Five inmates of Kirikiri prison have bagged B.Sc degrees from The National Open University (NOUN).
This was disclosed yesterday, during the graduation ceremony and presentation of certificates to the five inmates at Maximum Security Prison, Kirikiri, by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Abdalla Uba Adamu, through his representative, Professor Gregory Okagbare.
He said that asides the five who are recent graduates, over 526 inmates were studying various courses from Nigerian prisons.
“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.
Duly represented by Assistant Controller-General of Prisons Chuks VU Chiabua, the Controller-General, Ja’afaru Ahmed, echoed the commitment of the prison service to continually provide educational platform for inmates to realize their dreams while in prison.