The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has urged the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) to correct the perceived lopsidedness in the mobilisation of graduates in institutions in Ekiti State for the Batch A 2013/14 service year.
NANS Chairman, Ekiti Axis, Mr Damilare Bewaji, who urged the NYSC to make the amend in the interest of the students, lamented that graduates of Ekiti State University (EKSU), Ado-Ekiti, and Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti, were allegedly shortchanged in the number compiled for mobilisation.
In a statement by NANS yesterday in Ado-Ekiti, Bewaji lamented that only 306 graduates were mobilised out of about 3,500 that were supposed to be mobilized, while only 202 graduates of the Polytechnic were mobilised out of the 835 that the institution compiled for the purpose.
Consequently, NANS issued a seven-day ultimatum to NYSC Director-General, Brig-Gen. Nnamdi Okore-Affia, to ensure that the graduates presented by the institutions to NYSC for service were fully mobilized. According to the students’ body, failure by the NYSC management to mobilise the prospective corps members at the given time would compel NANS to protest the failure.