I really do not understand, parents have sent their kids off to serve this nation that does not even deserve it if you ask me, only for the corpses of their children be sent home to them!
I am from Edo state and was posted to serve in Imo state, nothing out of the ordinary, taught for one year and actually it was a fulfilling experience, but in that same serice year, we had to bury a corps member who hailed from Okigwe where I was serving but was serving in the north and was killed. I recall the gloomy atmosphere and the sadness, I recall looking at the parents in their shabby house and I pondered on how difficult it must have been for them financially to send their son to school, but they did because they wanted him to have a better life.
only for the son to be brought home in a casket!
Seriously, if the government can not guarantee the safety of corps members, (we already know they cant) why send them off to places they know nothing of and keep their family members worried for year?
To make matters worse, they want people to serve in Ministries, Local government secretariats etc
What a laugh! the staff of these places do next to nothing, and you are sending able bodied young men and women to go sit with them in those funny ministry environment, with stacks of dusty files as old as my parents, to do what?
This NYSC scheme needs to be re assessed, and the relevance made evident to us, because right now, it is beginning to look more like a death sentence! and just an avenue for those people making those horrible, substandard uniforms to keep making money.
PS: My NYSC crested vest was so crappy, it stretched to my knees before service year was over, and I am 5'11