Parliament takes on another lot of interns
DSC 9521Parliament has welcomed a new lot of interns as part of its training and mentoring programme. The 164 interns will be attached to different departments for the next three months.
The interns took the mandatory oath of secrecy at a ceremony presided over by the Deputy Clerk, Parliamentary Affairs, Paul Wabwire.
Wabwire told the interns that it was a great opportunity for them to work at Parliament. “During your stay, you are going to be equipped with practical skills and knowledge of the job market. So, use this opportunity to learn as much as possible,” Mr. Wabwire said.
The Deputy Clerk emphasized the importance of taking oath and asked them to take it seriously and stick to the laid down norms.
“You are going to handle highly sensitive information that should not be divulged to the public. It is important that you respect the oath,” he warned.
The Assistant Director, Human Resource, Charles Kiiza Lwanga urged the interns to respect and adjust to the Parliamentary code of conduct.
“You need to dress, behave and, talk like a staff of Parliament because you will be interacting with many very important people,” Mr. Kiiza Lwanga said.
Mr. Kiiza Lwanga warned the interns against absenteeism from work and requests for extension of their internship.
“Failure to come to work for five consecutive days will result into termination of your internship. We also discourage anyone from applying for an extension,” he added.
~~Islamic university in Uganda has intended to upgrade its local networking system the ERP to better and suitable version for its users.
The system that is used both the students and the staff internally is to be modified to a simplified for usage where even the extended publics of the university can use it to access the information about the institution.
Hamza Sekalem the ERP manager said the newer version of the ERP system’s security has been made harder for penetration by hackers as the encryption of code is only to be understood by the server and the client or user. This version is better than the old one as the old system data would be sent and anyone who could accesses it would be able to read the message.
Sekalem said the upgrade was done cause of the fear of evil minded hackers who would cracker the down the system. This action was also to the usage of the system for the users.
‘’ the system has been changed from the module formulation to applications’’ he said, for the module system used to hold a large volume of data that sometimes made it hard for the users. However with the application formulation, it’s easy to use since the applications hold small volumes of data for specific group of public.
He also said that the application system is also specific in terms of functioning as the user can switch from one sub-application to another.
He also said the university has further acquired a license and it is to develop a mobile application that the students, staff and other university visitors will be able to download from the android market store and this is to reduce on the congestion since everyone who has the internet enabled device will be able to access the information of the system.
He however said most of the features in the old version are to be maintained in the newer version.