The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) says it will not relent in its efforts to rid fake graduates from participating in the scheme.

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Shuaibu Ibrahim, NYSC’s director-general, spoke on Wednesday when he received Babagana Mustapha, registrar/CEO of Health Records Officials Registration Board of Nigeria (HRORBN), at his Abuja office.

According to Ibrahim, anyone caught with fake certificates during the scheme’s mobilisation process would be prosecuted as enshrined in the NYSC Act.

“The NYSC would not relent to do the needful in line with the NYSC Act. We will continue to persecute fake graduates. Anyone caught with fake certificates during registration would be prosecuted as enshrined in the NYSC Act,” he said.

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“I want to assure you that we will move our collaboration to the next level and will continue to postgraduates of Health Information Management to medical facilities.”

On his part, Mustapha commended the DG for preventing unqualified persons from being mobilised by the scheme for service.

He said having graduates of health information management licensed before mobilisation for service in order to forestall quackery and posting of unqualified persons to health institutions.

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Mustapha also hailed Ibrahim for the scheme’s support for HRORBN under his leadership.

“Considering the fact that health records professionals are critical to any effort at healthcare delivery, therefore, if left in the hands of quacks, it will jeopardize the confidentiality of patients’ data and management of patients’ care in general,” he said.

“I am here to inform you sir, that since approval, our graduates are now gladly and wholeheartedly posted to hospitals and health centres which has helped in no small measure in combating quackery and exposing our graduates to the practical aspects of all they learned while in school.”

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