The first set of sixty – one students who graduated from Nigeria’s premier film Institute, the National Film Institute, Jos have been mobilized for the compulsory one year National Youth Service Scheme (NYSC).

The elated students, now holders of Bachelor of Film Arts degrees, were seen undergoing final clearing exercises at the Institute in Jos within the week in preparation for mobilization for the various camps of the NYSC programme.

Some of the students, spoken to, confirmed the receipt of notification for participation in the NYSC programme, and commended Afolabi Adesanya, Managing Director of NFC and Chairman, Governing Board of NFI for ensuring that NFI students could now participate in the NYSC programme.

According to one of the students GamKat Christine Lar, participation in the NYSC programme has further strengthened their desire to be fully integrated into the Nigerian labour market.

According to her, participation in the NYSC progrmme will enable them integrate the techniques, methodologies, skills acquired motion picture production studies and enable them deal with emerging issues with much more successful outcomes for the Nigerian motion picture industry.

Participating students from the Institute is made up of 36 males and 25 females.

The National Film Institute, Jos offers courses in Film Arts at the Degree, Diploma, Certificate and Implant programmes.

Brian Etuk,

Head, Public Affairs.