How To Choose Or Skip NYSC Stream

How To Choose Or Skip NYSC Stream – Full Details

How to choose or skip NYSC Stream is the topic I will be talking about in this post and if you read to the end, you will all the answers to your questions about NYSC streams.

The facilities in orientation camps across Nigeria are not enough for the massive graduates and PCM that Nigerian institutions produce every year. This then necessitates the importance of splitting batches into streams.

Our topic is not on the history of streams but rather on how to choose or skip NYSC Stream. However, to give a little background of streams in NYSC is necessary for those who are not familiar with the term. [Read also: NYSC Registration Requirements]

How It Works Before

A lot of things have changed in NYSC. Even the current one that happened during the last batch where the NYSC management decided that there won’t be a selection of states again during NYSC registration and that was final.

In the time past, skipping stream I is very easy and simple. All you have to do is ignore the call-up letter and reprint it during Stream II printing of the call-up letter and boom! You are Stream II automatically. [Read also: Top 10 Reasons People Hustle To Do NYSC In Lagos]

For Instance, if Lola was deployed with Stream I and she did not want to go with Stream I due to some personal reasons. Lola will just ignore the call-up letter of stream I on her dashboard and wait for Stream II Call-up letter to be out. Once stream II call-up letter is out, Lola will reprint her call-up letter and she will automatically become stream II. [Read also: Top 10 Scam Methods Prospective Corps Members Should Not Fall For]

How It Works Now

A couple of batches ago, the NYSC management announced that it is mandatory you go with the NYSC stream you are deployed with. If you skip the stream you are deployed with, you won’t go with the next Stream, but you will go with next year same batch and same stream.

That sounds confusing, let me use an example.

Assuming Lola was deployed with 2021 batch C Stream I and Lola refused to show up in camp waiting for Stream II. According to the new rule, Lola will not be allowed to go with 2021 Batch C Stream II, Lola will only go with 2022 Batch C Stream I. That’s like waiting for a whole year just because of skipping stream I. [Read also: Top 10 Reasons Why Serving In The Village Is Awesome]

Is This New Rule Really Serious?

The question now is has that rule been effective so far? The answer to that question is partialy, the rule is serious. The rule has been effective partially in the sense that the first set of people who tried to skip stream I for Stream II were never allowed to go with Stream II. But they were allowed to go with the following batch. [Read also: Top 10 Legit Work From Home Jobs In Nigeria For Corpers]

So while the rule has not been 100% effective, it has been partially effective.

Can I still skip Stream I for Stream II

The question of can I skip stream I for Stream II is always important to people who are deployed with Stream I but due to financial constraints or other important reasons, they will want to go with Stream II.

The answer to this question is that you should skip stream I at your own risk. The rule that anybody who skip stream I will wait for next year is still on the ground but either it will be effective or not for this particular batch, we don’t know.

In essence, if you want to still skip stream I, kindly know that it will be at your own risk because we don’t know what will happen.

How To Skip Stream I

The best way to skip stream I is not to register with Stream I. Just wait till stream II before you register. That’s the best solution.

Moreover, you should also know that you cannot choose a stream a you will belong to. NYSC will choose for you and you will only know the stream you belong to once you receive a call-up letter.

I’m sure by now you understand the whole issue about skipping NYSC Stream. If you have any questions, kindly use the comment box below.

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  1. What happens a person whose name is on the Senate list of batch C but didn’t register when stream 1 were registering but waited for stream 2 registration so as to join stream 2

  2. What about if a person wants to skip NYSC till 2022 batch c? What step will he/she take.

  3. What if I don’t want to go for service till a year time will it affect me?

  4. Good evening Lola, what about a person who has already registered with batch C stream 1 and is now having issues with name correction. What it they didn’t fix it still Call- Up Letter comes out.

  5. What if I was not able to complete my clearance before camp but I have my call up latter. What will happen to me ?

  6. I registered batch c stream 1, but could not get a state to deploy to as they were all filled. Does that mean i will be joining stream 2?

  7. Hi lola, please I have registered for batch c and I’ve gotten my call up letter for stream 1 but I don’t think I will be able to go with stream 1 and report to camp because of my severe health issues, can I defer it to stream 2? I’ve heard about the new rules but I don’t know what to do.

  8. Good morning lola, please I want to make an enquiry. Please ma I’ve gotten my call up letter for batch c stream 1, but I won’t be able to report to camp because of my health issues. What do I do ma, can I defer it to stream 2?

  9. My callup letter is due Thursday but the issue is,I am not healthy enough to travel.
    Can’t I join stream 11

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