A total of 2,260 Batch ‘B’ Stream I corps members deployed to Delta State have been sworn-in as camp officially opened at the Issele-Uku Permanent Orientation Camp with swearing-in ceremony on Monday, August 2, 2021.
Among the new corps members sworn-in was Isioma Ogochukwu, founder and publisher of popular student-targetted online medium, CAMPUS GIST, Ogochukwu bagged a Bachelor’s degree in Linguistics from the University of Benin.
The Delta State NYSC Coordinator, Mr. Alao Olusegun, said the 2,260 inaugurated corps members comprise 1,030 males and 1,230 females.
According to Alao, the Camp was opened on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 with check-in and registration of prospective corps members. He said the Orientation Course, which is the first cardinal programme of the NYSC Scheme, will last for three weeks.
The NYSC Coordinator, therefore, urged the corps members to participate fully in the camp activities during the three-week orientation course.
He explained that the low key inauguration ceremony was in keeping with the directive on adherence to the existing COVID-19 protocols.
Mr Alao admonished the corps members to adhere strictly to the protocol of COVID-19 at all time while on camp for their own safety.
He commended the positive conduct of the corps members since their arrival to the state, the Orientation Camp in particular.
Alao assured that leadership and citizenship training, drills by Military and coordinated training by the Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) Department of the NYSC would be carried out to add human resource value to the corps members.
He congratulated those who scaled through their academic qualifications from various higher institutions, advising them to take the one-year programme seriously in the interest of building solid future for themselves and advancing national unity and cohesion.
The NYSC Coordinator also cautioned corps members to avoid unnecessary journeys, particularly travelling without permission as it was against NYSC rules and regulations.
metrowatchonline.com reports that highlight of the inauguration ceremony was the administering of the oath of allegiance by the state’s Chief Judge, Justice Theresa Diai, who was represented at the occasion.