The management of the Ghana National Service Scheme (NSS) after releasing 12,999 final year tertiary students’ pincodes for 2022 service enrolment says the 2021 national service year will end on September 30, 2022.
“Please note therefore that 2021/2022 service personnel are expected to be at a post for the month of August 2022 and that, the month of September 2022 is for terminal leave,” the Scheme said in a release copied to AcademicWeek.
It added that “the Annual Evaluation Form, which is the means to access 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.”
According to the National Service, all personnel have from Monday, August 2, 2022, 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 urgency it deserves since the form is used as major requirement to process the certificate,” the Scheme’s press statement date August 2, 2022, noted.
In a related development, the Executive Director of the Service has said the compulsory 1-year national service period public tertiary institution graduates use to serve the nation before being posted permanently is currently under review.
In an interview monitored by AcademicWeek, Honourable Osei Assibey Antwi said his outfit in due course will submit a report of their assessment of the NSS Act to the management of the Ghana National Scheme for consideration.
“The Act previously mandated service personnel to serve for two years but was later reverted to one year. We are currently working on a proposal on the year’s personnel to use for national service,” the NSS Executive Director stated.
The National Service Director indicated the Scheme has studied the national service of about 20 countries including Kenya, Gambia and Namibia and that a final draft within a month time will be submitted to the central government.