Nigerians Share Their Best and Worst NYSC Experiences

We asked the Zikoko Community to share unforgettable experiences from their NYSC year and they did.
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Zikoko fam! As NYSC orientation camp started yesterday, it’s time to share your (not-so) fond memories from your NYSC year 😀 . What are your best (or worst) memories from NYSC?
Posted by Zikoko on Thursday, October 29, 2015

These were their experiences.

@zikokomag We slept with our suitcase on our beds cos our bunks were so squashed you couldn’t reach underneath. 62 in a room! #NYSCSTORIES

— Caramel (@MissCaramelD) October 29, 2015

@zikokomag I had to sneak alcohol into Kano camp, and fellowship buses were the perfect conduit. LOL #zkkchat #NYSCStories

— Hemenseter Butu (@HemButs) October 29, 2015

@zikokomag Our cleaners were elderly, so when a girl was found stuffing newspaper in a just cleaned toilet, she got beat bad! #NYSCSTORIES

— Caramel (@MissCaramelD) October 29, 2015

Shout out to the ‘health lectures’ that were just sales pitches for new products *side eye* #NYSCSTORIES @zikokomag

— Caramel (@MissCaramelD) October 29, 2015

@zikokomag I mistakenly ordered for N70 sweet potato in Kano and couldn’t consume it all. My roommates had to help #zkkchat #NYSCStories

— Hemenseter Butu (@HemButs) October 29, 2015

@zikokomag Cried in frustration on the day of registration. Soldier yelled at me for no reason. Well, his reason was that I looked “buttey”.

— Fifi (@ineffablewaters) October 29, 2015

Greatest moment, scaling the 12 ft wall even though everyone said ‘UK girl with big nyash can’t climb that wall’ #NYSCSTORIES @zikokomag LOL

— Caramel (@MissCaramelD) October 29, 2015

@zikokomag We slept outside for 2 days because we couldn’t finish registration. Outside. In the open. On the field. On our suitcases. Ugh!

— Fifi (@ineffablewaters) October 29, 2015

@zikokomag one guy in camp insulted the man giving us kits, not knowing he was a Z.I. Even Okadas dont take people to where he was posted to

— Olufemi Adebimpe (@femiadebimpe) October 29, 2015

@zikokomag Cried again at the bus stop on the way to my PPA. Was incredibly, honestly lost. And tired. Just sat on my suitcase and cried.

— Fifi (@ineffablewaters) October 29, 2015

Best beauticians, tailors and restaurants were found in Lagos Camp. I missed them the most!! #NYSCSTORIES @zikokomag #pedicureoflife

— Caramel (@MissCaramelD) October 29, 2015

@zikokomag Was teaching one day and school scattered. Guy was challenging another guy with jazz. Fighting over land. Right beside the school

— Fifi (@ineffablewaters) October 29, 2015

@zikokomag my bleach bottle broke. I poured the bleach into a water bottle and put under the bed. My bunk mate drank it. ?? #nyscstories

— Osemhen (@OsemhenA) October 29, 2015

@zikokomag she had already taken a huge gulp. She was eating peppery food. I carried her to the clinic, sure I’d be tried for manslaughter.

— Osemhen (@OsemhenA) October 29, 2015

@zikokomag Got lost in Yewa South on my way to Yewa North and some bike guy convinced me it was 10 minutes away. It was 3 hours away.

— Fifi (@ineffablewaters) October 29, 2015

@zikokomag By the time we got there, I was brown from dust, I couldn’t feel my legs and my body had taken the shape of a motor bike.

— Fifi (@ineffablewaters) October 29, 2015

I can’t even start on CD days or getting work or being robbed while in corper uniform. LOL!!! #NYSCSTORIES #memories @zikokomag

— Caramel (@MissCaramelD) October 29, 2015

Lagos camp was lit! https://t.co/WxEm8q70bt

— Caramel (@MissCaramelD) October 29, 2015

Lagos camp was lit! Total Package! https://t.co/4MWHtrDM6I

— matam (@2692M) October 29, 2015

@zikokomag I was posted to the Radiology department of a hospital instead of a radio station ?

— Tayo Ojewunmi (@Tayoojex) October 29, 2015

@zikokomag the HOD of Radiology gave me this look on the 1st day that says “Why are you not on your lab coat like your other colleagues”

— Tayo Ojewunmi (@Tayoojex) October 29, 2015

Oh! CD day, a lady came in & gave us a lecture on how to seduce our husbands with blue lingerie and dusting powder #NYSCSTORIES @zikokomag

— Caramel (@MissCaramelD) October 29, 2015

If you & hubby fight, blue calms a black man’s blood & dusting powder makes skin sparkle if you can’t afford shimmer powder @zikokomag

— Caramel (@MissCaramelD) October 29, 2015

@ineffablewaters @zikokomag [abuja camp] slept outside on the first night too. good thing is we had mattresses.the breeze sweet sha.

— kokodat (@kokomeon) October 29, 2015

@zikokomag Lol. Ogun State. It was GREAT!

— Fifi (@ineffablewaters) October 29, 2015

Ogun camp was turnt ?????? https://t.co/K7Yjef5qAf

— ‘Mide | WorldFamous (@lammyng) October 29, 2015

Reading this @zikokomag NYSC stories. I know they can’t be as great as my uni stories. Dodging Boko Haram bullets, surviving bombs and shii

— King (@steveamaza) October 29, 2015

@zikokomag They say a picture paints a thousand words; need I say more? #ZkkChat pic.twitter.com/BhPsRf2QAa

— OluOlu (@oluvickie) October 29, 2015

@zikokomag Saddest memory was marking over 250 SS3 English examination scripts under 35 minutes. some just wrote their names and day dreamed

— Olufemi Adebimpe (@femiadebimpe) October 29, 2015

@zikokomag Hostel: My roomie calls home; “Bro, I am lying down in my room and I can see the sky” That room was christened ‘Zanga’ #ZkkChat

— OluOlu (@oluvickie) October 29, 2015

@zikokomag #NYSCstories Most of the people in the village used #Firewood to cook. Kerosene was ballin’ https://t.co/7u0OkgXGkZ

— Dapo Olaopa (@dpencilpusher) October 29, 2015

I taught three classes with a total of about 1500 students and marked their exam scripts. #ZKKChat https://t.co/kEFUcVqMg9

— 杰西 (@JesseOguns) October 29, 2015

@zikokomag Wen ur bowels r threatening to burst, u will humble urself, 4get ur fancy degree, enter d place and squat pic.twitter.com/f4Mlan2Mhl

— OluOlu (@oluvickie) October 29, 2015

@zikokomag Club owner took list of debtors to State director; dude paid up with their first allawee. pic.twitter.com/BnRrDZ5WcO

— OluOlu (@oluvickie) October 29, 2015

@zikokomag #NYSCstories SS2 girls couldn’t count further than a hundred. Sad thing is, they didn’t think it was a big deal. Niger State ’12

— Dapo Olaopa (@dpencilpusher) October 29, 2015

@zikokomag …had a swell time, travelled to 8 northern states that year. Will do it all over again. YES, I said so

— OluOlu (@oluvickie) October 29, 2015

@zikokomag Haha! Last story. I was teaching my kids how to say they wanted to use the bathroom instead of saying “Aunty, I want to piss”

— Fifi (@ineffablewaters) October 29, 2015

@zikokomag So I told them to say Aunty, I’d like to use the bathroom or the ladies or the gents. A few minutes later, kid raises his hand.

— Fifi (@ineffablewaters) October 29, 2015

@zikokomag Complete with some type of accent. He was mimicking me, I guess. He goes- “Aunty, I’d like to gents”. It was too cute!

— Fifi (@ineffablewaters) October 29, 2015

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