NYSC Commends FPA For Corpers’ Welfare
The National Youth Service Corps has commended The Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti for its thoughtful concern and friendly dispositions to the welfare of Corps members posted to the Institution for National Service.
Giving the commendation, the Director General of NYSC who spoke through the National Director for Corpers’ Welfare and Health Services, Mr. Omotade Folorunsho Benjamin commended the responsible dispositions of the Polytechnic in matters concerning welfare of Corpers.
The NYSC National Director, who was accompanied by the State Coordinator and other officials of NYSC, when he paid a Courtesy Visit to the Polytechnic also eulogized the Institution for being a good Corps producing Institution and for doing their best to make corps members’ stay very worthwhile by ensuring good provision for the welfare of corpers.
The NYSC Chieftain, while appreciating The Rector and Management of the Polytechnic for being partner-in-progress, further assured the Institution of NYSC’s readiness to continue to support the Polytechnic in any area requested towards ensuring a smooth-running NYSC programme in the Polytechnic. He charged the Polytechnic to continue to always give Corps members the opportunity to show case their potentials.
The State Coordinator, Mrs. Mary Nnenna Chigozi expressed happiness at the cordial and mutual relationship existing between NYSC and the Polytechnic and stated that there has always been a history of friendly camaraderie between the two Federal establishments which she prayed for an uninterrupted continuity.
She also appreciated the Polytechnic for the warm reception accorded the NYSC Team, even at the shortest notice.
Responding, Rector, Dr. Dayo Oladebeye commended the NYSC officials for the courtesy visit, describing it as very timely and motivating.
The Rector, who spoke through the Deputy Rector, Academics, Mr. Olusegun Dada, disclosed that Corps members ranging from 75 to 107 were usually accommodated in the Polytechnic at every Batch of NYSC.
According to the Rector, part of the measures put in place to ascertain the welfare of Corps members posted to the Polytechnic was the timely and regular payment of stipends given the Corpers to augment the normal allowance for their upkeep.
He equally disclosed that Corps members serving in the Polytechnics were always encouraged to enroll into the Centre for Entrepreneurship Development and Vocational Studies (CEDVS) programme to acquire additional entrepreneurial skills that could boost their financial capacity and further make them employers of labour at the expiration or completion of their service year.
The Rector enjoined the NYSC officials to always admonish their corps members to be well behaved as the Polytechnic would neither condone nor tolerate any misdemeanor that could affect the reputation of the Polytechnic from Corps members.
He however implored the NYSC authorities to always give the Polytechnic adequate notice ahead of time with regards to mobilisation of students for the service year as this would help facilitate and enhance their preparation as an Institution.
While appreciating them for the courtesy visit, he further reiterated the commitment of the Institution at ensuring a more cordial robust relationship between NYSC and the Polytechnic