The National Youth Service Corp scheme is a compulsory programme that every graduate from higher institutions in Nigeria are mandated to go through. However, a category of graduates are exempted from participating in the NYSC programme. To be exempted, you will be required to apply for the exclusion via NYSC portal. This application process is applicable to all schools in Nigeria (Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges of Education).
Why was the NYSC Scheme Created?
In a bid to reunite Nigeria as a result the already brewing hates between the different geographical regions after the civil war, the NYSC scheme was established under the National Youth Service Corps by decree No.24 of 22nd May 1973 which states that the NYSC is being established “with a view to encourage and develop common ties among the youths of Nigeria and the promotion of national unity”.
The primary aim and objective of the NYSC scheme is to inculcate in Nigerian youths, the spirit of selfless service to the Nation and to further emphasize the spirit of oneness and brotherhood of all Nigerians, irrespective of cultural, social or religious backgrounds.
Now to the subject matter.. to apply for the NYSC exemption or exclusion letter, you must meet certain criteria and requirements or qualify for exemption from participating in the scheme. This post will intimate you on how to apply for NYSC exemption for whatever reason according to the scheme’s policy.
Applying for NYSC exemption letter has always been a tough task for eligible applicants because they are confused on how to start. If you are reading this post the you are on the right track. Here you will be guided through the process involved in apply for exclusion from participating in the compulsory 1 year NYSC programme by apply online only via NYSC portal.
Criteria For Applying for NYSC Exemption or Exclusion
- NYSC Age Limit – The age limit for apply for exclusion from the NYSC programme is thirty years (30). As soon as you are 30 years and above you are eligible to apply via the portal below to be exempted and you will be given a certificate of exemption.
Personal of The Armed Forces: Served in any of the Nigerian Armed Forces or police for a period of at least 9 months.
A person who is a staff of either of the underlisted:
- The Department of State Services or
- The National Intelligence Agency or
- National Security Organization
- One who has been awarded a National Honour.
Required Documents for Applying
- Completed application form from the NYSC portal
- Your academic qualification
- Senate approved statement of result
- Your School Identity Card (If requested)
- Other supporting documents
How To Apply for NYSC Exclusion Letter
Step 1 – You are to visit http://portal.nysc.org.ng
Step 2 – Scroll to the bottom of the page, Click “Check Senate List or its equivalents” (http://portal.nysc.org.ng/nysc4/VerifySenateLists.aspx) to confirm your details
Step 3 – Return to Homepage http://portal.nysc.org.ng
Step 4 – Click on ‘Mobilization Batch
Step 5 – Click on ‘Fresh Registration’ which will redirect you to the next page (Initiate account Creation)
Step 6 – Fill in the required details and Click on ‘Continue’
Step 7 – Verify your email address by ‘Clicking on the URL to confirm and continue with your NYSC account creation/registration
Step 8 – Fill in the required details, (Please select Part-Time to ignore JAMB Regularization No.), then Click on ‘Submit and Continue’,
Step 9 – You will be redirected to the Payment Page (choose your preferred payment options)
Step 10 – Proceed to make Payment. (payment is usually less than Three thousand naira (
N3000), excluding cybercafé charges)
Step 11 – Check your dashboard to know if it is available for immediate printing or check after some days for printing.
I hope this was helpful? The NYSC exclusion application for 2024 is a very direct and straightforward application procedure. Simply follow the above steps and you can never go wrong. However, if you are faced with any challenge in your application process, kindly reach us via the comment section below and I will be happy to help.