The Ghana National Service Scheme (NSS) says it will only consider physically challenged, heavily pregnant, newly married and rejected individuals by their user agency for reposting for the year 2021/2022 academic year.
NSS spokesman, Armstrong Essah speaking in an interview with Kumasi-based Oyerepa FM monitored by EducationWeb.com.gh said the decision was taken by the new Executive Director of NSS, Hon Osei Assibey Antwi.
“This year we are not doing reposting, Management has taken a decision to only repost physically challenged, heavily pregnant, newly wedded and rejected individuals by their user agency,” the Public Relations Officer told the station.
Asked if personnel eligible to be reposted will pay any specific amount of money, Mr Essah said postings or reposting attracts no fees adding that any service personnel who pay money to an NSS official does so at his/her own risk.
“The National Service Scheme has always said that paying money for posting/reposting is illegal and so we have tasked the security agencies to look into it and anybody found culpable will be prosecuted,” the spokesperson told Oyerepa.
The Ghana Service Scheme has released the postings of 81,081 graduates from accredited tertiary institutions. It said some graduates postings have been put on hold amid mistakes detected in their online registration details.
“Some prospective personnel have been placed on hold for further verification due to discrepancies in their online registration details. Notifications have been sent to the affected personnel,” the National Scheme noted in the release.
The affected students are to visit any regional office of NSS with a copy of enrolment forms, Students ID, any national ID and a soft copy of their passport picture save with their NSS number as a file name to clear them for postings.
Successfully posted graduates have been urged to log on to the Scheme’s website https://nss.gov.gh to confirm the specifics of their placements before visiting their respective user agencies to endorse their letters of appointment.
To minimize excessive crowds at the registration centres, NSS has urged all posted national service personnel are required to schedule an appointment online and visit the centres on the scheduled date and time for validation.
“It is important to note that postings registration should be completed by Friday, November 5, 2021. NSS urges graduates posted and accepted by user agencies to begin national service on Monday, October 11, 2021,” it said.