Five inmates of the Maximum Security Prison, Kirikiri, Lagos, have been able to bag university degrees from the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN)
Prof. Abdalla Uba Adamu, Vice Chancellor of NOUN, disclosed this in Lagos over the weekend during the graduation ceremony ans presentation of certificates to the five inmates at the Maximum Prison.
Prof. Adamu, who was duly represented by Prof. Gregory Okagbare, stated that over 526 inmates were studying various degree courses from Nigerian prisons, adding that there had been increase in the numbers of inmates enrolling in degree programmes of NOUN in the various study centres located in prisons across the country.
“There are over 526 inmates studying various courses at both under and postgraduate levels while in prison detention. I congratulate the graduating inmates and urge you to seek for higher qualifications,” he stated.
Ja’afaru Ahmed, Comptroller General of Prisons, who was represented by the Assistant Comptroller General, Chuks V.U. Chiabua, reiterated the commitment of the prison service to continually provide educational platform for inmates to realise their dreams while in prison.
Adebayo Ojo, Idong Nelson, Audu Godfrey, Akolade Arolowo and Okeke Chinonso were the successful inmates who received their cirtificates in various degrees.