By Onyinyechi Ekoyo
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Anambra State, last Tuesday swore in about 1,500 corps members for the 2023 Batch C Stream 1 orientation course in the state.
Speaking during the swearing in ceremony at the Permanent Orientation Camp at Mbaukwu/Umuawulu Community of the state, the NYSC State Coordinator, Mrs. Blessing Iruma, disclosed that 1,500 were deployed to the state.
According to her, ‘As at close of registration, Anambra NYSC has registered 1,500 corps members, comprising 714 men and 786 women for the swearing ceremony.’
She charged the corps members to abide by the laws covering the scheme, adding that the orientation course introduced corps members to the objectives and programmes of the scheme.
She maintained that the 21-day course was also designed to prepare them for the tasks of the service year through training on skills acquisition and entrepreneurship development, leadership coaching, paramilitary drills and other physical activities, as well as sensitization on topical national issues, among others. She encouraged them to always pay maximum attention.
Iruma urged the corps members to quickly adapt to the regimented programme and utilise their time to contribute to the development of the state, especially in the education sector.
She congratulated the corps members on the successful completion of their studies which qualified them for the national service.