Established in 1973, the National Service Scheme (NSS) is a Government of Ghana program under the Ministry of Education of Ghana with a National Secretariat in Accra, and offices in all administrative regions and districts across the country.
The scheme is mandated to deploy a pool of skilled manpower drawn primarily from tertiary institutions to support the development efforts of both the public and private sectors in Ghana.
The National Service Scheme (NSS) has directed all Service Personnel to resume work on Monday, May 4, 2020.
This comes after personnel was forced to take a month’s paid leave in March due to the outbreak of COVID-19 in Ghana.
All newly-posted nurses who were due to start national service in April 2020, were also made to take the month of April 2020 as their terminal leave.
But the Public Relations Officer of the Scheme, Armstrong Esaah in a Citi News interview said since the paid leave was for the month of which has since ended, personnel is to resume work on Monday, May 4, 2020.
“Their mandatory leave expired on the 30th of last month and so they are to resume work on Monday, May 4, 2020. We have actually reminded them (NSP) to return to their various user agencies under strict instructions of the user agency and so once they go back to the agencies, they will have to adhere to the precautionary measures that their respective companies have put in place.”
Mr. Armstrong Esaah further assured the personnel that their April allowances will be paid.“They are going to be paid and if some of them have not received their April allowances then, I’m sure from next week, they will receive their allowances. It was a paid leave and they are going to have their allowances intact,” he added.