The Executive Director of Ghana National Service Scheme (GNSS), Hon. Osei Assibey Antwi has expressed profound satisfaction with the regional validation process currently ongoing at the various zonal and regional offices across Ghana.
He acknowledged that the Metric App and online booking platform, have ended the old-aged problem of personnel joining long queues at registration centres each year for validation.
He said the Scheme has achieved these developments due to the constant commitment to improving all aspects of the registration process to ensure that personnel will experience a trouble-free registration.
“We are always poised to improve on our services, therefore when we come around for visitation and notice challenges, we go back, sit down and see how we can restructure and bring you the best of services; as you can rightly see, our system is now digitized and is now providing very fast services to you,” he said.
Hon. Osei Assibey Antwi made these pronouncements yesterday, while on a working visit to selected centres in the Greater Accra region, to monitor the registration exercise.
He said the visit was to afford Management an opportunity to engage stakeholders and gather intelligence from ongoing post-deployment registration across the country to enhance the operations of the Scheme.
Accompanying the Executive Director for the visit was the Deputy Executive Director in charge of General Services, Gifty Oware-Aboagye Mensah; Deputy Executive Director in charge of Operations, Kwaku Ohene Djan; Greater Accra Regional Director, Anastasia Zanoo; Head of Monitoring and Evaluation, Angela Boateng and other unit heads.
During periods of engagement, Hon. Assibey Antwi urged Service Personnel to be hard working, live exemplary lives and take advantage of the numerous opportunities existing during the service period to gain employable skills or become entrepreneurs before the end of the service year.
“As you start your service, we urge you to give out your best wherever you have been deployed to. It is just a year of service, but it will provide you with the opportunity to practice all you have learnt for 4 years in the University,” he stated.
He stressed that the Scheme has introduced new modules designed to provide employment opportunities for national service personnel under the “deployment for employment” mission of the Scheme.
He explained that through the modules, personnel will be given skills training in areas such as agriculture, ICT, and entrepreneurship.
The modules include GNSS/MOTAC Support Programme, GNSS/ MSMS Accounting Aid, GNSS Youth in Housing and GNSS Kumawu Youth Farm module. Other modules include GNSS/Agri-Business Model and GNSS/Ghana TechLab module.
“We have introduced new modules, all in the attempt to increase the employability prowess of all of you, especially those of you who will be going into the teaching field, we are going to make sure that you will be taken through pedagogic training to ensure that you end up as professional teachers after the service,” he assured.
NSS RELEASE OF POSTINGS FOR THE 2022/2023 SERVICE YEAR
The NSS Management on OCTOBER 12, 2022, has released the postings of a total of ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTEEN THOUSAND, TWO HUNDRED AND FORTY (115,240) prospective national service personnel who enrolled to undertake their mandatory national service for the 2022/2023 service year.
2. The prospective service personnel include the year 2022 eligible Ghanaian graduates from accredited tertiary institutions in the country, defaulters who submitted their applications for postings, and private registrants.
3. Prospective national service personnel are to log onto the Scheme’s website at http://www.nss.gov.gh to check their placements.
4. Printing of appointment letters by service personnel and endorsements by respective user agencies commenced Monday, October 17, 2022. However, validation and registration at all regional centres across the country began on Monday, October 24, 2022, and will continue till FRIDAY, December 30, 2022, to accommodate prospective service personnel who are yet to complete their academic programmes.
5. To minimize excessive crowding at the validation centres, all national service personnel were asked to schedule appointments online and visit the validation centres on the scheduled date and time for validation with strict adherence to the COVID-19 protocol guidelines.