The National Service Scheme (NSS) has announced the posting of over 9,018 nurses for the 2019/2020 service year.
The nurses who will be serving in various health centres in all 16 regions of the country, are expected to begin work on Monday, April 8, 2019.
In a statement signed by the Executive Director of the Scheme, Mr. Mustapha Ussif, the NSS stated that “all eligible Nurses who registered for National Service are kindly requested to log onto the NSS website, www.nss.gov.gh to check their placements and then proceed to the various NSS Registration Centers to complete their registration processes.”
Registration and validation of the prospective Service Personnel begins on Thursday April 4, 2019.
This announcement however comes as a shock to some newly trained nurses who were initially expected to begin their service in May.
Speaking to the PUBLISHER, a newly trained midwife who received her posting a day before the announcement said, “It will be very difficult to get set for work by April 8.”
“We were told would start in May and now they are telling us April. For some of us going as far as the North it would not be possible to start next week. Are they trying to tell us that we have just a week to prepare? This is really going to be tough,” she said.
“Where is the money to start next week,” another trainee asked adding that, “we are excited about the posting but we are comfortable with the date of resumption.”
Newly trained nurses are expected to visit the NSS website at www.portal.nss.gov.gh, click on check postings, and sign in to print a copy of the appointment letter.
“Proceed to the user agency (health facility) for the endorsement of the appointment letter by the human resource manager with an official stamp. After endorsement by the user agency, visit the NSS website to schedule an appointment indicating date and time for regional validation and acceptance,” the statement by management of the NSS read.
NSS urge all the posted nurses to accept their placements and consider them as part of their contribution towards building a prosperous Ghana.