Thirty NYSC members from the 2017 Batch A in Ondo state will have to repeat the programme for abscondment.
The Ondo State NYSC Coordinator, Mrs Grace Akpabio, made the disclosure at the passing out parade for the corps members held in Akure on Thursday.
According to her, 2,088 corps members successfully passed out, with three getting state awards for outstanding performance during the service year.
She said 17 corps members got extension ranging from two weeks to three months for truancy and other offences.
Her words: “Permit me to stress that gone are the days of being expectant of a life-time job immediately after service.
‘‘It is deception of oneself if you think along that line, it is better for you to brace up and think of what you can do yourself.
“Do not align with people that put up attitude as if creative thinking and individual initiative ended with graduation, this is absolutely wrong.”