NSS Recruitment Scam: Investigate University authorities – Director

General News of Thursday, 18 October 2018

Source: Kwabena Danso-Dapaah

2018-10-18

Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh, Minister of Education

The Ashanti Regional Director of the National Service Secretariat (NSS), Mr. Alex Opoku Mensah has called for investigations over allegation against him by 2018 year graduates group of University of Education Winneba, Kumasi campus for fraud.

“I think we should rather investigate the Winneba Kumasi campus for this scam, how did people get their index number and names of teachers on study leave to register for the national service?, the NSS Director quizzed

“I suspect an insider from the school’s administration is behind this case. I can’t speak to you on record but am assuring you that this case will be investigated”, Mr. Opoku Mensah accused in responding to those allegations in the media.

The group made up of 76 teachers who just completed their study leave in the university complain they never registered for national service however, their names and index numbers have been captured in the national service system which has been used by unknown people to do their service.

“In our next management level meeting that will be the agenda on the table. I will direct my secretary to write to national headquarters on the development’’, he revealed to this reporter, Kwabena Danso-Dapaah.

The 2018 year graduates group of University of Education Winneba Kumasi campus English class, has accused management of National Service Secretariat (NSS) and management of University of Education Winneba Kumasi campus management of using their names and index numbers for fraud.

The group made up of 76 teachers who just completed their study leave in the university complain they never registered for national service however, their names and index numbers have been captured in the national service system which has been used by unknown people to do their service.

Speaking in an interview, the group accused the national service secretariat and management of the University of Education Winneba Kumasi Campus of being behind the scam.

“Look, my brother, we are teachers with over 15 years’ experience in the teaching profession. We did our national service after training college education therefore, we don’t qualify to do service again, and therefore we did not worry ourselves to register again because we are teachers on study leave. We are highly disappointed to note people are using our index numbers and our names to do service’’ he lamented.

According to the group several attempts to compel managers of the National Service Scheme to act on the matter has been unsuccessful.

“When we realised people are using our details for their national service, we reported the matter first to the national service secretariat office in Kumasi and later informed minister of Education Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh, Opoku Mensah Ashanti regional manager and Dr. Kingsly Nyarko board member of national service secretariat hoping that they will do something about it but we are yet to hear anything from them. For this reason, we surely believe they are behind this scam” the group alleged.

The group revealed that those using their detail to do national service are all working in the northern regions.

“We manage to speak to a number of those impersonators using our details to secure national service job and there told us they registered through agents whom they paid an amount four and five hundred Ghana cedis for the registration but when they realised we were trucking them they have deactivated their mobile phone numbers’’ he noted.

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