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NYSC: Stakeholders Urge NASS To Review Age Eligibility In Act

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Some concerned stakeholders in Abuja have urged the National Assembly to review the age eligibility in the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC Act from 30 to at least 32 years.

The stakeholders made the call in separate interviews saying that this would to allow more graduates to partake in the scheme.

They made the call against the backdrop of the ban imposed on Benue State University from participating in scheme, following alleged age falsification by some fresh graduates of the institution to cheat the system.

The Act establishing the NYSC scheme stipulates that graduates of tertiary institutions both in the country and abroad whose age is below 30 must participate in the one-year scheme.

An educationist, Malam Usman Ya’u, reacting to the age-limit policy called for a review of the law pegging eligibility of fresh graduates to participate in the National Youth Service scheme at age 30.

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