Published on May 18th, 2012 | by Debloww21
NYSC: Gift Or Curse?
Last week we looked at what age kids should be sent abroad to study and according to your votes, we concluded that: kids should be sent abroad once they are above 18.
I remember the first time I saw a corper; green faded trousers, white t-shirt and bright orange shoes. I just couldn’t help laughing. I wondered if there was something wrong with the world. On a more serious note and as hard as it may be, honestly, the NYSC scheme has some advantages. The experience of diverse cultures, change of environment, possibility of meeting life partners (:|) etc. But at the end of the day, is it really WORTH it???
I’ve lost count of the things possibly wrong with the scheme. I don’t think the security issue can be over emphasised. Each time I think of those corpers that died during last year’s elections, I feel genuinely sad. That aside, the untold hardships all in the name of service to our father land together with the Government’s negligence towards corps members welfare has made the whole scheme unbearable. Should I go back to the outfit??? I think not.
‘The aim of the scheme is mainly to promote National integration and also give the youths the opportunity to learn about higher ideals of national achievements, social and cultural improvement’<—- blah blah blah. Isn’t it possible for us to do all of this out the country? Paris, Dubai or Milan would not have been a bad idea. They would have surely helped out with that hideous outfit. Bottom line though, as far as I’m concerned, I think the scheme as we currently have it, has long overstayed its welcome.
You all know the drill, what say you?
Please vote and use the comment section to relate any experience that influenced your choice.