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NYSC zoning & states selection for online registration of prospective corp members

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How to pick state during NYSC registration: see how states are zoned and what restrictions are placed on the selection of states.

Whether it is how to get your desired states during NYSC registration, NYSC states selection or “NYSC geopolitical zones” as some people call it, this post will give you some helpful information.

You also need to know How to register early when the NYSC registration portal opens.

One of the most important considerations during online registration for the NYSC is which states to choose. However, you don’t just choose any state you like. Instead, you have to choose according to the NYSC zoning formula.

How to choose states during NYSC online registration

You will choose a maximum of four (4) states from different zones (see the zones below). Then, NYSC will post you to one of the states you choose.

However, note that there is no 100% guarantee that you will be posted to any of the four states you choose. Some candidates have been posted to states they didn’t even select during there online registration.

With that said, here are the four groups of zones to choose from, ONE STATE from each:

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  • 1 State from the NC
  • 1 State from either NE or NW
  • 1 State from either SE or SS
  • 1 State from the SW

NYSC North Central(NC) Zone

  • Plateau
  • Kwara
  • Kogi
  • Niger
  • Benue
  • Nassarawa
  • Federal Capital Territory

NYSC North East(NE) Zone

  • Borno
  • Bauchi
  • Adamawa
  • Gombe
  • Yobe
  • Taraba

NYSC North West(NW) Zone

  • Kano
  • Kaduna
  • Sokoto
  • Kebbi
  • Zamfara
  • Katsina
  • Jigawa

NYSC South East(SE) Zone

  • Abia
  • Anambra
  • Enugu
  • Imo
  • Ebonyi

NYSC South West(SW) Zone

  • Lagos
  • Osun
  • Oyo
  • Ekiti
  • Ondo
  • Ogun

NYSC South-South(SS) Zone

  • Akwa Ibom
  • Bayelsa
  • Cross river
  • Rivers
  • Delta
  • Edo

Also see some of the most common NYSC Jargons you should know.

So, prospective corps member, what states are you going to choose for the NYSC program?

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