Parliament of Uganda has received 194 university students for a three months internship programme starting June 2016.
The interns are students offering a variety of courses from different universities including Makerere University, Uganda Christian University, Makerere University Business School, Kyambogo University, Islamic University In Uganda among others.
The students were jointly administered the official oath and oath of secrecy at Parliament Building today, Monday, 6 June 2016.
Dison Okumu, the Caretaker for the Human Resource Department at Parliament congratulated the interns upon being granted the opportunity to work at the Parliament.
“Competition was tight for you to get a placement here and therefore it is imperative for you to maximise this opportunity,” Okumu said.
He said that the interns were expected to come up with new ideas to the institution in their related line of practice.
“As a student you should be able to leave this place having gained responsibility and developed your skills in critical thinking,” Okumu added.
Okumu further said that Parliament was a place one is most likely to meet many VIPs and urged the interns to exercise caution in their behaviour.
“One needs to be careful with the way they talk, dress and relate with these people,” he said.
Additionally, Pius Biribonwoha, the Director Legal and Legislative Services emphasised the importance of taking official Oath and Oath of Secrecy.
“You may come into contact with confidential information or attend confidential meetings and therefore we need you to swear an Oath that this information will not get out once it comes in your possession,” Biribonwoha said.
He further emphasised that if one is found responsible for leaking information, they shall be prosecuted.