National Service Registration For Colleges Of Education 2020 / 2021

The Ghana National Service Scheme (NSS) has  officially released PIN codes, Postings and guidelines for the National Service Registration for Colleges of Education Trainees for the  2019 /2020 service year.

The NSS announced to prospective service personnel and the general public that registration and validation starts on Tuesday, 3rd December, 2020 while the 2019 /2020 service year for the newly trained teachers starts on Wednesday, 8th january, 2020.

 

 

The Official Statement On Release Of Pincodes:

 

The Management of Ghana National Service Scheme (GNSS) has released a total of Fifteen Thousand Four Hundred and One (15,401) Personal Identification Number (PIN) codes for the enrollment of newly Trained Teachers from all the accredited Colleges of Education in the country to begin with their mandatory National Service for 2019/2020 Service year.

All prospective National Service personnel are hereby requested to visit the scheme’s website www.nss.gov.gh to access their PIN Codes with their respective Index Number and Date of Birth and proceed to any branch of ADB Bank Ltd. throughout the country to make payment of an amount of GHC 40.00 or GHC 41.00 using MTN Mobile Money to activate the enrollment process.

Management urges all prospective National Service Personnel to ensure that they complete their enrollment process on or before Friday the 22nd of November, 2019.

 

 

 

The Official Statement On Release Of NSS Postions:

 

The management of the National Service Scheme (NSS) has released postings of fifteen thousand six hundred and nine (15,609) newly-trained teachers for the 2019 / 2020 service year to various schools accross the country to undertake their mandatory one-year national service.

 

All newly-trained teachers who registered for national service are kindly requested to log onto www.nss,gov,gh on the Schems’s website to check their placements and to proceed to the various NSS registration centers to complete their registration process.

 

Prospective service personnel and the general public are to note that registration and validation starts on Tuesday, 3rd December, 2029.

 

It is important to note that the 2019 /2020 service year for the newly trained teachers starts on wednesday, 8th january, 2020.

 

Management wishes to urge all posted teachers to accept their placements and consider them as part of their contribution towards building a prosperous Ghana.

 

Here is all you need to do to register for the national service.

This article contains details of all you need to know about the entire Ghana National Service Scheme Procedures from registration, to earning your monthly allowance, to receiving your national service certificate. Detailed topics covered in this article include: The Online National Service Registration Procedures 2019 / 2020, National Service Requirement, How To check and Pay for National Service Pin Code, Things To Note When Filling The National Service Enrollment Form, How To Do The Ghana National Service Online Registration If Your ID Is Rejected On The Enrollment Page, Posting To Preferred Institution For National Service Without Paying A Dime, How to Check For National Service Postings /  Placement After Registration,  How To Print Your Appointment Letter And  What To Do Next,  How to schedule Appointment For National Service Validation After Registration And Placement, The National Service Validation and Biometric Registration, Things To Note About the Validation process and Biometric Registration and how to request for your national service certificate online and have it delivered to you.

 

Pin codes and postings  for the College of Education national service registration has been released.

 

 

You can Join Our Facebook forum through this link: NTC Licensure Exams And GES Recruitment Forum for further enquiries and assistance. The forum deals with all details and guidance about the National Service Procedures, National Teaching Council Licensure exams, Ghana Education Service teaching and non teaching staff recruitment. No enquiry goes unanswered in the forum.

 

 

Read Also

  1. Posting To Preferred Institution For National Service Without Paying.
  2. Online Ghana National Service Registration Guide
  3. Ghana National Service : Biometric Registration And Placement
  4. National Service Certificate Request Procedures 2020 / 2021
  5. How To Access and Activate NSS Pin Codes
  6. Ghana Passport Application Procedures And All Details: Updated 2020 / 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overview Of The Entire National Service Procedures From Registration To Earning Your Allowance

 

Note that the procedures listed below are covered in detail in this article:

 

  1. Pin codes are released by the national service secretariate
  2. You check for pin code on the national service portal
  3. You make payment to activate your pin code on the national service portal
  4. You Proceed to register (enroll) for the national service online
  5. Placement (postings) will be released days after registration
  6. You check for placement (postings) on the national service portal
  7. You print appointment letter
  8. You send the appointment letter to the institution you have been posted to for them to endorse it.
  9. After the endorsement, you schedule an appointment for regional validation and acceptance on the national service website.
  10. After validation there comes biometric registration.
  11. After the biometric registration and days into your service you would be required to login to your dashboard. There would be an option to enter your ezwitch card details.
  12. You would be required to print your evaluation form getting to the middle of every month and have it endorsed by your supervisor in your institution and submit it to the regional office before 15th of every month before you are paid.
  13. Getting to the end of the national service, you would be required to print a yearly evaluation form from your dashboard, submit it to your supervisor to be filled and stamped then send it to your regional national service office.
  14. You can then request for your certificate online after the national service and have it delivered to you.

 

 

National Service Registration Requirements:

 

  1.  Eligibility for national service is presently limited to only young Ghanaians who are eighteen years and above at the time of completing or obtaining their first tertiary education degree or diploma.
  2. Means of identification, which is either a valid National ID Card, Voters Card, SSNIT Card, Passport or Driver’s License. Note that health insurance card is not allowed.
  3. Scanned passport picture not more than 1mb. Note that this will appear on the final certificate.
  4. Applicant information. This include your name, sex, name of institution, course of study, date of birth, nationality, email, contact, region, residential address, Ghana post gps address, guardian information, next of kin.
  5. Service information. This include whether you are currently employed, on study leave, have done service before, have military training, your height and clothing size details.
  6. Posting preference.  You must choose three regions that you would like to be posted to, in order of preference.
  7. Your industrial preference, you must choose either  educational support, business support or entrepreneurship in order of preference for the three regions selected.

 

For a complete requirement, rules and regulation check ; National Service Requirement, rules and regulation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ghana National Service Registration Procedures 2019 / 2020

 

 

Pin codes for the College of Education national service registration has been released. Postings will follow several days after the registration deadline of  Friday the 22nd of November, 2019 And the national service is to begin January 2020.

To register for (enroll unto) the Ghana national service scheme as a prospective service follow the guide below

 

 

Ghana National Service Online Registration Procedures

 

  1.  To start the registration, you would need to generate your national service pin code and make payment on the national service portal for it to be activated. To do that go to portal.nss.gov.gh/check-pin. Or go to portal.nss.gov.gh and click on the “Check And Pay For Pincode” Button.

 

nss Home-page

 

 

 

  • Enter your index number and and your date of birth in the provided fields and click the “Search” button to generate your pin.

 

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  • Your pin code summary page would show up, Containing your pin code and your personal details.

 

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  • Afterwards, Write down the pin code that is generated, as you would use it to make payment before entering the registration page. The number might be something like this GMYGCW793418. There would be an option to choose payment option, where you would have to select the network you are on eg MTN, afterwards enter your number that is registered on mobile money. The Mobile Money payment might look like below: a screen like this would pop up on your phone for you to confirm payment:

 

National Service Online Registration-pay41cedis

 

 

 

  • Just enter your mobile money pin to pay. It was 41 cedis as of the 2018/2019 academic year. You would see a payment confirmation and receive SMS confirming payment.

 

 

National Service Online Registration-pin-payment-confirmation

 

 

  • There are two other options by which you can activate your pin code after checking it, the first option is to proceed to any branch of ADB Bank Ltd. throughout the country to make payment of an amount of GHC 40.00 or GHC 41.00 to activate your pin code. The second option is using MTN Mobile Money to activate your pin code, follow this guide to activate your pin code on mobile money: How To Pay for NSS Pincode On MTN

 

 

  1.  The second step is to go to portal.nss.gov.gov/registration-signin  or go to portal.nss.gov and click on the “online registration enrollment” button.

 

 

nss Home-page

 

 

 

  1. After clicking the enrollment button, Just enter your index number and the pin code you generated in step one and for which you made payment for. You would have to enter your date of birth as well in the provided filled.

 

National Service Online Registration-registration-page

 

 

 

  1.  After you have signed in you would see a page asking you to enter your means of identification. This is the ID number of your id of choice. This could be your voter id, national id, ssnit id or passport. Note that from the 2018/2019 service year onward health insurance is not allowed.

Your name on the id card you use must match the name provided by your school to the NSS secretariat. If all the names do not match, you cannot access the NSS enrollment form in the next step.

Example if your full name is Yaw Manu Antwi but for some reason the name on the id you entered is Kofi Smith Yeboah then the system would not let you register. But don’t panic there is a way around this. Read On How To Register If Your ID Is Rejected During NSS Online Registration.

 

 

  1. Once you provide an acceptable means of identification, the NSS enrollment form would show. You would have to fill the NSS enrollment form in 5 steps.

 

National Service Online Registration-registration-steps

 

 

 

  • The first step is to fill your applicant information. This include your name, sex, name of institution, course of study, date of birth, nationality, email, contact, region, residential address, Ghana post gps address, guardian information, next of kin. You would have to upload a passport size picture on this page.

 

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  • The second step is to fill your service information. This include whether you are currently employed, on study leave, have done service before, have military training, your height and clothing size details.

 

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  • The third step is your posting preference.  This is where you choose three regions that you would like to be posted to, in order of preference. And your industrial preference option, this has three slots; you can choose educational support, business support or entrepreneurship in order of preference for the three slots.  If you are not sure of which of these options to choose read on Things To Note When Filling TheNss Enrollment Form.

 

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  • The fourth step is to preview your form. This shows a summary of all the details you have entered.

 

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  • The fifth step is where you print your form or save it as a pdf. You would see a congratulations page detailing your NSS number, your pin code and index number.

 

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How To Pay for National Service Pin code On MTN During The National Service Online Registration

 

The National Service Online Registration requires that you make payment for the pin code through an accepted medium.

If you did not see a payment option in the registration step 1 above where you were to enter your mobile money number to receive a prompt of payment and enter you pin to make the payment. Or just because you prefer to use your mobile money short code to do the payment instead. Then you are at the right place.

MTN Mobile Money happens to be one of the convenient payment methods. here is how to make payment for the pincode using MTN Mobile Money.

 

  1.  After checking for your pin code using your index number on portal.nss.gov/check-pin, dial  *170# to access the MTN mobile money menu.
  2. Select option 2 (Pay bill) from the menu
  3. Select option 6 (General Payment) from the menu
  4. Then enter the payment code preceding with NSS followed by the pin code you generated on the portal.nss.gov/check-pin . Example NSS GMYGCW7132418.If GMYGCW7132418 , if GMYGCW7132418.If GMYGCW7132418 is your pin code.
  5. A payment detail containing your pin and name would show up for you to enter amount. Enter the right amount for your service year. It was 41 cedis for the 2018/2019 service year.
  6. Enter reference as NSS
  7. Then, Enter your mobile money pin to make payment.
  8. You would see a payment confirmation and receive SMS confirming payment.
  9. Your pin code is now active for registration, so go to portal.nss.gov.gh/registration-signin to begin registration.  Follow the How To Do The Online Registration As A Prospective NSS Personnel guide above.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Things To Note When Filling The Nss Enrollment Form

 

  1. From the 2019 / 2020 national service year onward, the registration requires that you enter your date of birth when checking your pin code and when signing in to begin the registration on the national service portal. The date of birth you enter must be the same as the date of birth you used when you applied for the school you are attending (university, college).  The system would compare the date of birth you provided to the date of birth your  school has provided them. If it does not match, you cannot get your national service pin code or begin the registration.

 

  1. Make sure you provide the Ghana post gps address of your residence if you are going to follow the step in the following article Get NSS Institution Of Choice Without Paying A Dime to get posted to an institution of choice for free. Make sure your Ghana post gps address is a residence around the environs of the institution of choice, that does not necessarily have to be your residence.

 

  1. Enter “No” for the “have military training option” and do not fill the shirt size and height option if you don’t want to be posted for military training or traffic attendant. If you fill this option and your detail matches such criteria, you will be posted for such job. Do that if you want that.

 

  1.  Educational support is for those who would like to work in the education sector. Business support is for those who would like to work in the industrial sector. And entrepreneurship is for those who would like to be assisted to set up their own enterprises.

 

  1.  Note that the picture you upload in the applicant information page is going to be the picture you will see on your NSS certificate after completion of service. So make sure is a nice and official passport picture.

 

  1.  Note that you would be required to enter a means of verification which could be your voter id, national id, ssnit id or passport. Also note that as of the 2018/2019 service year onward health insurance is not allowed. Your name on the id card you use must match the name provided by your school to the NSS secretariat. If all the name do not match you cannot access the NSS enrollment form in the next step. Example if your full name Yaw Manu Antwi but for some reason the name on the id you entered is Kofi Smith Yeboah then the system would not let you register. But don’t panic there is a way around this. Read On How To Register If Your ID Is Rejected During NSS Online Registration.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How To Do The Ghana National Service Online Registration If Your ID Is Rejected On The Enrollment Page

 

The first thing  you would see after signing into the Ghana national service enrollment system for the national service online registration, is a page that requires you to choose a means of identification by entering the ID number of a supported ID card.

 

The supported ID cards are; a voters id, national id, ssnit id, drivers license or a Ghanaian passport. But what if for some reason, you do not have any of the cards. Either because you have misplaced it or because you have not acquired one yet.

The system would not allow you to move unto the enrollment form until you have provided a means of identification.

But do not worry, there is a workaround. This is what you can do.

 

  1. First Option: If You Had Misplaced Your voter’s ID:

Just go to the electoral commission district or regional office in the town where you registered the card. Request for just the ID number by providing them with your your full name. All you need is the ID number and not the card itself. You would have to be humble as they are not obliged to provide you with that information.

Upon getting the ID number, you can move on to enter it on the enrollment page to verify your identity and register.

 

  1.  Second Option: If You Do Not Have Any Of The Cards:

Go to a SSNIT office and request for a SSNIT card. SSNIT would not give you the card just because you need it. You must satisfy a condition. They require a letter of appointment from an employer that shows you have been recently employed. And that your employer is ready to pay your SSNIT contribution.

How do you get an appointment letter? Any registered business can give you an appointment letter. Even an MTN mobile money vendor business that is registered at a district assembly or similar authority.

You would have to admit that you have been recently employed by the said institution. And that you need a ssnit number. Your position of employment, employment date and all that is required in an appointment letter must be present. You can google online for a sample appointment letter.

SSNIT card takes almost a month, but its not the card that you need, you need a ssnit number. Upon registering with snnit you would receive your ssnit number in a week’s time.

Upon getting the SSNIT ID number, you can move on to enter it on the enrollment page to verify your identity and register.

 

  1. Third Option: Get A Passport

The third option is to apply for a passport. This is not the safest option since we all know that even the expedited application takes more than a month. By then the national service enrollment would have been closed. Unless you have a connection man to fast track the process. Read on How To Apply For A Passport In An hour.

 

 

 

 

 

Posting To Preferred Institution For National Service Without Paying A Dime

 

You might be wondering how to get the Ghana national service secretariat to post you to your institution of choice during the posting period. While there are middlemen who claim to do the Ghana National Service posting for a fee during the posting period, you can do this without paying a dime.

 

 

It Is good to know that the Ghana national service secretariat officially does not post people to their institutions of choice during the posting period, and dealing with any middleman is at your own risk.

I must say there are some genuine middlemen who have links with people working at the secretariat. I know a couple of people who payed the said amount and got posted to their institution of choice.

I also know tons of people who payed such amount and were not posted to their institution of choice. This brings the question to how genuine it is, because everyone claims to be genuine.

Following that path is purely a high risk. You might be posted to where you want but upon reaching there you are told to go for re-posting since the place is full. You get no refund of money.

The price of the said amount ranges from three hundred cedes and up as of the 2018 service year. This amount increases over 50% every year.

You can get posted to your institution of choice for free. Yes, for free. Here is how. This is for educational institutions but may apply for other non-educational institutions.

 

 

 

 

How To Get The Posting To National Service Institution Of Choice For Free

 

All you need for your National Service posting after your registration is an assurance letter from your institution of choice with your national service ID in the heading of the letter. Read on How To Get Assurance Letter And A Sample Assurance Letter.

It is good to know that the NSS identifies you with your national service ID number. The ID you get after a successful online registration. This is what you get, right after your online registration. When you have gotten your national service ID number, let your institution of choice type and print you an assurance letter stamped and signed by the institution’s head, assistant or the right person responsible for endorsing such letters.

You can choose to let you or the institution post it by EMS but that is another risk. EMS can take up to a week to arrive. There is a big chance that your letter might not arrive early, the earlier this letter gets there the better.

There is another chance that your letter would not be touched since the NSS gets lots of letters from institutions during this period.

 

 

Send The Letter Yourself

 

So send the assurance letter to the head office in Accra yourself a day or two after the online registration ends, not to your regional office because all postings are done at the head office in Accra.

Upon arriving at the head office do not give it to the people over the counter especially when there are a lot of people there, they would put it somewhere without touching it. Try entering through the door and say you are submitting a letter from an institution.

You would know your letter is in good hands when your letter is removed from the envelop and added to other letters or just added to other letters without being removed from the envelope. You would know this by keeping a study eye to see where it was placed.

With this done your placement (posting)is assured. I did this in the 2018 service year and got posted without paying a dime. I was taught this by two national service alumni who did same in the 2017 service year.

And I know up to five people who have done this. Actually this used to be a norm a while ago. But too many people where refusing to be posted to other places. They go for reposting as soon as they get there. It is good to know that as of the 2018/2019 service year reposting’s are cancelled. It is for only those whose institutions do not need their service, pregnant women and those with serious health issues that their environs may not be conducive. Thank me latter. Read More On The Ultimate National Service Online Registration Guide.

 

 

 

 

How To Get The Assurance Letter For The National Service Posting After Your NSS Registration

 

Option One

  1. The easiest way of getting an assurance letter from your institution of choice as a prospective national service personnel is by offering your internship at this institution of choice, prior to or during your final year . Upon completion of your internship request for an assurance letter. If you were punctual and hardworking, they would see no reason not to give you. You should be making enquiries on how to get an assurance letter earlier in your internship days. You should be connecting with staff and relating well with them.

 

Option Two

  1. The second way is to know someone who knows someone. This is Ghana for that matter. Whom you know and who knows you is everything. A brother or an uncle might be in good relations with someone at your institution of choice. They could just contact them and see you through.

 

Option Three

  1. The third option is to contribute towards a developmental project or event in the institution. If it is a senior high school, you can give a token towards a project they unveil at a speech and price giving day or PTA meeting and use that as a reference point when requesting for the assurance letter. This is obviously not the best option but letting a known staff stand in for you would be easier. He could just say you just like the school and would want to work with them

It is good to know that you must go in person to request for the letter. Since you would need to send it as soon as possible and you get reply as of whether they are giving you or not instantly. If you are asked to put it in writing still present it by hand. Posting it and receiving reply through the posting is a long process. You can google around for a sample assurance letter, or you can Join Our Facebook forum through this link:  NTC Licensure Exams And GES Recruitment Forum to get the sample of the assurance letter I sent to the National Service head office that got me posted to my institution of choice. The forum deals with all details and guidance about the National Service Procedures, National Teaching Council Licensure exams, Ghana Education Service teaching and non teaching staff recruitment. No enquiry goes unanswered in the forum.

 

 

 

 

National Service Postings (Placement) And Biometric Registration

 

Here is a complete post Ghana National Service registration guide. It contains all you need to do after your national service registration such as check placement, how to print your appointment  letter and schedule appointment for your subsequent biometric validation.

 

At this point you have already done the national service online registration and you are awaiting placement. If you have not, check this article : Ultimate Ghana National Service Online Registration Guide . If you would like to be posted to your institution of choice for national service, check this guide: Posting To Preferred Institution Without Paying.

 

 

 

 

Check For National Service Postings / Placement After Registration

 

The national service postings for colleges of education has been released. Follow the guide below to check postings. In a letter signed by the Executive director of the national service Hon. Mustapha Ussif, the management of the National Service Scheme (NSS) wishes to inform all college graduates awaiting their postings that the national service postings have been released. The Letter reads.

 

The management of the National Service Scheme (NSS) has released postings of fifteen thousand six hundred and nine (15,609) newly-trained teachers for the 2019 / 2020 service year to various schools accross the country to undertake their mandatory one-year national service.

 

All newly-trained teachers who registered for national service are kindly requested to log onto www.nss,gov,gh on the Schems’s website to check their placements and to proceed to the various NSS registration centers to complete their registration process.

 

Prospective service personnel and the general public are to note that registration and validation starts on Tuesday, 3rd December, 2029.

 

It is important to note that the 2019 /2020 service year for the newly trained teachers starts on wednesday, 8th january, 2020.

 

Management wishes to urge all posted teachers to accept their placements and consider them as part of their contribution towards building a prosperous Ghana.

 

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  1.   Go to portal.nss.gov.gh and click on check posting

 

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  1.   You would see a page like the one below. Just enter your national service number and your posting detail would be shown.

 

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  1.   Your posting detail would look something like this. And there would be an option to print it or save it as a pdf. The details contain your national service number, name , institution attended, course of study, qualification, place of posting, year of enrollment, and remarks showing the status of your appointment.

 

National Service Registration And Placement-placement-form

 

 

If postings are not out you would see record not found. After postings are out, if you still see record not found, wait for a day or two, it will be added by then. If you still see record not found after a day or two contact your head of department in your school to resolve it.

 

 

Check For Your Postings On Your Dashboard ( How To Access Your Dashboard)

 

You can also check for your postings on your dashboard. However the above method is the best to use to check your postings than on your dashboard. It takes a while for postings to appear on your dashboard after being posted.

 

About Your National Service Dashboard.

 

Your dashboard is were every information about your entire national service would be presented, it is where you would view and edit your registration details, change your password, view your registation progress, view your postings, enter your payment information, print your monthly evaluation form, print your annual evaluation form among others.

 

To access your national service dashboard;

 

  1. Go to portal.nss.gov.gh .
  2. At the top right corner of the page (if you are on desktop), if you are on mobile, in the menu; you will see a “sign in” label.
  3. Click on sign in as personnel.
  4. Provide the email you used during the registration in the email column and your pincode as you password to access your dashboard
  5. Click on the change password link at the left hand menu of the dashboard and enter a password you can remember for security reasons.
  6. If you have been posted, your posting details will be on your dashboard.

 

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