NYSC To Mobilize Corps Members Online

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) is to commence online registration of prospective corps members in the country before the end of the year.

The Director General of the scheme, Brig.-Gen. Johnson Bamidele, told the 2014 Batch B pre-mobilisation workshop in Enugu on Wednesday that the automation was one of the major issues that would be addressed in the course of the meeting.

“We are now looking at a process where the mobilisation of all prospective corps members will be done online.

“The key thing is that a prospective corps member who lives in Enugu for instance and graduated from Sokoto will not have to travel to the north for their
call-up letters.

“All that will now be done online. We are looking at starting with Batch B, but if it will not be feasible we then start with Batch C,” he said.

Bamidele said the scheme would also look at the prospects of policy reviews to widen its scope.

“As we are aware, we deploy corps members to four key areas of agriculture, health, education and rural
infrastructure development.

“But we are now trying to see if we can expand beyond these areas so that we can mitigate some of the problems we are having with what we are doing,”
he said.

Bamidele said that if the proposed review scaled through, corps members would be deployed to such
sub-sectors as banking, oil and gas,
telecommunication and others.

In his goodwill message, the Chairman of the NYSC Governing Board, Chief Gordon Bozimo, said the computerisation of the scheme was a dream realised.

“This is expected to snowball into a concrete implementation that will not only reduce the stress of registration but put an end to the mobilisation of
unqualified persons for national service.
Bozimo said the governing board was aimed at adding value to the operations of the scheme.

“One of the principal ways of achieving this is by ensuring that it institutes transparency into the scheme’s operational procedures.

“The board is totally in support of the management and I am encouraged by the cooperation we have been receiving so far.

“The happy point for me is that we can rally efforts to jointly move the scheme forward in the interest of our nation,” Bozimo said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the theme of the workshop is ‘Consolidating Effective Strategies for a Credible Mobilisation Process’. (NAN)

NYSC Changes Dates For Registration Of Prospective Corps Members For 2014 Batch ‘B’ Abridged Orientation Course

DATES FOR REGISTRATION OF PROSPECTIVE CORPS MEMBERS FOR 2014 BATCH ‘B’ ABRIDGED ORIENTATION COURSE

In consideration of the presidential
pronouncement that all schools should not
reopen at this time of national health
emergency, the abridged version of the 2014
Batch ‘B’ orientation course is scheduled to
commence from 1st to 8th September, 2014.

Prospective corps members deployed to the
affected states scheduled for the exercise are to report at the designated orientation camps reflected in their Call-Up Letters for
registration. In order to ensure seamless
exercise, prospective corps members are
advised to report on the dates indicated in the time table presented hereunder.

The grouping is in accordance with the geo-political zones where the corps members come from.

S/N STATE OF DEPLOYMENT CAMP ADDRESS GEOPOLITICAL ZONE DATE OF REGISTRATION

1 ADAMAWA NIGER STATE: NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp,(Former Abubakar, Dada Senior Secondary School) Paiko, Niger State. North Central 1st – 3rd SEPT., 2014

North West 4th – 5th SEPT., 2014.
South West 6th – 7th SEPT., 2014
South South/South East/ North East 8th SEPT., 2014

2 BAUCHI PLATEAU STATE: NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Mangu Local Government Area, Mangu, Plateau State.

North Central 1st – 3rd Sept, 2014
North West 4th – 5th Sept, 2014
South South 5th – 6th Sept, 2014
South West 6th – 7th Sept, 2014
South East/North East 8th Sept, 2014

3 BORNO NASARAWA STATE: Magaji Dan-Yamusa Permanent Orientation Camp Keffi, Nasarawa State.

North Central 1st – 3rd Sept, 2014
North West 4th – 5th Sept, 2014
South East/South West/South South/North East 6th – 8th Sept, 2014

4 GOMBE BENUE STATE: NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Wannune, Tarka Local Government Area, Kilometer 35 Makurdi Gboko, Road, Benue State

North Central 1st – 3rd Sept, 2014
North West 4th – 6th Sept, 2014
South West/South South 6th – 7th Sept, 2014
South East/North East 8th Sept, 2014

5 JIGAWA KADUNA STATE: NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Kaduna-Abuja Road, Kaduna State.

North Central 1st – 3rd Sept, 2014
North East 4th – 5th Sept, 2014
South South 6th Sept, 2014
North West/South West/South East 7th – 8th Sept, 2014

6 KANO KOGI STATE: NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Asaya, Kabba Local Government Area, Kogi State.

North Central 1st – 2nd Sept, 2014
North East 3rd – 4th Sept, 2014
South West/South South 5th – 6th Sept, 2014
South East/North East 7th – 8th Sept, 2014

7 LAGOS LAGOS STATE: NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp,Iyana Ipaja, Agege, Lagos State.

North East 1st – 2nd Sept, 2014
South South 3th – 4th Sept, 2014
North Central 5th – 6th Sept, 2014
South East/North West/South West 7th – 8th Sept, 2014

8 OSUN OSUN STATE: NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Aisu College Hospital Road, Ede North Local Government Area,Ede, Osun State.

North East 1st – 2nd Sept, 2014
North West 3rd – 4th Sept, 2014
North Central 5th – 6th Sept, 2014
South East/South South/South West 7th – 8th Sept, 2014

9 YOBE FCT: NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Kubwa, Bwari Area Council, FCT.

South South 1st – 2nd Sept, 2014
North West 3th – 4th Sept, 2014
South West/North East 5th – 6th Sept, 2014
North Central/South East 7th – 8th Sept, 2014

Prospective corps members are to come along with details of their bank accounts as follows:

Account Name:
Bank Name:
Account Number:
Sort Code:

Prospective Corps members are to equally note that the registration process will not take more than one hour. Thereafter, they are to collect their kits and proceed immediately to their states of deployment or relocation as the case may be for the completion of the remaining formalities.

Wish you a very successful and hitch-free
exercise

Thank you
MANAGEMENT

WAAW Foundation Undergraduate Scholarships for African Women 2015

The Working to Advance African Women (WAAW) foundation aim to increase the pipeline of African women in Science,
Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) related disciplines, and work to ensure that this talent is engaged in African innovation.

WAAW has announced the next round of its
scholarship program for African women for 2014, offering $500/year for need-based female African students admitted to a
University, College or institute of higher learning in Africa.

Scholarships are renewable annually, following proof of the student’s continued academic performance. Application is open from August 1 through October 31, 2014.

Selection Criteria and Eligibility
WAAW foundation’s annual scholarship initiative is aimed at supporting need based African female STEM-focused college education. Please read the eligibility criteria before you apply.
All non qualifying applications will be automatically deleted!

Criteria for eligibility includes:
(a) Female students of African origin, living and studying in Africa.
(b) Currently enrolled in undergraduate B.S.degree program.
(c) Studying STEM related courses in a University or college in Africa.
(d) Demonstrable financial need, and
(e) Excellent Academic Record.
(f) Below the age of 32 years.
(g) Graduation date is after December of award year
Scholarship recipients will receive an award of $500 for the academic year, or the equivalent in their country’s local currency.
Scholarship recipients may reapply for renewal the following year, with proof of continued excellent academic performance.

Duration of Scholarship
Scholarship is a onetime fund but is renewable annually, following proof of the student’s continued academic performance

Eligible African Countries
Women from all Africa countries
To be taken at: Applicants home country
Application Deadline on or before Midnight (CST) on 31 October, 2014

How can I Apply?
Visit the WAAW foundation web site at
www.waawfoundation.org and complete the application form
online.
Your application will include the following:
1. Application form filled out completely.
2. Personal and Contact Information.
3. Educational background and Family Information.
4. Statement of need should describe why scholarship funds are
needed and what the funds will be used for if received.
5. Essays are a strong criteria in determining candidates who are
short listed. Responses to essay questions that address career
goals and how you expect the WAAW scholarship will assist
in your education.
6. Two academic/professional references. Note
recommendations and transcripts ARE NOT REQUIRED AT
THIS TIME. ONLY after a candidate has been shortlisted.
The foundation also requires the contact information for two
academic or professional references.
Sponsors
WAAW- Working to Advance African Women
Important Notes:
WAAW will only accept online application this year. Scholarship
applications are reviewed by the WAAW Scholarship Committee,
and awards are announced by February.
Only shortlisted candidates will be asked for recommendation
letters or University transcripts during the verification process.