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NASSIT Participates In Nationwide Teachers Registration Exercise


The National Social Security and Insurance Trust (NASSIT) on Monday, 9th September 2019, participated in the registration of teachers in Port Loko, the headquarter town of the Northwest region. The registration exercise, spearheaded by the Teaching Service Commission was part of the process of recruiting over Eight Thousand teachers by the Government of Sierra Leone.

Speaking to the teachers, the Director General of NASSIT, Mohamed Fuaad Daboh, expressed his thanks and appreciation to the Teaching Service Commission for hosting NASSIT in their Port Loko office, expressed delight over the turnout of teachers for the registration process, as it demonstrated the seriousness they attached to the process.

The Director General briefly explained to the teachers the core functions of the NASSIT Scheme, including registration, contribution collection and benefit payment, and emphasised on the correctness of the information teachers give to NASSIT in the registration process.

“The issue of NASSIT is not only about sanity in your carrier but it has everything to do with your future and that of your dependants”, Mr. Daboh explained.

The Director General emphasised that his team was in Port Loko to ensure that the process was seamless, and entreated the teachers to be very sincere, vigilant and thorough with the information they provided.

According to Director General, most of the complaints about delay in the payment of benefit had to do with the provision of information at the initial stage, and went on to say “If you give NASSIT incorrect and inconsistent information, it will definitely affect your benefit process tomorrow”. To forestall such situation, the Director General noted, NASSIT had laid down procedures, and the requisite documents for the completion of the NASSIT membership registration process. He said even though NASSIT wanted the process to be successful, the scheme would not compromise correctness for urgency, and therefore called on the teachers to cooperate with the team and provide the right information for a smooth registration process.

On his part, the Executive Secretary of the Teaching Service Commission, Mr. Sorie Turay informed his audience that the Government of Sierra Leone through the Ministry of Basic and Secondary School Education and the Teaching Service Commission was in the process of completing the recruitment of Eight Thousand teachers across the country. He said the team was in Port Loko to ensure that the process was simple and thorough, adding that the Commission and Ministry had generated pin codes for teachers that had completed their ED forms. What was left, he continued, was the NASSIT registration, for which NASSIT, represented by no less a person but the Director General, had come to complete the process.

Mr. Sorie I. Turay cautioned the teachers that the process was not an easy one as they would be required to produce documents before completing their registration.


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