7 Actual Benefits of NYSC Everyone Should Know

July 17, 2020

When people talk about NYSC, most times it’s a story of horror. But for real, NYSC has its own benefits, and here’s is a list of some of them.

1. The opportunity to travel to states you probably won’t ever travel to.

This one is for those posted to really far places: Katsina, Zamfara, Akwa Ibom, Calabar, Yobe, etc. Tell me, would you have carried yourself willingly and decided to travel there? I doubt it too. So, even though many people end up redeploying, they can still claim to have been to these places, courtesy of NYSC.

2. Opportunity to meet new people.

Well, some people keep to themselves in NYSC camp and during their service year. But if you are the kind who likes to make friends and meet new people, then NYSC is a gold mine for you. A lot of people have made life-changing connections. This could be you too, dear.

3. Respect.

See ehn, people respect anyone they see in NYSC khaki. There’s the shout of “Ajuwaya!” whenever you pass and some people do the “Otondo!” call. But whatever it is, there is an extra layer of respect given to you when you wear your khaki. Why else do you think your parents want you to take pictures with it and send it home for them to frame?

4. Free money.

It’s not exactly free, seeing as you’re working for it. But corps members serving during this Coronavirus pandemic cannot tell me otherwise. What you people are collecting is free money, dears.

5. It’s possible to meet the love of your life.

With God all things are possible. In camp, people look small in their white on white, but don’t despair. Let them wear jeans for the carnival or even dress up in their NYSC khaki and you will realize that God dey create.

6. Opportunity to reevaluate your life.

NYSC is the only gap year you have before Nigerian parents start rushing you to marry and give them grandchildren and monthly allowance. In that one year, many people have rediscovered new passions, new abilities and some others have, well, let’s just give God the glory.

7. And finally, free khaki.

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