Ten members of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, in Bauchi State will have their service year extended for at least three weeks or one month, for various misconducts during their service year.
This was disclosed on Thursday by Mrs Rifkatu Yakubu, the Bauchi State Coordinator of NYSC.
She explained that the misconducts included abscondment and absenteeism during their service year, reiterating that the scheme had zero tolerance for truancy and would not hesitate to punish any erring corps member.
No fewer than 401 corps members of the 22 Batch B stream II passed out in the state and this included 269 males and 132 females
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Four of the corps members received merit awards from the Bauchi state government.
According to her, the corps members received the awards for impacting positively on the lives of members of their host communities through meaningful Community Development Projects and Services executed during their service year.
She also said that the corps members had written their names in the good book of NYSC, urging them to keep the spirit alive, even after their service year.
“Those of you taking part in the post skill acquisition and entrepreneurship development training should ensure that you complete your training as this will help you to become employers of labour.
“To those of you who failed to learn any skills, you can start doing something even with the last allowance you were paid.
“Your parents want to see you doing something, no matter how little. It is better than staying out home doing nothing,” she said.