A new report has confirmed that 5 inmates of Maximum Security Prison in Kirikiri, Lagos, have bagged their degrees from National Open University (NOUN).
Prof. Abdalla Uba Adamu, the Vice-Chancellor of NOUN, made this known on Friday during the graduation ceremony and presentation of certificates to the inmates at Maximum Security Prison, Kirikiri.
It was also revealed that 526 inmates were studying various courses at the university.
“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 said.
The Controller General of Prisons, Ja’afaru Ahmed, who was represented by Assistant Controller General Chuks VU Chiabua, said;
The successful inmates who received their certificates in various degrees are: Adebayo Ojo, B.Sc Criminology & Security Studies, Idong Nelson, B.Sc Peace & Conflict Resolution and Audu Godfrey, B.Sc PCR. Others are Akolade Arowolo, PDG in Peace & Conflict Resolution and Okeke Chinonso B.Sc Entrepreneurship and Business Management.