NYSC to include date of birth on certificates to guard against age forgery
Written by Henry on May 30, 2019
The National Youth Service Corps says it has decided to henceforth include the date of birth of corps members on the certificate of national service as a measure to guard against age forgery.
The NYSC Director-General, Brig Shuaibu Ibrahim, stated this in Abuja at the 2019 Batch B pre-mobilisation workshop, noting that the scheme observed that some tertiary institutions were guilty of presenting over-aged graduates for mobilisation.
The DG said, “We have observed that some institutions present over-aged graduates for mobilisation. Such graduates forge their age in order to avoid appearing on the exemption list. Such act will not be condoned and the scheme will not hesitate to apply appropriate sanctions on any institution involved.
“As a further step toward curtailing age forgery, we have decided to include date of birth on the certificate of national service and exclusion letter. This is just as in the case of the WAEC certificate and the NYSC Exemption Certificate. We also plan to carry out advocacy to encourage other examination bodies to adopt the same approach.
“This will be used to eliminate the registration of persons whose names are presented for mobilisation but who are not found on the matriculation list.”