The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has denounce the increasing rate of presentation of fake academic credentials and attempt to smuggle names of unqualified persons into the mobilization list.
It was revealed that among the last batch of corps members, 95 fake graduates were caught participating in the scheme. 60 were from Nigerian universities and 35 from West African universities.
This revelation was made by NYSC Director General, Brig. Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, during the 2019 Batch ‘C’ Pre-mobilization Workshop in Minna on Wednesday. It had been discovered that names of unqualified persons are included in the Senate/Academic Board approved list uploaded on the NYSC registration portal by some corps producing institutions.
He describe the development as very worrisome as it amounts to betrayal of trust or gross negligence which will not be tolerated, as the NYSC act prescribes a four year jail term for presentation of fake credentials for mobilisation.