IMPORTANT THINGS YOU HAVE TO TAKE ALONG TO NYSC ORIENTATION CAMP

If you are going to the Nigeria’s National Youth Orientation (NYSC) Camp soon. Here are the important things you have to take along so that you don’t get stranded and helpless. Imagine if you forgot a  document you need for registration in Oyo State orientation camp and you came all the way from Borno State. You don’t want to be in that situation.

I decided to write this article from my experience at the NYSC Orientation camp because I don’t want prospective Corp Members face the same kind of hardship I faced before gaining my balance.

Requirements for Registration

Registration is the first and most important thing at the orientation camp, just like at any other place. At the registration venue, you are expected to provide the following things:

1. Your final year Student ID Card

2. Notification of Result from your School (Original and Photocopies)

3. Passport Photograph (Take as many copy as you can but you will only need a few)

4. Your original call-up letter (This will be taken and not returned to you, take photocopies along too)


The forms that will be handed to you and attach your passport are very easy to fill. Fill them correctly. After your registration, you will be issued with your State Code Number. This will be like your PIN throughout your Service Year.

After you have been given your State Code, you should proceed straight to collect your mattress and your NYSC Kit. During my own time, I went straight to my hostel (you will be directed), put my mattress in place before going for my kit. Go for your kit on time so that you can get your size.

NOTE: Make a lot of Photocopies before going to Camp. A copy can be as much as N20 at the Orientation Camp.

Personal Needs For NYSC Camp Life

Throughout your stay at the orientation camp, you will only be allowed to wear your white top and shorts; you might not like the ones that will be handed to you at camp so you can get those fitted LUX and CHASE DEER brands as long as they are white, your jungle boot and white canvas given to you at the camp; you might not like it so buy a fancy one along (White). With these duly pointed out, no need to pack a lot of clothes to the Camp. You should only take a few in case you need to go to Mosque on a Friday or Church on a Sunday.

NOTE: Make sure you take extra white vest and shorts to Camp because (1) they are very expensive at the Camp Market called MAMI MARKET (2) you will most likely not have time not to wash during the week. You will also be so tired to wash during weekdays after going through all the Military Parades and Man O War Drills.

You will also need a WAIST POUCH to keep your valuables like cash, phones, and etc. while outside your room. You don’t want to lose anything at camp, so it’s safe to get that pouch.

YOUR WAIST POUCH EVERYWHERE YOU GO- NYSC CAMPCARRY YOUR WAIST POUCH ANYWHERE. ENJOYING ENDURANCE TREK HERE

Don’t take materials like pressing iron, knife, fork, tin cutter to the camp. They will be seized and returned to you only on the last day of camping. I was told this is a security measure.

If you have a camera you can take it along because you will want to snap a lot of scenes. If you have a Blackberry phone, that’s good for you because you can easily and share on social networks. If you don’t have any of those, you will have to pay some guys on camp who do that as business to follow you around and snap you wherever you go. They might charge up to N2000 for the duration of the camping. They should give you all your photos and videos in CDs at the end of Camping.

You will be fed three times a day in camp but I must not lie to you, the food there is nothing to write home about. They can be nice on few occasions but most days, they are poor (that’s my own view though). If you are someone like me who loves to eat good food, make provisions for your own food. You should get some fast foods along, some breakfast cereals and beverages. You should also hold extra cash to eat at the Mami market. You will get good foods there

NYSC FOOD WAS GOOD ON THIS DAY- NYSC CAMPTHE FOOD WAS REALLY GOOD ON THIS DAY

You should also take a MOSQUITO NET along with you- You know why!

Take some MONEY with you. Things are very expensive at the MAMI MARKET.

MAN O WAR DRILLS AT NYSC CAMPLOVE ADVENTURE? YOU WILL LOVE THE MAN O WAR DRILLS

LET’S STOP HERE FOR NOW! HAVE ANY QUESTION, DROP THEM HERE!

60 Comments

  • Reply February 5, 2012

    auwal

    Ahmed Ʊ did a nice job!G̶̲̥̅Õ̳͡D̶̲̥̅̊ bless!!!

  • Reply February 5, 2012

    LOVELYN

    Thanks for the information, am preparing for camp and i have been worried, you have made tins a little easier now!

    • Reply February 6, 2012

      CYNAMIX

      There lots of things I could have added but I had a second thought and discovered that those actually depended on the structure of the CAMP!

  • Reply February 6, 2012

    Chris

    Wow! Good job. Am already noting my points. Thanks cynamix

    • Reply February 6, 2012

      CYNAMIX

      You can help other people by Sharing this on facebook and tweeting it. Regards

  • Reply February 15, 2012

    Lamitash

    Thanks so much for ur help. Was really thinking of what to carry along.U will continue to increase in every area.

  • Reply February 22, 2012

    Anyim

    Thanks a million.

  • Reply February 26, 2012

    Timothy

    when must one arrive camp.is it a day b4 or on the verydate

  • Reply February 26, 2012

    Timothy

    When should one arrive camp?is it a day b4 or on the exact date

    • Reply February 27, 2012

      CYNAMIX

      You can arrive a day to opening of camp depending on the distance you are coming from. It’s good to get to camp early. People who get to camp early normally get involved in organization and preparations for camp activities and often, they get recognition and awards!

  • Reply February 27, 2012

    blessing

    Thanks 4 d advx. I’m grt4l.I hv learnt alot

  • Reply February 27, 2012

    blessing

    Plz I wud lik 2 knw if dia wud b anythn lik stations of d cross in d camp as regards catholics who r obsrvn d lenten season?

    • Reply February 27, 2012

      CYNAMIX

      No one can assure you of that. It depends on your camp. In my own camp then (oyo state), all christians worshiped together but there were different associations for different sect.

  • Reply February 27, 2012

    Victor

    Can person carry plate or food flask to the camp?

    • Reply February 28, 2012

      CYNAMIX

      Of course. You can get those stainless food flask. Food is very important and NYSC knows that!

  • Reply February 28, 2012

    gene paul

    this is gud to know, thanks bro.

  • Reply March 1, 2012

    Injection COAL

    Thank u sir 4 dis article. U can’t make estimates of number of prospective Corps member u have saved wit dis informatn.

  • Reply March 1, 2012

    Innocent, Aba

    God bless u 4 shearing dis infom.

  • Reply March 2, 2012

    Chinonye

    Thank so much,a very vital information indeed.

  • Reply March 2, 2012

    Victor

    Is it possible for a person to be redeploy to another State, in what way can a person be redeploy and what are the steps to be taken ?

  • Reply May 8, 2012

    Ajibero O Ambrose

    great work there.

    • Reply May 8, 2012

      CYNAMIX

      Thank you. I really appreciate your comment.

    • Reply June 15, 2012

      Folorunso Dada

      thanks from folly dada ogun state college of engineering and tech

  • Reply May 19, 2012

    Akunleyan

    I’m happy wt this but my own would be next year cos i’m knw in final year.

    • Reply May 19, 2012

      Ahmed Ogundimu

      lol, don’t worry. Life is in stages. Your own time is near too…but we heard FG is not treating Corp Members well at the moment. All the best in your studies.

  • Reply May 19, 2012

    aina adegoke

    i am final year student in federal poly ado ekiti, in ekiti state nigeral.

  • Reply May 19, 2012

    Karamat Ali

    great work,

    • Reply May 19, 2012

      Ahmed Ogundimu

      Thank you. Share the post with your friends on facebook and twitter.

  • Reply May 19, 2012

    Olaomi Adebimpe

    I really apre8 dis gr8 work excuted by u. keep it up!

  • Reply May 21, 2012

    David

    please, is there any guarantee our belongings would be safe at the camp?Things like Laptop,foodstuff etc?

    • Reply May 21, 2012

      Ahmed Ogundimu

      There is no guaratee of security anywhere in Nigeria. The camp is not any different. You might want to bring a plastic box in which you can keep you laptop and other stuffs; and lock up. You can get a waist pouck to keep your Phone(s) in. That will always be with you anywhere you go.

  • Reply May 23, 2012

    Ebunoluwa

    Ahmed, kudos to you.
    A job well done.

  • Reply May 27, 2012

    Usman Tee

    Thanks, Bro.

  • This is an invaluable information from a generous Nigerian, be great.

  • Kudos and Gud work.

  • Reply June 2, 2012

    Anonymous

    why would dey seize spoon, folk and some oda things like dat?

    • Reply June 2, 2012

      Ahmed Ogundimu

      They don’t seize spoon but they seize forks. Some people can be so violent ans use dem to wound people when disagreement occurs. It’s for the good of everyone.

  • Reply June 7, 2012

    Penhand

    Luv ur blog.
    Thanks for the helped. Am awaiting july 2nd for orientation and curious to know about the nysc online registration and how to go about it. Pls help.

    • Reply June 7, 2012

      Ahmed Ogundimu

      In the last 5 years, I’ve not seen anyone that did the online registration. Maybe it’s a myth. Don’t waste your money. Just wait for your call-up letter and go to the Camp!

      • Reply July 4, 2012

        Chidera

        It’s not a myth at all.I actually did my registration online, and I served in bacth C of 2010. you don’t know how much time and stress that saved me on camp. If you can get the scratch card, pls do go ahead with the online registration.

        • Reply July 4, 2012

          Ahmed Ogundimu

          Thanks for sharing that with us. Many prospecting corp members should find it useful.

  • Reply June 9, 2012

    Siko Desai

    My bro if all Nigerians were you, we would have achieved greater things…. i believe in Nigeria.

  • Reply June 9, 2012

    Siko Desai

    Thank you so much Ahmed.

  • Reply June 11, 2012

    bukola

    When is d best time to get to the orientation camp to avoid the long queue.

  • Reply June 11, 2012

    bukola

    If one gets to camp before the opening date will one be allowed inside.nd I really appreciate ur effort for dis info ur giving us,ur d best.

    • Reply June 11, 2012

      Ahmed Ogundimu

      I must tell you that it’s best to get there not earlier than a day to the opening date!

  • Reply June 12, 2012

    bukola

    Someone told me I won’t be allowed in a day to d official opening of camp except I have a place to stay dere,how tru is dat.

    • Reply June 12, 2012

      Ahmed Ogundimu

      People do go to camp a day before camp nd they get a place to sleep. Provided by NYSC officials. It might not be in the hostels but they should provide it. It does happen in some camps where they don’t have sufficient accommodation or are not yet ready the day to the opening.

  • Reply June 12, 2012

    Kingsway

    I wish all batch b corpers God’s protection and guidance in Jesus name amen.

  • Reply June 19, 2012

    NJOR CLEMENT EGBIRINYI

    Special update

  • Reply June 21, 2012

    oyee

    can one take a baby to the camp

    • Reply June 21, 2012

      Ahmed Ogundimu

      “NYSC is baby friendly”. That’s what they normally say. I do see nursing mothers in camp. I saw them in camp. I don’t know about their activities but most of the times, they just sat down around the camp clinic with their babies.

  • Reply June 21, 2012

    oyee

    Thanks a lot God bless you

  • Reply May 18, 2013

    NGOZI

    I THANK GOD FOR U. I VE SPENT A LOT OF MONEY ON AIRTIME ASKING SOMEBODY WHO IS SERVING, BUT HERE NOW YOU HAVE SAID EVERYTHING. MAY GOD YOU BLESS U MORE AND MORE AND MAY HE ALWAYS PROVIDE SOLUTIONS TO YOU WHENEVER YOU NEED IT. CONTINUE YOUR GOOD WORK FOR FROM IT GOD WILL MAKE YOU A VERY GREAT PERSON MEN.

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