University graduates to undergo 6-months military training as NSS pushes for new policy

University graduates to undergo 6-months military training as NSS pushes for new policy

Fresh graduates who are enrolling in the 2017 National Service might have to undergo a compulsory 6-months military training after going through the one-year national service.

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The National Service Secretariat has called on government to introduce a policy enforcing this new push.

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This was revealed by the Defence Minister, Dominic Nitiwul who stated that the NSS had called on him to allow national service leavers to use military facilities for training.

Dominic Nitiwul, Defence Minister

Dominic Nitiwul, Defence Minister

The constitution of Ghana had earlier prescribed compulsory military training for all NSS personnel.

The National Service Act of 1980, Act 426, states in Section 4 (1) of the Act - Duration of National Service states "the period of national service in respect of any person under this Act shall be two years, so however that this period shall include a minimum of six months military training.

However, the practice was cancelled after just two years.

University graduates to undergo 6-months military training as NSS pushes for new policy

University graduates to undergo 6-months military training as NSS pushes for new policy

Over the years, many other heads of the NSS have tried to bring back the practise without any success.

But it seems the new administration instituted by the new National Patriotic Party is strong-headed at making sure they bring it back.

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