The Public Relations Officer for the National Service Secretariat Ambrose Antsiwaa says the National Service Scheme is designed to serve as contribution to the country and shouldn’t be seen as job placement.
Ghanaian students, who graduate from accredited tertiary institutions, are required under law to do a one-year national service to the country.
Speaking on 3FM’s students’ show Campus Rocks, Mr. Antsiwaa answered questions from two guests, Takyiwaa and Asantewaa, on their challenges with the system.
Issues discussed included an overview of the National Service Scheme such as the registration process and the payment system.
There was the question about who qualifies to do national service and how guaranteed is the national service person to the work field in which he or she studied.
“I have said that the beginnings of national service were in the hinterlands, carrying cocoa and other foodstuffs like yam, cocoyam, cassava bringing them to the urban centers and some were even constructing roads and all that,” the NSS PRO said.
“The first question anybody would want to ask is whether they went to school to learn how to carry cocoa so if you understand it from that point then you know that national service is not about what you learnt and what you are going to do for national service.
“The principle of national service is to serve your nation by being posted to where your services are needed for the development of the country and it is not job placement”.
The show was moderated by Rooteye and other co-hosts like Naya, Hajarah and Jerome. Music was by DJ Jay Dee.
By Nana Afrane Asante|3news.com|Ghana