KWASU Students Protest Non-NYSC Mobilisation Years After Graduation

Some students in the department of Medical Laboratory Science of Kwara State University have protested their non-mobilisation for the National Youth Services Corps Scheme several years after graduation.

The students who displayed different placards to announce their displeasure over the issue also lamented the non-regularisation of the course by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board.

Many of them later took to their Facebook pages to condemn the action.

According to Abubakar Ramatallahi, “I am meant to spend 5 years studying but already 11 years. That’s a decade and one year. Put yourself in my shoes when I have no issues with the school, have not failed a course, and am yet to be mobilized for NYSC. To serve my nation is now a crime.”

On his part, Surajdeen Issa said “Over 350 graduates are yet to be mobilized for NYSC… We do not have extra years/or carry overs. This is my 5th-year post-graduation and 2nd-year post-induction. Yet I am tagged as an undergraduate. We are tired of waiting; we have lost several job opportunities. We have aged parents and little ones to care for.”

Barakah Adeniran pleaded with Nigerians to come to their aid that they “are tired of waiting, we have been denied several job opportunities because of no NYSC certificate”.

Anthony Abel said, “We are tired, after years of graduation”.

Reacting to the development, KWASU Registrar, Dr. Kikelomo Sallee, reassured “the remaining batch of graduands of Medical Laboratory Science who have issues of regularisation with JAMB and mobilisation for Service that the University has not relented in its effort to get the agencies involved to resolve all the issues.

“The University is in constant contact with both JAMB and NYSC as the management considers it a duty to ensure that no student is left out.

“Officers of the University in charge of these duties have made the needed submissions to JAMB and NYSC and there is evidence that the matters would be resolved in due course.

He stated that as a world-class University, KWASU takes the welfare of its students seriously and would not jeopardise the future of its graduates.

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