It was gathered that the National Youth Service Corps accredited 1,344 out of 4,800 graduands of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife recommended for the 2016 ‘Batch B’ of the service, an official of the institution has said.
The official, Dr. Babaiide Afolabi, Vice Dean, Division of Student Affairs, stated this on Wednesday in Ile-Ife in an interview with newsmen.
Afobabi said: “May be it was as a result of inadequate resources for the programme that caused the reduction in their intake for the programme.”
He expressed dismay over the situation, saying that the remaining 3, 500 graduands would have to wait for another batch before they could serve their father land.
Afolabi, however, advised those not immediately mobilised to engage in entrepreneurship programme pending the time they will be called for service.
He said: “We all know that no knowledge is lost.”