Mrs Rifkatu Yakubu, the Bauchi State coordinator of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), has said that five corps members of the 2022 Batch B Stream 1 will repeat their service year in the state.
She disclosed this to NAN in Bauchi on Thursday, during the collection of certificates of national service by corps members.
Yakubu said that the affected corps members were sanctioned for various offences, including absconding and absenteeism, during their service year.
She reiterated that the scheme had zero tolerance for truancy, stressing that it would not hesitate to punish any erring corps member.
According to her, “10 other corps members will have their service year extended for at least three weeks or one month for various misconducts during their service year.”
She called on the outgoing corps members to go home and reunite with their parents and relatives, urging them to avoid night trips.
Yakubu also urged corps members who are taking part in the post-camp Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development programme to complete their training.
For those who failed to learn any skills during the service year, Mrs Yakubu advised them to start something in order to avoid becoming a burden on their parents.
“Your parents want to see you doing something, no matter how little; it is better than staying at home doing nothing,” she said.