A Must Read: 10 Important Things You Need To Know About NYSC Camp
Another important information for Nigeria fresh graduates who are preparing for NYSC orientation Camp. Please carefully read all the following below.
10 Things Every Prospective Corps member Need to Know About NYSC Camp
1. Charging phones
Corps members are not allowed to charge phones in the hostels or in any nysc building… Do not even think of breaking this rule because there is no socket or other provision for charging. Corps members pay #50 to charge phones or torchlight to those doing it as business at mami market.
Some of the shops at mami market are owned by nysc officials. There may be light in the hostels but whether light or no light you must pay to charge your phones, period!!! That is Nigeria for you. Lol!
2. Light out hour
Once it is 10:00pm, Corps Members are expected to be on their bed bug sleeping mattresses. At this time, the only noise expected from you is ‘snoring’.
All light must be off, no call, no chat, nothing nothing except snoring, until 4.00am in the morning when soldiers will come and pursue corpers to the military fortified pared ground. Do not violate any rule because soldiers won’t take it easy with you.
3. Sex and romance
Maybe you have heard or misinformed that camp is an opportunity for sexual activities. Some bad guys have bought some condoms already, waiting for the time to click. Unfortunately, there is no room for sexual intercourse in nysc camp.
Bad market, I guessed!.. lol!. You better throw those condoms away because there is no room for that thing.
Females hostels and male hostels are far apart with Soldiers patrolling day and night. Hostels are like a big hall, where everybody is your roommate. A corps member may have approximately 400 people as roommates.
Remember soldiers are everywhere watching you, and they are trained to catch sex offenders, if they catch you crawling around opposite sex hostel, brother or sister.
4. Falling in love:
NYSC camp is not an ideal place for love, courtship or meeting one’s life partner. In camp some ladies are too cheap to get, but are temptations as well. Some of them have very rough background, and you won’t know. I advise you to forget about girls and focus on your mission to nysc camp.
In camp bad girls always chop ‘mumu’ guys. You think she is in love with you, after 21 days in camp, Na that time u go know.
5. NYSC food
Even though the food is always like poison, eat it if you can. But some people are too funny shaa…! In camp you will see some guys and gals ‘forming’ too big to eat NYSC food. They buy food at Mami market. After one week in camp, you will be surprise to see them fighting in the queue to collect NYSC food. Lolz! O boy money don finish!!
It is very common to see Corpers fainting nysc pared ground. Do not be surprise when you faint or see someone beside you faint. Huge guys with big muscles do faints as well. So it is not a matter of,, how big I am (NYSC camp no be moi moi).
7. Waking up
You must wake up every morning, around 4:30am for morning drills, till 8:00am when you will be released to take your breakfast, after that another pared or boring SAES lecture. when you come back from the lecture, another drill. No time to rest. Just take a look at yourself, you think say there is rest for NYSC camp? Lol!
This one is the most annoying thing you will ever meet in camp. Imagine having about 400 people as roommates! That would be snoring competition. As you battle snoring, there are also people that scream in the middle of night while sleeping. O boy! There is nothing you will not see.
After all the drills and stress soldiers caused you , your fellow PCMs will still not allow you to sleep at night…
Have you ever slept in a small hall containing about 400 people and at night not less than 150 people will be snoring and another 50 screaming in the middle of night.
Oh! oh! you thought you would have your own room? Lol! Hahaha! The hostel is like a hall, many people will be there.
9. Stand Still
you must stand still for Nigeria to sleep at 6:00pm and at 6:00 am you must stand still for Nigeria to wake.
This you must do when you hear the beagle’s sound, you must remain stand still until the sound stop. Make sure you don’t violet that rule.
Please, come with enough money. #15,000 is ok, but you will have to be combining NYSC food and mami food OR come with #40,000 if you have no intention to eat NYSC poisoned food.