18 inmates of the Nigerian Correctional Service studying with the National Open University of Nigeria Corrections’ Special Study Centres have graduated with various degree certificates.
According to the Service’Public Relations Officer, Francis Enobore, the Acting Controller General of Corrections, John Mrabure urges them to see the educational advancement as a stepping stone to a brighter future.
He urged 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 the University.
A total of 3,000 inmates are currently undertaking degree Programmes with the National Open University of Nigeria, while 50 are in National Certificates in Education (NCE) with Yewa College of Education, Ogun State.
The Service now has 12 Special Study Centres in different Custodial facilities across the country, with a total of 36 inmates graduating in different fields.