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I Wish Someone Told Me This Before My NYSC by GeoAfrikana(m): 3:10pm On Nov 14
Many people see NYSC as an opportunity to save money for the challenges ahead. I believe this isn't the best mindset to carry into NYSC.

I advise you to see NYSC as a great opportunity to learn, gather experience and make connections if you truly have a plan for your life.

You can 'work' yourself into a public school for your primary assignment (PPA), work for two or three days a week and use your free time to learn skills like graphic design, programming, data science, fashion designing, project management etc.

You also get to meet bright minds from other schools. They may be poor today but only God knows what tomorrow holds. Besides that, you get to share ideas that can open your mind to opportunities and trigger your innovation and creativity. So, NYSC is a great avenue for healthy and useful socialization.

Finally, the allawee is enough to live a reasonable life (at least for your one year service). You can offer to work for free in a private company. In the real sense it isn't free because you're gathering experience and building a portfolio. For example, you may offer to work in a private university in exchange for no monthly stipends. At least after your NYSC, you can boast in your CV that you have lecturing experience.

Finally, if you love yourself and have plans for your future, please avoid private secondary schools. Don't be enticed with their 5,000-10,000 monthly stipend.

Firstly, that 10k will not improve your welfare reasonably. Also, there's little or no useful experience to acquire in a private secondary school. Finally, they'll consume every calorie in your body and second of your time. You won't have time for any personal development.

I wish I had someone to tell me this during my service year. I hope this will help someone.

In conclusion.
Please don't see NYSC as a money-making scheme. The 400k per year can't take you anywhere. However, it can help you think worry less about hunger and focus on self-development for a year.
...and year is enough to learn whatever you want to learn.

I hope this helps someone.

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Re: I Wish Someone Told Me This Before My NYSC by GeoAfrikana(m): 3:20pm On Nov 14
Since I hold the double honour of OP and FTC I'd like to appreciate the mods for pushing this to the front page.

I'm so glad I finally spoke this out and I'm grateful for the exposure.

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Re: I Wish Someone Told Me This Before My NYSC by longetivity(m): 3:54pm On Nov 14
people still dey serve this Buhari country

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Re: I Wish Someone Told Me This Before My NYSC by GeoAfrikana(m): 4:08pm On Nov 14
longetivity:
people still dey serve the Buhari country
Please go to the politics section.

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Re: I Wish Someone Told Me This Before My NYSC by SultanOfPuna: 5:46pm On Nov 14
grin
5k for anybody that can explain
What is going on in this photo..

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Re: I Wish Someone Told Me This Before My NYSC by Hotzone(m): 5:46pm On Nov 14
Regret

Only stories

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Re: I Wish Someone Told Me This Before My NYSC by ATEAMS: 5:46pm On Nov 14
Deeper life

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Re: I Wish Someone Told Me This Before My NYSC by Koulture(m): 5:46pm On Nov 14
School na scam.

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Re: I Wish Someone Told Me This Before My NYSC by kiddkash(m): 5:47pm On Nov 14
free 1 year T0T0

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Re: I Wish Someone Told Me This Before My NYSC by CzarChris(m): 5:47pm On Nov 14
interesting

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Re: I Wish Someone Told Me This Before My NYSC by obstinacydeputy: 5:47pm On Nov 14
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Re: I Wish Someone Told Me This Before My NYSC by leonard002(m): 5:47pm On Nov 14
Great advice. I hope others learn from this. Current corpers now earn way more than we did. They should use the extra money wisely

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Re: I Wish Someone Told Me This Before My NYSC by RomanianNinja: 5:47pm On Nov 14
I wish Angel Gabriel asked me to choose the country I wanted to be born into

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Re: I Wish Someone Told Me This Before My NYSC by chatinent(m): 5:47pm On Nov 14
NYSC is a waste of time.

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Re: I Wish Someone Told Me This Before My NYSC by CalabarPikin: 5:47pm On Nov 14
I still see it as wasted 1 year sha


I remember my friend showed me pictures of where he get drinking water....such a hell....
Back home I can't use such water to take my bath...

May God continue to keep all our brothers and sisters sent to such unbearable areas..


I'll join u guys soon....after 5 years


Meanwhile....congrats to Nigeria, our nuclear weapon is ready.... Russia can bring the game on.. grin

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Re: I Wish Someone Told Me This Before My NYSC by brosom(m): 5:47pm On Nov 14
I don't even know true importance of NYSC and the brain behind it.

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Re: I Wish Someone Told Me This Before My NYSC by leke12(m): 5:48pm On Nov 14
ok
Re: I Wish Someone Told Me This Before My NYSC by Acecards: 5:48pm On Nov 14
Nysc was just there jare, I only enjoyed camp a bit undecided

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Re: I Wish Someone Told Me This Before My NYSC by Infrabetatech: 5:48pm On Nov 14
Service year


A year of waste

Contact me on my signature

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Re: I Wish Someone Told Me This Before My NYSC by gradeA(m): 5:48pm On Nov 14
In summary pls
Re: I Wish Someone Told Me This Before My NYSC by manuel4real(m): 5:48pm On Nov 14
Good
Re: I Wish Someone Told Me This Before My NYSC by MorataFC: 5:48pm On Nov 14
Good
Re: I Wish Someone Told Me This Before My NYSC by johnjay4u2u(m): 5:48pm On Nov 14
I was near tear for being exempted but looking back, I can say thank God I wasn't allowed to serve and still got certificate.

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Re: I Wish Someone Told Me This Before My NYSC by Traviscottt: 5:49pm On Nov 14
grin
Re: I Wish Someone Told Me This Before My NYSC by SeeHim: 5:49pm On Nov 14
Thank God That I'm into Blogging business, at least, I earn nothing less than 400$ From Blogging

Incase If You Are Interested, to start your own website, get in touch with me.

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Re: I Wish Someone Told Me This Before My NYSC by Macsjebs(m): 5:50pm On Nov 14
Hmmm, Apt

My signature doesn't bite now, why not see it already, cheers wink

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Re: I Wish Someone Told Me This Before My NYSC by NNEWIsuper: 5:50pm On Nov 14
Most people actually use their spare time to fvck in nysc due to boredom.. Is not new

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