How To Get NYSC Certificate of Exemption in Nigeria

Questions have been asked by many school graduates on how they can be exempted from the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) program, due to reasons best known to them. If you are one of them, then this post can be of great help to you. It simply reveals the process involved in getting the NYSC exemption letter. Read on, and learn how to get NYSC Certificate of Exemption if you study in Nigeria or even abroad.

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The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Scheme is a compulsory program for Nigerian graduates (either you study abroad or locally). Nevertheless, certain conditions can be considered in order to grant exemptions for some graduates who do not qualify to partake in the one year program.

The NYSC has established a clear guideline for application and how to get NYSC certificate of exemption for candidates that are not qualified to serve the country. Many think the process is tedious, but that are quite wrong.

Below is te step by step guide on how you can apply for the NYSC exemption letter, if you are not qualified to serve.

How To Get NYSC Certificate of Exemption in Nigeria

Note: This information is written as seen on the NYSC official website

How To Get NYSC Certificate of Exemption

First of all, if you happen to fall under these categories of people, you are not qualified to serve the country for the NYSC service year.

  1. You are over the age of thirty (30) years
  2. You have served the Armed Forces of the Federation of the Nigerian 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
  • Has been conferred with any National Honour

Procedure For Collection of Exemption Letter

For Home Trained Graduates

The process begins with the Corps Producing Institutions

The tertiary institutions attended: The school submits the master list of their graduates alongside with the Senate approved result to NYSC.

A print-out is processed by NYSC classifying those to be called up to service and those to be exempted. This print-out is sent back to the institutions for verifications and corrections after which they are returned to NYSC as an agreed/corrected document

With the print-out, the Certificates of Exemptions are produced, documented and sent back to the institutions for issuance to the appropriate persons.

Please Note: Collection of Certificate of Exemption for home trained graduate is only done in the institution of graduation and not in NYSC office.

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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 in 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 Exemptions are therefore produced to 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 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 an the bearer MUST BE PHYSICALLY PRESENT.

These are the important information you need to know on how to get NYSC Certificate of Exemption in Nigeria if you are not qualified to serve for the service year. Kindly share this post with your friends on Facebook and other social media by using he social share icons below this post.

About Chibuzor Aguwa 234 Articles
Chibuzor Aguwa is an Article Writer, ICT Specialist and an Online Entrepreneur. Like the saying does "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy", some of my hobbies are listening to inspirational songs and watching football. A big fan of Manchester United Football Club.

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