How to Check your NSS posting in simple steps…
Every Ghanaian citizen who has just completed tertiary education in the country is required by law to complete a one-year national service. The National Service Scheme (NSS) is a constitutional mandate for all newly qualified Ghanaian university graduates to gain exposure.
NSS placements mostly fall under government parastatals, where these individuals work as a form of civic responsibility to the nation. To become a part of this much-anticipated scheme, an individual must have met the requirements enlisted in the NSS Act.
The NSS posting takes place during the first stages of the national scheme mobilization. This stage involves the placements of NSS personnel (graduates qualified for the scheme), to different locations across the country.
The following are the steps to follow in order to check your national service posting.
1. Visit the NSS Site – www.nss.gov.gh
The above web address will take you to the NSS portal where you will be required to provide necessary information.
2. NSS Number
This pin is a unique identification number generated by the system for a single individual. If you have a pin already, you can go ahead to type it on the space available. The NSS pin is a 12 digit code (eg. NSSGCC100105). Every year, the National Service Scheme releases thousands of pin codes for prospective national service personnel. You are expected to visit the NSS website www.nss.gov.gh to obtain your unique NSS enrollment PIN code using your school index numbers.
On the NSS Portal, type your NSS Number in the “NSS No” box, and click on the “Submit” button. This click will take you to your personalized NSS posting. An image of what the page looks like can be seen below.
It is important to note that the NSS number also refers to NSS pin. It is also important that you must complete your enrollment process before the deadline given by the National Service Scheme.
3. Official Posting Letter
On the same page, click on the “Show Posting Letter” option to view the posting letter.
4. Print Posting Letter
Print two copies of your “Posting Letter” and “Posting Information” and take them to the Regional Director in the region of your posting for endorsement and your assignment. You should also keep a copy for your personal records.
A copy of your appointment letter will be kept by the region and that of the establishment you have been posted to. After the appointment letter has been sent to the establishment for endorsement your assumption of duty, a copy will be kept by them while the second copy is sent to the Regional Director by the service personnel.
NSS posting involves the deployment of individuals from over 150 institutions across the country as well as those who have completed their studies abroad. These mobilized individuals are sent to both private and public sectors to perform their duties to the state.
The postings are often released ahead of time to afford prospective service personnel sufficient time to prepare before they take up their national assignments.
It is important to note that it is only when prospective National Service Personnel enroll in a timely manner, that the Management of the Scheme will be able to ensure that deployment and placement information of personnel are released early. These procedures are necessary for the achievement of the objectives of the Scheme’s posting calendar.
Before the digital age, entries and mobilizations into the scheme had been done manually through paperwork which of course is slow. But with advancement in technology, authorities have gone digital with their procedures. These processes have been programmed in a digital platform making room for less paperwork and more accuracy.
A sense of uncertainty often engulfs the hearts of individuals preparing for the mandatory one year National Service Scheme. The service scheme which occurs twice in a year comes with different dynamics each session. While some of these seeming tensions revolve around fear of the unknown, there is also the fear of getting involved in the perceived rigorousness of the entire process.