Eighteen inmates of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCOs), studying at the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) Corrections’ Special Study Centres, last Saturday, graduated with various degree certificates.
The Public Relations Officer of the NCOs CC Francis Enobore disclosed this in a statement on Thursday.
According to him, the Acting Controller General of Corrections, John Marbury, congratulate the graduands also charged them to see educational advancement as a stepping stone to a brighter future.
He further urged them to shun anti-social behaviors capable of tainting the new course of positive life they have chosen for themselves and be good ambassadors of both the Correctional Service and NOUN.
The graduates are from the: Medium Security Custodial Centre Awka, Anambra State 1 inmate; Maximum Security Custodial Centres Enugu, 6 inmates, and Kirikiri Maximum Security Custodial Centre, Lagos Stae, 6 inmates.
Others are Medium Security Custodial Centre, Kuje 4 inmates, and Maximum Security Custodial Centre, Port Harcourt-Rivers State, 1 inmate.
A total of 3,000 inmates are currently running different degree Programmes with the NOUN while 50 are undergoing National Certificates in Education (NCE) with Yewa College of Education, Ogun State.
Presently, the Service has 12 Special Study Centres in different Custodial facilities across the country.