National Service Scheme Report Format

By | February 27, 2019

National Service Scheme Report Format, An annual report form is a national service certificate that informs the NSS if one is qualified enough to earn certification of national service after successful accomplishment of one year service. The annual report form is initially partly done by the service member and then submitted to supervisors for validation. Once the award for the certificate is approved the annual report form is then forwarded to the Regional Director by the end of May each year. After the end of service, a successful candidate is awarded a Certificate of National Service after the successful completion of the service.

How to download the annual report of NSS

  1. Head to the NSS main page
  2. Hover to the “deployment” on the navigation taskbar and select ‘Download.’
  3. On the new page, you will be redirected click on “End of Year Assessment Form” among the four options available.
  4. A PDF copy of the annual report/assessment form will be displayed.
  5. Click on the download button on the top bar and save the file on your computer.

How to fill NSS Ghana annual report form

All individuals serving with the NSS must ensure they get a fair evaluation performance on their annual assessment form. The evaluation receives a nod from the immediate supervisor responsible for the location they served. This will only be possible of course if you have successfully completed the stipulated one year of service.

  1. The NSS annual report format has two sections – one for official purposes only and the other part you are supposed to fill in your details.
  2. Print the downloaded annual report file and have to yourself a hard copy.
  3. Indicate the correct details on the section provided. These details include full names, the name of your former institution, academic qualification, and date of assuming your obligations with NSS, status within the organization, address, NSS number, Region and mane of your supervisor (S).
  4. Once you ascertain you have indicated the correct details, it’s the time to submit the form for official filing.
  5. Submit your NSS annual report form to the District offices where NSS has offices.

The officers working at NSS will review your report and rate you according to various parameters of morals, discipline etiquette and personal values. Your previous supervisors will grade you against your reliability, performance and overall conduct to warrant your award for National Service Certificate.

After your award for certificate sails though this is how you will be able to request your certificate:

  • Submit your NSS Number on NSS Certificate Delivery Portal
  • In additional you will be required to indicate the your names, current region and year of service
  • You will be prompted to make the specified payment to necessitate delivery of your credentials/ official certificate

The National Service Board tasked with the responsibility of dispensing certification reserves the right to:

  • Decline the award of a certificate if all requisites are below par.
  • Request a graduate to repeat a similar service with the NSS upon scrutiny that the service requirements was not satisfactory.
  • Reward outstanding service personnel who display befitting attributes.

NSS annual camp report

Not only does the National Service Scheme (NSS) provides an opportunity to thousands of young Ghanaians to get exposed to the demand of the labor, market but also is a great platform to reach out to the disadvantaged through NSS camps. These camps might be in the form of free health checkup, Community-based projects or welfare programs including donations and free technical assistance. The annual report may then get published by the institution under which you served.

About National Service Scheme (NSS)

National Service Scheme (NSS) was established in 1973 as a national youth service program spearheaded by the Ministry of Education of Ghana. The area of jurisdiction is spread all over the country. Accra is home to the National Secretariat for the scheme.

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The scheme seeks to recruit and utilize the expertise of the skilled young Ghanaians from tertiary institutions to drive social, economic developments as an extension of the role of the government. The Manpower and skills drawn from fresh from university graduates go a long way in injecting the much-needed profession workforce in critical areas in technology, health education, and agriculture.

Eligibility and requirements

The one year program is mandatory to all able-bodied Ghanaian citizens of Ghana of ages between eighteen (18) years and forty (40) years. Also, you must have graduated from an accredited tertiary educational institution before enlisting.


Exemption from national service

One is granted immunity from the compulsory programme by producing a convincing document that proof:

  • You had previously served in the national service.
  • You have exceeded the maximum age requirement of forty years.

Deferment is allowed if at the time of enlisting is established that a graduate has fallen back on academic courses and would be detrimental to her career if he/she enrolled to the programme or one avails documents to indicate a proven ill health.

Mission and role of the program

NSS primary mission is to prioritize vital economic areas of Ghana that have been neglected or completely deprived of financial attention from the responsible agencies. Furthermore, the scheme pursues to instill fundamental sense and spirit of nation building to the young people through the integration of positive values of statehood and patriotism.

The young graduates of the tertiary institutions who volunteer for national service are an integral, vital function to supplement the shortfall in the workforce at the same time forging entrepreneurial skills for post-NSS employment or business ventures.

The central role of deploying fresh graduates under NSS was to guarantee that essential pillars of the economy and critical sectors in agriculture, health, education, security, urban and rural Development, community development physical planning, and agricultural industries flourish.

The principal objectives that are integral to the scheme success are:

  • Nurture the spirit of nationhood amongst Ghanaians in the endeavor to trigger nation -building through a united front.
  • Undertake projects intended to fight, Poverty, illiteracy, disease, and unemployment.
  • Foster the spirit of patriotism amongst Ghanaians and to render services to needy communities.
  • Empowerment geared towards civic and active community developments.
  • Through the scheme essential services like healthcare finds itself to the less fortunate like those in villages and rural areas.
  • Develop skilled workforce through training.

Foster national unity and social interaction on the broader goal to strengthen bonds between bonds between Ghanaians.

For decades the scheme has grown in reap and bounds to accommodate close to 70,000 young Ghanaian from both public and private tertiary institutions across the country. There have been renewed calls for nation-building, and NSS youth service is in line with the efforts geared towards public participation in unified collective initiatives.

Young Ghanaian graduates trained as engineers, doctors, scientists, lawyers, accountants, nurses and educationist break the sweat to ensure the rural poor derive as much from their expertise through the deployment. As a result, the majorly most urban educated Ghanaians encounter the harsh and unforgiving rural life which shapes their understanding to understand the demands of their professions better.