Students of Records and Archives Management (RAM) have reason to smile after it emerged that most government departments and agencies are now seeking to fill their records offices with RAM graduates. This move according to Ms. Lillian Ariso, the Ag. Commissioner, Records and Information Management, Ministry of Public Service is aimed at professionalizing records management in institutions.
Ms. Ariso was speaking during the EASLIS Field Attachment workshop held on Saturday May 5th, 2012 at the Pharmacy Conference Room, Makerere University.
The half-day workshop, organized by the East African School of Library and Information Sciences (EASLIS) was aimed at providing a platform for students, staff and potential employers to share the experiences, expectations and outcomes of field attachment.
Ariso called upon the students to be innovative and showcase exemplary behavior during their field attachment since some employers use this period to search for manpower for their organizations.
Mr. Bob Obetti Nzima, the Chief Training Manager, Kakira Sugar Works Ltd advised the students to cultivate a culture of reading so that they are knowledgeable and he also encouraged the university lecturers to devote more time spent supervising the students during filed attachment.
The Ag. Deputy Principal, Dr. John Ngubiri who officially opened the meeting observed that the workshop was a timely intervention which will enhance EASLIS’ capacity to identify mechanisms of improving the Field attachment exercise and their curriculum. He called upon the students to learn and contribute to the objectives of their host institutions. Dr. Constant Okello Obura, the Dean EASLIS urged the students to be good ambassadors of EASLIS and reflect the University’s image positively.
The function was also attended by the College Principal, Prod. Ikoja Odongo, other College staff members and EASLIS students.