NYSC Update- Online Registration, How to Choose NYSC State, Camp Requirements- www.portal.nysc.gov.ng

The NYSC registration has commenced or is about to begin and we know you are {will be} among the corps that will mobilize this year. That is the main reason why we have come up with this article to instruct you on things you need to know before you commence your online registration and form, secret on how to choose NYSC mobilization state, best NYSC states, top NYSC allawee/stipends paying states, requirements for the camping.

NYSC camp rules, after the 3 weeks of camping, your primary place of assignment (PPA), how to behave in camp and your PPA, how to make your NYSC camp and activities be a successful one.

Ensure you read this article to the end.

First let us look at the NYSC zonings policy

It’s no longer new news that the new policy of the NYSC which began from the 2016 Batch A set. The policy allows every corps member to select four (4) States of their choices to serve which the selection is at random from the six zones of NYSC listed below.


You will be asked to choose a state of your choice; this must be a state outside your geopolitical zone.  For instance,   If a corps members state falls under south-south , it simply means that you can’t serve in south-south. Below is the list of the zones and state to help you in your registration. www.portal.nysc.gov.ng


  • South East-5 States- Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu, Imo.


  • South South-6 States- Akwa-ibom, Bayelsa, Cross River, Delta, Edo, Rivers.


  • South West-6 States- Ekiti, Lagos, Ogun, Ondo, Osun, Oyo.


  • North East-6 States- Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba, Yobe.


  • North West- 7 States- Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Sokoto, Zamfara.


  • North Central-6 States- Benue, Kogi, Kwara, Nassarawa, Niger, Plateau.


How to Choose Your Camp State

  • one state from the NC zone
  • one state from either NE or NW zones
  • one state from either SE or SS zones
  • one state from the SW zone



Prepare Your Mind:

First, you need to know that you are leaving your house to an unknown place or a known place, associate with different kind, tribe, religion, lifestyle, character etc of people so prepare your mind for that. Camp is not your father’s house or your village where you can behave any how please behave yourself to avoid trouble or problem of any kind. In the camp, you will confront stress of different type so as to prepare you for any challenge that may confront you outside the camp. You will not find it too comfortable. MAKE THE RIGHT FRIEND(S) AND HELP EACH OTHER WHO KNOWS TOMORROW.

Items Needs for a successful NYSC

Very Important Items

These are necessary items that you don’t need to forget even, if you forget you foodstuffs please don’t forget these items, they are;

  • Statement of Result
  • School ID card
  • White background Passport photographs- 10 copies and above
  • Call-Up Letter- please do not laminate it.
  • Medical Certificate of Fitness indicating your health status
  • A Clear Bag file to insert all the above items; also make 5 photocopies each of items above and go with their Original copies also.

Important Items

  • Stationeries; pen, Stapler, pin, gum, permanent marker
  • 2 or 3 white T-shirts and shorts
  • 2 or 3 pairs of socks and white rubber tennis shoes
  • Plastic bucket
  • Toiletries Essentials-(Toothbrush & Toothpaste, Bath soap & Sponge, Detergent, Toilet Paper, Towel, slippers, detol).
  • Bed sheet, pillow case, wrapper, one or two pairs of casual wear for Sundays and burn fire night, Cardigan
  • Mosquito Net
  • Handkerchiefs
  • Waist bag- for housing your phones, ID Cards, Handkerchief, biros, etc
  • Small-sized Torchlight/Rechargeable lamp (small one please) and Sunglasses (If you are posted to the North)
  • Your ATM card(s)
  • Food flask, cup, spoon, water bottle for water during parade.
  • Basic drug like Panadol, Paracetamol, malaria drug,flagyl, pain relief drug etc
  • Padlocks and key
  • For the Ladies could add any other few conveniences.
  • Of course Money

Arrive at the camp Early:

Ensure you arrive at the camp early. If you are posted to a far state, go the day before the camp opens, you will be allow into the camp. Late arrival will make you go through registration stress. It’s an advice


The screening starts at the entrance of the camp (gate). Your loads are open and properly search. Please don’t go with items like iron, knives, fork, explosive, etc.


Registration begins with assigning of hostel/bed space; here you will be given tags to identify with. Then the paper registrations proper follow. Try as much as possible to make everything available. Look out for information pasted on notice board or walls and adhere to all the instructions given.

Camp Kits:

You will get all your camp kits like shirts, shorts and shoes. Ensure you use a marker to write your name and Code Number (CN) on them ‘immediately” You will also be given a tag that will show your Code Number. That will be your temporary ID card. Ensure you carry it everywhere you go (MTN) in camp. Also a meal ticket will be given to you. Misplace it and forget about NYSC food.


The camp will last for 20 days. The 21st day, you leave the camp.

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