At different time intervals in a year, fresh Nigerian graduate is to go through a compulsory one year service to our motherland, which is called National Youth Service Corp. To a lot of graduates NYSC is fun because of the travelling, the sound of allowee, camping, series of parade, games and lots more.
The whole experience of NYSC was taken outside the shores of Nigeria by some amiable Nigerian students on the 1st of February 2020 at the University of Arkansas. Both Nigerians and American students were cladded on the NYSC vest and different shades of khaki.
The event was colourful and perfectly illustrated, what NYSC is back here in Nigeria. The maiden audience watched the tug of war game camp drills, the passing out parade, hairdressing and a host of other activities. The feeling that comes with shopping at the mammy market was not to throw it away as there was a spot for it. Tables were set for suya roasting, sales of beans cake (Akara) and other camp victuals.
The event was posted on Twitter by s PhD student Nnamdi Ezike.
The event was hosted by the International Culture Team of the University of Arkansas.
It was sponsored by the University of Arkansas’ International Students and Scholars; Center for Multicultural and Diversity Ed; Diversity and Inclusion; Walton College of Business Diversity and Inclusion; IDEALS Institute; Fulbright Diversity and Inclusion; African and African American Studies and the Graduate School and International Education.