NSS Extends 2016/2017 National Service Registration

by Israel Boafo Bansah

NSS Extends 2016/2017 National Service Registration
The National Service registration for the 2016/2017 service year has been extended by the National Service Secretariat. According to a statement released today the 30th of August, 2016 by the national service secretariat, the extension is necessitated by numerous calls from some service personnel who were unable to undergo the registration process.
The Acting Executive Director of the scheme however stated categorically that only service personnel who are able to report at post and submit the monthly duty form by the 15th of September will be processed for payment.
The full content of the statement on the extension is as follows
The National Service Scheme has extended the period of registration to the end of September, 2016 to enable service personnel who have not been able to complete their registration to do so.
A statement issued in Accra today and signed by the Acting Executive Director, Dr. Michael Kpassa-Whyte says this is in response to persistent appeals by service personnel for extension in view of the slow process of the biometric registration to acquire their NSS identification cards.
The statement however emphasizes that the 2016/2017 national service begins on Thursday, 1st September, 2016; and that, only service personnel who register and report at post before the 15th September, 2016 and duly submit their reporting forms would be eligible for payment of allowance for September, 2016.
The statement further says that management is currently processing on-line applications in respect of the optional six months extension granted to 2016/2017 service personnel, and would soon release the new placements for those from that batch who requested to continue with their service.
National service personnel who have applied for the optional six months extension will be posted to public organizations such as educational institutions, Electoral commission, National Commission for Civic Education and other public sectors where their services are needed.
An announcement will be made by the national service secretariat as soon as the placements for the voluntary six months extension are out.

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