The National Open University, NOUN, Special Studies Centre, Lagos, has offered 15 prisoners admission. During the 12th matriculation ceremony, the inmates were admitted to study various courses such as Law, Theology as well as Peace Study and Conflict Resolution.
The numbers of candidates offered admission into NOUN various degree programmes have now amounted to 35.
The prisoners, who are serving out various terms, were drawn from three prisons – the Nigerian Prisons, Kirikiri, Ikoyi; Maximum Security Prisons and the Medium Security Prisons.
In his remarks, the Deputy Controller of Prison, Mr. Rasheed Alimi, encouraged the prisoners to study hard and conquer their present challenges.