NOUN: Prison inmates among best students– Coordinator

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The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) has said inmates of the Nigerian Correctional Service are among its best-performing students.

According to a statement, Wednesday, by the NCoS spokesperson, Abubakar Umar, the Coordinator of the NCoS-NOUN Special Study Centre, Controller of Corrections, Francis Enobore, said the institution advocated more opportunities and flexible academic programmes for prison inmates and officials of NCOS.


“Inmates in correctional facilities have distinguished themselves as some of them are among the best-performing students in the university,” the statement quoted Enobore as saying, advocating more opportunities for them to study.

Enobore, while enumerating new admission offers available at NOUN, said holders of National Diploma with lower credit could get admission to study any course of their choice in the institution.

He added that anyone with Higher National Diploma would be admitted to 300 level.

The Controller General of Corrections, Haliru Nababa, expressed delight at the reviewed NOUN academic programmes and more opportunities for inmates.

The Deputy Controller General in the Directorate of Non-Custodial Service, Ahmad Tukur, who represented Nababa, reiterated NCOS readiness to key into the reforms at NOUN for the benefit of inmates.

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