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Is Nysc A Waste Of Time?

TIME THEY SAY IS VERY VITAL IN ONES LIFE, THE EDUCATIONAL PATHWAY IN NIGERIA IS VERY FRUSTRATING AND ABOVE ALL TIME WASTING.WHY SHOULD WE INCLUDE THE NYSC AS A COMPULSORY PROGRAMME RATHER THAN A VOLUNTARY ONE.WE WE SHOULD TAKE A CUE FROM THE BEST EDUCATIONAL SYSTEMS OF THE WORLD LIKE THE UNITED STATES AND THE UNITED KINGDOM.WE SHOULD SAY NO TO A THING LIKE "nysc" brought by the military.

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it is the best way to waste ones precious time, and one year at dat! i would merrily scrap the scheme if i have my way. i came to serve my fatherland from the US and spent one boring year in Ebonyi state. i will prefer to give each graduate about 50k instead if i were mr president.

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you only need to have a vision to understand that it is not a waste of time. Tell your self it is not a waste of time because it .is not

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It was never a waste of time, for me anyway.

Although u could say the original intentions of the originators has been thwarted through years of neglect and corruption, the conclusion still is that life is what u make of it.

I served in calabar,cross river state & was fortunate to have been a member of nccf over there.

Though the scheme itself was bad, the joy of it all was in being able to associate with, and reach out to communities within the state through the rural rugged evangelism and other outreaches organized by NCCF.

So i think when u have a goal (POSITIVE) or focus 4 ur service year and strive hard 2wards it, every hardship u may encounter in the course of it will be wiped out by the joy of victory @ the end.

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well NYSC is not a waste of time but the FG would've gathered all the money wasted on Corps members Khaki,orientation e.t.c and give it to them after the completion of the programme either @ the Polytechnic or University level.They should give it a trial and unemployment will be reduced to the minimal so far the so called graduate can managed the money given to them.

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We are not asking whether you enjoyed it or not. You enjoyed doesn't mean it might not be a waste of time.

You enjoyed it while majority of others didn't means there is something wrong with the system.

By the way how many people scale through by the virtue of NYSC, get good job and leaving comfortably? Check the statistic you will see it is less than 8%.

For a graduate to waste I mean waste 1 year signing paper Up and saying calling it Youth Service, I think with every clarity that there is something very wrong with the system.

For me am of the opinion that they should review the system. They should make NYSC three Months of Intense learning at various focal points at different locations of the state, at the end of the three months, FG will gather all the money aught to have spent on each person at various processes rest of the other month then the person will start life with it until youth empowerment becomes evident in Nigeria.

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NYSC IS MADNESS AND U CAN JUST IMAGINE WAT IT IS AFTER WORKING AS HEAD MARKETING IN A FIRM TO ENROLL FOR THAT CRAP CALLED NYSC"NIGERIAN YOUTH & SEX COMMISSION". FELT LIKE DYING ALL THE PARTICPANTS WANT IS WHERE CAN I EMPTY MY HORMONAL JUICE AND THE MARRIED ONES HAV JOINED IN THE RACE.WAT NONSENSE.THE GOVT. SHOULD LEARN TO CHANNEL THESE RESOURCES TO MORE PRODUCTIVE AREAS.

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Though they had good intentions for the programme but right now with the way it's being managed; it's just an arrant waste of time.

infact it should be scraped

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Men Ive not herad any

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No, it is not.

Granted, there are lots of short comings of the scheme but I really enjoyed my service year.

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There is an adage in yoruba that says when you face some people you will sure back others, this means to some the Experience might be interesting and to some a hell on a Earth,

Am going to serve this year batch "A" my only interest is to see the outside world, if it is work i have 10 years of experience and for me to Serve as a Physics or Maths Teacher might be a waste of time coz i read Engineering and i work as an Engineer even before i entered into the higher institution,

And who knows one might find a lasting solutions to his/or her suffering, when serving as a teacher, the initiative is not bad, but the structure on ground is not labour friendly,

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Waste of time. People should not be forced to waste 1 year of their lives on a scheme that hardly adds value.

If Nigerians don't want to do away with it, then they should either shorten the length or make it voluntary with higher allowances and pegged number of applicants to allow those who have no plans to gamble with NYSC.

What contribution are you making to the society by doing NYSC? Teaching students without dedication? Having fun?

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i served in SHARIA Zamfara and i enjoyed every bit if it.

How?

Coz i understood that in lyf u don't want for the things you desire to happen to you coz in waiting, they might never happen; you [b]MAKE [/b]then happen instead!

Though my first time in the Northern part of the country, and also a Christian. I made Zamfara home. Home is where the hearth is, Not necessarily a geographical location. I created around me everything that made up the word "home" around me.

Its all about mindset and orientation.

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In all what you have said up here, I have not seen where any of it is applicable to NYSC. I dont think you have served b4 from what you just posted.

All we are saying here is that they are not managing it properly but the idea is very good. Those days, for those tht had NYSC experience can testify to it and even presently it still serve good purposes.

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nysc is rubbish!

it is a military design, so we need to democratise it.

imagine this:

1. every corper chooses where he or she will serve.

2. corpers are automatically drafted to occupy all these low cost housing in their serving states with special security.

3. corpers are paid from consolidated account.

4. corpers serve at their choice place.

, then nysc can even be 3 years so that every nysc grd automatically apply for job with 3 years experience. period!

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it's what u make of it.

i had a blast during my service year: them hot shawties, Community development service, orientation camp, the torture under the sweltering heat, maan!!

if u love life and you love being young and with fortune on your side- i served in a blue chip coy in abj- then trust me, it's really not that bad an experience

my service year ends tomorrow, and if i had to do it again, i sure will.

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NYSC, I believe the purpose of creating it first hand work experience and community development, but now everything is an opposite.

The coordination, funding of the scheme is nothing one can be proud of. Corps don’t have accommodation, proper clothing/feeding. At the end of the day you come back and you tell yourself why do I have to waste another 1 year in addition to those I had in school?

But come to think of it. In the past, this is a programme every student will regard to as a dream come true. It is a programme where we choose our careers, where we connect to people you can hook up with either for marriages, jobs etc.

However, I will conclude that though the programme is not coordinated properly, but I will not consider it a waste. Keeping you busy for another 1 year could also prevent some school leavers from engaging in odd activities that may have negative effect on them. People are still connecting themselves in getting jobs.

Until they get it right, we must relent in making our grievances known to government but don’t let us condemn this programme outrightly please.

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I'll be going soon. For some it's a good experience for me SCRAP IT BEFORE MARCH

When is the next batch [ my batch] going in any way

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I would not regard it as a waste, I believe it gives the opportunity to learn about other people. It's like a means of training young mind that the world does not evolve round just you,making them see the need to serve and create impart in others which i believe that's why You and I are Created.

I'm a 'Lagos boy' serving in a Cross River State, a place where in my widest dream never exist but I'm beginning to enjoy both the hardship and the adventure.Guys NYSC is good, The question should be what happens after it all?

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