Two institutions of higher learning are currently under investigation by regulatory bodies for allegedly presenting unqualified persons to the NYSC for mobilization.
The Director-General, Brigadier General Sulaiman Kazaure, disclosed this in his keynote address at the 2017 Batch ‘A’ Pre-Mobilization Workshop in Minna, Niger State.
He noted that despite the effort of the NYSC to stem the tide of uploading of unqualified candidates and graduates of part-time programmes, a few institutions had adopted new strategies to sustain the unwholesome practice.
“Among other things, the law excludes all non-holders of HND and First Degree, graduates of institutions not recognized by the Federal Government and graduates of part-time programmes, etc.
“However, some institutions even as lately as the last mobilization exercise assisted people in these mentioned categories to infiltrate the service corps,” he said.
Kazaure said if found guilty, the two institutions being investigated would have appropriate sanctions meted out to them while the graduates they fraudulently presented for mobilization would be withdrawn from service.
The Director-General reminded Corps Producing Institutions that, as moulders of future leaders, they have the responsibility to guide their students to the right path rather than abet forgery and other criminal tendencies.
He also highlighted other issues that hamper achievement of a seamless mobilization process and stressed the need for all stakeholders to cooperate with the scheme towards addressing them.