Facts About NYSC Mandated Medical Certificate

7 Salient Facts About NYSC Mandated Medical Certificate

Facts About NYSC Mandated Medical Certificate are some of the things you might not know about the certificate. Read on to discover.

In time past, even till early 2017, Prospective Corps Members just walk to camp without any medical certificate or any fitness prove. And I think that’s cool for many.

However, the leadership of the National Youth Service Corps has mandated all Prospective Corps Members to obtain a fitness medical certificate before they will be allowed to the orientation camp.

To some, it’s a new development, to some it’s better and too many, it’s a lot of stress. NYSC forum presents to you 7 Salient Facts About NYSC Mandated Medical Certificate.

7 Salient Facts About NYSC Mandated Medical Certificate

Below are facts you might not know about the NYSC medical certificate.

1. The Controversies about the death of Corps Members

The last batch has witnessed the death of several Corps Members. We really lost some gallant Corpers to one disease or the other. May their soul rest in peace.

Most people believe that those Corpers died as a result of the hard training in camp issued by the Soldiers. Many parents would say their child was okay before he left for orientation camp. That is the major reason that led to the idea of the mandated medical certificate. They just need it as a proof that PCMs are fit for orientation camp. See also: Easy Steps To Getting Your Medical Certificate For NYSC

2. Only Government and Military hospitals are recognized

Government hospitals are hospitals owned by the federal or any of the state governments and any of its agencies.

These include hospitals owned by the Military, Police, Customs, Federal Medical Centres, Teaching Hospitals, General Hospitals, Government Specialist Hospitals, etc.

Using a private hospital or a family hospital if there is anything like that would land you in a greater stress when you are not allowed to enter the orientation camp.

3. Can I Use My Friend Own?

No, you cannot use your friends own. Your name have to be on the test result. It’s really so funny someone will want to photocopy their friends medical report and think it will be accepted.

4. It Is Mandatory

Yes it was Mandated by the NYSC management. Remember NYSC is under the Military, and if the Military issue a mandate, any Civilian that fails to comply is on his/her own.

5. Only Doctors Employed by Government or Military Hospital can sign the Cert for you.

The Certificate of Medical Fitness must be issued ONLY by a doctor under the employment of a Government or Military Hospital. Don’t carry out the tests in a Government laboratory and get a private hospital to issue you the certificate. Such certificates would be unfit for purpose.

6. You have to understand the 5 (five) above points and abide by it.

If you already have the certificate, you are good to go.

If you understand the above points and will abide, you are good to go also.

If you want to prove smart, you also very good to go.

7. Now Your Turn

Do you have any question or you need the address of a General Hospital beside you?

Or you don’t even know how to start this medical tests?

Or you need some help or some more clarification?

Just use the comment box below…. and we will be very glad to assist, make some calls and even recommend a general hospital nearby anywhere you are.

About Lola Princess

This is Lola Princess and I'm from Earth. Born somewhere in Osun State, raised in Lagos, based in Lagos. Love making friends and blogging. I'm your NYSC Google Assistant and I'm always here.


  1. what if a person has done the fitness test while in school and the school (federal school) have accepted it can he still bring that one as a prove. thank you

  2. Jacob Christopher Isah

    Is it that, series of test will be run before issuing the certificate or how, and per adventure, a test was carried out and a particular disease or two were noticed how will the certificate looks like

  3. What if someone has HIV, will they still allow the person on the camp? You cannot tell me that out of the thousands that will be registering atleast one person won’t have it.

  4. Sufiyanu muhammad

    Pls i i was mobilize in the privious batch but fail to appear in the camp will they change the state of deployment for me if i revalidate ?

  5. pls I did my medical certificate on July last month, can I still use it for camp this month August?

  6. You haven’t told us how many months or weeks it can last before we enter camp.. For eg, is it advisable to do it three months, one month or few weeks to entering camp?

  7. Ojo Deborah Oluwaseyi

    Please I need your help about this medical certificate because is new to me and how I might going to carry on about it


    Pls what military hospital can I get my medical certificate in Akwa Ibom State pls I want to know the hospital so that I can get my medical certificate thanks and please they should not allow an hiv person to be in the camp because it is not going to be funny my body is very sensitive abeg I carry God beg NYSC Management all else I will take you guys to to court and press charges if anything should happen to me in camp……. I have said my own my uncle is a military man

  9. Hello Lola,You have really been of great help.thank you very much ma’am….please i want to confirm if i can still make use of the medical certificate that i got in july, 2019 for batch C….I am anticipating your reply.

  10. can I use the one my school clinic gives to students

  11. A friend of mine has laminated her medical certificate, does it mean she can not use it since one is not allowed to laminate? Will she be allowed in NYSC camp

  12. hi lola pls for the medicals I did mine at the school clinic and I was fit for regular activities. ….can I make use of it….pls urgent reply

  13. During my registration an error occured regarding my genotype AA which was mistakenly typed as AS, we saw it after the Cyber man printed it out……is there any way out? Will I be punished for that ?

  14. Good afternoon Lola, please is the NMA stamp actually compulsory for the medical fitness certificate because I just got mine from a government hospital here in Lagos and it doesn’t have the NMA stamp. Please reply ASAP

  15. Please can I take permission for two days after the registration in camp on the second day of camp

  16. Hi, Lola pls if the genotype and blood group I used while registering differs from the one on my medical fitness report can I still use it without any problem

  17. Pls what if the genotype and blood group you registered with differs from the one on the medical report…hope someone can use it and can there be any repercussion

  18. Hello
    Please I noticed during registration that my state of origin was not correct. I guessed the sch made a mistake about it when sending the name to NYSC. And I’m unable to edit or replace it when registering. I have gone to my school to complain and they said they can only do little that I should I write a letter which I wrote.
    Please my big question is, will that not affect me in camp? Will it not cause embarrassment for me during registration? Can I take along the origin state of origin certificate for clarification?
    Thanks in anticipation

  19. Regards the medical fitness, can someone get it done two/three months before the Nysc orientation can?

  20. Please I didn’t put a third name on my med fitness certificate. Hope it’s no problem. Just my surname and first name

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