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35 Inmates from Abeokuta Prison Enroll in NCE Programme

At the weekend, thirty-five inmates from the Ibara and Oba Custodial Centers in the Ogun State command of the Nigeria Correctional Service were enrolled in the NCE program offered by Yewa Central College of Education (YCCE) in Abeokuta.

These inmates are set to study a variety of educational courses at the institution. Speaking at the matriculation ceremony, Dr. Mrs. Mary Oriyomi Bamgbose, the Provost of the College, praised the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) for aiding the inmates in pursuing their educational aspirations.

Dr. Bamgbose encouraged the inmates to be prepared to make constructive contributions to society and the college through their actions. She noted that over a hundred students have graduated from the Ibara Custodial Center Campus, with some continuing their education at the National Open University of Nigeria.

In his address, James Ogunyomode, the officer in charge of Ibara Custodial Center, conveyed appreciation on behalf of the Controller General of the Correctional Service, Haliru Nababa, for the positive steps taken. Ogunyomode emphasized that education within the correctional facilities will serve to rehabilitate the inmates, ensuring their independence and usefulness to society upon their release.

The matriculated inmates will receive lectures at the Ibara and Oba custodial center campuses, offering courses in subjects like Business Education, Political Science, Music, Agricultural Education, Biology, Social Studies, Religious Studies, and English Language.

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Oriyemi stressed the significance of the NCoS Act, 2019, in solidifying the Service as a complete reformation institution. He highlighted the commitment of the NCoS to collaborating with individuals and organizations for the reformation of inmates in Nigeria.

AbdulAkeem Awesu, the Welfare Officer of Abeokuta Correctional Centre, disclosed that 119 inmates are studying various courses at the Abeokuta Study Centre of NOUN and Yewa Central College of Education. He also mentioned that 162 inmates have successfully graduated from the College.

He further added, “In 2018, 44 inmates sat for the NECO Examination and all of them passed with flying colors. Ever since inmates have regularly been taking the NECO Examination at this center. This year, our aim is for 120 inmates to sit for the examination.”

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