NYSC Orientation Camp – When the National Youth Service Corps program was designed, mixing Nigeria and improve Nigeria One theme has been the cornerstone. However, many decades down the line, it is true that this one-year variable service time can be the best or the worst time depending on how you peel your onion – every young Nigeria’s life.
So, how do you make it work? Adapt from the very first stage Orientation Camp.
All You Need To Know Before Going To NYSC Orientation Camp
Below are best tips to get you started on the right track.
1. Prepare Your Mind
First and foremost, you need to prepare your mind that you are leaving home for a regimented life in the camp. Life in the camp is deliberately made stressful so as to prepare you for any challenge that may confront you outside the camp.
You will not find it too comfortable, It’s a camp and not your Father’s house! Just be ready for anything.
2. Itemize All Your Needs by priority (very important ones first):
Very Important Ones
a. Statement of Result/ Certificate
b. School ID Card
c. Passport photographs (15 copies, Surplus is better than inadequacy)
d. Call-Up Letter (DO NOT laminate it please)
e. Green Card
f. A Clear Bag file (To house the above items)
NB: Get 10 photocopies each of items A,B, and D above. The copies may be surplus.
Important Ones (For your Convenience)
a. Stapler, pin and office gum (will save you the stress of ‘borrow-me’)
b. Two or three white T-shirts and shorts (You will be given two sets but you may not like the quality)
c. Two or three pairs of socks and a white rubber tennis shoes (for rainy days)
d. Bathroom slippers and Dettol
f. Two plastic buckets (You can buy it in the camp but it will be more expensive) and a permanent marker
g. Sponge and its case, bath-soap and detergent
h. Bedsheet, towel and wrapper and two pairs of casual wear
i. Mosquito Net (not compulsory)
j. Handkerchiefs (very important especially for those that sweat)
k. Waist bag (very very important for housing your phones, ID Cards, Handkerchief, biros, etc)
m. Small-sized Torchlight/Rechargeable lamp (small one please)
n. Your ATM card(s)
o. Cooler cup and spoon
p. Phone and charger [WITH YOUR PHONE WITH YOU, YOU CAN MAKE EXTRA CASH WHILE IN CAMP.
r. Ladies could add any other few conveniences. I believe you understand me
s. Money! Money! Money! Hold good cash please depending on how you spend
3. Go Early:
Please, no matter how close the camp might be to your street, enable to go early. If you are posted to a far state, go the day before the camp opens. They will allow you in. Going late will make you go through registration stress. Be warned!.