Description

The National Service Scheme (NSS Ghana) as currently constituted provides newly qualified graduates the opportunity to have practical exposure on the job, both in the public and private sectors, as part of their civic responsibility to the State.

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.

Currently, the National Service Scheme effectively deploys personnel from both public and private tertiary institutions across the country. In the last few years, NSS had deployed an average of 70,000 national service personnel each year to various user agencies. With a renewed focus on nation-building through active support for all efforts geared towards creating opportunities for individual and collective initiatives, NSS is collaborating with user agencies to ensure that rural communities derive maximum benefits from the expertise of young engineers, doctors, social scientist, lawyers, artisans, accountants, nurses and educationist among others who constitute the core of human resources deployed annually by the scheme.

Ghana National Service Scheme offers an excellent transition from the world of organized learning to the world of work, and has become the major conveyor belt through which most urban born and educated Ghanaians first encounter and appreciate life in the rural areas, as well as, an opportunity for national service personnel to reflect about their career options.

The National Service Scheme continues to play a vital role in exposing young Ghanaians to the realities of life and career enhancing opportunities, and business ideas at a time when they are yet to settle. National service personnel as future leaders of Ghana are a treasured group at any given time; hence, it is essential that their academic training is rounded with practical application. As such NSS always presents unique opportunities to test and perfect skills in areas such as planning, innovation, individual initiative, creativity, strategic thinking and community mobilization need for development.

CORE OBJECTIVES

Encourage the spirit of national service among ALL segments of Ghanaian society in the effort of nation -building through active participation.
Undertake projects designed to combat hunger, illiteracy, disease and unemployment in Ghana.
Help provide essential services and amenities, particularly in towns and villages of the rural areas of Ghana.
Develop skilled manpower through practical training.
Promote national unity and strengthen the bonds of common citizenship among Ghanaians.
NATIONAL SERVICE DEPLOYMENT

The Scheme’s deployment is contingent on provisions of section (3) of Act 426, which directs the scheme to deploy personnel to undertake National Service duties in:

  • Agriculture
  • Health
  • Education
  • Local Government
  • Rural Development, including surveying, physical planning, civil engineering and rural industries.
  • Youth Programmes

NSS CONTACTS
055-440-4422
055-440-0078
055-440-0069

GENERAL ENQUIRIES 

Website : Nss.gov.gh

E-mail :  info@nss.gov.gh  /  nssghana@yahoo.com.
ADDRESS 

46 Patrice Lumumba Road, Airport Residential Area, Accra

Location

Airport Residential Area, Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana

Brand

National Service Scheme (N.S.S)

Open
Open hours today: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Monday

    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Tuesday

    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Wednesday

    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Thursday

    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Friday

    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Saturday

    Closed

  • Sunday

    Closed

  • 2 August 2021 1:00 pm local time

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