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18 Important Registration Requirements All NYSC 2018 Batch A Must Know

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The National Youth Service Corps, NYSC has fixed March 26, for the commencement of the registration of 2018 Batch ‘A’ corps members.
The agency has also announced that the NYSC On-line registration portal will be opened from March 26 to April 8, 2018 to enable them register for the 2018 Batch ‘A’ mobilization.

However, if you are signing in for the 2018 Batch A orientation program and you don’t know how to go about it, here is the step by step registration guide for all Prospective Corps Members.

1. Go to NYC website
Log on to the NYSC Website. You can use any of these three addresses

portal.nysc.org.ng/nysc1/

www.nysc.gov.ng

www.nysc.org.ng

2. Your e-mail must be functional
All Prospective Corps Members, PCM must have functional e-mail addresses that they can access and Nigerian (GSM) telephone numbers with which to register

3. Use correct Matric number to register
PCMs who graduated from Nigerian higher institutions are expected to use correct Matriculation numbers to register.

4. Only PCMs whose names are approved by the Senate can register
play Corps members on parade ground (News Agency of Nigeria)

For the locally-trained graduates, only those whose names appear in the Senate/Academic Board Approved Result lists submitted by their Institutions will have access to the register on the NYSC portal.

5. Those who study abroad must have graduated from accredited schools
Foreign-trained PCM should ensure that their Institutions are accredited. Where in doubt, it is their responsibility to approach Federal Ministry of Education for verification. The letter of verification must be uploaded during registration.

6. Foreign-trained graduates must upload some documents on NYSC portal
Foreign-trained graduates), are to visit the NYSC portal, register and upload the following documents:

West African School Certificate(WASC) (with not less than 5 Credits at 2 sittings) or its equivalent; or General Certificate of Education (GCE O’ Level) (with not less than 5 Credits at 2 sittings) or its equivalent; or NECO (with not less than 5 Credits at 2 sittings) or its equivalent; or High School Diploma or its equivalent.

First Degree or Higher National Diploma (HND) Certificate (Second Degree or PhD not necessary).

Transcript of the first Degree or HND.

International travelling Passport showing data page and date of departure for the course of study.

7. Graduates who study in non-English speaking countries must get documents translated
It is the responsibility of the prospective corps members who studied in non-English speaking countries to get their Certificates and Transcripts translated into English language before uploading.

8. Medical Science graduates must have Certificates of Registration with professional bodies
All graduates of Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Physiotherapy, Radiology, Optometry, Medical Laboratory Science and Pharmacy are expected to have their Certificates of Registration with their professional bodies. Payment receipts are not acceptable.

9. Foreign trained graduates should not visit Abuja for document verification
Unlike in the past, Foreign-trained graduates should NOT visit NYSC Headquarters, Abuja for verification of their documents. This exercise will now be done at the Orientation Camps. They should simply print their call-up letters online and report at the Orientation camps in their States of deployment but should come to the camp with the original documents they uploaded for verification.

10. N[b]o fake document should be presented[/b]
Anybody who presents any fake document will be demobilized and decamped.

11. Passport Photographs
Prospective corps members should ensure that Passport photographs used meet the following specifications:

i. Ensure your face (eyes, nose, ears, mouth and jaw) is fully shown without bending
ii. Ensure the picture fills the frame and centralized
iii. Ensure the Photo background is white or off-white with no shadow
12. Proxy Registration not allowed
On no account should prospective corps members register by PROXY. They should also remember the fingers used for their biometric capturing as these will be used for verification at the orientation camps. Those who cannot be verified with their biometric at the orientation camp will not be registered.

13. You’ll pay N3,000 if you want your call up number sent to you
Only prospective corps members who want their call-up numbers sent to them through SMS and wish to PRINT their call-up letters on-line are expected to pay the sum of Three Thousand Naira (N3,000.00) (see NYSC Portal on how to make payment).

14. Don’t pay anybody if you’re collecting your call-up number from your school
PCM who do not want to pay the N3,000.00 have the option of going to their schools to collect their call-up numbers and call-up letters.

15. If you have paid before, don’t pay again
All prospective corps members who paid for the online registration before but were not mobilized need not pay again.

16. Upload your marriage certificate if you’re married
Married female prospective corps members (whether locally or foreign-trained) should upload copies of their marriage Certificates, evidence of Change of name and their husbands’ place of domicile during registration.

17. Orientation camp will not accommodate pregnant PCMs
The orientation camp is highly not ideal for pregnant and nursing mothers. Prospective corps members in this category are therefore to note that they will not be accommodated. They go back home after registration.

18. Part-time graduates should register online to collect Letter of Exclusion
All Part-time graduates are expected to register online and wait for collection of their Letter of Exclusion at their various Institutions. For those willing to print the Letter of Exclusion online, this can be done on payment of Three Thousand Naira (N3, 000.00) only.

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How to graduate with a first class in a Nigerian university

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Graduating with first class from any university all over the world requires some degrees of brilliance and outstanding efforts but in Nigerian Universities » , you need much more to finish with distinctions.

Generally, it is believed that an average student in a Nigerian higher educational institution can emerge as the best student in foreign universities.

To a large extent, this is very true as many Nigerian students have reportedly been celebrated for their outstanding academic performances in foreign universities.

Although it might seem very difficult to have a first class degree in many Nigerian universities, making it is not impossible.

According to some of the best graduating students in Nigerian Universities, here are three tips you’ll need to become a distinction student.

1. Never skip lectures

You cannot afford to be pursuing first-class goals and at the same time be missing lectures. You know some Nigerian lecturers like it word for word, giving it back the same way they gave you.

Missing such lecturers’ class is like running away from your own goals.

Missing classes can truncate your academic desires in more than one ways. Apart from affecting your continuous assessments, it also reduces your lecturer’s estimation of you if class attendance matters in your school.

2. Prepare for tests and exams early

While you attend classes regularly, you must also revise everything you learn on time. Never delay it. This will help you prepare for unexpected tests and prepare you for exams.

3. Set the first-class goal from your first day on campus

The decision to graduate with first class is not something you make in your second year in the university. Your preparation to have excellent grades in all papers start from your first day on campus.

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Here’s why you should start greeting your students at the door

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Recently, there was a viral video of a female Nigerian teacher greeting her students at the door. Different greeting for each student.

It was an interesting thing to see in a Nigerian school but some people accused the teacher of stealing the idea. They said someone had done it before in the United States of America.

Yes, in 2016, there was a viral video of Barry White Jr , a 5th-grade teacher in America, welcoming his students with different handshakes into the classroom.

The whole world commended White for his inspiring effort, and it didn’t take long to see viral videos of some other teachers in other parts of the world greeting their students the same way White did.

So, let’s not crucify our dear Nigerian teacher for borrowing the same idea for her students.

Anyway, a research published in the journal of positive behaviour intervention has shown that greeting students and welcoming them with a smile bring benefit to the students and the teacher.

The study says greeting students at the door sets a positive tone and can increase engagement and reduce disruptive behaviour.

It further states that spending a few moments welcoming students promotes a sense of belonging, giving them social and emotional support that helps them feel invested in their learning.

This sounds interesting, right? Yea, and that’s not all.

Welcoming students at the door according to the study can also increase students’ academic engagement in the classroom. And also help teachers and students to build a positive classroom culture together.

Greeting students at the door is an aspect of educational psychology which is largely non-existent in many Nigerian public schools.

A very bright student could become the dumbest if the teachers are not applying educational psychology in their teachings. Students’ academic brilliance thrives better in an environment where the tutor is not only a teacher but a friend to all students.

Barry White Jr understands that greeting his students with different handshakes for each student does not only create a friendly academic environment for the students but also acknowledges the fact that each time he greets them that way, the students are always happy.

He said, ”I am all about bringing joy to people’ lives and inspiring others to do so. Hopefully, everybody can start doing it in their classrooms, make it a big thing, worldwide thing. I feel every student needs a bit of joy in their lives, it doesn’t matter what it is”.

So, a Nigerian teacher has started this and we hope to see more teachers greeting their students at the door before class begins, mention the students’ names, make eye contact and always give a few words of encouragement

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5 problems affecting state polytechnics standard according to NBTE

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The National Board for Technical Education, NBTE has identified five problems affecting the standard of education in Nigerian Polytechnics » , especially those established by state governments.

The board’s Executive Secretary, Masa’udu Kazaure stated the problems while speaking at a meeting in Kaduna with Chairmen and Rectors of state polytechnics on Wednesday, September 19, 2018.

Speaking about the issues affecting standard in Nigerian polytechnics, Kazaure said some of the institutions were running unaccredited courses; enrolling more than their capacity and a serious funding gap.

The NBTE boss also added that the polytechnics have no proper statistics on their activities adding that the schools have unqualified staff.

Kazaure further said that records from the board’s Quality Assurance Department indicates a worrisome level of continued existence of expired programmes in.

He said, “this is a serious problem that if left unaddressed would greatly affect our standard.

“This problem is further compounded by the menace of over enrolment, driven solely by the desire to generate revenue.

“While there is the need to complement government subvention, education remains a social investment that is quality conscious.

“The board also observe with dismay, the trending practice of recruitment and promotion of unqualified staff especially in the academics in clear violation of prescribed rules.”

FG to scrap HND certificate

However, The Federal Government recently announced that the Higher National Diploma, HND certificates by Polytechnics would be scrapped.

The decision to scrap the degree was reached on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, at the Federal Executive Council, FEC meeting.

The award of HND will, therefore, be limited to only the students that are currently admitted for the programmes in Polytechnics across the country.

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