The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has warned higher institutions in the country against charging mobilisation fees for prospective corps members.
Mrs Adenike Adeyemi, the NYSC Director of Press, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Wednesday.
Adeyemi was reacting to reports that students from some corps producing institutions were being charged NYSC mobilisation fees.
She said that the NYSC has not mandated any institution to charge mobilisation fees on its behalf or using its name.
She said that students graduating from institutions were not in anyway required to pay fees before, during or after mobilisation for the one-year national service.
Adeyemi therefore advised corps producing institutions not to charge any fee before mobilising students.
“If institutions are charging fees for mobilisation in the pretext that it is compulsory for youth service, then it is wrong and we will counter this because students are not mandated to pay any fees to be mobilised for national service.
“NYSC has not asked any corps producing institution to charge any fees in its name or on its behalf for mobilisation for service.