How to Get NYSC Certificate Without Serving

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) is a mandatory one-year service program for every Nigerian graduate both home-trained and foreign-trained. According to the Federal Government, Nigerian graduates who do not partake in the NYSC scheme will not eligible for employment in any government or private facility.Information Guide Nigeria

However, there’s a way to be eligible for employment without having to partake in the NYSC scheme. To be eligible for employment without being deployed for service, you’ll need to obtain the NYSC certificate of exemption.NYSC Certificate

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When applying for jobs in Nigeria, you will be required to present your NYSC discharge certificate which is issued to corps members after successfully completing their service year. However, if you can obtain the NYSC certificate of exemption, you will no longer have a need for the NYSC discharge certificate.How to Check the JAMB Mock Result

The NYSC certificate of exemption is accepted as an alternative to the NYSC discharge certificate. Thus, to avoid service and still be eligible for employment you need the NYSC certificate of exemption (exemption letter). In today’s post, I’ll b showing you how to obtain the NYSC certificate of exemption.How to answer JAMB Question on Computer

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What is the NYSC Certificate of Exemption?

The NYSC certificate of exemption or exemption letter is a certificate issued to Nigerian graduates who have been exempted from the mandatory national service. As you know, every Nigerian graduate whether home trained or foreign-trained is required by law to participate in the NYSC scheme, which lasts for a period of one (1) year.Npower recruitment

However, if the said graduate were to meet a certain requirement, they can be issued a certificate of exemption which allows them to skip the one (1) year service program, without any form of penalty.

The certificate of exemption proves that the graduate did not abscond from the NYSC program, but was exempted due to his/her limitations. The NYSC certificate of exemption can be used in place of the NYSC discharge certificate.

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Who is Eligible for the NYSC Certificate of Exemption?

The NYSC program is a mandatory program for all Nigerian graduates both within and outside the country and as such it’s not easy to get exempted from the program. The NYSC certificate of exemption is not for everyone, but only the select few who meet the requirements for it. Graduates who are given the right to apply for the NYSC exemption letter according to the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Degree 1993 section 2 subsection (1) are Nigerian graduates who at the date of their graduation;WAEC result

  1. He/she is above the age of thirty (30) years
  2. He/she has served in any branch of the Nigerian Armed Forces (Nigerian Army, Nigerian Navy, and Nigerian Air Force) or in the Nigerian Police Force for more than nine (9) months
  3. He/she is a member or staff in any of the following organizations:
    1. The Nigerian Security Organization, or
    2. The National Intelligence Agency, or
    3. The State Security Service, or
    4. The Defence Intelligence Service
  4. He/she has been awarded any National Honour.JAMB form

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How to Get the NYSC Exemption Letter

To obtain the NYSC Exemption Letter follow the instructions below:

  1. Visit the nearest National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) State Secretariat
  2. Upon getting there, let the attendant know you wish to apply for the NYSC exemption letter
  3. An application form for the NYSC exemption letter will be issued to you from the relevant department
  4. Fill the application form issued to you with your correct details and attest it with your signature
  5. Attach the required documents needed to obtain the exemption letter. The documents required include:
    1. Completed application form
    2. Documents showing academic qualifications
    3. Approved result
    4. Applicants identity document
    5. Supporting documents (as instructed)
  6. Now submit the application form with the attached documents to the NYSC official present
  7. You will be required to make a payment as directed by the officials
  8. After making the payment, your application will be submitted and forwarded for verification and validation
  9. Your application will be approved once the validation and verification process has been completed.
  10. You will be notified once your Exemption letter is ready to be collected. However, you will be required to collect the certificate from your tertiary institution.JAMB Result

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How to Get the NYSC Exemption Letter (For NOUN Graduates)

The procedure to obtain the NYSC Certificate of Exemption is quite different for graduates of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN). If you’re a graduate of NOUN, follow the procedures below to obtain the NYSC certificate of exemption:

  1. Visit the official NYSC portal via Https://portal.nysc.org.ng
  2. Click on “Check senate list or its equivalents” to confirm if your name is on the list
  3. Now return back to the NYSC homepage to continue the procedure
  4. Click on “Mobilization Batch” icon
  5. Click on “Fresh Registration” and you will be redirected to a new page where you’ll be able to initiate the account creation
  6. Enter the required details into the spaces made available and click on “ Continue”
  7. You will be required to verify your email address
  8. Click on the link sent your mail to confirm email address and continue with the NYSC account creation/registration
  9. Enter the required details into the spaces made available and click on “submit and continue” (click on Part-time to ignore JAMB regularization no.)
  10. You will be required to make payment for the procedure. Select your preferred method on the portal to continue
  11. Make the required payment to continue. The required payment is usually less than N3,000
  12. Now check your NYSC dashboard to see if your exemption letter has been made available for immediate printing. If not, you can check after a few days, then make the printout

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