2019 Batch 'A' Latest Update - NYSC is smarter that you!

NOTE: This page is live updates for NYSC 2019 Batch 'A' Prospective Corps Members (PCMs).  Every PCM is advised to always visit this particular page for the latest NYSC updates. Anytime NYSC releases new information about 2019 Batch 'A' PCM, it will appear on the top of this page. So, fresh updates come first before older updates.


For those posted to state that they DO NOT like but are planning to stay back, do 'revalidation', get another state, and then go with Batch 'B', NYSC is smarter than you and for those who want to fake illness for redeployment, NYSC know that game more that you... Just calm down, and read this post carefully. Let's start start from 'revalidation otondo guys' !

1. Revalidation otondo guys:
Revalidation is allowed but you may end up posted to that same state you were posted before even after doing revalidation twice.

In other words, if you fail to answer clarion call just because NYSC posted you to where you do not like, and you are hoping that doing revalidation with next batch will change your state of deployment, you are wrong, because doing 'revalidation' may or may not change it. Unless you are not tired of staying at home.

2. Fake illness otondo guys

For those of you who want to redeploy by claiming that they have certain illness which they don't really have, NYSC is also smarter than you. That fake medical report you have won't help you.
NYSC won't punish you because you presented fake medical report, but they won't acknowledge your redeployment application (a guy cannot guy a 'guyooyo'). So, if you have the plan to claim illness for redeployment sake, claim wisely, and let that your fake medical report be from person wey sabbi the job... Read More
Congratulations once again... I am Humphery, your NYSC guider. If otondo.com.ng no tell you, who else go tell you?

 NYSC Call-up letter is out 

The Call-up letter for 2019 Batch 'A' is finally out. You can now print your call-up letter. Go to your dashboard.

The meaning of the call-up notification on your dashboard

2019 Batch 'A' PCM, check your dashboard board now, you will see a message that read as, "You will be notified when to print your call-up letter. You are in Batch A, 2019." Do you really want me to tell you what that message means? If  "yes" clear your ears let me tell you.

Have you cleared your ears? 'Ok'! It is actually a good news for those of you who can see that message on their dashboards.

If you can see that message, it means that you have been selected to go to camp with 2019 Batch 'A' on Wed 27th March, 2019. So, get ready because your call-up letter will soon be ready.
But if you cannot see that message, it means you will be going to camp with the next Batch. Thank you and God bless you.
Clarification Call-up letter Error Message you got on your dashboard

Do you really want me to tell you what that means? I will you what that message really mean only you can pay attention.

Many 2019 Batch 'A' PCM have been getting shocking message when they check their dashboard, the message read as "You will be notified when to print your call-up letter. You are in Batch C, 2018."

Please, ignore the message, it is an error. NYSC is working on the portal. And we just got information that it has been corrected.

See photo of the error below. Incase you got something similar, do not panic, it an error.

Shocking Update On 2019 Batch 'A' Call-up letter Printing 

Gentlemen Prospective Corps Members (PCM), recall that we promised to disclose the shocking date we got directly from the NYSC Abuja Headquarters concerning the printing of Call-up letters for 2019 Batch 'A' PCM.

According to the information we got from a reliable source, the reason the printing of Call-up letters could not take place yesterday is because the NYSC management was working on the 'postings', and to assign call-up numbers to those who have not gotten it.

The new date we got is as follows;

  • Collection of Call-up letters from Institution of graduation (for those who did not pay N3000 for Call-up letters) is on Monday 25th.
  • Printing of printing of Call-up letters is between Saturday 23rd and Monday 25th March, 2019.
  • Orientation camp date is on Wed 27th March, 2019.

Note: NYSC changes so often like a chameleon, they may not keep to these date. So, keep checking this site for latest updates.
Updates On Call-up letters Printing for 2019 Batch 'A'

We contacted an NYSC Official, Chijioke Ngwoke from the NYSC Abuja Headquarters concerning the printing of Call-up letters for 2019 Batch 'A' PCM.

He said, "I am not very sure if the printing is going to be today", he then gave us a shocking date which we don't want to publish now until we conclude making necessary investigations & confirmations. Check back to this site for updates...
Time to Print Call-up letter

As regards to the time to start printing of call-up for 2019 Batch 'A', we at otondo.com.ng have spoken with the NYSC officials at the Lagos state NYSC secretariat.
According to the officials, the printing of Call-up letter for 2019 Batch 'A' PCMs will start between 12:00pm and 1:00pm today.
So, be calm!!
Note: This information is from the Lagos NYSC secretariat, not from the main Abuja Headquarters!

NYSC Releases 2019 Batch 'A' Addendum

NYSC has released 2019 Batch 'A' addendum. Please, carefully read and understand it.

Batch 'A' 2019 Addendum

i. Persons who studied In Nigeria should bring To camp: Degree HND Certificates Or Statement Of Results, Personal Identity Card from Institution of graduation.

Foreign graduates should bring For verification, original copies Of ALL their uploaded credentials And travel documents including International passport.

ii. Foreign graduates are To ensure that academic paper(s) In Languages other than English must be translated into English accordingly; both versions must be presented For verification at the camp.

iii. Medical/veterinary Doctors, Dentists, Pharmacists, Optometrists, Physiotherapists Nurses And Public Environmental Health graduates should bring their professional licenses Or certificates Of full registration issued by their professional bodies.

iv. With effect from the 2018 Batch C Service Year, National Diploma (ND) certificate will be presented with other relevant documents by prospective corps members of Mono/Polytechnics as precondition for registration.

See photo:

5 Ways To know If the NYSC Call Up Letter Is Out
Those will be to print call-up letters are:
  • Those that paid about N3000 during online registration.
  • Those that completed online registration and printed Green Card.
The next thing for 2019 Batch 'A' is to print the Call-Up letter or to recieve it through their institution, but the question is "How would you know when the call-up letter is out?"

Below is how to know:
1. Text message: One reason why the phone number you used to register must be a working one is because its on that same number that you will receive a message that will prompt you to go and print your NYSC call-Up letter.
Keep your phone close because a text message will be sent to your number.

2. NYSC Dashboard: You should just be checking your dashboard from time to time. This is stressful and can waste time.

3. NYSC official Social media Platform:
The NYSC official page on facebook and instagram handle is also a good place to get the notification of the printing of call up letter.

4. Otondo.com.ng: From this our Very Own Corpers Social Platform, you can probably get everything you want relating to NYSC. Visit it regularly for updates.

5. Press: NYSC call-Up letter is not a hidden thing. When it comes out, you will see thousands of news blog and forum publicizing it. Nairaland, naija.ng, CorperConnect and major popular blogs will be posting it. It is always a viral thing. How to print NYSC Call-up letter For 2019 Batch 'A' 

The printing of Call-up for 2019 Batch 'A' starts on 21st March 2019. PCM are expected to login to the NYSC Portal and print their Call-up letters in colored format.

Note: Prospective Corps Members who did not make payment of about N3,000 for call-up letters during online registration are to collect their Call-up Letters from their respective institutions of graduation.

To print your Call-up letter, below are the steps you should follow:

Step by Step Process Of Printing NYSC Call-Up Letters.

1. Login to your NYSC dashboard at http://portal.nysc.org.ng using your registered e-mail and password.

2. CIick on "Print Call-Up Letter" link to access and print your call-up letter.

After printing your Call-up letter, make sure you do these 10 things

👉 10 things to do after printing your NYSC Call-up letter.
NYSC Sends Vital Information To 2019 Batch 'A' PCM

Vital information from NYSC to 2019 Batch 'A' PCM

This is to inform 2019 Batch "A" PCMs that you can request for Correction of Name on your dashboard by clicking on "Apply for Change of Name" link.

a. Spelling Error
b. Rearrangement
c. Replacement
d. Addition
e. Removal

Kindly note that your Student Affair Officer, will see the request for Replacement, Addition and Removal of Name, process and forward to NYSC for further necessary action.

You will not be registered on camp, if there is disparity in the name uploaded online, that appears on your dashboard and that of your Statement of Result.
This is necessary to avoid errors on your Certificate of National Service.

NYSC Speaks On Issue of Stream2 

NYSC has spoken on the issue of having Stream 2 for 2019 Batch 'A'

Ever since the on-line registration for 2019 Batch 'A' started, Prospective Corps Members (PCM) have been asking if there is going to be Stream1 and Stream 2 for 2019 Batch 'A'.

Just yesterday, otondo.com.ng was able to speak with NYSC through their helpline. According to the official we spoke with, there will be NO stream 2 for Batch 'A', the leftovers of 2019 Batch 'A' will be merged with 2019 Batch 'B'...

NYSC extends 2019 Batch 'A' Registration Date 

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has extended 2019 Batch 'A' on-line registration date to 20th March, 2019.
Recall that it was 4th - 19th March, but now it is 4th - 20th March 2019. Just one day extension.

How To Check if your Passport Is among those disapproved

How to know exactly if your Passport is among those being disapproved by NYSC.
It is simple! When you login to your dashboard, that is the first thing to see. If you don't see anything, don't bother yourself, it means you are not affected. To Login to your dashboard, CIick Here Urgent Passport Issue to attend

The Management of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has advised all the registered 2019 Batch 'A' PCM to login to their dashboard and check if the passport photographs they uploaded during online registration is disapproved.

If your passport photograph is among those disapproved, do not panic! Just upload another passport immediately. The reason for disapproving some passports is because they do not meet the NYSC specifications.

If your own is disapproved, upload a new passport that meet the following NYSC specifications:

1. Two ears must be visible;

2. Don't wear lenses or cap;

3. Don't let your weavon obstruct your face;

4. The background colour should be white or off-white;

5. No make-up face;

You can also apply for Name Correction or
Additional/Removal of Name if the one you're seeing is not in correct order.

NYSC sends shocking message to 2019 Batch 'A' PCMs

Just about three(3) days to the official closing date of the NYSC online registration portal, the management of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has displayed a shocking message on it registration portal telling Prospective Corps Members (PCM) who about to register online that there is no more available state slot for deployment.

It was written with bold red, "Sorry there is no more available state slot for deployment"
The implication of this is that all PCM who have not registered online cannot be able to complete their registration at this time, therefore will not go with this 2019 Batch 'A'.
See the screenshot of the message below:

Green Card Mistakes and Solutions!!!

This is for all the registered 2019 Batch 'A' PCM who have printed their Green Card.

If you have printed your Green Card and discovered that there are some mistakes on it, do not panic! You are not responsible for some of those mistakes.

For example is the date of graduaton or the date you started school is with value "zero", or if the degree you graduated with is different from what you saw on your Green Card, DO NOT panic, you are not responsible for that mistakes and you cannot correct it NOW. The only opportunity you have to correct such mistake is when you get to the NYSC orientation camp; but just know that it is not a problem at all, whether you correct it in camp or not. BUT if the mistake is on your name, it is advisable you correct it now by applying for 'Name correction' through your dashboard
But if you have tried but it still doesn't want to correct, don't kill yourself over that, you still have opportunity to correct it when you get to the NYSC orientation camp since you have tried and it failed.
NOTE: NYSC prefers that you correct any mistake that you can do by yourself by applying through your dashboard so that you won't give them heavy work load in camp.
Scam Alert!!! 2019 Batch 'A' Beware Of This Scam...

SCAM ALERT!!!❌❌❌Direct Posting and Redeployment Scam!!!
2019 Batch 'A' PCM Run For your Life! Don't listen to them. That's same method they used to scammed previous Batch.
Our attention has been drawn that there are unscrupulous people out there looking for means to scam 2019 Batch 'A' PCM with Direct Posting or Redeployment.

2019 PCM, anybody that tells you to pay for Direct Posting or Redeployment is a Scammer. Don't believe them, even if they say your money will be refunded or returned to you if it did not work, please, don't listen to them, they are scammers for crying out loud. Below is how they operate!

How they operate❌❌
They will create a blog, Facebook group and several WhatsApp groups with the purpose to inform PCM. Also, they answer questions and give advice to PCMs; but just doing all that just to get your TRUST.
Once they have your trust, they will scam you with their Direct Posting or Redeployment because they know that some PCM are desperate to get posting to a particular state. The worst part of it is that some of them totally shut you in thair groups, so that there would not be any way for you to alert your fellow PCM when they scam you.

How to detect them❌
It may not be easy for you to believe that they are scammers, because probably you have been following them for a while. Also, they spent time feeding you with NYSC information through WhatsApp groups, Blog, Facebook, Twitter etc. But those things are there trick. Don't pay them!

One way to determine if the Admin of a an NYSC group you belong is a scammer, is when he or she start telling you to pay for Direct Posting, Redeployment etc on their platforms that joined with the intent to get NYSC updates. Please, run away from their platforms, they are scammers!!!

NOTE: There is nothing like Direct Posting, and if you will get one, definitely NOT from WhatsApp groups, Facebook etc
As for Redeployment; redeployment is totally FREE, in our next post, we will show you how to do it or we will help you do it free of charge. Only trust otondo.com.ng for NYSC reliable information, we are on Facebook and also have several WhatsApp groups. Serving Corps Members and Ex Corpers will tell you more about us, we at otondo.com.ng don't condon evil act. Please share this message to help other PCM. 

NYSC Orientation Camp Date

This is to inform all the 2019 Batch 'A' PCM that the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has released orientation camp date for 2019 Batch 'A' PCMs.

The date was previously fixed on 26th March to 15th April 2019. But there was a little change.

The NEW fixed date for now is 27th March to 16th April, 2019.

NYSC Introduced New Features On it portal that alloes PCM to check their online registration status, Graduation list submitted by their Institution etc

NYSC introduced new feature on its portal, this feature is labelled as "View Graduation List" on the NYSC portal.

With this feature, you can check the graduation list submitted to NYSC by your Institution.

If your name is on the graduation but not showing still showing "No Record Found" when try to verify it on the Senate, please go ahead and do your online registration. If you are still unable to register, then ask your Institution to submit hard copy of that list to NYSC.

''Graduation List'' also has features that allows PCM to view all the names of persons uploaded by their schools with their registration status by the side; meaning that once you completed your online registration, your status will show "Registered" or otherwise display "Yet to Register"

If you are a PCM and have not seen your name on the senate list, you can also use the new added feature to check if your Institution has uploaded any name at all.

If you have registered online, it's important that you use the new feature to check your registration status. It also help you to know whether your online registration went successfully or not. The new feature also reflect the current registration status of all PCM.

Kindly follow the steps below to view the graduation list of your Institution using the new added feature.

Steps to View Graduation list submitted to NYSC by your Institution

1. Go to the NYSC portal at https://portal.nysc.org.ng 2. Scroll down to "Information Section.

3. You will see "View Graduation List" just after Check Senate List or its equivalent"

4. Click on "View Graduation List"

5. A form will appear, Fill the form accordingly.

6. Click "Extract PCM"

The results will appear!

If you have any question, use the comment section. Thanks

Orientation Camp date, Green Card and other Vitals 

This is to inform all the 2019 Prospective Corps Members (PCM) that NYSC has released Green Card of some registered PCM. If you have completed your online registration but have not printed out your Green Card, kindly login to your dashboard to check if your own is among those released.
On Senate List
The uploading of names on the senate list is still on-going, the deadline is on 15th March, 2019.

On Registration Deadline
The on-line registration is still on-going, the deadline is on 19th March, 2019. Just few days after uploading of Senate List comes to an end.

Call-up letter Printing
This will start on 21st of March and end on 25th of March, 2019.
To see the official sample of the NYSC Call-up letter, kindly CIick Here! On 2019 Batch 'A' Orientation Camp Date 
A reliable source, privy to the NYSC information has told us that the orientation camp date for 2019 Batch 'A' will hold from 27th March to 16th April, 2019. Please, work with this date and ignore those saying that the date is not official because those guys don't have a single NYSC source, what they do is cut and join playing with the intelligence of PCM. 
Note: NYSC has right to change any date it fixed at will even without information anybody. What happened on 18th February, the previous fixed online registration date will tell you more.
For now, the orientation camp date for 2019 Batch 'A' will commence on 27th March, 2019. If NYSC change this date, we will let you know.
Be properly guided!

READ ALSO: Full list of things needed in the NYSC camp for 2019 Batch 'A'  exercise.

What to do after printing out your Green Card 

Gentlemen Prospective Corps Members (PCMs),
Have you completed your NYSC online registration and printed out your Green Card which contains your call-up number?
If "Yes", then this is what you should do right now!
Kindly scroll down to the bottom of your printed out Green Card, you will see a space provided for your Signature and Date.

Sign your signature in the space provided, and write a date.
The date you should write is the date you signed it.
After signing on the Green Card, do like 5 photo copies of it and keep it safe in your file because you will take it to camp along with other documents. To see other documents you will take to camp, CIick Here.
 NYSC Opens its online Registration Portal 

This is to inform all the Prospective Corps Members (PCMs) that the NYSC registration portal is now opened, you can now continue with your online registration.

Recall that the portal was closed before early morning today to avoid interference with the today's election. Now, the portal is open again, you can now continue with your registration.

NYSC Closes its online Registration Portal Because Of Saturday's Election

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has temporary closed its registration portal because of Saturday's governorship and State Assemblies elections which was slated to hold today, Saturday 9th March.

PCMs should not panic, the portal will reopen again after the election.
The closing is never strange and never for unkown reason. The reason is clear! NYSC informed us before the temporary shutdown. The reason is because of Saturday's election.

Please, ignore those blogs that decribed the development as strange and unknown. They are just out there to misinform Prospective Corps Members (PCMs).

Green Card, Call-up Number Printing Issues Solved!

Many Prospective Corps Members (PCMs) are worried because they unable to print their Green Card nor see their NYSC Call-up number.

Note: Your Call-up number will be boldly written on the top of your Green Card when you print it. Also, another name for Green Card is Personal Details Slip.
Some PCMs are complaining that they have completed their online registration since Monday, some since Tuesday, but up till now, they cannot print their Green Card.

Whatever the case may be, provided it is about printing your Green Card and getting your Call-up number, there is no problem!
This post is for all the 2019 Batch 'A' who have been so worried about printing the NYSC Green Card after some days of completing online registration.

First of all Congratulations to you! Because you have done the most important thing, which is to complete your NYSC online registration.

We understand how you feel about not being able to print your Green (call-up Number), but you shouldn't be so tensed because of that.

Kindly be informed that there are some hitches with the NYSC online server. This is due to too much traffic on the NYSC registration portal. In other words, there are too many people on the portal trying to register, because of that the NYSC system will no be able to assign call-up numbers to all the registered PCMs and process their Green at the moment.

We are also not unaware that some of your friends who registered thesame day with you have printed the Green Card. That doesn't mean you have a problem!
We have explained to you the reason some PCMs are still unable to print their Green Card at this moment.

The good news is that you will surely get your Green Card and Call-up Number.

Please be patient and stop worrying yourself over that! NYSC PUBLIC NOTICE

The NYSC management has released very important public notice to all the 2019 Batch 'A' PCM.
DO NOT avoid any update from NYSC

Below is the PUBLIC notice from NYSC:

1. Prospective Corps Members to contact their Institutions, if they are faced with the following challenges during Online Registration.
a. Wrong Matriculation Number
b. Invalid or Wrong JAMB Number
c. No records found on the Senate list on the portal.

2. PCMs with wrongly uploaded Thumbprint and Passport Photographs during Online Registration to contact our States Secretariat before the commencement of the Orientation Exercise.

3. PCMs who are in the Medical profession with Expired licence will not be registered in camp, you are advised to renew your licence before going to camp.

4. Part-time graduates are to register on the portal, so as to enable them print their Exclusion Letter on their dashboard, when PCMs are printing their Call-up Letters. Signed:

Time the NYSC Registration Portal Is Going To Be Opened Tommorow and Why You Should Register very early 

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has opened its registration portal for 2019 Batch A online registration.

Before you rejoice please read through the whole article.

But right now you cannot be able to register because there is hitch in the system.

According to information available to us, the NYSC engineers are currently working to resolve all issues.

After the issues have been resolved, PCM will be able to register online on the NYSC official portal.

  • Items you need to go to cyber café with for the registration  => CIick Here


Hers is the live updates for 2019 Batch 'A' online registration.

As at 7:00am
The NYSC online registration portal is yet to be opened.

The portal currently display message which read as "No Active  Registration"
Most the Prospective Corps Members (PCMs) do not have an idea of when the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) is going to open its online registration portal tomorrow (4th March) and they probably do not also know the importance of registering as early as possible.
Well, in this post, we are going to give you some explanations so that you won't miss out of the whole thing.

The NYSC portal is going to be opened at midnight around 12:00am or very early Monday morning around 5:00am. 

Please, kindly be informed that if there is any hitch in the system, the NYSC might decide to prolong the registration portal opening time.

So, what you should do is to sleep well, around 6:00am, check if the portal has been opened.

If it is open, run to the nearest Cyber café for your registration.

Cyber café in towns are usually populated during NYSC registration, you would even be surprised to see that some people even came before you.

So if you don't get there early enough, you probably won't be able to register on that first day (Monday 4th).

It is very important for you to register on either the first or the second day the portal is opened so that you will have strong chances to be among 'Stream1'

I know that you may not understand the NYSC term, "Streams"! Ok, let me explain.

Because the NYSC camps do not have the capacity to accommodate all the Batch 'A' PCMs at once, NYSC will split all the registered Batch 'A' PCMs into two (Stream1 and Stream2)

Those in 'Stream1' will first go to the NYSC camp and after about two months later, those in Stream2 will join; by that time 'Stream1' PCMs must have left camp to their Places of Primary Assignments (PPA) thereby leaving some space for Stream2.

Our Advice
It is better to go with Stream1 because NYSC might delay Stream2 more than expected due to logistics problems, it has happened before. At the worst scenarios, 'Stream2' will be cancel and merged with Batch 'B', if that happened those in stream2 will be forced to wait patiently till 'thy kingdom come'.

  • NYSC Registration Form Sample For 2019 Batch A
NYSC Registration Form Sample
Click on the lmage for a better view

  • NYSC Releases Vital Information About Senate List for 2019 Batch 'A'
The management of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has said that any Prospective Corps Member whose name is not found on the online Senate list will not be able to register on-line on Monday 4th March.

This was made know to us through a phone call conversation with an official in the Abuja headquarters.

The official told us this when we called the NYSC helpline lay complaints that about 60% of institutions across Nigeria have not uploaded the Senate List to the NYSC online portal.

From the information we gathered, some institutions uploaded the senate list on Friday 1st March but the hardcopies of the uploaded list haven't gotten to the NYSC Abuja headquarters. So, it likely that many PCMs will see their names on Monday 4th March, 2019 when the hardcopies of their Institutions' senate list get to the NYSC headquarters.

Although the NYSC online registration will start on Monday 4th March, Institutions that have not uploaded their Senate list will still have the opportunity to do so while the registration is on-going.

The deadline for the uploading of senate list on 15th March, 2019 while the online registration deadline on 19th of March, 2019.

We, therefore, urge all PCMs who have not seen their names on the uploaded Senate list to exercise patience as there is still time for their Institution to do that. 

  •  10 Vital Facts You Need To Know About 2019 Batch 'A' Online Registration

At this point in time, the most important thing you need is information.
There is no doubt that "if you are not informed you will be deformed".

Many Prospective Corps Members (PCMs) had have in the past missed out of NYSC service because they did not get vital information that we are about to give you.
You don't pay a dime to get any information from us; we are only here to help you.
When you have gone through this message, feel free to ask us your questions.

Below are some facts about 2019 Batch 'A' online registration 

1. The NEW registration date is 4th March, 2019. It is official, meaning that the online registration portal will open on 4th March 2019 for PCMS to register.

2. You can register anywhere, even outside Nigeria.

3. We are not unaware that most institutions are yet to upload their official senate list on the NYSC portal. If you are checking your name on the NYSC portal and you keep seeing "No Record Found...", it means your name has not been uploaded on the NYSC portal. The NYSC system was configured not to accept registration from those their names are not on the portal.. But don't loose hope, Institutions will still have the chance to upload their Senate List even when the registration is on-going.

4. Foreign trained graduates do not have to see their names online before they register. Senate List is only for locally trained graduates.

5. You are free to contact your Institution to update you on the progress of the Senate list.

6. If you register on time, you will have chances to go with 'Stream1', 

7. If you are above 30 years, you will be exempted from service during the NYSC online registration.

8. You will pay about N3,000 for your call-up to be printable online. If you do not pay, your call-up letter will be sent to your Institution.

9. After online registration, NYSC will issue you a "Green Card" or registration print out slip which will contain your call-up number. Once you get your 'green card', it means your registration is successful.

10. Register with any Cyber Café that can register JAMB, because the thumbprint scanner needed is the type used for JAMB registration. Don't use any other scanner!

  • What You Should Do Before 2019 Batch 'A' Online Registration Date
In this post, we have put together the necessary things you need to do before the commencement of the NYSC online registration for 2019 Batch 'A' which is coming up on Monday 4th Feb 2019.
We've gathered some useful information to make your registration seamless and smooth.
Also, in this post we are going to show you items you should go to cyber café with for your online registration, but let's first go through the required technical items incase you wish to register with your own computer or even if you wish to register in a cyber café centre, make sure the following are done:

Technical items

  1. Install "Digital Persona Scanner & Driver".
The first thing to do before starting the application process is to ensure the Cyber café or computer in use is installed with "Digital Persona Fingerprint" scanner which is required to capture your fingerprint.

How to install Digital scammer & Driver
  • Right Click "My Computer"
  •  Select Properties to find out if your Operating system is 32Bit or 64bit
  • Download NYSC Digital Persona 32Bit Driver or the 64Bit drive.

2. Install JAVA 7

Download and Install Java 7 which is required for fingerprinting applet to display correctly on browser. Be sure to Uninstall Java 8 before installing JAVA 7 and restart system/browser if you encounter issues.

Now, below are the items you need for your online registrations in cyber café

Items to go to cyber café with.
  • Passport photo graph (white or off-white background), one copy will be enough,
  • Biro(pen) incase you need to write down something.
  • Make-up free face (ladies take note)
  • Marriage documents (for married women who wish to be posted where their  place husbands reside)
  • ATM card (Masters or Verve) because you would be required to pay for call-up letter, you can use Cyber man ATM card if don't have.
  • You should know your Matric No. and JAMB Reg No.
  • If you don't have e-mail address, open one now, G-mail is more preferable.
  • Go with some cash (5k is ok)
During Online Registration, NYSC will require you Choose 4 States you wish to be posted to - >> This is how to choose the 4 states

  • NYSC Makes U-turn, Releases New Time Table For 2019 Batch 'A' Exercise

This is to inform all the Prospective Corps Members (PCMs) and concern public that the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has made a u-turn by releasing new mobilization time table for its 2019 Batch 'A' exercise.
The New Time Table is as follows;

1. Briefing/Sensitization of final year students/PCMs: 4th Feb - 10th March 2019.
2. Uploading of Senate/Academic Board Approved results for Full/Part-Time graduates and Revalidation list by CPIs: 1st Feb, - 9th March 2019.

3. Submission of hard copies of Senate/Academic board Approved results for full/part-time graduates and revalidation list by CPIs: 4th Feb - 15th March 2019.
4. Online registration by foreign and locally trained Nigerian graduates: 4th - 19th March, 2019.

5. Entertainment of complaints from Prospective Corps Members by the state deployment and relocation officers and NYSC help line/Desk: 4th - 19th March, 2019.

6. Action by ICT Department: 19th - 22nd Match, 2019.

READ ALSO: Top 10 Worst States For NYSC Service

7. Notification and printing of Call-up letters by PCMs: 25th March, 2019.

8. Online printing of deployment disposition by Corps Producing Institution/Delivery of manual Call-up letters to Institutions: 21th - 25th March, 2019.

11. Commencement of 2019 Batch 'A' Orientation Course: --------------
  • Updates On 2019 Batch 'A' Registration date Postponement
posted on 22nd Feb 2019

All those blogs that tell you to ignore the news of 2019 Batch 'A' registration date postponment because the NYSC management has not issued any official statement on that are nothing but fake. Please, do yourself good by avoiding those blogs. You can always get authentic information at otondo.com.ng.

The truth of the whole matter is that the NYSC management is not mandated by any known law to issue official statement on any decision it takes. That is why this website is still relevant up till date, because we go deeper to bring updates to your door steps. If NYSC always issues official statement on every decision it makes; by now they would have informed PCMs why registration did not commence on 18th February, 2018. Also, we wouldn't have created this website in the first place.

The reason we created otondo.com.ng is to bridge the information gap between NYSC and Corps Members. So, every information you need about NYSC, if you come here you will get it, because 80% of our publishers are serving Corps Members, most of them working in the NYSC office across the country.

Information on postponment

NYSC truly postponed 2019 Batch 'A' registration date to 18th March, 2019. One of the reasons they cannot announce it publicly is because they can make u-turn at any time. But do not be afraid, we will inform you even before that decision is taken.
For now, the new registration date for 2019 Batch 'A' is 18th March, 2019.
Please, do not go and sleep waiting for 18th March to come, NYSC is para-military they can make u-turn. You need to be at alert, visit this website at all times because we will publish any development. Thank you.

  • Updates On NYSC Online Registration For 2019 Batch A
Posted on 17th Feb 2019

We have patiently waited for the NYSC to open its registration and senate list portal for 2019 Batch 'A' programme, or to at least release official statement as regards to the registration but we have not heard from them.

Every effort we made today to contact their headquarters did not yield any meaningful result as those we sent was told that the coordinator was not on seat.

As of now (Monday 18th Feb* 8:10pm), the registration portal has not been opened to accept applications from PCMs.

We heard they were working on the registration portal. We hope the fix it.

 Stay updated!!! Read our previous updates below: 

This is to inform all the Prospective Corps Members (PCMs) that the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has not yet open its registration portal for the online registration which was slated to commence today (18th February). "No active Registration" as you can see in the picture above.
Though that the registration date postponment was 'proposed' few days ago but their is no official statement from the NYSC that it has accepted the proposal.
We still hope that NYSC will open registration portal today together with the senate list verification portal or at least release official statement that it has postponed the date.

At the main time, we have sent some people to the NYSC headquarters in Abuja to know what is going on... We promised to update you on the outcome of their visit, just check back to this website later. Thank you
  • NYSC Update On Medical Certificate Of Fitness For 2019 Batch 'A' PCM
Posted on 10th Feb 2019
It is no longer news that the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has made it compulsory for Prospective Corps Members (PCM) to report to the orientation camp with certificate of medical fitness as one of the basic requirements for participation in the NYSC programme.

Kindly be informed that Certificate of Medical Fitness is not the same as Medical Report.

Certificate of Medical Fitness is compulsorily required in the NYSC camp, while Medical Report is voluntarily (not compulsory)

Before we move on, let me quickly show you the difference between Certificate of Medical Fitness and Medical Report so that you would be able to differentiate between them.

Difference between Medical Certificate of Fitness and Medical Report as being required by the NYSC.

A Certificate of Medical Fitness contains certtain prescribed tests. These tests are being prescribed by the NYSC doctors. So, PCMs will have to undergo those tests.
NYSC requires that the tests be taken in Government Hospital or Military Clinic; 
while a Medical Report does not contain any prescribed test. This report state and explain the nature of your ailments. Medical Report is not compulsory, it's only required from PCMs who wish to be re-deployed to other states on health ground. The report can be obtained from any hospital or personal doctors.

Note: Certificate of Medical Fitness is compulsory for all PCM, but Medical Report is not compulsory, only those who seek redployment to another state based on health issues can go with Medical Report to facilitate their redeployment.

So, any PCM who wishes to be redeployed based on medical reasons, should go to NYSC orientation camp with both Medical Report and Certificate of Medical Fitness. So, for Certificate of Medical Fitness, PCM should undergo the following NYSC prescribed tests in either Government Hospital or Military Clinic in Nigeria:

1. HIV

2. Genotype

3. Blood group

4. HBsaG

5. PCV

6. HCV

7. Urinalysis

8. ECG

9. Chest X-ray

Also, it is expected that the registration number and phone number of the doctor in charge of/or that conducted the test be included in the Certificate of Medical Fitness for proper verification. This was made known by an NYSC Official.

How to obtain Medical Certificate of Fitness.

Follow the procedures below to get authentic Certificate of Medical Fitness or Mefical Report for NYSC service:

1. Walk into a nearby Government Hospital or Military Clinic,

2. Meet the receptionists, pay and open a folder if it's your first time or give them your card for them to search for your folder,

3. Go to the lab unit to submit the specimen for the test (they will give you cup to urinate and would also collect your blood sample),

4. Meet the Doctor in charge for other tests,

5. Wait for collection of your Medical Result.

**Alternatively, if you don't want to pass all these stress, you can Call or WhatsApp [+2348109043177] for...

The Best Time to Obtain You Certificate of Medical Fitness or Medical Report

Since NYSC does not want any Medical Report or Certificate of Medical Fitness that is more than 3-month-old, the best time for to obtain your medical documents is after the NYSC online registration because you don't know yet whether you will fall within Stream1 or Stream2. Or whether you will need to redeploy or not. Thank You

  • 5 States That Pay Highest State 'Allawee' To NYSC Corpers
Posted on 10th February, 2019

If you have been looking for those states that pay highest state allowance to serving Corp Members, then you are on the right page.

Here is the list of 5 highest NYSC paying states
1. Lagos State: Lagos pays N10,000 to Corps members posted to them, with this, Lagos state is the highest paying state.

2. Ebonyi State: Ebonyi is the 2nd in the list, Ebonyi pays N9,750 as monthly state allawance to Corps Members serving in Ebonyi State.

3. Anambra State: Anambra is the 3rd in the list, it pays N8,500 as monthly allawee to Corps Members posted to them.

4. Bayelsa State: Bayelsa pays N6,000 and N10,000 to those serving across the water.

5. Taraba State: Taraba pays N6,000.

Other states that are not mention here pay at most N5,000.

👉 Get the full list of all states and how much they pay Corpers


  1. Interesting. God bless you.

  2. Does it mean those that are around 30 years will not be mobilise??

    1. 30yrs and above will be exempted if they clocked 30yrs before graduation.

  3. Hi there Mr Humphrey, my friend saw a different State of Origin on his profile while trying to register for the NYSC 2019 Batch A. He saw Osun State whereas he’s actually from OYO. What could be done to resolve this please?

    1. If he can't change it now, he will be able to change it when he gets to camp. So, it is not a problem!

  4. Enter your comment...please I fill single instead of married what to I do

    1. Nothing to do at this time, it won't affect you, only that you won't get concessional deployment to where you husband reside; if you are a married woman. But you can still redeploy back to where you husband reside on marital ground.

  5. Hello, what happens if my name does not appear in the graduation list?. Would it affect my chances of not seeing my name in the senate lists?

    1. Yes, graduation list is the master list


    1. It is likely that your school mobilized somebody who have registered with your matriculation Number. Some schools do it, but it is illegal.

  7. DURING THE BATCH C 2018 I CREATED ACCOUNT BUT DIDNT DO REGISTER, I NOW WANTED TO REGISTER NOW AND I LOGIN USING THE EMAIL AND PASSWORD I USED TO CREATE ACCOUNT BUT THIS IS THE MESSAGE I GOT. We are sorry The page you are looking for might have been removed, had its name changed, or had processing error or is temporarily unavailable. Please Start All Over or Go Back

  8. Sir is it true that PCM serving in abuja usually get rejected when posted to ministries

  9. Good morning Mr Humphrey. Please do you know if there is going to be a 2nd batch this year?

  10. Please sir, I have done my registration last week week Wednesday, but I hv a mistake with my DOB on my WAEC result. After 3days, I saw this written in my dashboard" PLEASE YOUR EXEMPTION CERTIFICATE IS IN PROCESS" and I hv been trying to correct that on my dashboard, still they is no way for me to do it. Please I need ur kind advice on what do next. Thanks.

    1. Apply for change of Date of Birth through your dashboard..

  11. GOOD MORNING PLEASE Sir My Date Of Birth Is 1989 And My Graduation Year Is 2018 But Now Am 30YEARS CAN I STILL GO TO CAMP

    1. If you are not up to 30yrs at the time you graduated, you will serve!

  12. Please is there Batch A stream 2 and when next Batch. Is it April or early May

    1. We will give you official update on this later!


    1. It is not problem, exercise patience, you will suely get yours!!!

  14. Admin, please open the Whatsapp group for NYSC 2019 batch A. The group has been locked for long now. The group will help us to know our NYSC mate, i.e. those posted to the same state. People are quitting the group, which is not supposed to be so. Please unlock the group. From Mentor Enes as my Whatsapp group identity. Thank you sir.

    1. Thanks for this, we will review our WhatsApp groups policies.

  15. please what time does registration begins on the 27th of march when orientation camp opens?

  16. please I have start ma registration without any payment but I uploaded all mah document so now I lyk to make ma payment but when I trying to do it the page was showing me 403 - Forbidden: Access is denied.

    You do not have permission to view this directory or page using the credentials that you supplied. please what is the problem since Sunday I'm unable to done it Ineed your assist

    1. Good morning sir, I have registered since Thursday. And am still seeing yet to be evaluated. Foreign student. Please what can I do

  17. Please let there be Batch A stream 2 or shift Batch B to May because I can't wait any more. June is far.

  18. Pleas sir my name came out for batch A and i dont want to go for batch A, i want to go for batch b..hope it will not affect me.


  19. Pls do any 1 ve an idea if there is a problem if d names on OND result is nt arranged according to d 1 on ur other result,hope there wont b a ProbleM registering at d camp

  20. want to confirm if dis is true
    The National Youth service corps yesterday announced that there will be no "stream 2" for 2019 Batch A, it shall be called "Batch A".
    For those who have registered so far for 2019 Batch A should be informed that not all will be conveying to camp with Batch A but to wait to join 2019 Batch B.
    Therefore, the day of printing of call up letter, if your call up letter is ready to print out it means you are in Batch A but if on your dashboard you see a statement written as follow " You shall be notify when to print your call up letter" it means you will be going with Batch B.

  21. Please what is the OND requirement of HND graduates for NYSC. Is it certificate or statement of result?

  22. My birth month on waec is February but my real birth month is July (july is on all other results and certificates) pls will this affect me in any way?

    1. July is also on NYSC registration. But for waec is February which was a mistake.

  23. Join https://chat.whatsapp.com/DNbsz8Eh1XHAvsc7cHK7zD For latest information about Nysc 2019 batch A.....and rub minds with other corp members.https://chat.whatsapp.com/DNbsz8Eh1XHAvsc7cHK7zD

  24. please I just found out that my year of birth is not correct what do I do will it affect me in anyway?

  25. Anonymous12:44 pm

    Is it true our medical certificate of fitness must have NMA(Nigeria medical association) stamp?

  26. Where are you Mr Humphrey! Pls attend to our questions. Thank you

  27. I can't open my dash board

  28. Hi pls I was posted to borno, and I heard that's automatic redeployment. Pls how do I go about it?

    1. Pls I also have the same issue if there is solution to this bro charts me 08060545034

  29. please who is camping in kogi write me on WhatsApp 08138243940

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  34. Anonymous12:38 am

    A friend who is a foreign graduate and he was mobilized for batch A.
    on printing his Green slip his Full name, Date of birth,Address, Educational Qualifications,Kit Specifications.. e.t.c details are missing ,but section for Next of Kin has his N.O.K infos intact.

    He has been deployed to river states but when we tried to print his call up letter, it shows "No Details Found".

    What can be done

  35. My name on my dash board is Ibrahim Ahmad while on my statement of result is Ibrahim Ahmed have tried to correct it but it keeps showing me record not save what should i do ?