The management of the National Service Scheme (NSS) following the claim it has commenced the national service postings for the 2022/2023 academic year has urged service personnel to be wary of the ongoing posting scam.
In a press release copied to AcademicWeek, NSS said some unscrupulous individuals have created WhatsApp and Facebook groups parading as officials of the Scheme to demand an amount from personnel yet to be posted.
“The National Service Scheme will under no circumstance request prospective personnel to pay a fee to check their places of posting,” It stated adding that the attempt is to swindle unsuspecting national service personnel.
“The management wishes to reiterate that the Ghana National Service Scheme does not operate WhatsApp or Telegram groups with moderators parading as agents of the National Service Scheme (NSS)
For the record, the management of NSS has not done posting for the 2022/2023 national service personnel. Prospective personnel should wait for an official release before they go to check their place of posting,” NSS noted.
In a bid to curb the posting scam syndicate, the Ghana Service says it has collaborated with the various security agencies to track the culprits and moderators behind the rogue social media groups to face the full rigours of the law.
In a related development, Gifty Oware-Aboagye, the Deputy Executive Director of the NSS admitting some service personnel under certain circumstances are reposted has said her outfit does not encourage or do special posting,
“There is no such posting at the National Service, the thing is if you are posted to a place and they say there is no space just return to the NSS office in your region to report the incident and be reposted for free,” Gifty stated.
In a discussion monitored by AcademicWeek, she said more than 100,000 graduates from various public tertiary institutions across the country each year register to undertake the one-year compulsory service to the nation.
Explaining the one-year mandatory national service, she is a period used to groom the university graduates most of them have no working experience to know the etiquettes of the Scheme to be employed in the public service.
“The service helps the central government to stop all of the indiscipline and other stuffs of the graduate students, so the national service is a proper economic structure for every government,” the NSS Deputy Executive Director noted.