The posting of graduates of Engineering to teach in secondary schools and other places of primary assignment where their knowledge and training would not be put into practical use during the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) year is no longer going to be allowed.
The decision was the outcome of an agreement reached between the Directorate of NYSC and Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN).
Speaking at the Pre-Inauguration stakeholders’ workshop of the 30th President of the Nigerian Society of Engineers held yesterday in Abuja, the President of COREN, Engineer Kashim A. Ali, disclosed that the Council has secured an agreement with the Director General of NYSC to what he referred to as prevention of wrong training of Engineers.
The COREN president also said that the Director of Mobilization of NYSC has been notified of the new development and they have fashioned modalities for its success.
Ali said “Posting engineers during their service year to places they will not benefit is depriving them the opportunity of training and by implication the country is losing. The DG of NYSC agreed with us and directed the Director of Mobilization to ensure that engineers are posted to only engineering institutions.
“To help him, the Director of Mobilization requested that we should assist to give them the names of engineering organizations in all the states of the federation so that when they are doing their posting they will send them to such places”.