END OF 2021/2022 NATIONAL SERVICE YEAR
The Management of the National Service Scheme (NSS) wishes to inform all National Service Personnel and user agencies that the 2021/22 service year is scheduled to officially end on September 30, 2022.
Please note, therefore, that service personnel is expected to be at a post for the month of August 2022 and that, the month of September 2022 is for terminal leave. In view of this, the Annual Evaluation Form, which is the means to assess service personnel’s performance for the year has duly been uploaded on the dashboards of all service personnel serving in both private and public organizations.
All personnel has, from today, August 2, 2022, up to August 31, 2022, to download, fill, get their supervisors to endorse, and submit the completed form to their NSS district offices across the country.
The NSS Management wishes to urge all service personnel to treat this with all the urgency it deserves since the form is used as the major requirement to process the NSS certificates.
The Management wishes to express its appreciation to all service personnel for their selfless and unrelenting contributions to serving our cherished nation, Ghana.
Director, Corporate Affairs, NSS
Established in 1973, the National Service Scheme (NSS) is a Government of Ghana program under the Ministry of Education of Ghana with a National Secretariat in Accra, and offices in all administrative regions and districts across the country.
The scheme is mandated to deploy a pool of skilled manpower drawn primarily from tertiary institutions to support the development efforts of both the public and private sectors in Ghana.
Although it is a citizenry requirement for all Ghanaians who are eighteen years above, it is currently limited to, and mandatory for all Ghanaians graduating from tertiary educational institutions who are not less than eighteen years old. The original intent of deploying freshly graduating youth under the NSS arrangement is to ensure that priority sectors of our national life are never lacking in the requisite human resources needed for development.
The Scheme as currently constituted provides newly qualified graduates the opportunity to have practical exposure on the job, both in the public and private sectors, as part of their civic responsibility to the State. It also provides user agencies the opportunity to satisfy their manpower needs and affords communities that would otherwise have difficulty in accessing mainstream development initiatives and access to improved social services through community service.