Photo: Youth Corper Collapses During Morning Drills At Orientation Camp in Oyo

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A female youth corper collapsed on Monday morning while taking part in morning drills at the NYSC orientation camp in Gbakuta Village in Oyo State.

Immediately the incident occurred, her fellow corpers rushed to carry her away from the camp grounds.

This raises major concerns. Are corpers typically screened by medical professionals on camp grounds before engaging in strenuous physical activities? Some exercises that may be okay for some, may be harmful to others. Also, where were the medical personnel? In an ideal situation, medical personnel should always be on stand by during such drills in case anyone needs emergency medical attention.

Nigeria, we need to take better care of our youth corpers.

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