Corpers Wee ooo!
Waking up with the call of the clarions was a mixed feeling for me; sometimes I was excited, other times the opposite, especially whenever I felt tired and have not rested enough. Part of what I looked forward to in the morning was that opportunity to sing the NYSC NATIONAL ANTHEM loud and clear with fun.
The NYSC rules and regulations include reciting the anthem every morning at the orientation camp and other gatherings of the NYSC. For prospective corps members, it’s an advantage learning and understanding the NYSC ANTHEM even before you step into the NYSC orientation camp. And in this post, I will show you exactly how the lyrics go and how to sing them.
Before we dive in…
What is the full meaning of NYSC?
NYSC stands for Nigeria Youth Service Corps. The National Youth Service Corps is a scheme set up by the Federal Government of Nigeria to involve Nigerian graduates in the nation’s building and the development process of the country.
When was NYSC established?
NYSC was established on the 22nd of May 1973 as an avenue for the reconciliation, reconstruction, and rebuilding of the nation after the civil war. The scheme was established based on decree No. 24 that stated that the scheme was created “with a view to the proper encouragement and development of common ties among the youths of Nigeria and the promotion of national unity”
how to sing NYSC anthem?
Here’s the official NYSC ANTHEM lyrics
“Youths obey the clarion call
Let us lift our nation high
Under the sun or in the rain
With dedication and selflessness
Nigeria is ours, Nigeria we serve.
Members, take the great salute
Put the Nation first in all
With service and humility
NYSC for the noble youths
Make Nigeria a great nation.
Far and near we come to serve
And to build our fatherland
With oneness and loyalty
NYSC for unity
Hail Nigeria, our great nation.”
Please note that the 1st stanza is mostly recited in all formal gatherings (both within and outside the camp) for the Youth Corps.
Read: NYSC Mobilization Time-Table For 2021 Batch ‘B’
|1||2021 Batch ‘A’ Post-Mobilisation Workshop||21st – 24th June 2021|
|2||2021 Batch ‘B’ Pre-Mobilisation Workshop||27th June – 1st July 2021|
|3||Uploading of Senate/Academic Board Approved Results for Full/Part-Time Graduates and Revalidation Lists by CPIs||31st May – 28th June 2021|
|4||Submission of Hard Copies of Senate/Academic Board Approved Results for Full/Part-Time Graduates and Revalidation Lists by CPIs||28th June – 5th July 2021|
|5||On-line Registration by Foreign and locally Trained Nigerian Graduates||29th June – 12th July 2021|
|6||Pre-camp Physical Verification of Credentials of Foreign-Trained Nigerian Graduates||12th – 17th July 2021|
|7||Entertainment of complaints from Prospective Corps Members by the state Deployment and Relocation officers and NYSC Help Lines/Desks officers.||29th June – 5th July 2021|
|8||Action by ICT Department||20th – 24th July 2021|
|9||Notification and Printing of Call-up Letters by PCMs||24th – 26th July 2021|
|10||Delivery of Manual Call-up Letters to Institutions||24th – 26th July 2021|
|11||2021 Batch B Orientation Course|
Recommended Reading: Information on how to print NYSC call up letter