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Jigawa: More corps members to be deployed to rural schools

The NYSC coordinator said that the move was part of NYSC‘s efforts towards boosting the teaching quality in rural communities.

• April 19, 2021
NYSC Corpers used to illustrate the story.
NYSC Corpers used to illustrate the story. [CREDIT: Twitter]

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Jigawa says that henceforth, 90 per cent of corps members in the state will be deployed to rural schools.

The new NYSC State Coordinator, Aishatu Adamu, made this known when she paid a courtesy visit to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Dutse.

Ms Adamu, who assumed duty on April 8, was in NAN as part of her courtesy visits to critical stakeholders of NYSC in the state.

“I wish to state that as long as I’m here, I will ensure that 90 per cent of corps members are distributed equitably to schools that need their services, for the rapid development of the education sector in the state,” she said.

Ms Adamu said that the move was part of NYSC‘s efforts towards boosting the teaching quality in rural communities across the state.

The coordinator said that science-based COVID-19 volunteers among the corps members would be trained and posted to rural communities in the state.

According to her, the volunteers will be attached to health facilities to sensitise community members on basic hygiene rules and how to prevent themselves from contracting the virus.

“In this regard, to ensure that our campaigns have a positive impact, I request that you kindly oblige us in the coverage of our developmental activities,” Ms Adamu said.

Responding, the NAN State Correspondent, Abdullahi Mohammed, thanked the coordinator for the visit and promised her of the agency’s continual support.

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