NYSC Diary

A short account of life at at NYSC Camp for 21 days.

NYSC is that mandatory scheme where all fresh graduates are slaves to the government. And for every corps member, getting posted to a place of primary assignment is the dreaded moment of truth. The beating heart when you check your dashboard, the shock when you finally see where you’ll spend the next ten months, the […]

7:15 AM Today is my last Friday in this camp. Waking up, it is no different from the other Fridays I have spent here. But it feels different, and when the soldiers come banging at the door, my friend F. says that very soon, all this gra-gra will end. I can’t wait for it to […]

5:36 AM Let me tell you, the day after the inter-platoon drill is when everybody’s morale finally goes downhill. Why? Well, when you have done the main thing for which you have been practicing for days, what else remains? What else but to think about going home? My first thought when I wake up is, […]

6:00 AM NYSC camp ends in 5 days.  Today is the inter-platoon drills competition. I wake up feeling a little excited. Days and days of marching, and finally we get to showcase what we have learned. All the right wheel, left wheel, slow march, breaking into quick march. I can’t wait. But first, I have […]

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