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Parliament introduces mentorship program for high school students

04 May 2015, 15:46 Samuel Kisika

Nairobi – High school students across the nation are set to benefit from Parliament’s legislative process through a mentorship program initiated by the Parliamentary Service Commission (PSC).   

A two-week internship program allows students with diverse career dreams to get acquainted with Parliament’s law-making processes thereafter awarded with a certificate.

The Clerk of Senate, Jeremiah Nyegenya said his House has already adopted the mentorship program and noted that so far two students from Alliance Girls High School have benefited.

Nyegenye, who is also a former student of Alliance Boys High School, expressed optimism in the program and stated that it will help raise students who are properly exposed to practical legislative processes in addition to gained academic knowledge and character formation offered in schools.

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Linah Muhonja, a privileged student from Alliance Girls High School expressed her gratitude to the Senate for their consideration and promised to share the experience gained with other students.

“I am very pleased and humbled to be here. The last time I was within the confines of Parliament was in 2008 when I was in primary school,” said Muhonja.

Stella Kerubo, also a beneficiary from Alliance Girls High School said many people are given the opportunity to visit Parliament but hers was an honor to learn.

Kerubo, who dreams to become a lawyer also lauded the PSC for initiating the mentorship program.

The program will involve taking students through the entire law-making process right from drafting of bills to presidential assent.

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