National Service Scheme Law, The Scheme as currently constituted provides newly qualified graduates the opportunity to have practical exposure on the job, both in the public and private sectors, as part of their civic responsibility to the State
GHANA NATIONAL SERVICE SCHEME ACT – 1980 (ACT 426)
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.
(2) A person specified in subsection (1) of section 2 of this Act shall do such part of his national service as may be specified by the Board before entering into a higher educational institution and shall do the remaining part of his service immediately upon completion of his course of study in such institution.
(3) Where a person studies or continues his education outside Ghana he shall be liable to do his national service on his return to Ghana after such studies or education.
(4) Where a person who has successfully completed his national service is later engaged in the public service the period of his national service shall count towards any probationary period to be served by him.