NYSC anthem and all you should know

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NYSC, which means National Youth Service Corps, in the long run has been one of the tools for fighting unemployment in Nigeria. In this article, we will let you know all about the NYSC Anthem and the composer of the NYSC Anthem. 

What Is The Motto of NYSC?

The Motto of the National Youth Service Corps is “Service and Humility”.

This post was made available for all PCMs who are yet to learn the NYSC anthem lyrics.

How Many Stanzas Have The NYSC anthem?

The NYSC anthem does not only have just one stanza, but it has a total of three stanzas, which we will be looking at.

Why should I know how to sing the NYSC Anthem?

You must be aware of one thing as you prepare for service. There is an anthem for the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC). 

There are various stanzas in this anthem. All potential corps members must sing the song throughout the orientation process. It will be challenging to sing along if you don’t know the song.

Where Should The Anthem Be Performed?

The NYSC anthem was originally designed to be sung every morning at the orientation camp, which is just one of the many laws, regulations, and protocols that apply to youth service. 

This page will provide you with the correct words if you are unsure how the lyrics work or have not fully mastered them.

Stanza one of the NYSC Anthem

Youths obey the clarion call.

Let us lift our nation high

Under the sun or in the rain

With dedication and selflessness

Nigeria is ours, Nigeria we serve.

Stanza 2 of the NYSC Anthem

Members, take the great salute

Put the Nation first in all

With service and humility

NYSC for the noble youths

Make Nigeria a great nation.

Stanza 3 of the NYSC Anthem

Far and near, we come to serve

And to build our fatherland

With oneness and loyalty

NYSC for unity

Hail Nigeria, our great Nation.

Who Composed The NYSC Anthem?

The composer of the NYSC anthem, Dr. Wole Adetiran, is now late.

Dr. Oluwole Adetiran’s demise has also been declared openly in numerous Facebook groups of the Celestial Church of Christ. He was the National Music Director before his passing.

The Composer of Anthem’s Net Worth

His net worth is not on the internet. No one knows how much he is worth.

How Old Was The Composer Of the Anthem Before He Died?

Dr. Oluwolse Adetiran died at the age of 74.

When Was The Anthem Composed?

He composed the NYSC anthem in 1984.

All About The Composer Of the Anthem

Dr. Adediran studied music at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. he composed the anthem while serving as a

corps member in Oyo State.

Before his demise, the NYSC anthem composer was the National Music Director of Celestial Church of Christ (CCC).

Achievements of The Composer Of The Anthem.

  • While undergoing the compulsory NYSC scheme in 1984 as a Youth Corp member serving at the Polytechnic Ibadan, he composed the National Youth Service Corp anthem and that is what is still being used to date.
  • He lectured at the Department of Music Technology, The Polytechnic, Ibadan, for about 30yrs. He rose from Assistant Lecturer to Chief Lecturer (Professor Cadre in the University settings) in 1999.
  • He established the first Department of Music Technology at the Polytechnic Ibadan, which he headed for eleven years. He also became the first Lecturer in the Music Technology Department to become a Senior principal Lecturer in the Music Department of the Polytechnic, Ibadan.
  • He is also the first Lecturer in the Department to become a Dean of the Faculty of Eight Departments at the Polytechnic of Ibadan.

The NYSC Pledge:

Every member of the Service Corps shall subscribe to and sign a copy of the National pledge and NYSC pledge before the Chief Judge during the Swearing-in Ceremony at the orientation camp.

Every corps member must subscribe to and sign the National pledge before the Chief Judge during the Swearing-in Ceremony at the orientation camp. 

Any member who fails or refuses to subscribe to and sign the National pledge shall be tried by the Camp Court and, if found guilty, be liable to be decamped and sent out of the orientation camp.

Also, the member shall only be allowed to come back for service to join the next batch for the orientation exercise only if he is ready to subscribe to sign the pledges.

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