Here are 15 fun but important tips on how to survive your 3 weeks NYSC camp. We promise you, if you adhere to these tips, you’ll no doubt have an amazing stay in camp no matter how remote your area is
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1: Don’t take any remotely expensive or valuable possessions.
2: Take enough money to pay your way past suffering and stress.
3: Shamelessly suck up to every officer in sight. Call them mummy, if they are ladies. Buy them beer.
4: Lock everything up every time you blink. Take your keys with you to the bathroom.
5: Stock Flagyl, Panadol Extra, and Immodium.
6: Dettol is your best friend.
7: Have two torches, a rechargeable one and battery-powered one. You do not want to grope your way around a filthy bathroom in the dark.
8: Come with your own white shirts, shorts, and sneakers. The ones you will be issued will be dustbin-bound.
9: Also, have someone in the mami-market make a new set of khakis for you. The jacket and trousers you will receive will fall apart. (For civilians, the mami-market is the market inside the camp. There’s one in like every military barracks/base/whatever).
10: Buy sunscreen. The parade ground drills are designed to turn you 2 shades darker.
11: Sign up for a nice, cushy Community Development Service group in camp, like Music or Drama, that you won’t have to attend every week.
12: Pack light, and bring a suitcase with wheels. There won’t be anyone to help you haul your luggage.