How to check and activate NSS pin codes for newly trained teachers


Check and activate NSS pin codes for newly trained teachers. Following the release of 111,613 pin codes for posting of newly trained teachers by the Management of the Ghana National Service Scheme (NSS), we’ve received several queries from anonymous persons on how they can check and activate their NSS pin codes.

In response to the queries, we have put together a comprehensive guide to help everybody facing challenges in checking or activating the pin codes.

Check and activate NSS pin codes for newly trained teachers

1. Visit the official portal and enter your Index Number/Student ID number and Date of Birth in the space provided and “SEARCH”

2. After the “Search” is completed, a biodata of your pin code, full name, instruction, Course of study and year of enrollment will be given. kindly copy the pin code for you’ll use it later

3. The next thing is to use the pin code you copied in “step 2” as a citation in payment for its activation.

4. We recommend you to use MTN Mobile Money or Agricultural Development Bank.

Congratulations, if you’re able to do it successfully.

Key Notes on Payment: To pay for your pin code through mobile money, follow the instructions on the payment page after your pin is displayed, please be informed that any payment done through mobile money not equal to GHS41.00 will be reversed

About NSS

Structure of the NSS

Organogram of the NSS

The organogram of the service has the Board of the service at the top. The Board supervises the activities of the Executive Director and two Deputy Executive Directors. One deputy is the Head of Finance and Administration and the other is in charge of the service’s operations. The Executive Director and the Deputies supervise the activities of the Heads of various Departments. At the regional level, the service is headed by the Regional Director who in turn supervises the work of the various District Directors. The service has Regional Heads in all the ten regional capitals of the country. The service has a staff strength of 342.

Check and activate NSS pin codes for newly trained teachers

Terms of service

All graduates from Ghanaian tertiary institutions must complete a one-year national service. Every year several ten of thousands of graduates are posted to various sectors as service personnel. In 2009 – 2010 service year, about 67,000 graduates were posted. In the 2010 – 2011 service year, 50,069 personnel were posted. The service is done irrespective of type of sponsorship the individual may have received or the country in which the tertiary course was pursued in. The personnel upon posting to an establishment is subject to the rules and regulations that govern it. In case where the establishment’s rules conflict with that of the NSS, the latter’s is used. Again, graduates who are sponsored by certain institutions to offer tertiary programmes return to those institutions. All benefits that the service personnel is entitled to shall be frozen till the personnel complete their service.


Service personnel are paid monthly allowances. The amount paid is determined by the Ministry of Finance. The allowance that is approved is what the ministry would pay the personnel throughout the service year. Payment is calculated from the date the service personnel reports for duty at his/her designated post. Personnel posted to statutory boards, corporations and churches or quasi-church organizations are paid by those establishments and not the secretariat.

Annual leave

All personnel are entitled to a month‘s annual terminal leave for the year that spans their service. The month leave is usually given in August to all personnel.

Maternity leave

Female service personnel may apply for a 3-month maternity leave. If the leave is granted the personnel, she is to serve for three extra months to make up for the period of service lost. Heads of user-agencies and employers are expected to inform both the Executive Director and the Regional Directors of the Secretariat before anyone proceeds on maternity Leave and when they resume duty. Personnel who are granted maternity leaves are not paid during the time of their leave.[3]

National Service Certificate

After completion of the mandatory one-year national service, The National Service Secretariat issues a national service certificate to all personnel. In June 2018, The National Service Secretariat digitized its certificate request procedures to enable personnel who have successfully completed the one-year mandatory national service to apply for their certificates online and have it delivered to them through a delivery service provided by Delivery Hub Limited (DHL).

Offenses under the NSS Act

The NSS is governed by Act 426 under which there are the following offenses:


Personnel who do not report to their posts after 3 months of being posted are considered to have evaded the service. For such a personnel, appropriate sanctions under Act 426 are applied.


A Service Person that takes up posting but does not complete the full period, without proper authorization from the Board shall be declared a deserter. Three months after desertion, the service person shall be declared an evader. Any National Service rendered before desertion will be nullified and personnel on reporting back to the National Service Secretariat shall be made to start afresh.

Self posting

Service Personnel who post themselves to establishments/institutions other than those, to which they were officially posted, either with or without the knowledge of the Heads of those establishments, are declared self-posters and their service with the establishments is not recognized by the NSS.