The Number of inmates of the Ibara custodial centre in Ogun state, undertaking various degree programmed at the National Open University of Nigeria(NOUN) has increased to 87.
The increase comes after the Nigeria Correctional Service(NCoS) announced on Friday that 37 of its inmates were admitted and Matriculated into the University.
NCoS in a statement by its Public Relations Officer, Mr. Francis Enobore, said the inmates were admitted to study various courses as Business Administration, Political Science, Criminology and Security Studies, Journalism, Peace and Conflict Resolution, Accounting, Economics, Christian Religious Studies and Economics Education.
“The Vice Chancellor of NOUN, Prof. Olufemi Peters, represented by Dr Segun Adenuga, the Director of Ogun Study centre, took the enrollee through the orientation programme.
“The programme exposed their minds to what is expected of them as students of National Open University of Nigeria,” he said.
The Controller General of the Ogun State Command, Mojeed Olaniran congratulated the inmates and implored them to make good use of the opportunity.
He urged them to bear in mind that aside from security, the cardinal objectives of correction were reformation, rehabilitation and reintegration.
The controller re-emphasised that NCoS encouraged the inmates to upgrade themselves in various aspects of skill acquisition that would benefit their lives and society at large.