I have been hiding from this topic for a while now, but I decided to write about it after a comment by a smart 2019 prospective Corps Members on one of my previous post.
I have been coming across several questions from graduates asking for the exact date or at least a guess of when the NYSC 2019 Batch A Mobilization will begin. My answer has always been there is no official date yet and the election will make it hard to predict. Which is the truth.
Just this morning I got a comment from a smart guy asking me to explain how 2015 general election affected NYSC mobilization. Am sure his from Osun state because Osun Guys are smart. Lolz. If you doubt me, protest below in the comment box. And if you will go with 2018 batch A, click here to do an introduction.
I then decided to do a little research about it and to share with you the outcome. Which is what am doing now. Read Also: 5 Qualifications For NYSC 2019 Batch A Mobilization
Shocking Revelation About NYSC 2019 Mobilization And The General Election
I am going to compile the facts from 2015 general election and NYSC 2015 with the one I have on the ground to shock you and give you an insight of how the election can affect the NYSC 2019 Batch Mobilization.
I am a philosophy student and I am aware that inductive reasoning can be shallow but at least it can give us an idea and a good insight about what is before us. Okay, somebody just said, ‘Lola what is inductive reasoning’ In a simple term, inductive (from induction) reasoning is when you are predicting the future based on the past experience. Deciding how the 2019 general Election will affect NYSC 2019 Mobilization based on how the 2015 general Election affected the NYSC 2015 mobilization might be a little off, but hey! That’s the only option we have for now. See also: 10 Urgent Facts All NYSC 2019 Batch A Should Know
How Did 2015 General Election Affect 2015 NYSC Mobilization
The 2015 General Election held on the 28th, March 2015 and there were only 2 major effects it had on the National Youth Service Corps programme.
1. The first effect was the cancellation of NYSC 2015 Batch C. Because the NYSC management could not mobilize any set in January and February, because of the 2015 General Election, they scrapped batch C and only mobilized NYSC 2015 Batch A and B.
2. The second prominent effect was the shift in the NYSC mobilization timetable. The NYSC shifted NYSC 2015 Batch A Mobilization date from Tuesday, May 5th to Tuesday, May 26th, 2015. The 2015 general Election was hit with the postponement, because of threats from Book Haram then, so the date for the NYSC mobilization also suffered some movements.
NYSC 2015 Batch A Mobilization Time Table
|1||2015 Batch A pre-mobilization workshop.||17th – 19th December,2014|
|2||Briefing/Sensitization of final year students and prospective corps members.||19th – 23rd January, 2015|
|3||Display of list of all approved programmes for institutions on NYSC portal for cross checking||1st – 15th February, 2015|
|4||Submission/Uploading of Senate/Academic Board Approved Result and Revalidation Lists by CPIs||16th – 21st February, 2015|
|5||On-line Registration by Foreign and Locally trained Nigerian Graduates||2nd March – 4th April, 2015|
|6||Notification to prospective Corps Members on their mobilization status||13th – 14th April, 2015|
|7||Delivery of print-outs to CPIS.||15th – 17th April, 2015|
|8||Verification of Complaints from prospective Corps Members in all NYSC state secretariats/FCT||17th – 18th April, 2015|
|9||Submission of Marital/Ill-health cases by CPIs.||20th – 22nd April, 2015|
|10||Notification for on-line printing of call-up letters||27th April, 2015|
|11||Delivery of call-up letters to CPIs||27th – 29th April, 2015|
|12||On-line printing of call-up letters by Prospective Corps Members/Collection of call-up letters in the schools||27th April – 4th May, 2015|
|13||2015 Batch A Orientation Course||5th – 26th May, 2015|
Some people say the NYSC was scared of post-election riot or any circumstances, that was why they had to shift it away.
Those are the two effects that the 2015 general Election had on NYSC mobilization in 2015.
What Possible ways can 2019 General Election affected Mobilization
Now, based on the 2015 experience, the NYSC management made sure the NYSC mobilization began with a month distance to the election. We can then assume that the NYSC 2019 Batch A Mobilization will also be after the election which is 16th February 2019.
You will all agree with me that mobilization cannot take place during the election. However, some might want to ask why it cannot be before the election. It would have been good if mobilization comes before the election.
Reason Why Mobilization Can’t Come Before Election
The NYSC mobilization have to do with a lot of things which makes it difficult to come before the election. The uploading of Senate lists to the NYSC database will take about a month, some schools will not meet the deadline so an extension of date is possible. The registration will take weeks and the release of the Call-up letter can take weeks too. The fact is how will all these processes of NYSC mobilization take place before February 16th, 2019? I don’t see that coming. See also: How To Serve As A Ghost Corper During NYSC Service Year
The Wild Guess
Still basing on the NYSC 2015 month distance after the general election, we can the make a wild guess that is if the 2019 General Election should take place by February 16th, 2019, adding a month break will result to April. Please, this is just a wild guess based on the calculation from 2015 and it is very much possible to be wrong. I am just giving you an idea.
So the idea we can arrive at as the Mobilization date for the NYSC 2019 Batch A will be April. I arrived at this based on the explanation above. You might have a different view which I will love to hear about below in the comment box.
I am sure this article will give you an insight about NYSC 2019. And as soon as we hear anything from the Official, you will be the first to hear about it.
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