Prospective National Service Personnel are entreated to follow the steps below for a successful registration on the National Service Scheme.
Step 1. Enrollment PIN
National Service Scheme (NSS) will generate an Enrollment PIN (Personal Identification Number) for you using final year Class list obtained from your educational institution. As a Prospective National Service Personnel (NSP), you are required to check with the Students’ Affairs/Students Representative Council/Office of the Dean of Students at your institution to Pick up your PIN. Enrollment PINs are usually released in February.
Step 2. Payment
Once you pick your PIN, proceed to any branch of Agricultural Development Bank (adb) and pay your required enrollment processing fees currently GHC 40.00 in order to access the online registration platform. Note that without the payment, you will not be able to register for your mandatory national service.
Step 3. Enrollment Online
After payment of your processing fee, please log on to www.nss.gov.gh Move your mouse cursor towards the Registration menu, click on the Enroll submenu, which will open the online registration system for you to provide all the necessary personal details needed for your postings. Please submit after completing the online registration form, and print a copy of the receipt. The receipt will contain a unique NSS alphanumeric code that will be used to identify you throughout your period of national service and beyond.
Step 4. Deployment
Once you have properly registered to be deployed, visit www.nss.gov.gh regularly for news about release of posting or deployment. According to the NSS posting schedule, Announcements about deployment will not be later than June of the year. Deployment news is also often released to the popular press and on social media platforms.
Step 5. Appointment Letter
Once you know where you are posted for your national service, You can log on to www.nss.gov.gh click on Check Postings, After following the required process online, your appointment letter will appear on the screen of your computer. Print at least three (3) copies of your appointment letter to complete the necessary processes for commencement of you national service.
Step 6. Report @ the Regional Office
With you appointment letter in hand, proceed to the region in which you will be doing your National Service. Report at the NSS Regional Office for the Regional Director of the Scheme to endorse your appointment letter. Locations of the Regional Offices and contact numbers can be found on our website www.nss.gov.gh under the contact us menu
Step 7. Report to User Agency
From the Regional Office proceed to User Agency where you will be doing your National Service, for the Head of that institution to also endorse your appointment letter to testify that you have reported as posted. It is important that the date of endorsement is indicated on your appointment letter. (make copies for yourself)
Step 8. File Copy of Letter @ NSS District Office
Send the fully endorsed and dated letter to NSS District Office. Give a copy of your endorsed appointment letter to the NSS District Director to place on file in the office. Contact locations and Numbers of our District Offices can be found on our website www.nss.gov.gh
Step 9. Report to User Agency to Begin National Service
Once your appointment letter is filed, you are required to return to your User Agency and start your national service as required in September of the year in which you were posted.
Step 10. Monthly Duty Reporting Forms
Once you begin, you will be required every month to submit a duty reporting form endorsed by the supervisor: at the User Agency where you are doing your national service to you NSS District Office. This form is designed not only to facilitate the processing of your allowances, but also to serve as a tool to obtain performance information about you from your supervisor.