This is to inform all Prospective Corps Members (PCMs) who graduated from Kogi State Polytechnic that the delay in mobilizing them for the National Youths Service (NYSC) was not caused by the Polytechnic, but by the 2020 nationwide Lockdown occasioned by the Covid-19 pandemic.
In line with her practice of ensuring timely mobilization of the PCMs for the national assignment, the Polytechnic had facilitated the online registration of some of the PCMs who were already waiting for Batch A, Stream 2 Call-Up before the COVID-19 Lockdown was announced by the Federal Government in March 2020.
After the Lockdown, the PCMs earlier registered for Batch A Stream 2 Orientation were, however, split into three (3) Batches, (comprising Batch B, Stream 1A, Batch B, Stream 1B, and Batch B, Stream 2) in compliance with the social distancing protocol released by the National Centre for Diseases Control (NCDC).
In line with the post-lockdown modified Orientation schedule, the Batch B Stream 1A and Batch B Stream 1B had their respective Orientations in November and December 2020.
In the same vein, Orientation for the third Batch (Batch B Stream 2) as released by the National Youths Service Corps commences on 19th January 2021.
It is therefore clear that the delay as experienced has nothing to do with the administrative mechanism in Kogi State Polytechnic.
The Polytechnic is always proud to mobilize her qualified products for the national assignment, and will never relent in her efforts to ensure timely mobilization of the same following due procedures.
While the Polytechnic will never delay or deny the mobilization of her eligible PCMs, Management wishes to urge those not captured in the three batches referred to above to exercise patience until February 2021, when the NYSC directs for fresh registration and mobilization.
Engr. Salawu Salisu Ijiji
Directorate of Students’ Services.
Kogi State Polytechnic