Court voids NYSC’s power to deny graduates mobilisation

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LAGOS — Justice Mohammed Idris of a Federal High Court in Lagos has declared as unlawful and ultra vires the decision by the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, to deny Nigerian graduates participation in the compulsory National Youth Service for not possessing credit passes in O’ Level Mathematics.

One Terna Tarka, who was denied mobilisation on the account that he did not have a credit pass in Mathematics in his O’ Level certificate examination, had filed the suit against chairman, National Directorate of NYSC, and the minister, Ministry of Education, as second and third defendants respectively.

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