NYSC POP (Passing Out Parade) - Everything You Must Know

NYSC POP (Passing Out Parade) – Everything You Must Know

NYSC POP is always one of the best moment in NYSC. The very moment you are done with your 11 months service and it is time say goodbye to NYSC and move on with your beautiful life. The NYSC POP is the short form of NYSC Passing out Parade. So whenever I say NYSC POP throughout this article, I mean NYSC Passing out parade.

Congratulations!!! You are finally here, you are finally at the end of your 11 months of obeying the clarion call. You are almost done with NYSC, almost done with Allowee. Almost done with your Kakhi and your face cap. And your NYSC POP is right in the corner.

Since the establishment of NYSC, it’s a normal custom for Corps Members to worry about the NYSC POP day. In fact, you have every right to expect it and wait for it.

So many questions and worries, someone might even be asking: what is POP? What are the requirements of NYSC POP? Where will it take place? What are the things I should carry along? And many more similar questions.

Just keep reading, because, at the end of this article, you will have nothing to worry about. I am going to tell you everything and answer every question relating to the NYSC Passing Out Parade. See also: Online Jobs In Nigeria That Can Make You Very Rich

How To Dress For NYSC POP

It’s NYSC POP, so you MUST be on your 7 Over 7 full kit. For the benefit of you guys who have no idea what 7 over 7 means… let’s do a break down below:

1. Crested Vest
2. Jungle Boot
3. Face Cap
4. Belt
5. Kakhi Trouser
6. Kakhi Shirt
7. Green White Green Socks

That’s 7/7 NYSC Full dressing.

So on your NYSC POP day, you need not to be worried about your Crested Vest getting dirty…. You won’t be needing it anymore.

People To Expect On NYSC POP

NYSC POP day is usually on a Thursday. Though it does fall on a CDS day, no CDS meeting will ever hold on the day. You are not going to see the state government if there will not be any parade in the case of your own state. Most NYSC Passing Out Parade now is low key, so do not expect to see the state Commandant or the DG or any dignitaries apart from your LI and your fellow Corpers.

But all out-going corp member of a particular zone will all meet at their respective zonal headquarters for the ceremony. At the headquarter, the NYSC officials will be there waiting to give out the certificates. (The main koko why you came for service in the first place). See also: Lucrative Business In Nigeria That You Can Make You Rich

What Do You Need For NYSC POP

For you to collect your certificate, you will have to provide the following;

• Your NYSC I.D card

This is very important. This I.D card will determine if you are going to collect your certificate on that day or not. If you have misplaced yours, you should better get it before the passing out day. Or better still, you can go and collect an affidavit from the nearest customary court before that day to address that kind of case.

• Final clearance

You will also need the final clearance letter issued to you in your Place of Primary Assignment (PPA). Mind you, it’s the original copy that will be requested. If you don’t have the original copy, they won’t issue your certificate to you. They will want to see the original stamp on the clearance to confirm its authentic and original.

• The attestation clearance

This is the letter given to you in your Nysc local government secretariat before that day will also be requested.

How Will The NYSC POP Go

After having addressed you, advise and congratulate you, the officials will be calling the corp members one after the other in each local government. Don’t forget you will be having more than one local government converging to receive their own certificates. And in some local governments, it might just be you people of the same local government alone.

When it’s your turn at the table, you will be asked to submit all those requirements as above and ask you to sign against your name. then, your certificate will be given to you with a warm Handshake from the LI And a kind of smile you have never seen before from an LI.

That is all.

You are just being dismissed and relieved from serving your father’s land and it’s time to travel back to your home, that’s if you don’t already have an establishment or job that could make you stay behind.

“No one can tell, a new partner may also make you stay behind sha…..* winks*”

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Important Things To Check Before You Leave The Officials

1. Your certificate

It may sound funny. But I must never forget to tell you, in case you are the over-anxious type. You must remember to collect your certificate after having appendix your signature against your name. Because after signing, it shows that the officials have given you your certificate. If you come back later asking for it, no one will respond to you. It’s good to be over anxious on your NYSC Passing Out Parade Date, but forgetting your certificate will not be funny.

2. Check Details On Certificate:

You must ensure you check the names written on the certificate. If it’s not your name, you should quickly call their attention to it so they could change it to yours. You are thinking this will be a cheap mistake, but my dear, it is very real.

3. Check Spelling Errors

Sometimes, for one reason or the other, some names on the Certificate may contain an error in spelling. In that case when you notice one error or the other on your certificate, quickly and politely let them know about it so they could correct it. Do not say it doesn’t matter. Am telling you, it does matter. It is better you correct it there when you can still do rather than wait for later times.

4. Cross Check Again

This is a certificate that you have earned and you have every right to cross check to see if everything is correct and cool with the certificate. It’s better to check clearly now than check later when you notice an error.

Ones your certificate is yours, then you are ready to roll, take pictures and do whatever you like.

Reasons You Might Not receive NYSC Certificate

It is not everybody that will receive their NYSC certificate on the NYSC Passing out parade date. There are some that the following reason will affect.

1. Extension

NYSC extension is an addition of months after your NYSC POP for the continuation of the service year. If you missed a clearance due to traveling without permission from the LI, that is an automatic extension. The main thing that always causes extension is when you miss one NYSC clearance.

2.  The Run Away

This is funny but very true. Some Corps Members will run away when they got to their PPA and will not show up again until after 3 months. If you are a runaway, you will not get your NYSC certificate because that is an automatic extension.

3. Bad Attitudes

Some Corp members can be so rude and display the funny character at their PPA. If your principal or your boss from any of your PPA should report you for any misconduct, you will not get your NYSC certificate until you fix yourself with extension.

You don’t need to be afraid if you have no issues with anybody.

That is everything to know about the NYSC POP. If you have any questions, just use the comment box below.

Congratulations On Your NYSC POP

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  1. I don’t understand this clearance stuff. During PPA, how do we do the clearance for monthly allnwance? do they have the date, time and place of doing it? individually or general.

    • You will do it generally at your NYSC Local government secretariat. Your PPA will have a CLO and he will be in charge of getting the clearance. It’s usually first week of the month on Wednesdays or Thursdays. Your local government will have a date for you.

  2. Ok thank. I’m always grateful.

  3. Good morning, my relocation was done without my permission, please how can i cancel it. My dashboard is still normal though but he asked me to pay 1k online. Please help me!

    • Do not pay the money, just go to the ICT guys in camp or through your platoon Instructor or any NYSC official at the ICT and tell them you want to cancel it. The choice is left to them. Go before the redeployment letter will be out.

  4. pls when is 2017 batch b stream 2 passing out.

  5. My dashboard is showing me that I have missed a clearance when I haven’t missed any

  6. I hope you reply today, before 10am… Can a corps member who is not passing out wear mofti or ordinary clothes to the venue of the passing out parade… It’s actually going to be ceremonial…

    • Oluwasegun T. Solomon

      So far you are not Passing Out then it is not Mandatory to wear Your Khaki. Dress decent in good cloths, and make sure you have your ID card for identification.

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