Prison Inmate Graduates with Upper Credit from Open University
An inmate of the Kuje Custodial centre, Mr Chinwendu Heart has graduated with a second class upper degree in theological Studies from the National Open University of Nigeria.
While presenting the certificate to the inmate at the Convocation ceremony organiser in Kuje custodial centre yesterday, the National Librarian of the institution Dr Angela Okpala who represented the Vice Chancellor of NOUN encouraged the graduate to be good ambassador of the university as well as the correctional service.
The Controller of Corrections FCT Command Ahmed Musa Ahmed who was represented by the incharge of Kuje Custodial centre Ibrahim Shehu disclosed that for Mr Chinwendu to have graduated with a second class upper degree was not a surprise at all as the inmate have always been diligent with his studies and also lived an exemplary life in custody.
DC Shehu enjoined other inmates to cease the opportunity of the free education from the NOUN and improve themselves adding that education is the bedrock of human development.
While appreciating the management of the NOUN and the Correctional service as well as his fellow inmate, the graduand expressed happiness and noting that he had come into the Kuje Custodial centre without a secondary school certificate but with the encouragement of the staff, he has now got a University degree and that he hopes to utilise the offer of the NOUN and study to get a PhD.
He further encouraged other inmates to engage themselves in these regimes of reform in the Custodial centre instead to being idle and giving in to social vices.
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