NSS Director sends message to final students over service postings

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The Executive Director of the National Service Scheme (NSS), Osei Assibey Antwi, has called on final-year students in various tertiary institutions to accept their service postings and perform their duties diligently during their service year.

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He made the call during a pre-service orientation session aimed at preparing students for their service year by providing example-based training and feedback to help them adapt to changing customer demands, industry trends, and regulatory requirements.

Speaking at the orientation held at the Great Hall, he emphasised the importance of national service as an opportunity to gain invaluable experience and serve the nation saying industrious service personnel often receive job offers before the completion of their service year.

“The onus lies on each and every one of you to exert hard work and give your all during service, knowing that at the day of reckoning, job opportunities await you,” the National Service Scheme Director told the University students.

Assibey Antwi further acknowledged potential challenges during the registration process, advising students to provide accurate information to avoid issues.

He reassured students that, despite these challenges, there are substantial opportunities to leverage as university graduates.

“Everywhere in the world faces one challenge or another in navigating through developmental prospects, and certainly, the case of Ghana is no exception. As much as a few challenges will glare at you, I must assure you that there are equally juicy opportunities you can leverage,” he stated.

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The Greater Accra Regional Minister, Hon. Daniel Nii Kwartei Titus Glover, on his part echoed Assibey Antwi’s admonition and urged students to embrace their service year with dedication and to treat others with respect and kindness.

“Dedication to a life of service is a proof of the strength of character and the depth of one’s conviction. Be proactive, and shun indiscipline. Greatness awaits all of you,” he stated.

In response, the National Service Scheme (NSS) official reiterated the NSS’s mission rooted in community service and emphasised the significant impact of the national service personnel in making a difference in the country.

The National Service Secretariat (NSS) oversees that Ghanaian students who graduate from accredited tertiary institutions are required under law to do a one-year national service to the country.

Service personnel are paid monthly allowances. The amount paid is determined by the Ministry of Finance. The allowance that is approved is what the ministry would pay the personnel throughout the service year.

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