Bello Shagari, a grandson of the late former President Shehu Shagari, reacted to a video that shows members of the National Youth Service Corps being interviewed during their Passing Out Parade, also known as POP.
A member of the body, a lady, was questioned by an interviewer about what had prompted her to go to the POP site. The lady responded by saying, “I’m here to collect my discharge,” meaning she came to get her discharge letter from the NYSC.
When asked to state the full meaning of POP, she said, “I’m passing out… I don’t remember what the last P. means”
She later concluded by saying that POP stands for “Passing Out Power”.
A young man dressed as a body member was asked about the meaning of NYSC. He responded by saying, “National Commission for Youth Service”, which is not true.
A lady who was asked the same question gave an answer that had mentioned body as “corpse”. When asked to spell the word C stands for in NYSC, she responded by saying, “Are you here to make fun of me?
Under the added pressure, the lady spelled out the word as OROPES.
Another lady said NYSC stands for “National Youth Service Corporation,” despite wearing a shirt with it written on it.
“National youth service camp,” said a lady who spelled the camp as a CMP.
Share the video on Facebook, Shagari captioned it: “This is enough to inform you that our education system is rubbish.”
Reacting, a Facebook User Patience Shelu said, “It’s such a shame. Quite a graduate. They don’t even know what they’re doing. Tomorrow they will graduate and sit down.
Henry Asuenimhen E said, “I wonder how anyone is going to serve for 12 months without yet figuring out the meaning of all these words: NYSC, POP… and everything related to it. It is a great shame for them all. Graduated my foot.
According to Tracy Owen, “How can you get a job when you don’t even know the meaning of NYSC? Absurdity.”
Amicable Don said, “Just imagine the kind of education you have in Nigeria, and millions of people will come across as graduates. I cry for Nigeria.
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