The National Service Scheme (NSS) has debunked news making rounds that there will be no postings this year due to the Ebola scare.
Consequently, the NSS at a press conference yesterday announced that postings will be released at 6pm today.
Graduates have been deployed to government priority areas such as agriculture, education, health, local government, military, co-operatives and any other areas deemed necessary.
Sectors for postings will include education, with a total 36,825; 3,157 of this number will be deployed to the tertiary education level to support training institutions in faculty work, research and administration.
The health sector also received 2,685 persons to support health delivery, especially in clinics, hospitals, immunisation centres and the National Health Insurance Scheme, making 4% of the total number.
The scheme continued its support to the private sector to meet their human resource requirements with 10,427 personnel, which represent 13.2% of the total service deployment.
The scheme has specifically deployed personnel with Planning and Surveying backgrounds to all the MMDAs and District Assemblies to support their social service programmes.
The focus of the 2014-15 scheme is to vigorously pursue the Youth in Agriculture through its agriculture projects.
Speaking at the press conference, the Executive Director of NSS, Alhaji Alhassan Imoro, revealed that sometimes they are criticised by sections of the public for posting young graduates to certain parts of the country.
He said the deployment is heavily influenced by the government’s priority development programme and the demands of user agencies, as well as carrying the capacity of the regions.
The breakdown for the various regions is as follows: Greater Accra, leading with a number of 22,824; Ashanti Region – 13,537; Upper East – 2,264; Volta – 3,837; Brong Ahafo – 5,993; Northern – 5,256; Eastem-5,611; Western – 4,5.90; and Central – 4,615.
In all, 71,198 National Service personnel were deployed for the year 2014/2015.
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