The Management of the National Service Scheme (NSS) wishes to announce to the general public that defaulters and private candidates’ registration for the 2023/24 service year is officially opened for Ghanaian citizens who missed the opportunity to do their national service in previous years after completing tertiary education.
Persons eligible to partake in the registration also include previous applicants who started but could not complete their national service, private applicants who are certified by accredited institutions, and Ghanaian nationals who have studied abroad.
Eligible applicants are thus, required to submit a letter requesting a PIN code or reactivation of PIN code, a certified true copy of School Certificate or Transcript, Evidence of Deferment Letter(if applicable), an Attestation/Introductory Letter from the institution attended, a copy of Ghana Card and a copy of Student ID with original copy for checks and for foreign students, a proof of study abroad.
All eligible candidates are required to submit registration documents to any of the Regional Offices of the Scheme or to the NSS Headquarters in Accra from Wednesday, 1st March, 2023 to Friday, June 30, 2023.
The general public is reminded that the National Service Act, (Act 426) of 1980 makes it mandatory for Ghanaian citizens 18 years and above who have completed accredited tertiary institutions to undertake national service to the State.
The scheme is mandated to deploy a pool of skilled manpower drawn primarily from tertiary institutions to support the development efforts of both the public and private sectors in Ghana.
Established in 1973, the National Service Scheme (NSS) is a Government of Ghana program under the Ministry of Education of Ghana with a National Secretariat in Accra, and offices in all administrative regions and districts across the country. The scheme is mandated to deploy a pool of skilled manpower drawn primarily from tertiary institutions to support the development efforts of both the public and private sectors in Ghana.
Although it is a citizenry requirement for all Ghanaians who are eighteen years above, it is currently limited to, and mandatory for all Ghanaians graduating from tertiary educational institutions who are not less than eighteen years old. The original intent of deploying freshly graduating youth under the NSS arrangement is to ensure that priority sectors of our national life are never lacking in the requisite human resources needed for development.