By Mustapha Yauri
Abuja – National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) says it will partner with Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN)
to train members in teaching techniques during orientation exercise.
The Director-General of the service, Brig.-Gen. Shuaib Ibrahim, made this known when he featured on the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)
forum on Thursday in Abuja.
Ibrahim said that the scheme, through the council, also collaborate with state ministries of education to train NYSC members
in basic teaching techniques, classroom management, among others.
He explained that the training was conducted during the 21-day NYSC orientation exercise.
The director general, also a member of TRCN, said that the council would soon visit NYSC to discuss modalities of the partnership and
ways to harness other areas of collaboration to boost the capacity of corps members in teaching.
He added that the service had renewed partnership with Nigeria Universities Commission (NUC) to add credibility to the NYSC mobilisation
process and prevent participation of fake graduates from the national service.
Ibrahim noted that since his assumption of office, he realised that some corps members were returned by their employers to NYSC on the
grounds that they were not qualified to teach.
To address the challenge, the NYSC boss said, the scheme partnered with NUC to organise a meeting with the Registrars and Student
Affairs Officers from West African Region and some other African countries.
“During the interface with the Registrars and Student Affairs Officers, the scheme reiterated its position that it would not tolerate
the practice of sending unqualified graduates to camps.
“The good thing that came out of that meeting was that some of the fake universities from Benin Republic were shut and the meeting
strengthened our understanding with NUC.”
He emphasised that any unqualified graduate that made himself or herself available at the orientation camp would be arrested. (NAN)