PTF: NYSC Batch B stream two to start orientation exercise Thursday
A chairman of the presidential task force on COVID-19 (PTF), Boss Mustapha has disclosed that the second stream of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) will resume at the various orientation camps on Thursday.
This disclosure was made by the secretary to the government of the federation (SGF) while speaking at the PTF media briefing in Abuja on Monday.
Recall that the 2020 batch B stream 1 corps members resumed at the orientation camp on November 10 after months of shutting down camps as part of measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
The PTF chairman said the date for the second stream of prospective corps members was chosen after the first batch ended their 3-week orientation training on Monday, November 30, 2020.
He further stated that the third batch would resume camping in January 2021.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) had made it compulsory for all members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) to undergo an antigen-based test before being allowed access into orientation camps across the country.
Chikwe Ihekweazu, director-general of the NCDC, had said: “We will test everyone to enable us to keep our camps safe with the understanding of what is going on in the country”.
The measure is to help curb the spread of the coronavirus.
In Africa, Nigeria ranked 5th for both the highest cumulative cases and deaths.
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