The Executive Director of the National Service Scheme (NSS), Osei Assibey Antwi, has encouraged prospective national service participants for the 2023/2024 service year to embrace their assigned placements as they begin their mandatory one-year national service. Antwi made these remarks during an appearance on the GTV Breakfast show, where he acknowledged that some individuals might not be enthusiastic about their designated placements or the user agencies they are assigned to. Nevertheless, he stressed the significance of adapting to these circumstances to contribute to the nation by leveraging their acquired skills.
Antwi expressed, “Please accept the placement you’ve been assigned to because of the potential within you. You have something valuable to offer to the nation, and that is our contribution to society.” He also highlighted that the NSS is open to considering placement changes for individuals facing unique challenges, particularly those related to health conditions. Instances such as individuals with unaddressed health concerns from their initial form submission may request placement adjustments.
The NSS Director cautioned against resorting to unethical methods to secure preferred placements, emphasizing that the NSS does not engage in such practices. On September 29, 2023, the NSS released the first batch of placements for the 2023/2024 service year, encompassing 122,275 National Service Personnel across various sectors of the economy. The statement also mentioned that the second batch of placements will be announced in the future.
Regional validation and registration activities are scheduled to commence on Monday, October 16, 2023, at centers nationwide. The 2023/2024 National Service Year is slated to commence on Wednesday, November 1, 2023.
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