The National Open University of Nigeria, NOUN, has unveiled flexible academic programmes for inmates of correctional centres in the country.
The Spokesman of the Nigerian Correctional Service, NCoS, Mr. Abubakar Umar disclosed that the programmes were unveiled by the Coordinator of NCoS-NOUN Special Study Centre, Mr Francis Enobore, when he paid a courtesy visit to the NCoS Controller General, Mr Haliru Nababa.
Umar noted in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja that holders of National Diploma with Lower Credit could now get admission to study degree courses in the university.
He added that the NOUN would also admit inmates and NCoS staff with Higher National Diploma into 300 level for their degree programmes.
Umar expressed delight in the manner in which inmates of correctional facilities who were offered admission, distinguished themselves creditably, with some of them among the best performing students of the university.
Umar said that the Controller General, represented by the DCG Directorate of Non-custodial Service, Mr. Ahmad Tukur expressed delight with the decision of the NOUN, saying it was a huge support to the efforts being made to make inmates better citizens.