Ghana: Information on the exemption from national service of private school students
|Publisher||Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada|
|Author||Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada|
|Publication Date||1 January 1992|
|Citation / Document Symbol||GHA10014|
|Cite as||Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Ghana: Information on the exemption from national service of private school students, 1 January 1992, GHA10014, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6aca51b.html [accessed 12 December 2013]|
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Published information on this specific subject is currently unavailable to the IRBDC in Ottawa.
According to a professor at the Department of Africana Studies at Wayne State University in Michigan, the national service is compulsory even for students attending private school (13 Jan. 1992). This source added that students have to personally report to the government which assigns them to specific jobs (Ibid.). National service is a form of "contract" between the government and the students (Ibid.). The government is paying for national education and, once it is finished, the students have to work on a job provided by the government (Ibid.).
Additional information on this subject is currently unavailable to the IRBDC in Ottawa.
Wayne State University, Department of Africana Studies. 13 January 1992. Telephone Interview with a Representative.