The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) on Monday, urged prospective corps members to print their call-up letters for the 2016 Batch B (stream 1) orientation course, the scheme also released the timeline for the camp registration so if you have not checked, you had better hurry up and do that.
The NYSC orientation camp is basically to provide intense and lifelong training for corps members before they start the One Year compulsory service to humanity. With the stress of traveling and the hassle of packing beforehand, it is not surprising that something is almost always forgotten at home before heading to the camp.
Here are few essential things to know and items you should never forget to pack:
Make sure you don’t travel late, arrive early with your luggage. If you are posted to a state that is very far, it is better to travel a day before the camp opens.
Don’t worry about where to stay, you will be allow to go inside the camp and this will also lessen your registration stress.
From experience, screening starts at the gate, where your luggage is thoroughly searched and surfed by security officials before granting your pass. Officials don’t want you to bring in prohibited items like pressing iron, knives, boiling rings, mirrors and forks are known to be contraband items in camp.
Documents with enough photocopies. Every NYSC member is requested to bring to camp your original statement of result, Institution identity card, recent passport photographs. Your call-up letters and enough cash.
The truth is that, the registration processes is always stressful but before you know it, you will have your camp kits including your khaki, jungle boots and t-shirts. If they are oversize, search for someone to exchange with or you can as well get a tailor at the ‘mami market’ to resize it.
Once you have your NYSC kits, only the T-shirt and shorts with the white tennis shoes are permissible.
It is better to go with enough white t-shirt and extra tennis for a replacement.
Don’t forget to write your number on your kits.
Other items include you should never forget include: Waist pouch/bag, torch, disinfectants, sanitary pads, detergent, bath soap and sponge, and mosquito net.
So, there you have it guys! Pack as light as you can and do have a great service year!