86,000 graduates are expected to be recruited under the National Service Scheme (NSS) this year (2012/2013).These include graduates from the various Universities, Polytechnics and Diploma institutions throughout the country.
This was revealed to the press at the national launch of the National Service Week at Cape Coast by the Executive Director of the National Service Scheme (NSS), Mr Vincent Senam Kuagbenu.According to him,the figure is a 22.1 percent increase over that of last year’s figure of 67,000. As such, more personnel will be pushed into the Agric Sector.
The activity took place under the theme “fostering national unity for better socio-economic development; the role of service personnel” for one week and it marked the end of the 2011-2012 national service year.
Mr Kuagbenu implored the personnel to help maintain the stability in the country and also congratulated them and urged them to use the experience they have had from serving the nation to face the challenges in the job market.
Present was the Deputy Central Regional Minister, Mr Aquainans Tawiah Quansah, who hailed the personnel for their great services to the country saying government appreciates the contribution of all service personnel in the nation.
However,he cautioned them to desist from resisting postings to rural areas as it is an opportunity for them to serve and be loyal to their country.
Mr Oscar Jonas Tei, the NASPA National President, raised concerns on how difficult it was for the service personnel to find suitable accommodation due to the short term nature of the work.He pleaded with government and landlords to aid in such times as most landlords do not give out their rooms to tenants if the allowance is not above two years.