NYSC dismisses Imo Poly graduates over non-accreditation of courses


Scores of graduates of Imo State Polytechnic, Umuagwo, dismissed from the 2013 Batch ‘C’ National Youth Service Corps orientation camps across the country for non-accreditation of their courses of study yesterday besieged Government House, Owerri, to protest their plight.

The aggrieved students, some of whom were putting on NYSC uniforms, were grieved over what they described as delay by the management of their institution to intervene in the matter.

Addressing the protesters, Governor Rochas Okorocha reassured them that government would quickly resolve the matter immediately.

Okorocha was astonished that the graduates were dismissed from the various NYSC orientation camps across the nation.

Narrating their ordeals, some the graduates explained that they were dismissed from the orientation camps because the courses they studied were not accredited by the National Board for Technical Education, NBTE.

One of the graduates told the governor that he was one of the many posted to Plateau State, adding after all the necessary documentations, students of Imo State Polytechnic were ordered to go to the administrative block with their statement of results.

“We obeyed and they brought out their master list and started cross checking our files. Our statement of result tallied with our various fields but our call up letters bore different courses. “They ended up accusing us that we forged our results and sent us packing from the orientation camp,” the aggrieved youth told Okorocha.

The sacked corps member told the NYSC officials that what they presented was what they were issued by their school authorities as coming from Abuja.

“The officials were insistent that would not work with what we presented. They asked us to go and meet the school management. They threw all of us out and collected our kits,” the boy lamented.

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