NYSC portal crash leaves prospective corps members stranded in Cross River

Thousands of prospective National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members are currently stranded in Cross River State due to the sudden crash of the NYSC registration portal on Saturday night.

The portal, which opened on June 8, 2024, crashed less than 12 hours later, leaving registrants stranded.

Leading reporters learnt that thousands of Nigerian graduates, waiting to enrol in the NYSC scheme, were left stranded at Ikom, Calabar, Ogoja, and Ugep, at various computer centres across the state while trying to register for the exercise.

Two days later, on June 10th, 2024, the NYSC headquarters finally stated its apology, explaining that the portal crash was due to a conflict in the link between NIMC’s access to NYSC’s database, which led to the system disruption.

The statement reads in parts: “This is to inform all critical stakeholders of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), accredited NYSC Cyber Café Operators (CB0), 2024 batch “B’ Prospective Corps Members (PCM) and the general public that we are aware of service disruption recently experienced on our registration portal.

“We have reviewed the situation and narrowed the cause of breakdown to conflict on the link in between NIMC access to our database containing sensitive user profile information and our technical crew has made additional changes to our technical infrastructure, which necessitated temporary disablement of access to batch “B” PCM registration to prevent further complications and technical irregularities.

“Note that no specific technical action is required of our esteemed CBOS. However, CBOS is implored to update and educate Prospective Corp Members on this development pending resolution. All 2024 batch “B’ Prospective Corps Members are hereby cautioned to desist from ascribing fault to CBOS for the delay.

“We strongly recommend that all CBOS repose the confidentiality of their access code to prevent unauthorized use by providing an additional layer of security for their account (Additional details are available in our help centre).

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