Mr Vincent Senam Kuagbenu, Executive Director of the National Service Scheme (NSS), has said this year’s posting of service personnel would focus on local governance and rural development, agriculture, community policing, disaster management, health and Education.
He said the training students had acquired from their various institutions has adequately equipped them to perform their duties anywhere they would be posted to.
Mr Kuagbenu said this at an orientation to educate students of the University of Ghana, on online registration for national service, in Accra on Saturday.
He also announced that some national service personnel would be assigned to engage in sanitation practice to curtail the spread of cholera in the country.
Mr Kuagbenu said it was mandatory for all graduates of tertiary institution, 18 years and above, to observe a one year national service, adding that this year, doctors, laboratory technicians and nurses among others would be involved in the service.
He cautioned students whose intension was to abandoned the programme and that they would be prosecuted.
Mr Kuagbenu appealed to national service personnel to obey rules of the service and to offer voluntary service at their communities.
He asked students to register for the National Health Insurance Scheme to enable them have access to health.
Mr Fiifi Asubonteng, Head of Information Technology at NSS, asked students to careful when registering for postings online and cautioned them to avoid choosing any region twice.
Students asked questions ranging from allowances, accommodation and motivation.