NYSC: COVID-19 RDT Test is Compulsory for all PCM's
National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Management Announces that the COVID-19 RDT Test is Compulsory for all Prospective Corps Members (PCM's) Going to Camp Nationwide.

All the Prospective Corps Members and other Camp participants for the 2022 Batch 'A' Orientation Exercise would undergo compulsory COVID-19 RDT Test, and only those that test negative would be allowed entry into the camps.

The DG disclosed that those that test positive to COVID-19 would be handed over to the NCDC and State Ministry of Health Officials for treatment.

General lbrahim revealed that the collaboration with NCDC has yielded good results, adding that since the partnership started, no casualty has been recorded in any of the Scheme's Orientation Camps across the country.

The Director-General lauded the Federal Government, Presidential Committee on COVID-19 and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) for their support for the Scheme, especially in the conduct of hitch-free Orientation Courses since the outbreak of COVID-19 in the country.

According to the NCDC/NYSC Project Lead for Safe Camp Reopening, Dr Ladun Okunromade said adequate preparations have been put in place for the safe conduct of the 2022 Batch 'A' Orientation Exercise.

Okunromade advised the Prospective Corps Members and other camp participants to come to camp with facemasks, hand sanitisers; obey physical distancing, maintain personal hygiene and also adhere to all COVID-19 safety guidelines.

The NCDC Director-General, Dr Ifedayo Adetifa also disclosed that there will be facilities for vaccination in the camp for those that will take either the first or second dose or third jabs and they are to sight their vaccination cards.

He urged all camp participants to come to the Orientation camps with their vaccination cards.

The virus is still with us and we must continue to take both personal and collective responsibility to ensure our safety", he stated.