COMPETITIONS TO EXPECT AT NYSC ORIENTATION CAMP
COMPETITIONS TO EXPECT AT NYSC ORIENTATION CAMP: The NYSC Orientation camp is always an unforgettable experience that you will remember for a long time. Below are 10 amazing competitions to expect. If you have passion for any of these, go and start Reharzing.*_
Nearly every afternoon there seems to be an unending rehearsal of marching parade by each platoon led by the platoon soldiers. This parade is a very important aspect of the orientation camp activities as corps members are given paramilitary training.
This parade can really be tiring and inconvenient for those who do not love to be a part of it. Most platoons select only those they feel are good during the selection process and train them for the competition and event ahead.
There is a rotation of platoons that do the cooking in the kitchen. Their cooking is done throughout the day covering breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The platoons are thus graded and the best platoon for the week in cooking is then awarded a good position
3. BEAUTY PAGEANT
The Miss NYSC and the MR. MACHO is another important competition among platoons. A lot of works and effort are placed by those organizing this, In order to bring out the most beautiful lady and most muscular/handsome guy in the camp.
If you are pretty or you have been working out for a while, you can go and show the world how beautiful your muscle is.
Every platoon would organize themselves so that they can put up a good dance that depicts the theme for that year. The dance is usually judged based on similar criteria to that of the drama.
If you can dance, this is an avenue for you to show up and help your Platoon win the Competition.
The drama competition is quite an interesting one where you watch Nigerian graduates trying to create intelligent scenes and also act them out. In each platoon, corps members are expected to write a play in line with the theme (usually on unity and development) of the orientation camp. When they must have concluded on what to present, they select actors to act it out.
In scoring platoons, the NYSC officials look at some key areas. Areas like: stage management, the story-line if it’s in line with the theme, level of creativity, voice projection, background sound management, costumes, and so on.
In some orientation camps, there is usually debate competition where young people battle with words of mouth and astute decoration and maneuvering of ideas and arguments. It is really a lovely and intelligent sight to see
7. HOSTEL CLEANLINESS
Every weekend, every room and hostel is checked, and the rooms are graded according to their neatness level. These would require that corps members in the various hostels or rooms dress their bed well on that day, place a neat bed sheet on their bed, clean up their bed corners and also tidy up their surroundings.
There is a daily rotation of platoons that clean up the camp surrounding. The task usually requires picking up water sachets, cans, and other stray disposables all around the orientation camp environment.
9. MAN O’ WAR
The man o’ war activity is another competition on its own. In spite of the fun involved, each platoon is graded. The positions are called later near the end of the camp
The sporting activities are the most famous and widely recognized competition in the orientation camp. It attracts the largest audience and interest. It is performed with platoons competing against platoons.
The sporting activities include football for the guys, and volleyball for the girls, and sometimes athletics for both males and females. It is a great sight and a source of great admiration to see great talents who display their sporting skills. Usually very hard not to fall in love with them.
Feels more like a real championship game where spectators are full of support and cheering for their clubs.
The NYSC orientation camp is always very interesting and it’s filled with moments you will never forget in your history.