Five inmates currently locked up in Kirikiri maximum prison, Lagos, have bagged degrees in different courses from National Open University Nigeria (NOUN).
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.
Prof. Abdalla Uba Adamu, Vice Chancellor of NOUN represented by Professor Gregory Okagbare shared details of the feat achieved by the inmates during their graduation ceremony held on Friday, July 19, in Lagos.
Okagbere disclosed that over 500 inmates were currently studying at various levels in the university. He said: “There are over 526 inmates studying various courses at both under and post graduate levels while in prison detention. I congratulate the graduating inmates and urge you to seek for higher qualifications,”
It was gathered that the prison service is committed to continually provide educational platform for inmates to realise their dreams while in prison.