The National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, in Jigawa State, on Monday, says that henceforth, 90 per cent of corps members in the state will be deployed to rural schools.
The new NYSC state Coordinator, Aishatu Adamu, made this known when she paid a courtesy visit to the News Agency of Nigeria in Dutse.
News Agency of Nigeria reports that Mrs Adamu, who assumed duty on April 8, was in NAN, as part of her courtesy visits to critical stakeholders of NYSC in the state.
Mrs Adamu said that the move was part of NYSC ‘s efforts towards boosting the teaching quality in rural communities across the state.
The coordinator, who commended NAN for publicizing NYSC’s activities in the state, also identified the agency as one of the foremost federal agencies collaborating with the corps.
She announced that science-based COVID-19 volunteers among the corps members would be trained and posted to rural communities in the state.
According to her, the volunteers will be attached to health facilities to sensitize community members on basic hygiene rules and how to prevent themselves from contracting the virus.
Responding, the NAN State Correspondent, Mr Abdullahi Mohammed, thanked the coordinator for the visit and promised her the agency’s continual support.