7 popular excuses you can use to avoid NYSC camp activities

by Anike Jacobs

Are you part of the ongoing three weeks compulsory orientation camp for corps members and you are looking for a way out of the stressful camp activities, then we have got you covered with seven popular excuses you can use.

Disclaimer: Try them at your own risk.

1. Fake diseases:

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Show the camp officials a fake Doctors’ report, come up with some strange diseases that no one has ever heard off like some guys did a few days back.

2. Fake Medication:
Always have lots of medication with you. Wherever you are, just keep your medication somewhere within reach and keep lying on your bed. Whenever the soldiers come into your room and see you, put on a sick  face (great acting skills needed) and show them your plenty drugs that of course you are not using.
3. Asthmatic:
Tell them you are Asthmatic but you must always have inhalers with you so the officials will take you seriously.


4. Pregnancy

For the ladies, claim you are pregnant. Especially if you have got a big tummy, it’s all good for you.


5. Join Camp Clinic:

The camp clinic members are usually automatic members of the Red cross and first aid team in camp. This gives them the leverage to stay in the clinic and evade NYSC activities as much as they want. However, only those who studied Medical and Pharmaceutical courses are members; but then, there is always a way around it. Just get close to the clinic corpers, the rest is left to them.


6. Join OBS:

Orientation Broadcasting Service (OBS) is one of the escape routes to early morning Personal Training (PT) in camp. Once you join, you are free! All the members do is to wake up in the morning and make their way to the OBS room thus they don’t get to participate in the camp activities.


7. Join the Camp Band:

The NYSC Band is the official music team of the NYSC and they usually get trained during the camp. The good news is that you don’t have to know how to sing or play any instrument to join them. What’s important is that you must be willing to learn. These members are often treated like gods and rarely participate in the  camp activities.


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