How do I know if I am mobilized for NYSC?

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) is a mandatory one-year service program for Nigerian graduates and eligible foreign-trained graduates. The program aims to foster national unity and develop the skills and expertise of young Nigerians. As a prospective NYSC member, understanding the mobilization process is crucial to ensure a smooth transition into the program.

Determining Mobilization Eligibility

To determine your eligibility for NYSC mobilization, you must fulfill the following criteria:

  • Be a Nigerian citizen or a foreign-trained Nigerian graduate
  • Possess an approved Bachelor’s degree, Higher National Diploma (HND), or equivalent qualification from an accredited institution in Nigeria or abroad
  • Have completed your studies within the approved duration for your program
  • Be less than 30 years old at the time of mobilization
  • Be physically and mentally fit to participate in the program

Checking Mobilization Status

Once you have established your eligibility, the next step is to check your mobilization status. The NYSC releases Senate-approved lists of eligible graduates for each mobilization batch. These lists are usually published on the NYSC portal and are accessible to prospective corps members.

To check your mobilization status, follow these steps:

  1. Visit the NYSC Senate/Academic Board list portal:

  2. Select your institution from the dropdown menu

  3. Enter your Matriculation Number and Surname in the respective fields

  4. Select your date of birth

  5. Click the ‘SEARCH’ button

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If your name appears on the Senate-approved list, it indicates that you have been mobilized for NYSC. You will receive further instructions regarding the registration process and orientation camp dates.


The NYSC mobilization process is essential for ensuring a seamless transition for prospective corps members. By understanding the eligibility criteria, checking mobilization status, and following the registration guidelines, you can effectively prepare for your service year and contribute meaningfully to the development of your nation.

FAQs on NYSC Mobilization

What if my name is not on the Senate-approved list?

If your name is not on the Senate-approved list, it may be due to incomplete or incorrect data submitted by your institution. Contact your institution’s NYSC liaison officer to rectify the issue.

When does NYSC mobilization typically occur?

NYSC mobilization typically occurs twice a year, with batches designated as ‘Stream I’ and ‘Stream II.’ The exact dates for each batch vary but are usually announced well in advance.

What documents do I need for NYSC registration?

The required documents for NYSC registration include:

  • Original NYSC Call-up Letter

  • Original Statement of Result

  • Original Certificate of Education

  • Original Birth Certificate

  • Passport photograph (white background)

  • Passport photocopy

  • Local Government Identification Letter

What is the NYSC orientation camp duration?

The NYSC orientation camp duration is three weeks. During this period, prospective corps members undergo physical training, lectures on national unity and citizenship, and participate in various social and cultural activities.

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