Hey guys,

I’m currently counting my days in uni and I swear I cant wait, I’m tired! I’ve been ranting on twitter now on how much I hate NYSC and how I pray that they scrap it or even make it optional because I can’t imagine going through all of that trouble after living in this kind of country lead by this kind of government. maybe the NYSC actually helped a lot of people and that’s good for them but it needs restructuring and I know I don’t want to travel all the way to one state and not end up returning home to my family (God forbid tho) just like the girl who recently died in the cap due to negligence. its really sad and I pray that the Almighty heals and strengthen her family.

This is one thing that is actually bothering my mind, the fact that I have to do NYC. I’ve suffered enough in this Nigeria and now I may have to face the whole NYSC orientation. Honestly, i don’t think the NYSC itself  is actually that bad, I’m just really concerned about the camp, that is my MAJOR issue.

I saw a tweet recently about a girl in camp who was being harassed by one of the soldiers and there’s little or nothing she could do about it. imagine us being in the presence of the people who were put in place to mentally and physically train you only to be harassed because they see women as an object of please like are you kidding me? and trust me there is little or nothing you can do because there no one to report to. I saw a reply on the tweet and the guy said in quote

what is in your body that they cannot touch?

Just imagine that trash the one is divulging, mschheeewww!!

Anyway, I just knew that NYSC will deny the whole incident about the girl dying in camp, giving excuses that will just irritate your soul. they stated in quote

the girl was sick from home

like WTH??!! and so what? that doesn’t justify their negligence!

I swear I’m just tired of this country and can you imagine that no one, not any of our leaders has even come out to say anything about this situation. I saw a picture of some NYSC camps and i just wanted to throw up and cry at the same time. it made me sick to my stomach. even refugees live better than corpers in NYSC.

I’m sure you all can read how pissed I am because I just can’t! and someone will come and tell me that

i wont have some mandatory or necesary experiences needed to build a worthy life?

Like are you for real nigga?! I don’t need NYSC to teach me that, living in Nigeria alone has taught and is still teaching me that!

SIGH!

All in all, the NYSC program itself is not that bad, BUT the camp orientation should be scrapped if the government isn’t going to provide necessary facilities to help facilitate the program. can you imagine driving down to Ebonyi, Zamfara or all those other states with terrible and dysfunctional roads? like can you imagine?

Wait, do all these senators, the governors and some of these leaders kids even go for NYSC because I have not heard of ONE going for that, but how could they, how?

If I’m to continue with this post I swear I’m not going to stop because I’m just tired!

I always appreciate your comments, please let me know how you feel about this.

#SCRAPNYSC

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13 Comments

  1. e structuring is poor… Nysc is crap, I’m doing it currently and I’m fed up.
    1. They will waste ones time during mobilization
    2. You never know where you will be mobilized to…. GOD forbid a remote village.
    3. Camp is rigorous…. I will never forget the soldiers shouting, “camp is highly regimented”, telling us to drop our ‘butter’ attitude at the gate.
    4. The exercise is not worth it, not everyone is built for that stress
    5. Overall I hate it… I can’t wait to be done, I wanted it scrapped before my turn then too, but it wasn’t.
    Have in mind in your time you won’t have any course to regret whatsoever insha Allah… Best wishes

    • Wallahi it’s not worth it. Not everyone is built for the stress. I pray they cancel it. Like you have no idea how much I hate it. I can’t imagine having to go through all these things chai!

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  3. My deepest condolence to the family of that late corper.unto this Nysc of a thing,I belive that the Scheme should be revised,restructured, and Corpers should be given the priviledge of chosing where they would love to serve instead of throwing them to random and remote villages all in the name of integration and orientation.God help us Graduates,I have faith in God that come January next year my service year will be awesome.God bless Nigeria! God bless us all!!

    • Exactly, but honestly I’m just scared. I can’t imagine being posted to a scary village..I’ll just loose my mind

  4. I really think NYSC is for the good and betterment of the country because it trys to teach youths what diversity is all about. I believe it should be revised and restructured, and the funds giving out to the people in charge should be monitored and also the medical facilities should be very good and readily available. Last but not least, the military men responsible for the corp members should be trained and sanctioned for any misbehaviours.
    I am serving now and I am enjoying the whole experience, from my camp to my PPA.

    • You are really lucky then… I hope I feel this way during my time.
      Thank you so much for commenting

  5. Abbas Malik Reply

    I’m currently doing my nysc and It has been a good experience but honestly it needs to be reformed and it shouldn’t be compulsory. Great article here

    • Thank you. I really hope they find a solution to it soon. Thank you so much

  6. I’ve been saying the same thing ooo.. they should just scrap the camo part at least. They don’t even have the money for it. They would save a lot of money if they scrapped out the 3 weeks part. Just imagine I graduated in June 2016 and we all thought by August nysc would have started. For where finally they picked December and I was put in the 2nd stream. My mates that decided to go on with their masters are already in their work 2nd semester. We al know it wont be scrapped at least not in this administration. So Please and please when your time comes work it to a place you’ll be comfortable with and don’t be like me that wasted months waiting for them to start. I’m not looking forward to camp at all but I just want to get it over with. I’ll probably end up crying there.

    • You’ve said it all and I’m really tired. Already trying to work my nysc to lagos because I know I can’t go and suffer anywhere o.
      Thank you for commenting and be strong… It will pass

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