The recently released national service postings have triggered anger amongst some of the deployed service personnel. This is due to the fact that these personnel were not satisfied with the geographical location of their postings and the types of jobs they have been assigned to do.
The expectations of these national service personnel was that they would be posted to one of the three regions they selected when filling their national service forms and would be assigned jobs that would be related to the courses they study in their various tertiary institutions. Unfortunately for these national service personnel, their expectations were not met.
I believe the national service secretariat should reconsider the criteria for the posting of the national service personnel such that these people would be motivated to do the jobs that they have been assigned to. The geographical location of the workplace, the type of work and the salary of the national service personnel are the factors that affect the motivation of the service personnel.
If the service personnel are highly motivated to work, their general productivity would increase and the salary that the government pays to them would reflect real value for money but if these service personnel are not highly motivated to work, their productivity at the jobs assigned to them reduces and their salaries would not reflect the real value for money.
Therefore the national service secretariat should be restructured such that is beneficial to both the national service personnel and the nation such that the service personnel are highly motivated to work in the places they have been assigned to, such that their productivity at the work place would be up to their expected standards.