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NYSC Programme Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) And Answers

If you are a Prospective Corps members, then you are probably in search of answers to your endless questions regarding your NYSC service year. In this article, we have provided you with some of the NYSC portal frequently asked questions and answers to all of them.


We have made the post easy to navigate and understand, we divided the questions into two sections;

·         Section one: is for frequently asked questions and answers concerning the NYSC portal online registration, while

·         Section two: is frequently asked questions and answers concerning NYSC Orientation Camp.


Which e-Mail address should I use during registration?

You can use any e-mail address, but Gmail is better and recommended by NYSC.


Can I use the Gmail I have before or should I create another one?

You can use the one you have before, but make sure you know the login password.


Can I do the registration with my smartphone?

Yes, but you have to look for nearest cyber café to do your biometric capturing and scan your signature with image size not more than 7kb. After the thumb printing registration, you can continue with your smartphone to complete your registration.


Can I use another person’s phone number to register?

No, make sure you use your active Nigerian phone number. It has to be your phone number.


Can someone do the thumb-printing for me?

No, you must do it yourself. If it is rejecting your fingers, keep trying until it accepts it.


If i register early, would i be mobilized for stream 1?

No. Early registration doesn't influence your mobilization. The stream allocation is automated and as such unpredictable.


How is the choosing of state of choice look like?

This option has been removed, NYSC has the mandate to deploy you to any State of the Federation whether you choose a State or not.


Will I submit my BVN during online registration?

No, BVN is not required during online registration but you will need it in camp for the opening of NYSC allowance account.


Must the name I used on my school documents match with the one on BVN?

Yes, if it does not match, go to your Bank and update your BVN. If your name on school documents varies from the one on your BVN, you may have a big problem to open allowance account in the orientation camp.


Does registering on the first or second day the Portal opened determined where I will be posted?

No, but it is important to register on time so that you would not be among leftovers that will be pushed to another batch or stream.


Must I pay N3,000.00 to NYSC during registration?

No, it is optional! Though, my advice is for you to pay. If you pay the money, you will be able to print your Call-up letter on-line and can reprint it in case you lose it. But if you do not pay, you will go to your Institution for collection your Call-up letter, in case of loss, there will be no replacement.


Do I need a passport photograph for NYSC registration?

Emphatically, Yes! The background colour must be white or off-white


Can I do online registration if my school has not uploaded their Senate list?

No! Your school has to upload the Senate list first.


If I don’t see my name on the senate list, what should I do?

Once your name is not on the senate list, complain to your Institution, they are responsible for uploading of senate list.


My name on JAMB is different from the one my school used in mobilizing me, will it be a problem for me?

Yes, it is a problem! If the one with JAMB is the error one, then go to JAMB for correction but if the one with your Institution is the error, go to your Institution for correction.


Is Medical certificate of fitness compulsory?

Yes, it is needed in camp for physical registration, but if you wish to redeploy on medical ground, then you also need to obtain Medical report.


Should Medical Certificate of Fitness be handwritten or typed?

It should be typed.


Is it possible for Schools to upload Senate list during online registration?

Yes, it is possible!


Does NYSC request for O’level in orientation camp?

No, except for foreign-trained graduates who are required to produce original of all documents uploaded during online registration.


Is it compulsory for my name to be on the JAMB matriculation list before I will be mobilized?

Yes, your name must be there; but for foreign-trained graduates, they don’t need such.


Is the original ND result required in camp for Polytechnic graduates?

Yes, but if you don’t have the original, please go to camp with the statement.


How do I correct spelling mistakes in my name?

Yes, there is provision for you to apply for a change of name. Click here to see procedures


How do I correct the wrong date of birth?

With WAEC verification PIN; you can correct your date of birth & this can be corrected from your dashboard, follow the steps below;

1.    Login to your dashboard at the NYSC portal using your registered email and password.

2.    Click on the “Date of Birth” link button.

3.    Enter the WAEC verification PIN you bought from First Bank or Expy Shop,

4.    Select WAEC Type, Year of exam and enter your Examination Number

5.    Click on the “Verify” button

6.    Click “SUBMIT”.


What is WAEC verification pin?

WAEC verification pin is a pin that allows prospective corps members to correct the wrong date of birth. It allows users to match their date of birth on their WAEC results.


Where can I get WAEC verification pin?

WAEC Verification pin can be purchased online from us at https://shop.expygroup.com the WAEC Verification online pin will be delivered to you instantly without stress at the comfort of your home or office. The pin can also be purchase at any First Bank nearest to you.


How do I correct the wrong course of study?

This can also be corrected from your dashboard, follow the steps below;

1.    Login to your dashboard at the NYSC portal using your registered email and password.

2.    Click on “Correction of Course of Study” link

3.    Select the right “Course of Study”

4.    Click “SUBMIT”



NYSC Orientation Camp FAQ


Are we going to be given pillows and foam in camp?

You will be given mattresses without pillows, however, you can buy a pillow from Mammy market.


If I go camp with a mosquito net, and I was given upper bunk space, where will I get tent poles?

You will meet the ones left by previous Corps members or you can go with some nails but sure they don’t see at the gate but they will seize it from you.


I heard that sometime, Corpers will be given Condoms to do it, is true?

To do what?? Condoms may be given to you during HIV sensitization CDS in camp but not for you to do it in camp. If caught in that act, you will be decamped immediately.


I hear about camp thieves, how can one do laundry without losing one’s clothes

Use a temporary marker to write your name on all your properties. doing that would help to deter camp thieves.


Are there barbers or saloon for ladies in camp?

Yes, there are barbers. But for girls, I advise you to plait your hair before coming because soldiers won’t give you time for your hair.


Are their dry cleaners in orientation camp?

Yes, you will see many of them, and they can Iron your clothes as well.


Is attending churches on Sunday compulsory?



What is the best way to safeguarding one’s phones and money?

Your waist bag, make sure you always tie it around your waist even when sleeping.


Are guys allowed to visit female hostels?

No! Don’t go near there, the same thing applicable to female, don’t go near the boy’s hostel.


What is the best way to safeguarding one’s clothes?

Buy padlock, and always use it to lock your luggage.


Can I go to camp a day before the opening date?

Yes, it is allowed especially if you are posted to a far place.


Can I go to camp with my spouse?

Lolz, don’t try it


I have a car, motorcycle and bicycle. Can I go to camp with any of them?

No, it is not needed.


I am assigned to a particular bank during account opening, must I open an account with that bank?

No, if you think that the bank is not good enough, leave it for another bank.


How many days would I stay in camp?

21 days only


Are pregnant and nursing mothers allowed in camp?

Yes, but they won’t be allowed to lodge in the camp like other otondo. They will stay off-camp, and be going to camp for their registrations.


Are there ATM in NYSC orientation camp?

Most of the camp has no working ATM, but you will see mobile money agents.


When does the parade start in the morning?

As early as 4:30 am, but you are required to wake up around 4:00 am, and then use 30 minutes to brush teeth and dress up.


Will they allow me to cook in camp?

No! NYSC will take care of your food, but you can buy “mama put” from Mammy market if you are not OK with NYSC food.


Can I go to camp with garri to soak?

Yes, it is allowed.


Will soldiers beat or shoot us if we err in orientation camp?

No, soldiers are not permitted to shoot or beat anyone in the orientation, they can only give you military punishment like juggling, squatting etc.


Are laptops allowed in NYSC camp?

No, don’t come to the NYSC orientation camp with a laptop. The camp security will seize it.


I hear that NYSC is a scam, how true is that?

NYSC is not a scam, don’t mind those trying to paint it black.

Above are the NYSC Portal Frequently Asked Questions and Answers. If you have other questions, go to the comment section below.

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