NYSC Portal: Registration and Login Guides
If you are finding information about how to navigate the NYSC portal, you have come to the right place, Firstly, let me start by saying that this is not the NYSC portal. This article is just to provide useful information to prospective Corps members.
For clarity, while NYSC has just one official website, you can access the NYSC portal in three different ways. If you type www.nysc.gov.ng, nysc.org.ng, or portal.nysc.org.ng into your browser, you will be directed to the same NYSC portal.
In this article, I will be taking you through the following;
- Requirements for registration on the NYSC portal
- How to make payment on NYSC portal using Remita
- How to Check Your Name on Uploaded Senate Approved List
- How to Change your Date of Birth
- How to Change your Course of Study
- How to Apply for Remobilization
- How to Verify Your Discharge, Exclusion, and Exemption Certificates
- NYSC Activities
- NYSC Orientation Camp Addresses
- NYSC State Offices Addresses, Email Addresses, and Telephone Numbers
How to Register on the NYSC portal
If you want to register for one year mandatory National Youth Service Corps programme, just follow the following procedures:
- Visit NYSC portal nysc.gov.ng
- Ensure that you have an active Nigerian mobile phone number and a functional e-mail address. You will need the two for your registration. To ensure that your email address is functioning, it is advisable to log in to the email address first so as to ensure that you have not forgotten your password. If you don’t have a functional email address, you will need to quickly create one before you can register. You will need the email address and password to log in to the NYSC portal thereafter.
- If you are a locally trained prospective Corps member, that is, you studied here in Nigeria, you are to use your correct matriculation number for the registration.
- If you are a locally trained prospective Corps member, you will have access to register on the NYSC, only if your name appears in the Senate or Academic Board Approved lists submitted by the Institution where you graduated.
- If you are a foreign-trained graduate or you acquired your qualifications online, you should ensure that your Institution is accredited. You will need to approach the Federal Ministry of Education for evaluation. You will need to upload the letter of evaluation during registration.
- In addition to the letter of evaluation, foreign-trained prospective Corps members, that is, those who graduated from Institutions outside Nigeria or obtained online foreign qualifications will need to visit the NYSC portal and upload the following documents during registration:
- West African School Certificate (WASC) (with not less than 5 Credits at 2 sittings) or its equivalent; or General Certificate of Education (GCE O’ Level) (with not less than 5 Credits at 2 sittings) or its equivalent; or NECO (with not less than 5 Credits at 2 sittings) or its equivalent; or High School Diploma or its equivalent.
- First Degree or Higher National Diploma (HND) Certificate (Second Degree or Ph.D. not necessary).
- Complete Official Transcript of the First Degree or HND.
- International traveling Passport showing personal data page and date of departure.
- NYSC does not accept Attestation Letters or Testimonials in lieu of original Degree/HND Certificates.
- All working-class Graduates and graduates of online foreign qualifications are required to upload their original Admission Letters And Letter of Approval from their respective employers to undertake their courses, as the case may be.
- All graduates of Medicine and other health-related courses such as Nursing Science, Laboratory Science, Physiotherapy, Pharmacy, etc MUST possess and upload a current-professional license. An expired license is not acceptable for mobilization.
- Foreign-trained graduates who studied in non-English speaking countries are to translate their Certificates and Transcripts into the English language before uploading them to the NYSC portal. It is important that the translation is done in accredited Institutions or Embassies.
- If you are a graduate of Medicine, Medical Laboratory Science, Veterinary Medicine, Physiotherapy, Optometry, Radiology, and Pharmacy, you are expected to have your Certificate of Registration with your professional body. NYSC does not accept payment receipts.
- In the past, Foreign-trained graduates usually visited NYSC Headquarters, Abuja for verification of their documents. But now, verification of their documents will be done at the Orientation Camps. However, they still need to print their call-up letters online. They need the call-up letter for them to be allowed into the Orientation camps in their States of deployment. Also, they need to come to the camp with the original documents which they uploaded for verification.
- Any prospective Corps member who presents any fake document will be demobilized and decamped. Such a person will be handed over to relevant law enforcement agencies for prosecution.
- You must ensure that the Passport photographs you use meet the following specifications:
- Ensure your face (eyes, nose, ears, mouth, and jaw) is fully shown without bending
- Ensure the picture fills the frame and centralized
- Ensure the Photo background is white or off-white with no shadow.
- Prospective Corps members must not register by proxy. Verification of biometric will be carried out at the orientation camp. Therefore, it is important that you remember the fingers you used during biometric capturing. You will not be registered at the orientation camp if your biometric cannot be verified.
- If you want your call-up number sent to you through SMS and you wish to print your call-up letter online, you will need to pay the sum of N2,786.24 (Please note that this rate may change in the future. Therefore, you are to confirm the prevailing rate before making payment)
- The Corps members that are not willing to pay the N2,786.24 may need to go to their schools to get their call-up numbers and call-up letters.
- If you paid for the online registration before on the NYSC portal but you were not mobilized, you don’t need to pay again.
- If you are a married female prospective corps member (whether locally or foreign-trained), you need to upload copies of your Marriage Certificate, evidence of change of name, and your husband’s place of residence during registration.
- If you are a pregnant or nursing mother, the orientation camp is highly not ideal for you. If you are in this category, you should note that you will not be accommodated.
- If you have challenges related to mobilization, you can call the telephone number that is close to the geo-political zone where the institution you graduated from is located. The contact telephone numbers for the six geo-political zones are as follows:
- South East – 08092142614
- South South – 08102790538
- North Central – 08092142661
- South West – 09038034460
- North West – 08092142616
- North East – 07018836388
- If you are a part-time graduate, you are expected to register on the NYSC portal and wait for the collection of your Letter of Exclusion at your Institution. However, if you want to print the Letter of Exclusion online, you will need to pay N2,786.24 (This is the existing rate at the point of writing this article. You may need to visit the NYSC portal to confirm the ruling rate).
- If you are a foreign-trained prospective Corps member, you will need to use a Nigerian mobile phone number to register online.
- Ensure you complete your online registration on time, Once the NYSC portal is closed, further registration will not be allowed.
How to Make Payment on NYSC Portal Using Remita
- Visit https://portal.nysc.org.ng/. From the Home Page, Select “Already Have Account-click here to log in-“. Supply your email and password to log in
- After login in, click on “Click Here To Make Payment”
- The Payment Confirmation page will be displayed. Then click on “Proceed to Payment”
- You will be redirected to a page on the Remita Payment Engine with various payment options
For Cards and Wallet Payments
- Select on “Pay now with cards or wallets”
- Enter card details, pin, and other relevant information as may be required
- If your transaction is successful, the redirect URL will be loaded with the status of the transaction such that it is successful. This completes the process of Remita Cards/Wallet payment.
To pay at any Bank Branch
- Copy the Remita RRR number generated and take it to any of the approved banks
- After making the payment at the bank, you can check the payment status on this URL: https://portal.nysc.org.ng/nysc1/TransactionStatus_remita as seen below.
To Check Status of Transactions on Remita
- Visit http://nysc.org.ng/nysc1/TransactionStatus_Remita
- Navigate to Service ->
- Enter the transaction reference number (order id)/Email Address
- Click on “Continue” to view the transaction detail
- Click on “Get Status” to view the details of the payment
How to Change the Date of Birth or Course of Study
National Youth Service Corps has announced that the information from the West African Examination Council (WAEC) will no longer be used to effect changes immediately on the NYSC Online Registration. The new procedure for the prospective Corps members shall be as follows:
- Visit the NYSC portal and login into your dashboard
- Click on the link to Date of Birth;
- Provide your WAEC Verification PIN,
- Choose WAEC Type, Year of exam, and then enter your Examination Number
- Click on Verify button
- Click SUBMIT or CANCEL
To change your Course of Study, follow these steps
- Visit the NYSC portal and login to your dashboard
- Click on the link for Correction of Course of Study
- Select Course of Study
- Click SUBMIT
How to Check Your Name on Uploaded Senate Approved List from the NYSC Portal
If you have successfully completed your study and your name is on the graduating list, the school authority must have forwarded the list to the NYSC. Therefore, prospective corps members can visit the NYSC portal to check if they have been mobilized for the mandatory one-year national youth service. To check your name, you should follow these steps:
- Visit https://portal.nysc.org.ng/nysc1/CheckInstitutionCoursesPCMs.aspx
- Select your Batch. You will find Batch C 2014 up to date on the Portal
- Select your Programme. Options are Colleges (Monotechnic), HND (Polytechnic), and 1st Degree (University)
- Select your Institution. If you don’t find your Institution, it might be that you mistakenly select the wrong Programme. For instance, if you select 1st Degree (University), only the names of the Universities will be displayed under Institution.
- Select your Course under Äccredited Courses.
- Then, Click the “Extract PCM” Button.
The names of the prospective Corps members for the batch will be displayed. You can then check for your name. Names start with surname and they are arranged alphabetically. Therefore, it should not be difficult for you to locate your name as long as the criteria selected are all correct. In case you have registered, I suggest that you check the Uploaded Senate Approved List again to confirm your status. The status of those who have successfully registered will show “Registered” while those who are yet to register will read “Yet to Register”.
How to Apply for Remobilization from the NYSC Portal
If you have been previously posted and you absconded and the state has not taken any definite step regarding this, you can apply for remobilization.
To apply for remobilization, you should follow these steps
- Visit https://portal.nysc.org.ng/nysc1/
- Navigate to “Online Application for Remobilization”
- Click “Click here to Apply for Remobilization”
- A page will be displayed where you will provide your Name, Email Address, Gender, Previous Call-Up, Previous State Code, Previous Batch, Previous Deployment, and Phone Number. You need to indicate if you are married by checking a box provided on the page.
- Then, click “Save Record”.
You should understand that your application has to go through an approval process. It is those people that have their applications approved that would be eligible for remobilization registration.
How to Verify Your Discharge, Exclusion, and Exemption Certificates
From the comfort of your home, you can conveniently verify your certificate whether Discharge or Exclusion and Exemption Certificates. Data are available on the NYSC portal from 2010, Batch A till date. However, you can only get your full details if you fall within 2014, Batch C to date
To verify your certificate, you should follow these steps
- Visit https://portal.nysc.org.ng/nysc1/
- Navigate to and click Verify Certificates
- You will be redirected to a new page welcoming you to The Certificate Verification Portal.
- Click on “Proceed to Verification >>”
- You must have created an account on NYSC Portal. Enter your Username and Password. In case you can’t remember your password, you should click on “Forgot Password?” If you don’t have an account, you need to create one by clicking on the “Sign Up” link. Kindly note that this Login Page is usually displayed as a Pop-Up page. If you are not seeing the page, you may need to allow Pop-Up on your browser.
- You will then need to make payment by clicking “Make Payment”. You can refer to the procedure on how to make a payment above.
- If your payment is successful, the system will redirect you to a login page where you can continue with the verification.
- Then, click “Proceed to Verification”
Four Categories of NYSC Activities
The National Youth Service Corps has four cardinal divisions which are a prerequisite for every Corps Member to participate before he/she is issued the National Service Certificate. The Service year is segmented into:
- Orientation Course
- Primary Assignment
- Community Development Service
- Winding- Up/Passing-Out
The National Youth Service Corps begins with 3 weeks of Orientation Course and it is mandatory for all Nigeria Graduates that have been mobilized for the service. This orientation course usually takes place in the orientation camp. Every state in Nigeria has a National Youth Service Corps Orientation Camp and the orientation course is expected to achieve the following objectives:
- To give Corps Members enlightenment about the objectives of NYSC and to enable them to be more acquitted with the concept of the scheme.
- To educate Corps Members about the political, socio-economic, and cultural setting of the environment.
- To inculcate skills or dexterity in Corps members through the scheme
- To awaken the spirit of national consciousness in Corps members and help them to be patriotic Nigerians. The NYSC scheme will achieve this by bridging the gap between tribal and regional sentiments among Corps Members
- To make Corps Members discipline
- To groom them in the aspect of leadership and social skills that will help them counteract any challenge they encounter
- To boost the physical and mental attributes of Corps members
- To instill the spirit of collective responsibility
- To promote the spirit of unity in diversity by bringing together Corps Members that belong to different tribes, regions, and states in the
To make these objectives a reality in the orientation course starts with the swearing- or opening ceremony which is presided by the executive Governor of the State/FCT Minister. The Chief Judge of the State/ FCT administers the Oath of Allegiance and the National Pledge.
The activities of the orientation course are as follows: Lectures on the custom and traditions of the host state, physical training, drills, professional lectures about the Health and wellness of Corps Members, lawyers, teachers, and skill acquisition training. E.t.c. These activities help Corps members to interact with one another and acquire marketable skills.
They also participate in fun activities like drama competitions, dance, Miss NYSC, and Mr. Macho which makes the orientation course very entertaining.
They also participate in inter platoon contests like cooking, football, volleyball, table tennis, and sanitation. These activities bring about a lot of excitement in the orientation camp.
Corps Members also participate in inter platoon drills and tug of war which is preceded by the Man ‘O’ War training sessions.
At the end of the orientation course, Corps Members are posted to various places of primary assignment. The NYSC uses the area of specialization of Corps Members to post them to different places. Corps members that are posted to rural areas are usually posted to sectors like Agriculture, Health, Infrastructure, and Education. Corps Members in urban areas can be posted to the following sector: Health, Finance, Telecommunication, Oil and Gas, and Media.
Corps Members are expected to accept any place they are posted to in good faith and to work hard to initiate a tremendous change in their host communities.
Community Development Service
It is mostly called CDS by Corps Members. This segment is aimed at awakening the dexterity, innovation, and creativity of Corps Members. Corp Members are expected to detect the challenges facing their host communities and empower their host communities to initiate a project that will be a solution to this challenge,
Corps Members have used this program to educate and sensitize host communities on HIV, polio, and sexual abuse of children. They also sensitize host communities on prevalent issues like the Adult Literacy campaigns, road safety campaigns e.t.c.
Corps Members with the support of other people were able to carry out projects like the building of health- care centers, construction of boreholes, classroom blocks, market stalls, and construction of bridges.
Corps Members are active participants in Millennium Development Goals (MDG) through the War against Poverty (WAP) of the scheme.
Winding –Up/ Passing-Out
The service year usually ends after 12 months and Corps Members are to report to their respective zones for assessment of the service year by the Local Government Inspector. The Local Government Instructor usually briefs the Corps Members after which the Corps Members submit their final clearance letter from their employer to the Zonal/Local Government Inspectors.
Corps Members rehearse for the final parade which will take place at the passing-out ceremony which is formally presided by the Executive Governor of the State. At the event of the passing-out ceremony; Corps Members with stupendous performance during the service year are given accolades such as State Honours Awards. For a Corps member to qualify for this award, He/she must be excellent in the orientation course, place of primary assignment, and winding-up exercise.
NYSC Orientation Camp Addresses
Find below the list of NYSC Orientation Camp Addresses so as not to be misguided by unscrupulous people. If you are traveling to the State you are not familiar with, it is safer to move in groups. You will always find other Corps members that are going to the same NYSC Orientation Camp Addresses with you.
|State||NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp Address|
|Abia||NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Umunna, Bende Local Government Area, Abia State.|
|Adamawa||NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Lapondo Road, Damare, Girei LGA, Adamawa State.|
|Akwa Ibom||NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Ikot Itie Udung, Nsit Atai Local Government Area, Akwa Ibom State.|
|Anambra||NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Umuawulu/Mbaukwu Awka South Local Government Area, Anambra State.|
|Bauchi||NYSC Permanent Orientation camp, KM 60 Wailo, Ganjuwa Local Government Council, bauchi State|
|Bayelsa||Kaiama Grammar School, Kaiama, Kolokoma-Opokuma Local Government Area, Bayelsa State.|
|Benue||NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Wannune, Tarka Local Government Area, Kilometer 35 Makurdi Gboko Road, Benue State.|
|Borno||College of Peace and Disaster Management, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Babbar-Ruga Batsari Road Katsina, Katsina State..|
|Cross River||NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Obubra, Obubra Local Government Area, Cross River State.|
|Delta||NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp Former Martins TTC, Issele-Uku, Aniocha North L.G.A. Delta State.|
|Ebonyi||NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Macgregor College, Afikpo Local Government Area, Ebonyi State.|
|Edo||Okada Grammar School, Okada, Ovia North-East Local Government Area, Edo State.|
|Ekiti||NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Ise-Orun/Emure Local Government Area, Ekiti State.|
|Enugu||NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Awgu Local Government Area, Enugu State.|
|Abuja (FCT)||NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Kubwa, Bwari Area Council, FCT.|
|Gombe||NYSC Temporary Orientation Camp, Science Technical College, Amada, KM 21, Gombe-Bauchi Highway, Near International Airport, Gombe State.|
|Imo||NYSC Temporary Orientation Camp Former Girl’s Model Secondary School Eziama Obaire Nkwerre Local Govt Area, Imo State.|
|Jigawa||NYSC Permanent Camp, opposite Army Barrack, Fanisua Dutse Local Government Area, Jigawa State.|
|Kaduna||NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Kaduna – Abuja Road, Kaduna State.|
|Kano||NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Kusala Dam, Karaye, Karaye Local Government, Kano State.|
|Katsina||Youth Multi-purpose Centre/ NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Mani Road, Katsina State.|
|Kebbi||NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Dakingari Local Government Area, Kebbi State.|
|Kogi||NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Asaya, Kabba Local Government Area, Kogi State.|
|Kwara||NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Yikpata, Edu Local Government Area, Kwara State.|
|Lagos||NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Iyana Ipaja, Agege, Lagos State.|
|Nassarawa||Magaji Dan-Yamusa Permanent Orientation Camp, Keffi, Nasarawa State.|
|Niger||NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, (Former Abubakar, Dada Senior Secondary School), Paiko, Niger State.|
|Ogun||NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Ikenne Road, Sagamu Local Government Area, Sagamu, Ogun State.|
|Ondo||NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Ikare-Akoko Local Government Area, Ondo State.|
|Osun||NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Aisu College Hospital Road, Ede North Local Government Area, Ede, Osun State.|
|Oyo||Government Technical College, Iseyin Local Government Area, Iseyin, Oyo State.|
|Plateau||NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Mangu, Mangu Local Government Area, Plateau State.|
|Rivers||NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Nonwa-Gbam Tai Local Government Area, Rivers State.|
|Sokoto||NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Wamakko,Wamakko Local Govt Area, Sokoto State.|
|Taraba||NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Sibre Airport Road, Jalingo, Taraba State.|
|Yobe||NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp Dazigau, KM 5 Potiskum-Kano Road, Nangere Local Government Area, Yobe State.|
|Zamfara||NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Beside FRSC Office, Tsafe Local Government Area, Zamfara State.|
NYSC State Offices
As a Corps member in a strange land, you need to know the address of the NYSC state office where you are deployed to. Below are the addresses, email addresses, and telephone number of each NYSC state office:
|State||NYSC State Offices|
|Abia||NYSC Secretariat: St. Finbarr’s Road P.M.B 7225, Umuahia|
|Adamawa||NYSC Secretariat Federal Government Secretariat P.M.B 2252, Jimeta-Yola|
|Akwa Ibom||NYSC Secretariat Federal secretariat P.M.B 1087, Uyo|
|Anambra||NYSC Secretariat 12 Okpora Street P.M.B 4042, Amawbia,Awka|
|Office Line: 09011920020|
|Bauchi||NYSC Secretariat Turaki Abdu Road, Fadamar Mada. PMB 85, Bauch, Bauchi State.|
|Office Line: 08038715255|
|Bayelsa||NYSC Secretariat Block 7, Flat 1-4 Phase II, Civil Service/ FRSC Road , Yenogoa|
|Benue||NYSC Secretariat: Railway Bye-pass P.M.B 2358, Makurdi|
|Borno||NYSC Secretariat Kashim Ibrahim Road P.M.B 1124, Maiduguri|
|Cross River||NYSC Secretariat KM 5, Muritala Muhamed Way Ikot Ansa PMB 1148, Calabar|
|Office Line: 09012771278|
|Delta||NYSC Secretariat Federal Secretariat P.M.B 5004, Asaba|
|Ebonyi||NYSC Secretariat :17 Nkwerre Street G.R.A, Abakaliki|
|Edo||NYSC Secretariat : 2 Red Cross Road off Ikpokpan Road, off Sapele Road, GRA Benin City|
|Ekiti||NYSC Secretariat: Kilometer 2, Iyin Road P.M.B 5302, Ado Ekiti|
|Enugu||NYSC Secretariat 2 Abakaliki Road G.R.A P.M.B 1293, Enugu|
|Fct (Abuja)||NYSC Secretariat : No. 6 Lasale Street Off Shehu Shagari way Maitama, beside CBN Training centre, Abuja|
|Gombe||NYSC Secretariat, along F.M.C/ Ashaka Road, P.M.B. 036, Gombe,Gombe State.|
|Imo||NYSC Secretariat:Mbano Street Aladinma Housing Estate, Owerri|
|Office Line: 08162717253,08052518647|
|Jigawa||NYSC Secretariat Kigawa Road, P.M.B 7049, Dutse.|
|Kaduna||NYSC Secretariat: Unguwa Rimi P.M.B 2201, Kaduna|
|Office Line: 09012120032|
|Kano||NYSC Secretariat Gwarzo Road P.M.B 3137, Kano|
|Katsina||NYSC Secretariat Federal Secretariat Complex Katsina. P.M.B 2034, Katsina|
|Kebbi||NYSC Secretariat 4 Patrick Aziza Road P.M.B 1043, Birnin Kebbi|
|Kogi||NYSC State Secretariat Lokoja- Okene Road Lokongoma Phase 1, P.M.B. 1046, Kogi State.|
|Office Line: 09034818909, 09012120534|
|Kwara||NYSC Secretariat: Ahmadu Bello Way P.M.B 1512, Ilorin|
|Lagos||NYSC Secretariat: Old Census Office Babs Animashun Street , Surulere Lagos|
|Nassarawa||NYSC Secretariat: 26 Makurdi Road P.M.B 31, Lafia|
|Office Line: 09060952091|
|Niger||NYSC Secretariat Bosso Road P.M.B 83, Minna|
|Ogun||Ogun State Mini Secretariat, Oke-Ilewo Behind Central Bank of Nigeria. P.M.B 2093, Abeokuta|
|Ondo||NYSC Secretariat Fed. Govt. Secretariat Complex P.M.B 718, Akure|
|Office Line: 07031945014|
|Osun||NYSC Secretariat New Ikirun road P.M.B 4370, Oshogbo|
|office Line: 07050227036|
|Oyo||NYSC Secretariat :Former 2, Mech. Drive P.M.B 5500, Ibadan .|
|Plateau||NYSC Secretariat: Old Miango Road, Kufan Opp.Chindi Hotel, P.M.B 2258, Jos.|
|Office Line: 09064827153|
|Rivers||NYSC Secretariat :40 Ikwerre Road P.M.B 5210, Port Harcourt|
|Office Line: 08165868000|
|Sokoto||NYSC Secretariat Birnin Kebbi Road , Sokoto|
|Office Line: 07051196247|
|Taraba||State Secretariat: NYSC Secretariat 118 Hammaruwa way, PMB 1058 Jalingo, Taraba State.|
|Office Lines: 09063799800, 09013087614|
|Yobe||NYSC Secretariat State secretariat Phase 1 , P.M.B 1026, Damaturu|
|Office Line: 08083689667, 08060921517|
|Zamfara||NYSC Secretariat Sokoto Road , Gada Biyu P.M.B 1026, Gusau|
|Office Line: 08064618455|
Ensure that you make most of your one-year mandatory national youth service. You can make the year count as a one-year experience. This can give you an edge when searching for a job. Meanwhile, you don’t need to wait till after the pass-out parade before you start preparing for the labor market. You can start practising these common interview questions.