The Regional Director of the National Service Secretariat (NSS) Nana Kwesi Quianoo has advised students to accept postings to any part of the country to serve their nation.
He said, National Service was a call to volunteerism instituted by the government to fill the gap between the rural- urban divide and also to groom the youth to take leadership positions to enable them serve as agents of change in the society.
He said this during an orientation programme held for final year students of the University of Education, Winneba Kumasi Campus, to sensitise them on the process of posting National Service Persons after completion of the programme of study.
The Vice Dean of Students Affairs of the University of Education, Winneba, Mr. Michael Tsorgali who chaired the function, admonished the students to adhere to the procedures and guidelines of the scheme to enable them derive maximum benefit from the programme.
The students were taken through the history, also purpose and structure of the National Service by the Regional Director. They were also taken through a step by step approach to complete the online registration form and to check their postings online in future.
Nana Kwesi Quainoo noted that, the new development in this year’s posting process was that, students would be required to pay their registration fees at the banks before they could register.
The GCB bank officials present took the opportunity to throw more light on the use of the E-Zwich card and its importance to the prospective service persons.
The platform was given to students to ask questions bothering their minds about the Service.
About 250 students participated in the programme. In attendance were the Deputy Registrar for Human Resource, Dr. E. O Agyenim-Boateng, Assistant Registrar for University Relations Mr. Donald Kwame Asiedu, and other National Service Officials.