This project work is a documentation of NYSC Place of primary Assignment, a system that will allow users to have a glance of corps PPA,
information for the purpose of future record and access. Where by each new NYSC crop member posted to his or her PPA will be documented.
Presently at Ebonyi state and other states in Nigerian there have never been a system design to run a quick scan on corps PPA for a glance or for
an info about the place, therefore, this system or soware will be introduced into the system stating from Ebonyi state, also in this system the
activities of the corps member will be noted down as he or she carries on their activities at their PPA. The implementation of the soware to
perform this was carried out using visual basic programming language and for the database MS Access was used with an encryption for data
security fromaccessing it un- authorized.
The NYSC place of primary assignment – PPA is a place where the corps members are being sent to carry out and perform their
service (services year) their duties is to delivery and pass on information to where the serve, usually related to their field of study. The aim
of this PPA is to disseminate knowledge and acquire the basic skill and training on his/her field of study which in turns help the corps
members have that working experience in his or her work.
The NYSC Place of Primary Assignment (PPA) is where you are expected to render selfless service with dedication for a year of active
service to your country. PPA is the second stage of your NYSC service year aer your 21 days on various orientations camps in the country.
The orientation camp is actually the main part of your NYSC training and preparation into the service year which is carried out at the place
of primary assignment.
During your PPA, the corps members are expected to be vigilant, interact and learn from the locals with humility and as well make a
lasting positive impact on those that will come across your way.
In the place of primary assignment, work load is being assign to each and every corps members according to his or her field of study
and their ability to perform or carry out such a task or work load, to those in the educational sector, Teaching work, which a number of
subjects or courses (secondary or High institution respectively) will be allocated to the corps member, and to those in an organization like
Local government, Secretariat, Ministry will be appointed their post or duties every day, usually a day is kept o for the corps members as
a day of their CDS which is done on weekly basis either on Thursday or Friday depending on the area and the slot at which you are in (i.e.
Batch). During the course of this service a token is given to the corps members every month by the head of the department or head in the
organization at which you serve (i.e. the Boss), which according to the NYSC recommendation and standard seven thousand (7000) is the
minimal amount that should be paid to the corps members and any amount higher can be given based on the agreement reached by the
corps member and his/her PPA head, which will be signed upon agreement.
1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) is an organization set up by the Nigerian government to involve the country’s graduates in
the development of the country with Brig Gen Johnson BamideleOlawumi as Director General. There is no military conscription in Nigeria,
but since 1973 graduates of universities and later polytechnics have been required to take part in the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC)
program for one year. This is known as national service year.
“Corp” members are posted to cities far from their city of origin, although this posting has recently been marred with series of favoritism.
They are expected to mix with people of other tribes, social and family backgrounds, to learn the culture of the indigenes in the place they
are posted to. This action is aimed at bringing about unity in the country and to help youths appreciate other ethnic groups.
There is an “orientation” period of approximately three weeks spent in a military controlled boot “camp” away from family and friends.
There is also a “passing out ceremony” at the end of the year and primary assignment followed by one month of vacation.
The program has also helped in creating entry-level jobs for many Nigerian youth. An NYSC forum dedicated to the NYSC members was
built to bridge the gap amongst members serving across Nigeria and also an avenue for corpers to share job information and career
resources as well as getting loans from the National Directorate of Employment.
The program has been met with serious criticism by a large portion of the country. The NYSC members have complained of being
underpaid, paid late or not paid at all. Several youths carrying out the NYSC program have been killed in the regions they were sent to due
to religious violence, ethnic violence or political violence.