achieve its aim of national integration so far.
He as well made the revelation that a total of 1,132,409 corps members had been equipped with skills acquisition and entrepreneurship development package organised by the scheme over the years.
He said, “If I give you some of the write-ups of the graduates; some were told to write ABCD, they could not. They could not say what a bank statement is. They don’t know. If I show you their papers, you will feel sad.
“Some people have asked me if NYSC has the power to crosscheck the certification of graduates, I said no, but we have the power to ensure that unqualified Nigerians are not mobilised for service.”
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