The management of the Ghana Education Service (GES) following complaints of fake recruitment advertisements has cautioned beneficiaries of the Nation Builders Corps (NABCO) programme to be wary of an ongoing recruitment scam.
In a communique sighted by AcademicWeek, the Education Service said it has received numerous complaints of dubious people defrauding unsuspecting Nation Builders Corps (NABCO) beneficiaries seeking recruitment into GES.
“These complaints are very disturbing and bring the image of the Service to dispute. The GES wants to disassociate itself from such allegations as it is not in the practice of the Serice to take money for recruitment,” it said.
The management in the communique added that “we wish to emphasise that the Ghana Education Service (GES) has not contracted any individual to collect any money on its behalf in connection with recruitment.”
The Education Service in regard to the caution has advised members of the general public particularly beneficiaries of the National Builders Corps to be vigilant about the recruitment scam and report such fraudsters to the police.
“Management by this notice vehemently condemning the such practice and wishes to inform the public to report such unscrupulous individuals to the police or pay such monies at their own risk,” the Ghana Education Service noted.
Introduced in the 2018 academic year, the Nation Builders Corps (NABCO) programme is a central government initiative to address tertiary graduate unemployment to solve social problems.
The focus of the Nation Builders Corps will be solving public service delivery in health, education, agriculture, technology, and governance and driving revenue mobilization and collection.
This new scheme – the Nation Builders Corps recognizes the role played by other pathways that currently exist under various government institutions and agencies.