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How to Obtain NYSC Exemption Certificate

Are you in search of a way to obtain the NYSC exemption certificate? Then you’ve landed at the right page. Most corps members do not know how to go about obtaining their NYSC exemption certificate. Some don’t even know if they are eligible to apply for it or not. But having landed on this page, you’ll be more informed about the eligibility criteria for the exemption certificate and how to obtain it.Information Guide Nigeria

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The NYSC Exemption Certificate or Exemption Letter is a document that shows that the NYSC has exempted the graduate whose name is written on the certificate from the mandatory NYSC scheme. The certificate proves that you did not abscond from the national service, but was rather issued an exemption letter due to one reason or the other. It is important to know that not everyone can apply for the NYSC exemption certificate. In today’s post, I’ll be showing you everything you need to know about the NYSC Exemption Certificate, and how to obtain it.

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What is the NYSC Exemption Certificate?

The NYSC Exemption Certificate is a document/certificate issued by the Nigerian government to Nigerian graduates who wish to be exempted from the mandatory NYSC service year due to one reason or the other. The NYSC certificate of exemption can be used in place of the NYSC discharge certificate which is usually issued to graduates at the end of their service. Every Nigerian graduate whether trained within or outside the country are required by law to participate in the NYSC one (1) year service program. However, if the graduate meets a certain requirement, they can be issued a certificate of exemption, allowing them to be exempted from the mandatory service year. The certificate proves that the graduate did not a abscond from the NYSC program, but was rather issued an exempted letter due to his/her limitations.

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Who Can Apply for the NYSC Exemption Certificate?

The NYSC service year is a mandatory program for every Nigerian graduate who studied within and outside the country. Hence, not everyone can get their hands on the NYSC certificate of exemption. To be eligible to apply for the NYSC certificate for exemption, the said graduate must first meet the requirements. According to the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Degree 1993 section 2 subsection (1) Nigerian graduates who are eligible for the exemption letter are graduates who at the date of their graduation;NYSC Exemption Certificate

  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 ServiceDollar to Naira
  4. He/she has been awarded with any National Honour.

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How to Obtain the NYSC Exemption Certificate

If you wish to obtain the NYSC certificate of exemption, an you’ve checked that you meet the requirements then follow the instructions below to obtain your receive your NYSC exemption letter:

  1. Visit the National Youth Service Corps State Secretariat in your current location
  2. Once you’re there, let the attendant know the reason you’re thereJAMB Form
  3. You will be directed by the attendant to where your issue will be addressed
  4. An application form for the NYSC exemption letter will be issued to you
  5. Fill the application form with your correct details and attest it with your signature
  6. Attach the relevant documents to obtain the exemption letter. The documents you require to obtain your NYSC exemption letter include:
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    • Documents showing academic qualifications
    • Approved result
    • Applicants identity document
    • Supporting documents (as instructed)
  7. filing the form and attach the relevant documents, submit the form to the NYSC official present
  8. Step 8: You will be required to make a stipulated payment for the procedure
  9. Step 9: After the payment has been made, your application form will be forwarded for validation and verificationNpower Recruitment
  10. Step 9: Once validation and verification is done, your application will be approved.
  11. Step 10: You will be notified once the Exemption letter is ready.

Note: The NYSC Exemption Certificate will be issued to you by the tertiary institution you graduated from.

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How to Obtain the NYSC Exemption Certificate for NOUN Graduate

If you’re a graduate from the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) and you wish to apply for the NYSC exemption letter, follow the instructions below:

  1. Go to the NYSC official portal via https://portal.nysc.org.ng
  2. Click on “Check senate list or it’s equivalents” to confirm your NYSC details
  3. Return to the NYSC homepage after confirming your name on the senate list
  4. Click on “Mobilization Batch” on the portalWAEC Result
  5. Click on “Fresh Registration” then you will be redirected to another page where you’ll be required to create an account
  6. Enter your correct details into the required columns and click on “ Continue”
  7. You will be instructed to verify your email address
  8. To verify your email address, click on the link sent to you, and you will be redirected back to the NYSC portal to continue your NYSC account creation/registration
  9. Enter the required details into the available spaces then click on “submit and continue” (click on Part-time to ignore JAMB regularization no.)
  10. You will be required make payment for the procedure. Select your preferred payment option to continue
  11. Make the required payment for the procedure. The required payment is usually less than N3,000
  12. After making the payment, click on submit
  13. Check your NYSC dashboard to see if your exemption letter has been made available for printing. If it’s not, you can check after a few days, then make the printout.

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