Getting a Good PPA After NYSC Orientation Camp

by Sanjo
OBS Crew

If you are planning on relocating to Another state after the 21 days of camp, then this article is not for you, only for those who wants to stay in the states they got posted to.
How to get a good PPA posting without connection during your service year is relatively easy, but you’ll have to seriously work hard for it, or else you’ll lose this exciting opportunity.
First of all, What is a PPA- PPA simply means, Place of Primary Assignment, it is a place where you’ll be posted to work or render a selfless service throughout the entire mandatory one year.
The compulsory one year National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) is a time to prepare yourself for what’s ahead in life, you might even be retained in your PPA, and you wouldn’t want to be retained in a bad place that you might not even like to stay back after service to good places where they’ll get proper work experiences and earn extra allowances, apart from the Federal Government N33,000.
Some of the good postings available in a state are:
Governor’s office
Big Secondary Schools
Fedral College of Education
Polytechnics etc.
1. Join a Religious Group: If you love the things of God, this is a great opportunity for you, whilst you’re in the NYSC orientation camp, you should try to join one of the NYSC recognized religious groups and strive to be an active member that every one will know and recognize.
Below are the three NYSC recognized religious groups in the NYSC orientation camp

Muslim Corpers Association of Nigeria (MCAN)
National Association of Catholic Corpers (NACC)
Nigeria Christian Corpers Fellowship (NCCF)

If you’re an active member of any of the above groups, it’ll be easy for you to get posted to a very good PPA, only if you do your work well.
And also, if you’re selected as one of the state executives, you’re automatically going straight to the state capital. The reason is because these religious bodies usually send their own list of corps members to the state coordinator to lobby for corps members to be posted to certain PPA of their choice. And for sure, the state coordinator will always approve the postings.
2. The OBS Crew: OBS stands for Orientation Broadcasting Service. It’s in every camp, because they are in charge of broadcasting news within the camp and also responsible for coordinating camp social activities. Because of the high demand among Corps Members to join the OBS crew, some camps usually hold auditioning or interview before someone can become a member.
Every Corps Member is eligible to join the OBS, it’s not only meant for those that studied mass communication or related courses. Whilst in the OBS, you might be among those that cast news, report news, announce missing items, host a camp radio program etc. Another benefit of joining OBS, is that, you’ll choose whether or not to join in the camp parade, morning exercises, drills etc. As a member of the OBS in the orientation camp, try to be very active, so as to be recognized and made one of the members of the Editorial or Publicity CDS.
3.The Camp Clinic: This group of corpers are mostly those that studied medical related courses. They usually assist the trained and certified doctors in camp. Most times, they’re in charge of interviewing the Corps Members that applied for relocation and redeployment in camp.  Joiningthe camp clinic, gives you a great opportunity in getting posted to a good PPA.
4. The Nysc Band: NYSC band is a very nice group to join in the NYSC camp that’ll give you great chances of getting posted to a good PPA without connection.If you’re good in singing, clapping, beating drums, playing flute, trumpet, piano etc., then this group will really be good for you. During the camp parades and swearing in, the camp band group provides live entertainment for the corps members that are marching. When they’re finally posted to the main towns and cities, they’ll beat the drum during the Independence day parade and on special celebrations in the state.
5. Become a Platoon leader: Platoon is a group that every Corps Member is assigned to. During registration in the camp, every Corps Member is assigned a state code and automatically, he/she becomes a member of the last digit of his state code, e.g if 1746 is your state code, you’ll automatically become a member of the 6 platoon. For instance, if your state code is 1740, you’ll automatically become a member of 10 platoon. So, there are 1-10 platoons in camp and each of them have leaders. Platoon leaders are mostly elected in the orientation camps and they’re those that are in charge of coordinating their fellow Corp members in the platoons. They fix meetings within the platoon, they also organize and supervise the Corp members for various social activities within the camp. They have posts, such as President, Secretary, Vice President, Treasurer, Director of Socials etc.
They are mostly posted to good PPA, because they’re known within the platoon and their platoon officers recommend them for good postings. Being just a Platoon leader won’t just give you good postings, you’ll have to work very hard whilst handling your office. Also be agile at all times.
6. The Quarter Guard: These are set of Corps Members that are trained to mount the quarter guard chamber. The Quarter Guard is situated immediately after the orientation camp gate.
You need to be in camp early to join this group, since they starts training immediately after the swearing in, their first work is usually on the swearing-in day.
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Udoamaka March 15, 2020 - 7:16 am

What if I just simply allow them to post me wherever and ask to be rejected by that PPA with a letter of request from the PPA I want. Could that still work?

Oluwasanjo1 March 15, 2020 - 9:24 am

Some ppa might not grant you rejection oo

Dossou Joseph Leo-Paul March 15, 2020 - 8:26 am

Thanks abex for sharing this. I now where to start from when i get to camp. Looking forward to great partnership with you!

Dossou Joseph Leo-Paul March 15, 2020 - 8:27 am

Thanks abex for sharing this. I now know where to start from when i get to camp. Looking forward to great partnership with you!


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