The National Service Scheme (NSS) has called on tertiary graduates to begin their national service in November this year to apply for the Ghana1000 program, a 6-week intensive world-class business and data skills training program.
NSS says the application for the 6-week intensive world-class business and data skills training program, fully sponsored, to help service personnel transition into industry will be opened from August 15 to September 1, 2023.
The National Service Scheme in a social media post sighted by AcademicWeek said interested STEM graduates to commence their national service this November are to visit nss.gov.gh for the registration link or apply here.
The iiAfrica initiative, Ghana1000 program sponsored by NSS follows the release of 142,381 final year students’ pincodes to enable them to enrol to commence their mandatory national service for the 2023/2024 service year.
In a statement copied to AcademicWeek, NSS said all prospective national service personnel from Tuesday, August 1, 2023, can access their pincodes with their index numbers and the Date of Birth of the National Schemes website.
“All eligible service personnel are to visit NSS.gov.gh and then proceed to any Agric Development Bank (ADB) Ltd. branch nationwide to make payment of GH¢40.00,” the management of the Service stated in the press release.
Alternatively, the Service Scheme says personnel can resort to MTN mobile money (MoMo) to make payment for the pincodes to lessen the frequency of human interactions at the banks amid the locally transmitted disease (Covid-19).
“For individuals who will activate their Personal Identification Numbers (PIN) codes using MTN mobile money, payment of GH¢41.00 is required. All personnel are to complete their enrolment by Monday, August 19, 2023,” NSS added.
“Management urges accredited tertiary institutions that are yet to submit their supplementary final year lists, to do so as soon as possible, to enable the Scheme to process them also for enrolment for the 2023/2024 national service
All eligible final year students are advised to ensure that they personally complete the enrollment process to avoid errors that may subsequently affect processing for their deployment,” the Service Scheme added in the release.