NYS Announces Mass Youth Recruitment; Requirements

  • President Uhuru Kenyatta inspects a National Youth Service parade in Gilgil on December 6, 2019.
    President Uhuru Kenyatta inspects a National Youth Service parade in Gilgil on December 6, 2019.
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  • The National Youth Service (NYS) has announced a mass recruitment drive targeting youth aged between 18 and 24 years in all 47 counties in Kenya.

    NYS Director-General Matilda Sakwa made the announcement on Tuesday, October 27 through advertisements in the local dailies.

    The exercise will be conducted from November 2 to November 6 at several locations across the country, ranging from stadiums, show grounds to primary and secondary school fields. 

    This year's recruitment will be conducted under strict measures imposed to curb the spread of Covid-19

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    National Youth Service Director-General Matilda Sakwa
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    "Successful candidates will report for the NYS basic paramilitary training course at NYS College, Gilgil or Naivasha on dates and times specified in call up notices that will be issued later on," Sakwa stated. 

    Requirements

    Be a Kenyan citizen and resident of the respective county. 

    Must undergo a medical check-up at an accredited health facility and present proof of the same at the recruitment centre. One should also include a Covid-19 free medical certificate.

    Youth should be prepared to give voluntary service to the country in any part of Kenya.

    Volunteers should be ready to undergo rigorous physical training.

    They should produce an original national identification card (ID) and academic certificates. (Avail one set of photocopies of the same at the recruitment centre).

    All certificates and photocopies to be laminated for Covid-19 protocols.

    Must be between 18-24 years old (both ages inclusive).

    Have a mean grade of D (plain) and above in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE).

    "Orphans who meet the qualification requirements as stated above will be given special preference subject to production of sufficient documentary proof such as parents' death certificates or burial permits. 

    "NYS does not condone corruption in any form. Canvassing and giving monetary or other consideration for the purposes of admission is an offence that will lead to disqualification or prosecution," Sakwa warned. 

    National Youth Service (NYS) Officers at the coronavirus isolation and treatment facility in Mbagathi District Hospital on Friday, March 6, 2020
    National Youth Service (NYS) Officers at the coronavirus isolation and treatment facility in Mbagathi District Hospital on Friday, March 6, 2020
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