60 Inmates Of Abeokuta Custodial Center To Write NOUN Semester Exam - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE



Monday, November 8, 2021

60 Inmates Of Abeokuta Custodial Center To Write NOUN Semester Exam

The Daily Crucible | Published Tuesday,  November 9, 2021

By Adekunle Mariam, Abeokuta

Sixty (60) inmates of the Old Abeokuta Ibara Custodial on Tuesday morning joined other students across the nation to write the Second Semester Examination of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN). 

The Ogun Command Public Relations Officer of the NCoS, Victor Oyeleke (CSC) in a release on Monday, stated that the inmates have prepared to sit for courses such as Business Administration, Political Science, Criminology and Security Studies.

Others are Journalism, Peace and Conflict Resolution, Accounting, Economics, Christian Religious Studies and Economics Education.

The Custodial Center which depicts a learning environment with many inmates pursuing various academic and vocational training encourages inmates to devote their time to studies apart from their regular chores in the center.

NOUN had in 2018 first admitted eleven(11) inmates to study various degree courses in Ibara Custodial Center and later, Thirty Nine (39) inmates got enrolled in 2019 while eleven others were on Tuesday November 2, 2021 matriculated in the Custodial Center.

The Controller of Correctional Service, Ogun State Command, Abdurasheed Alimi  who was on a visit to the center to see the level of preparedness and to encourage the students, enjoined them to put in their best so as to have good grades.

 He assured them of the continued support of the Nigerian Correctional Service to ensure good study environment. 

The Daily Crucible recalls that the Nigerian Correctional Service Act, 2019 empowers the NCoS to embark on a comprehensive reformation of offenders through access to quality education and training in sundry vocations, including food production. 

While responding, the officer in charge of the Center Deputy Controller of Corrections, Ayodeji Shuaibu appreciated the Controller for his fatherly concern for the inmates. 

He assured the Controller that the inmates are well prepared for the examination and will come out in flying colours.

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