NATIONAL: NSS releases postings for 2010/2011
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The National Service Secretariat (NSS) has deployed a total of 50,069 personnel to undertake their national service duties in areas such as education, health, agriculture, local government for the 2010/11 season.
Out of the figure, 32,375 were deployed to the education sector to teach in schools without teachers, an additional 2,360 were also posted to support education delivery at the tertiary level in the form of teaching and research assistants, 5,135 to the health sector and 200 to various districts to identify and document potential tourism sites for development.
Other sectors where personnel were deployed include the Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) and Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies, which received 10,278, private institutions attracted 2,281.
Other initiatives such as afforestation, improvement of services for the vulnerable and disabled persons, support to chieftaincy institutions and improvement in road construction, took the remaining personnel numbering 1,170.
This was announced by the Executive Director of the NSS, Mr Vincent Senam Kuagbenu at a press briefing held at one of the scheme’s farms at Papao, near Haatso in Accra.
Mr Kuagbenu said the personnel "shall start accessing their postings on the website of the NSS (www.nssghana.org) from October 1, and enrol officially on October 15".
He said the decision that personnel should officially enrol on October 15, was to allow them to participate in the on-going National Population and Housing Census, which the NSS is a major stakeholder.
He reminded prospective service personnel that "national service is not a matter of choice, but an obligation they owe to the Republic of Ghana under section 7 of Act 426" and called on them to consider it as a national call to duty.
He also urged prospective employers to take note of the provisions of the Act.