Difference between NYSC Call-Up Number and NYSC Certificate Number

Difference between NYSC Call-Up Number and NYSC Certificate Number

Last updated on October 10th, 2018 at 04:02 pm

In this post we’ll tell you the difference between NYSC Call-Up Number and NYSC Certificate Number, which some people find confusing.

NYSC Call-Up Number is the combination of abbreviation of National Youth Service Corps, the state where you’re posted to, the school that mobilized you, year of service and the six-digit number that can be used to identify you.Click To Tweet

Are you surprised that the difference between NYSC Call-Up Number and NYSC Certificate Number could be a serious article?

You need not be because some ex-corps members are still confused when they’re asked to fill their NYSC certificate number in an online application.

The question, Difference between NYSC Call Up Number and NYSC Certificate Numberhas surfaced in several fora online.

What prompted this post:

During the 2016 N-power registration period, there’s need for applicants to use their NYSC certificate number on their N-power online application. And those who were confused asked:

What the difference between NYSC Call Up Number and NYSC Certificate Number?

While the person who asked the question got knocks from others, we we believe that it’s better ask what you don’t know than to die in ignorance.

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So, let’s take them one after the other.

What’s NYSC Call Up Number?

NYSC Call Up Number is the combination of abbreviation of National Youth Service Corps, the state where you’re posted to serve or where you’re serving, the institution from which you graduated from (the institution that mobilized you), the year you’re posted to serve (if you like call it your batch year), and your unique number.

Example of NYSC Call Up Number

NYSC/OY/BEN/211/142356Difference between NYSC Call Up Number and NYSC Certificate Number

See the Analysis of NYSC Call-Up Number belowClick To Tweet:

  • NYSC means National Youth Service Corps
  • OY means Oyo State. That is you’re posted to serve in Oyo State
  • BEN means University of Benin. It means you graduated from the University of Benin
  • 2011 indicates that the year you served
  • 142356 is your unique number

The above NYSC Call-Up No is for illustration purpose, any coincidence isn’t intentional.

That said.

What is NYSC certificate number?

Also called NYSC discharge certificate number, your NYSC certificate number usually appears at the top right hand corner of your NYSC certificate.

NYSC certificate number is simply the number that doesn’t have initials like NYSC/OY. It’s simply the certificate number which usually begins with A00 followed by a seven-digit number.

Do not confuse NYSC discharge certificate number with with Call-Up number.

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Example of NYSC discharge certificate number?

  • A001432567

If you can’t find solution to your problem here, we’ve collated the most comprehensive questions and answers about NYSC.

Wrapping up:

NYSC was formed after the end of Civil War in Nigeria to foster national unity and integration among Nigerians. It has indeed achieved so much in that regard.

Though it has been criticized by some people, but it’s actually achieving the goals for which it was founded in My 22, 1973 by the regime of Gen. Yakubu Gowon.

We hope this post helps you get a clear distinction between NYSC Call-Up Number and NYSC discharge Certificate Number

 

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