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2012/2013 national service personnel deployed
The Executive Director of NSS, Mr. Vincent S. Kuagbenu has on Wednesday the 5th of September 2012 at 9am at NSS Conference Room officially announce the release of 2012/2013 nationalRead more
National Service Scheme deploys 2,103 qualified nurses and midwives
The Ghana National Service Scheme (GNSS) has deployed a total of 2,103 qualified Nurses and Midwives to undertake their national service for the 2012-2013 service year in 166 health facilitiesRead more
National Service Certificates out
[Accra- March 20, 2012] The Ghana National Service Scheme (GNSS) has released certificates for National Service Personnel who completed their Service in 2010 and 2011.Read more
National Service Scheme hands over maize to Ashanti CHASS and Ghana Nuts Company
The Ghana National Service Scheme has handed over 4,500 maxi bags of maize to the 95 senior high schools in the Ashanti region...Read more
Press Release: Ugandan Delegation Visits The Ghana National Service Scheme
An eight-member Ugandan delegation led by a Member of Parliament for the Youth of Northern Uganda, Hon. Evelyn Anite is in the country for a five-day study tour...Read more
National Service gets vehicles
Major Samuel Mahama Tara (retd.) the Chief Director of the Ministry of Education, handed over keys of Cross Country Vehicles valued at GHC 321,440 to Mr. Vincent Kuagbenu,Read more
The Ghana National Service Scheme was established in 1973 by a Military Decree (N. R. C. D 208) with the mandate to mobilize and deploy Ghanaian citizens of 18 years and above especially newly qualified University graduates on national priority development programmes that contribute to improving the quality of life of the ordinary Ghanaian for a one year mandatory national service.
The Scheme was later given statutory legitimacy under the 1979 Constitution of Ghana with the thrust of N.R.C.D 208 being upheld. The National Service Act of 1980, Act 426 was then promulgated and passed by the Parliament of Ghana to give legal and constitutional backing to the scheme. The mandate of the Scheme remained the same and the duration of service was extended from one to two years under this Act. The Act which was brought into force in 1982, further stipulated a six month military orientation for the service personnel to instil in them a sense of discipline, patriotism and a culture of hard work.
In 1997, a Cabinet decision reduced the duration of the service to one year following a recommendation from the Ministry of Education which has oversight responsibilities over the Scheme. The Scheme has since been operating on the provisions of Act 426 of 1980 which provides the legal framework and direction for programme design and implementation. The Scheme, since its inception has become the institutional option for the Ghanaian youth especially tertiary education graduates to exercise their civic responsibility towards the state through service.