As I type this I’m at the hotel I’m lodged following the passing out of the 21days orientation program; how time flies.
Before this moment…
Wake up at 5am, beagle goes off at 5:30am, run to the parade ground for morning meditation and exercise I looked forward to the daily Man O War exercise (I’m always down for any event that involves exercising) which ends at 8am. By 8-9am breakfast is served, 9am-12/2pm lecture/SAED( I shared about SAED here) 2-4pm lunch, 4-6pm parade, 6-8pm dinner, 8-10pm social night then light out by 10pm.
Although I didn’t join the camp clinic, I had no regrets because evening parade became optional and I made new friends I could relate it and there was always something interesting or amusing happening in my room.
The social activities in camp intensified, the carnival, marching competition and bonfire night were dope.
Personally, aside the extreme weather the Wamakko camp experience was interesting and enlightening. I say this phrase a lot now,
“Lagos is not Nigeria.”
After the passing out ceremony, I had to lodge in an hotel to pass the night and then the next day I planned to book my flight and be on my way to Abuja. Sadly, in life things don’t always go as planned. So I had to wait an extra day because the flight was way beyond budget. I am glad for the silver linings though, I got to see a bit of Sokoto thanks to the hotel manager who drove me round Sokoto.
When I discovered I was posted to NYSC Orientation camp, Wamakko SOkoto; I began searching for posts of people who had been to Wamakko camp and sadly I didn’t find any which is why I decided to share my experience. I hope you found it helpful. I was in camp with fellow blogger Life with two Tees and she also shared her experience here.How To Survive & Enjoy NYSC camp in Wamakko Sokoto . Click To Tweet
Below is a list of what I took to camp.
3.Identity card or photocard (for medical professionals)
4.Passport photographs. I needed just two.
6.Photocopies. They requested for just one copy so you don’t have to make several copies.
7.Biro and stapler, however, stapler wasn’t allowed in camp. They provided us with staplers when needed.
8.Six roundnecked white tshirts. We were given additional two.
9.Two white shorts, I wished I had three, although we were given extra two shorts.
10.One white tennis shoes.
11.Three pairs of white socks. Two extra pairs were given.
14.Basic drugs: Paracetamol, Loratidine.
15.Groceries: Six satchet of golden morn, milk and bournvita. If you’re going in the beginning of the year, it’s usually very cold so you need a moisturizer and lotion or sheabutter, very thick sweaters and handgloves. If youre going later in the year, it is usually very hot.
16.Adaptor. Extensions are not allowed but going with an adaptor was gold because I didn’t have a powerpack, so I could always charge whenever I wished.
17.Alternative simcards because Glo was horrible.
19.Pair of slippers.
20.Bed sheets, pillow and pillow case.
21.Food flask and water bottle.
22.Rechargeable torch: I never used this because the light was constant.
23.Sunshades are a must.
24.Cash: I took about 15k with me.
25.ATM card. They brought an ATM on the second or third day of camp.
26.One jeans trouser and two sunday wears.
Most importantly, try to travel light and if you can afford to go by air, please do so.
I wish you a beautiful time in Wamakko and don’t forget to share your experience.
If you’ve done your NYSC orientation program, how was your experience?
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