He said the NSS would present a list of students posted from teacher-training universities to the Ghana Education Service (GES) for validation before they were engaged to do national service.
“We have also directed that all persons who are out of school for some years but who want to do national service should come to the national headquarters of NSS with an application letter, certificates or transcript from a recognised institution, student identity card and confirmation letter from the school. We want to ensure that the right people are engaged by the scheme,” he said.
The NSS issued a release on November 24, 2015, which required all prospective service persons to present valid national identification numbers, Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) numbers, as well as e-zwich account numbers before they register for the 2016/17 service season.
Mr Entsiwah explained that the decision was to encourage students to register with SSNIT and discourage ineligible persons who would attempt to get into the system.
He said the scheme had detected that some syndicates were using foul means to get unqualified people onto the scheme, a situation that had resulted in loss of money to the state.
He assured the public that “when the registration exercise starts, the NSS will be in a position to deal with all challenges that will emerge.”