How To Get NYSC Certificate Of Exemption [For foreign-Trained Graduates].
The National Youth Service Corps is a compulsory program for Nigerian graduates. Nevertheless, it is not for all of them because some graduates are not eligible for the one year program.
The NYSC has as established a clear guideline for application and collection of exemption letter for candidates that are not qualified to serve, but many think the process is tedious.
Here is a step by step of how you can get NYSC certificate of exemption if you are not qualified for the program as seen on the NYSC website.
First, if you happen to fall under these categories of people, you are not qualified to for the NYSC service year.
1. You’re over the age of thirty (30) years
2. You have served in the Armed Forces of the Federation or the Nigeria Police Force for a period of more than nine months; or
3. You are a member of staff of any of the following:
- The Nigerian Security Organization
- The State Security Service
- The National Intelligence Agency
- The Defence Intelligence Service
- He has been conferred with any National Honour.
If you happen to be among the above categories, follow these procedures below for Collection of exemption letter.
How To Get NYSC Certificate Of Exemption For foreign-Trained Graduates
The process begins with the evaluation of credentials and other related documents i.e. International passport.
After the evaluation of credentials, the foreign-trained graduate is then registered and this is physically done at the NYSC directorate headquarters, Abuja. It is at the point of registration that the classification of who to be called-up or who to be exempted; is determined.
Certificates of Exemption are therefore produced for those exempted from service.
Such Certificates of Exemption for foreign graduates are to be collected at the NYSC directorate headquarters at the stipulated time communicated.
Please note: Collection of Certificate of Exemption is grouped under the three batches of the service year, depending on the date of registration. This equally would be communicated to exempted graduates at the point of registration.
Collection of Certificate of Exemption is strictly with identification such as International passport and the bearer MUST BE PHYSICALLY PRESENT.