The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) has advocated for more opportunities and flexible academic programmes for staff and inmates of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) to gain admission and study courses of their choice in the University.
The Coordinator of the NCoS-NOUN Special Study Centre, Controller of Corrections Francis Enobore mni (Retd.) while enumerating new admission offers available in the university disclosed that holders of National Diploma with Lower Credit can now get to study the course of their choice in the institution. He went further to say that holders of Higher National Diploma (HND) seeking fresh admission would be admitted into 300 level.
A statement by Public Relations Officer NCoS,AD Umar disclosed that Enobore, while stressing that these offers are open to both staff and inmates of the NCoS, said that inmates in correctional facilities have distinguished themselves as some of them are among the best performing students in the University.
While welcoming the delegation, the Controller General of Corrections, Haliru Nababa FICMC, MFR, mni, said that he is highly delighted that the University has reviewed and improved upon its academic programmes.
Represented by the Deputy Controller General in the Directorate of Non-custodial Service, Ahmad Tukur fsi, MFR, the CG reiterated the Service’s readiness to key into the reforms of the institution in line with its mandates to reform, rehabilitate and reintegrate offenders back to the society.