About 18 prisoners of the Nigerian Correctional Service, NCoS, have achieved what many consider an extraordinary feat, considering their many limitations as inmates.
These inmates have not allowed their situation to be a limitation for them, as they strive to attain better living conditions for themselves even as they aim to leave the prisons as changed men.
18 Prisoners bag degree certificates
These 18 prisoners, studying with the National Open University of Nigeria, NOUN, graduated and bagged different degree certificates at the Corrections’ Special Study Centres.
The Service announced this on Thursday, February 4, 2021.
The acting Comptroller General of Corrections, John Mrabure, congratulated the inmates and charged them to see their educational advancement as a stepping stone to attaining a brighter future.
Mrabure encouraged them to despise social vices capable of blemishing the new path of positivity they have chosen for themselves. Mrabure also charged them to be good ambassadors of both the Correctional Service and the National Open University.
Three thousand inmates are currently running different degree Programmes with the NOUN.
Everyevery.ng also gathered that 50 are currently undergoing National Certificates in Education, NCE, with Yewa College of Education, Ogun State. The Service presently has 12 Special Study Centres in different Custodial facilities across the country.