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STEPS IN NYSC REGISTRATION TO CLEARANCE: All you need to know about NYSC registration to clearance been explained in detail here on this page. If you are a future or potential member of NYSC, you should take this information very seriously.

STEPS IN NYSC From Registration To Clearance


This is no longer a new message that the new NYSC policy, which began in 2016, now allows new orientation members to select 4 states of his/her choice to serve their homeland. One of the four selected states would be randomly selected by NYSC management.

You will be asked to choose the state of your choice, but it must be a state outside of your geopolitical zone. So you can check this to know where you can serve and where you can choose freely. If your own state lies below the southeast, that simply means you can not serve in the southeast. This will lead you to what to do.

  • The South East-5 States =(Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu, Imo).
  • South-South-6 States=(Akwa-Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross River, Delta, Edo, Rivers).
  • South West-6 States=(Ekiti, Lagos, Ogun, Ondo, Osun, Oyo).
  • North East-6 States=(Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba, Yobe).
  • North West- 7 States=(Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Sokoto, Zamfara).
  • North Central-6 States=(Benue, Kogi, Kwara, Nassarawa, Niger, Plateau).

PLEASE NOTE: feasibility study shows that there shall be 7 geopolitical zones, which Lagos shall be referred to as one, but Abuja shall be North Central Zone.


    • This is how to make the selection:
    • 1 state from the NC zone
    • 1 state from either NE or NW zones
    • 1 state from either SE or SS zones
    • 1 state from the SW zone


Prepare Your Mind:

      • 1) First, you must prepare to leave your home to live in the camp. Camp life is deliberately stressful to prepare you for any challenge before the camp. You will not find it too comfortable; It’s a camp and not your father’s house! Just be prepared for everything.


            2)  Itemize All Your Needs Using A Scale of Preference (very important ones first):

1. Very Important Ones

    • a. Statement of Result
    • b. School ID card
    • c. Passport photographs (10 copies, white background, Surplus is better than inadequacy)
    • d. Call-Up Letter (Do Not laminate it please)
    • e. Medical Certificate of Fitness indicating your health status
    • e. A Clear Bag file (To house the above items)
    • NB: Get 5 photocopies each of items A, B, D and E above and also go with their Original copies also.
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2. Important Ones (For your Convenience)

    • a. Stationeries; pen, Stapler, pin, gum, permanent marker (these will save you the stress of ‘borrow-me’ please)
    • b. Two or three white T-shirts and shorts (You will be given two sets but you may not like the quality and size)
    • c. Two or three pairs of socks and white rubber tennis shoes (for rainy days)
    • d. Plastic bucket (You can buy it in the camp but it will be more expensive)
    • e. Toiletries Essentials-(Toothbrush & Toothpaste, Bath soap & Sponge, Detergent, Toilet Paper, Towel,  slippers, detol).
    • f. Bed sheet, pillowcase, wrapper, one or two pairs of casual wear for Sundays and burn fire night, Cardigan (not compulsory)
    • g. Mosquito Net (not compulsory)
    • h. Handkerchiefs (very important especially for those that sweat)
    • i. Waist bag (very very important for housing your phones,
    • ID Cards, Handkerchief, biros, etc)
    • j. Small-sized Torchlight/Rechargeable lamp (small one please) and Sunglasses (If you are posted to the North)
    • k. Your ATM card(s)
    • l. food flask, cup, spoon, water bottle for water during the parade.
    • m. The basic drug like Panadol, Paracetamol, a malaria drug, Flagyl, pain relief drug and/other basis drugs.
    • n. Padlocks and key
    • o. Ladies could add any other few conveniences. I believe you understand me.
    • p. Money! Money! Money! Hold good cash please 15k to 20k depending on how you spend.

3. Go Early:

      • Please, regardless of the distance between the camp and your street, allow yourself to leave earlier. If you are posted to a distant state, go to the day before the camp opens. They will allow you to enter.
      • Going late will make you go through the stress of registration. Be warned!

4. Screening:

    The screening starts at the gate, where your loads are open and thoroughly search. They don’t want you to bring in prohibited items like iron, knives, fork, explosive, etc.

5. Registration:

      • The first registration is definitely for a hostel/bed area, where you will be assigned tags to identify you. Then follow the actual paper inscriptions. Try as much as possible to make everything available. Beware of the information sticking to the walls. Follow the instructions strictly.

6. Your Kits:

      • When you register, you will receive all your kits (shirts, shorts, and shoes). Use the marker to write your code number (CN). You will also receive a label indicating your CN. This will be your badge temporarily. They take it everywhere in the camp. You will receive a food ticket. misplace it and forget the NYSC food.
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7. Duration:

    • You will be in the camp for 20 full days. The 21st day is the day you will be leaving the camp.

8. No Room For Casual Wears:

      • Once you have your kits, only your t-shirt and shorts with tennis shoes are allowed. No room for casual wear. The parade/march training starts immediately. The soldiers do not let you breathe at all. You will have the first one the same day. Be careful! People could faint on the parade ground. You will not faint, calm down and eat well. It’s the stress that makes them faint.

9. Morning Regimented Programme:

    • Trumpet wakes you at 4 am. Everyone gathers at the Parade Ground at 4:30 am. to have praise, worship, and prayer the Christian and Muslim ways. After the morning devotions, by 7 am, breakfast follows! After eating, you will be called out again for the series of programmes lined up for you. Then you have your lunch, Rest a little and you are out again for evening parade, then your dinner later. This will repeat itself every day except on Sunday.

10. Hate The Food And Feed Yourselves At Your Costs:

    • You may not like the food. You can always go to the Mammy Market (MM) i.e the Camp Market to fill your ‘tank’ with delicacies at your cost.

11. Stealing:

    • Stealing is prevalently prevailing at the Camp. They can steal anything. Be wise!

12. Soldiers:

      • I beg you to respect and obey them. You can not beat them, but they can punish you. No walking, it’s jogging when they call you. Do not give up and do not kneel to greet a soldier. greet in a soldier way. They could be friendly anyway.

13. Allawee:

    • Your first allowance (#19, 800) will be given to you in the camp, and it will be in cash. All other ones will be through the bank. You will also get a Bicycle Allowance.

14. Photography:

    • Photographers are going to be everywhere ready to snap you, please be prudent in spending.

15. Now you’re done with Camp and Going to Your Place of Primary Assignment:

    • You will be posted from the camp to where you will work. The place you work in is called your Place of Primary Assignment (PPA).
    • listen to this: most Corps members, I mean about 85% of the Corpers will be posted to schools (especially primary and secondary schools). just Few will be posted to the universities, polytechnics, and Colleges. Please! Don’t lobby for your posting. Don’t pay anybody for assistance. Pray rather than pay. Gone are the days when Corps Members are posted to Banks and other places. Receive the shocking or expected postings as you receive your letters with joy. It’s a clarion call to service; that’s what they call it.
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16. Transportation Out Of Camp:

    • When you receive your Posting Letter, the first place to go to is your PPA. If you are identified with the Fellowship in camp, you may first report at the temporary lodge they will provide. Then you could report at your PPA later same day or the following day. Please, when you leave the camp, home-sweet-home will be on your mind, having been used up in the camp. But please, don’t go home straight. Please! Very few of your employers (i.e. PPA) will send down vehicles to convey you from the camp to their workplaces. Private and some Government higher education institutions do. The Fellowship also makes arrangement for you at your cost. Commercial transporters will likely be available at the gate too. Be wise.

17. Accommodation at PPA:

    • If you don’t know anybody in Benue or Kogi! Where will you sleep on the first day? The Fellowship may give you a temporary accommodation pending the time you will have to get yours. You could be lucky if your employer gives you a room. Many of them don’t give Corpers accommodation. So be prepared to rent one at your cost. Your first ‘allowee’ which you received in the camp is already going down!

18. Clearance:

    • This is why you don’t have to go home straight. Your registration (clearance) at the NYSC Office in the Local Government you will be posted to is very important. Failure to complete it before going home is the beginning of your problem.
    • you may begin to have problems with your subsequent monthly allowances. Do all registrations first. Then you can take permission to go home. Long process! You will know why it’s so. Well, I hope these few tips will help.




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