The National Open University of Nigeria Corrections Special Study Centres, have successfully graduated 18 inmates with various degree certificates, the Nigeria Correctional Service (NCoS) has said.
Spokesperson of the service, Controller of Corrections, Mr. Francis Enobore, who stated this in a statement on Thursday, explained that the Ag. Controller General, NCoS, Mr John Mrabure, has congratulated the graduands.
The NCoS boss further charged them to see their educational advancement as a stepping stone to a brighter future.
He enjoined them to shun anti-social behaviours capable of tainting the new course of positive life they have chosen for themselves and be good ambassadors of both the Correctional Service and NOUN.
The successful graduands, according to the spokesperson, include one inmate from the Medium Security Custodial Centre Awka, Anambra State, six from the Maximum Security Custodial Centre Enugu,
“Six inmates from the Kirikiri Maximum Security Custodial Centre, Lagos State, four from Medium Security Custodial Centre, Kuje and one inmate from Maximum Security Custodial Centre, Port Harcourt-Rivers State.
“A total of 3,000 inmates are currently running different degree Programmes with the NOUN while 50 are undergoing National Certificates in Education (NCE) at Yewa College of Education, Ogun State.
“Presently the Service has 12 Special Study Centres in different Custodial facilities across the country,” he said.
Since the inception of the collaboration between the Service and NOUN, a total of 36 inmates have so far graduated in different fields of study such as Conflict and Peace Resolution, Political Science, Sociology, Guidance and Counseling among others.
It could be recalled that on Saturday, January 30th, 2021, the university held its combined 9th and 10th convocation ceremony virtually, where 32,725 students were conferred with various degree certificates.