No fewer than 21 corps members from Batch ‘B’ Streams I and II serving in Kano state would repeat their service year due to various acts of indiscipline.
Ladan Baba, the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) coordinator in the state, disclosed this on Thursday in an interview with NAN on the passing out of the Batch ‘B’ stream one corps members.
“Eight out of the 21 corps members are from the Stream one, 13 of them are from the Stream 2 while 10 corps members would repeat few weeks or months,” he said.
“On a sad note, we lost a male and a female corps members, Shuaibu Yahuza from Bauchi State and Happiness Emmanuel from Enugu State, both of the Stream 1.”
He explained that the affected corps members were punished for either absconding from their places of primary assignment or they were absent for more than three months without permission or any concrete reason.
Ladan said 2,574 corps members passed out from batch ‘B’ Stream 1, describing them as one of the best set they had in recent time.
He added that 13 of the Stream 1 members have excelled and some of them would receive commendation certificates while others would receive the state’s honours award.
Baba explained that those that would receive the commendation letters and awards performed wonderfully during the service year at either their places of primary assignments or host communities.
“The efforts of those corps members that excelled have been tremendous because of their contributions to national unity, social integration and development of the state and the country in general,” he said.
According to him, four of them recently participated at a national event on skills acquisition, which they were given certificates.
In Anambra, sixteen corps members are to repeat their service year while three others will serve various terms of disciplinary measures.
Ebenezer Olawale, Anambra state coordinator, said no formal passing out ceremony was held in the state. He said certificates were issued at the various local government NYSC offices.
According to NAN, 2158 corps members successfully concluded their service year and were issued with discharge certificates.