Lack of synergy between corps employers and NYSC secretariats across the country has been identified as the major factor responsible for cases of corps rejection by employers.
Kano state coordinator, Alhaji Ladan Baba made the observation on Wednesday in a paper presentation during the 2018 NYSC corps employers/stakeholders workshop organized to identify grey areas in the administration of NYSC scheme in the state.
The NYSC coordinator said “as long as posting of corps members are done without strict compliance to employers request the challenge of corps rejection will persists” and therefore urged employers to always ensure they lodge their requests to the NYSC secretariats, stating the number of corps members they want with their respective areas of specializations.
In the paper which was titled “role of stakeholders in the challenges of corps administration: rejection, under utilization and evasion of service”, the coordinator lamented over the dearth of graduates in areas of specialization such as engineering, technology, medical sciences and ICT blaming it for the slow pace of science and technology development of the country.
“What obtains is a glut of graduates in the humanities and the arts which a country striving for technological development like Nigeria barely needs. The effect of this is too many crops of graduates of arts and humanities chasing fewer placements for primary assignment which automatically leads to rejection” he added.
NYSC Director General, Brigadier General Suleiman Kazaure, who was represented by Hajiya Fadimatu Muhammad at the workshop, urged the participants to be open minded and deliberate on ways that would get the scheme out of its current challenges.
He stressed that ‘’with the proliferation of universities and other corps producing institutions in the country there is no doubt that the population of corps members will continue to grow and this invariably will affect both the scheme and the corps employers, it is therefore expedient that ways and means of proper utilization of these young men and women by the corps employers are reviewed. ”
The chairman, NYSC governing board Kano state, Alhaji Ado Abba Tudun Wada reafirmed the commitment of Kano state government to ensuring that the scheme achieves its desired objectives, appealing to the employers to ensure that the welfare of corps members in their establishments is being taken care of.