ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS
1 Short title
3 Objects of Act
4 Establishment of National Youth Service Board
5 Functions of Board
Regional Advisory Committees
6 Regional Advisory Committees
Parish Advisory Committees
7 Parish Advisory Committees
8 Policy directions
9 Authentication of seal and documents
10 Appointment of officers and other employees
11 Pensions, gratuities and other retiring benefits
Financial Provisions, Accounts and Reports
12 Funds and resources of the Board
13 Power to invest moneys
14 Accounts and audit
15 Annual reports and estimates
16 Operating plan
17 Power of Minister to require returns
18 Exemption from taxes and duties
19 Recovery of debts
20 Borrowing powers
21 Power of Minister of Finance to guarantee loans to Board
22 Register of participants
23 Eligibility for selection and certificate of participation
<TS:0.5,NM,NO>THE NATIONAL YOUTH SERVICE ACT
<TS:0.5,NM,NO>[Date of Commencement: 1st April, 1999]
<TS:0.5,NM,NO>Act 17 of 1998.
This Act may be cited as the National Youth Service Act.
Preliminary (sections 2-3)
In this Act-
"approved employment" means employment approved by the Minister in respect of a participant;
"Board" means the National Youth Service Board constituted under this Act;
"chairman" means the chairman of the Board or any person for the time being performing the functions of the chairman;
"functions" includes powers and duties;
"Minister" means the Minister responsible for youth;
"participant" means any person who is selected for participation in the National Youth Service programme pursuant to section 23.
The objects of this Act are-
(a) to facilitate the provision of work experience for young persons with a view to their employment;
(b) to encourage participants to develop-
(i) a sense of responsibility and of service to the country; and
(ii) self respect and respect for authority;
(c) to promote among participants, values of discipline, democracy, citizenship and co-operation.
The National Youth Service Board (sections 4-5)
(1) There is hereby established, for the purposes of this Act, a body to be called the National Youth Service Board which shall be a body corporate to which section 28 of the Interpretation Act shall apply.
(2) The provisions of the Schedule shall have effect as to the constitution of the Board and otherwise in relation thereto.
(1) The functions of the Board shall be-
(a) to develop and monitor orientation, training, approved placement and employment programmes for participants;
(b) to provide placement and employment opportunities for participants and assist in the development of approved employment projects;
(c) to monitor and evaluate the implementation of the plans and programmes of the National Youth Service and to make to the Minister such recommendations as it thinks fit in respect thereof.
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