Hundreds Turn Up For Prisons Recruitment

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Hundreds of youth today turned up at Mbale Senior Secondary School in Mbale Municipality for the ongoing recruitment exercise into Uganda Prisons Service.

Hundreds of youth today turned up at Mbale Senior Secondary School in Mbale Municipality for the ongoing recruitment exercise into Uganda Prisons Service.

The Prisons service is currently conducting countrywide recruitment exercise which is expected to end on March 24th. 

Eastern region comprises of three regions: Sipi, Bugisu and Bukedi. The recruits will be selected from the districts of Mbale, Sironko, Bududa, Manafwa, Bulambuli, Tororo, Busia, Kapchorwa, Kween, Bukwo, Pallisa, Budaka, Butaleja and Kibuku.

Frank Katungye, the Regional Prisons Commander for Eastern Region says they have received overwhelming numbers of recruits.

For one to qualify for recruitment, they should have an Identity card from the former school, original copies of  Uganda Certificate of Education results and must have six credits including Mathematics and English.

Katungye says interviews have so many stages.

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Juliet Nantale,  Assistant Commissioner of Prisons, expressed fears that because of the overwhelming number of recruits they might not be able to complete the recruitment exercise in time.

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Jannet Nabisu, one of those who  turned  up for interviews from Manafwa district says she had had applied in January this year and has been waiting.

Nabisu says she was happy to be screened to do the interviews because that has been her dream. 

 

About the author

Salume Among
Salume Among is the Mbale URN bureau chief. Among has been a URN staff member since 2012.

Among started her career in 2000 as a freelance writer for Etop newspaper before starting to write for its mother paper, The New Vision. She also wrote for the Vision Group's XFM radio station from 2008 until she left to join URN.

Among has a keen interest in local politics having been a youth representative in the Soroti variously between 1996 and 2010. Among also regularly reports on health, education, the environment and sports.