6 Important Facts About NYSC Mandated Medical Certificate


In time past, even till early 2017, Prospective Corps Members just walk to camp without any medical certificate or any fitness prove. And I think that’s cool for many.

However, the leadership of National Youth Service Corps has mandated all Prospective Corps Members to obtain a fitness medical certificate before they will be allowed to the orientation camp.

To some, it’s a new development, to some it’s better and to many, it’s a lot of stress. Here below are Six (6) important Facts about NYSC Mandated Medical Certificate.

  1. The Controversies about the death of Corps Members

The last batch has witnessed the death of several Corps Members. We really lost some gallant Corpers to one disease or the other. May their soul rest in peace.

Most people believe that those Corpers died as a result of the hard trainings in camp issued by the Soldiers. Many parents would say their child was okay before he left for orientation camp. That is the major reason that led to the idea of the mandated medical certificate. They just need it as a proof that PCMs are fit for orientation camp.

  1. Only Government and Military hospitals are recognized.

Government hospitals are hospitals owned by the federal or any of the state governments and any of its agencies.

These include hospitals owned by the Military, Police, Customs, Federal Medical Centre, Teaching Hospitals, General Hospitals, Government Specialist Hospitals, etc.

Using a private hospital or a family hospital if there is anything like that would land you in a greater stress when you are not allowed to enter the orientation camp.

  1. What of if I bribe a Doctor to forge me one?

It is not advisable to pay a doctor or bribe anyone to create an Illegal certificate for you. Because the tests is really a way to know the state of your health.

  1. It Is Mandated!

Yes it is mandated. Remember NYSC is under the Military, and if the Military issue a mandate, any Civilian that fails to comply is on his/her own.

  1. Only Doctors Employed by Government or Military Hospital can sign the Cert for you.

The Certificate of Medical Fitness must be issued ONLY by a doctor under the employment of a Government or Military Hospital. Don’t carry out the tests in a Government laboratory and get a private hospital to issue you the certificate. Such certificates would be unfit for purpose.

  1. You have to understand the 5 (five) above points and abide by it.

If you already have the certificate, you are good to go.

If you understand the above points and will abide, you are good to go also.

If you want to prove smart, you also very good to go.


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