Abosede Aderibigbe, NYSC’s director of press and public relations, made the confirmation while responding to an inquiry by TheCable.
Prospective corps members were confused on Friday when a message started circulating online that the orientation programme had been postponed.
A statement on the NYSC camp appeared to validate their fears, but there were against reports that the strange time table was the work of hackers who had supposedly gained access to the NYSC website.
Aderibigbe did not state any reason for the shift, but apologised to the prospective corps members over any inconvenience that the development could create.
“We wish to confirm the shift in date for the commencement of the 2016 Batch ‘A’ Orientation course,” she said.
“The new time-table for the course is as follows:
Commencement: Wednesday, 27th April, 2016
Swearing-in ceremony: Friday, 29th April, 2016, Close of Camp: Friday, 13th May, 2016
Commencement: Saturday, 21st May, 2016 Swearing-in ceremony: Monday, 23rd May, 2016
Close of Camp: Monday, 6th June, 2016
“We also use this opportunity to express our sincere regrets over any inconveniences this change of date might cause to Prospective Corps Members and other esteemed stakeholders.”