Nysc place of primary assignment (PPA) is one of the important arms of Nysc. Together with the 3-weeks Orientation course, CDS (community development service), and POP (passing out parade) makes up the scheme.
So, just like it’s important for every prospective corp member to be in the 3-weeks Orientation camping, so also no corper can completely pass through the service year without having a PPA.
Place of primary assignment, as it fully means, is the place a corp member will be posted to serve immediately he/she leaves the camp. You are expected to go to your PPA and render your unreserved commitment to them and to the entire community as a whole for the next one year.
Before, places where corpers are posted to includes banks, companies, schools and other big government firms. But today, 90% of corpers are now serving in schools.
Yes. You heard me right, 90% are going to schools after camp.
After getting your PPA posting letter on camp (that’s a letter that will bear the name and location of your PPA), you are expected to visit the place and check if they are ready to receive you. Ready to receive you in the sense of providing everything needed for you.
If you are then satisfied with all the provisions and ready to work with them, your posting letter will be collected from you and an acceptance letter will be issued to you in replacement.
It’s the acceptance letter you will take to the Nysc office for you to proceed with some other things you need to do: like opening a bank account for your allowance payment.
But peradventure you did not like the new PPA, due to some reasons or the other, that is when you will now talk of changing the PPA and get another one.
In such case, you will not be collecting acceptance letter from the PPA but a Rejection letter. They will have to first reject you (backed up with rejection letter) before you can start thinking of getting another PPA. If they refuse to reject you, you are not going anywhere.
When should a corper seek for rejection?
- When the accommodation given to you is not worth it. According to Nysc policy, any employer requesting for corper should be ready to provide some basic amenities for the comfort of such corper like good accommodation and some other things which are also stated in your posting letter. So when such establishment is not ready to provide such, the next thing for them is to reject you (Ask for it). “How can a corper be housed in a place having no toilet facility and with leaking roof? Abeg, change PPA”
- When the establishment already have enough corpers, workers, or helping hands, they may decide to reject you.
- If the corper do not fit-in to the available space in the firm, they can also reject corpers in such instance.
- When the payment is low or none at all. Employers are expected to pay you some certain amount of money monthly to complement your federal allowance. It is called local allowance and usually not less than #5000. It could be more than that, depending on the state and PPA in question. If your employer wants to pay lower or said he has nothing to give you because he’s already given you accommodation. Move a motion for rejection.
- Other motives: If you also have some other personal ambitions, you can ask for rejection. For instance, in the case of having the intention of doing some personal business, going to a firm already had in mind; probably because of their pay, or having the intention of serving as a ghost.
How to go about the changing of PPA
Trust me, when we talk about changing PPA and seeking for rejection letter, it could be difficult sometimes.
Nevertheless, these are some ways you can go about doing that:
This is when you have a polite negotiation with your PPA and make them see reasons why you can not work with them.
In such case, you will have to provide reasonable excuses to them, because many PPA will not want to reject you. Especially if it’s a private school.
See for yourself too….They had written a letter to Nysc office requesting for a corper to be posted to their school, even before the Orientation camp commence; They waited for weeks for you to arrive their school; They are short of teachers and so need you desperately to join them; Now you finally arrived asking them to reject you. If you are in their position, will you do that?”….. Lol. You are simply joking.
So it can be very difficult and sometimes impossible for them to reject you by simply negotiating with them. But if you have enough excuses to help your request, you may be lucky. It’s also a bit easier to negotiate for rejection with public schools than with privates. Because many public schools won’t be willing to provide all the required amenities needed for you, and you can use that as an advantage to be rejected.
__ Complain to Nysc
Another way to make Nysc change your PPA is to complain to the Nysc office when your PPA has refused to reject you.
You do that by writting a complain letter to them about your PPA and request for a change.
If the accommodation given to you is not worth it; your payment is ridiculous; if there is a threath to your life there, you will make everything known to them in the letter and submit to Nysc. They will get you another Place of Primary Assignment to accommodate you for the next one yea.
But it’s not always easy to get your PPA changed like that. Because many corpers now use different lies and excuse to frame up their PPA in other to be rejected, all out of selfish ambition. Nysc no longer know what to believe and therefore rejects many requests for a change of PPA.
But there could also be some other ways to go about it. I called them ‘the tricky ways’. But trust me, if you can play them well, result is guaranteed….. Lol
The tricks include:
__Display of Aggression
It can be funny, but also the truth, that no employer will like to have an aggressive person on the list of their employees.
So pose yourself as one to them.
Flair up at every little statement made by the principal (if it’s a school). Rant and refuse to be appeased.
Show a ugly Aggression on your 1st day at the PPA and afterwards request for a rejection.
Even before you request for rejection, am sure they would have started negotiating a rejection with you.
__Act like a stammerer
Thank God, you are no longer a kid. And you must have watched enough Nollywood movies. It’s time to act them out now.
I may be sounding funny now, must am seriously telling you what’s uptainable out there.
When you get to your PPA, stammer with every word you said. If you want to introduce yourself, let it take you 2 mins before you finish…
“Haaaa haaaaa ammmmm Abuuubbuubbuuuddulai MmmMohaaaaMooohaaamed’.
Now tell them you will like to take some important subjects like Mathematics, Physics, or English Language.
Am sure the principal will send your letter of rejection by himself.
But you will have to act out the role perfectly well.
If you are still confused about anything on How to change your Nysc PPA, feel free to use the comment box, and I will answer you Asap!
But before you go, take some moment to see the frequently asked questions (FAQ) bellow:
- What is the benefit of getting rejected?
It’s true; it may sound negative, but has lots of benefits. If you are rejected from one PPA, you will have the opportunity of looking out for a more conducive PPA by yourself. And perhaps, one with a higher pay. Because in that situation, your new employer will want to dance to many of your tunes and so give you everything you want.
- Can I change PPA after am already accepted and started working?
Yes, it’s also possible. Just that it’s not always as easy as when you have not been accepted at all. For you to be changed in this situation, you must be able to present a really genuine and important reason and excuse to Nysc.
- Can I change to a new Local government entirely?
The chance of doing that is 30%. In many cases, it’s not possible except there are some issues surrounding it. And also if money is involved, it can be possible. Hope you know what i mean?…. lolz
- What of if my PPA refuse to reject me after staying with them for some time?
Write a “change of PPA request letter” to Nysc. If they still don’t do anything about it, remain persistent in writing and complaining to them. Before you had written 4 letters, they will change your PPA.
- If am rejected, but i don’t want Nysc to give me a PPA, what do i do?
In that case, after getting your rejection letter, go and look for a good place for you. Negotiate terms with them and collect a request letter from such establishment. It’s going to be a request letter requesting for a corper to be posted to their establishment.
Take both the rejection and request letter to the office. They will take it and repost you to that same place you want them to post you. Duration is 2 weeks.
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