National Service Scheme and SHAPE Attitude Ghana on orientation trail

Final year students in accredited tertiary institutions in the Central Region of Ghana have been advised to be ambassadors in promoting good sanitary practices during their national service assignment. The advice was given by the Director of SHAPE Attitude Ghana at the orientation of final year students of accredited tertiary institutions in Winneba and Cape Coast, who would be going out for their National Service in 2019/20.

The Central Regional Office of the National Service Scheme (NSS) of Ghana has partnered with SHAPE Attitude Ghana for the past three years in their annual orientation of final year students who go out for national service at the end of their studies. While NSS focuses on the rights and obligations of service personnel and how to register on line for posting, SHAPE Attitude Ghana addresses prospective service personnel on the role they are expected to play in inculcating and promoting good sanitary practices in the communities when they take up their posts. The students were advised to mobilise opinion and community leaders, assemblymen, the clergy and youth associations for sensitisation and awareness campaigns as well as set good examples themselves by refraining from indiscriminate littering.

SHAPE Attitude Ghana joined NSS to five institutions out of sixteen that NSS gave orientation in February and March 2019. The five were Perez University, Pomadze; Ankaful Nursing Training College, Cape Coast; College of Community Health Nursing, Winneba; University of Cape Coast; and Cape Coast Technical University being the last on 29 March 2019. 

On the orientation trail were staff from the Headquarters of NSS including Dr Gifty Oware -Aboagye, Deputy Executive Director of NSS; the Regional Director, Rev Kwame Adjei and his Administrator, Mr Daniel Dawuso. The Effutu Municipal Officer of NSS Mr Kobina Aikins and the CEO of SHAPE Attitude Ghana, Mr Wonderful Baisie Ghartey were also with the team.

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