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EDUCATION: THE CORNER STONE TO GREATNESS... Inmates obtain Masters degrees; others emerge best overall in JAMB.

EDUCATION: THE CORNER STONE TO GREATNESS... Inmates obtain Masters degrees; others emerge best overall in JAMB.


The educational platform provided by the Nigerian Correctional Service(NCoS) under the able leadership of the Controller General of Corrections, Haliru Nababa mni, has yielded another positive result with 3 inmates of the NCoS Lagos State Command being awarded Masters and Bachelors of Science (MSc and BSc) degrees by the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN).


The degrees were in Public Administration, Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, and Criminology and Security Studies.


At the award presentation ceremony held at the Maximum Custodial Center, Kirikiri on June 27, 2022, the Controller, Lagos State Command, BR FREEDMAN, ably represented by DCC (H/R) AO AREMU, congratulated the graduands and admonished them not to rest on their oars but to ensure that the degrees acquired should lead to a transformation of their lives and communities.


The Vice Chancellor, NOUN, represented by Professor Monioluwa Olaniyi, charged the awardees to be good ambassadors of the University and appreciated the NCoS for the platform provided to the inmates to receive higher education.


The graduands are Innocent Ogbonnia M.SC , Udofia Morgan, and Abafe Sylvester B.SC, respectively.


In a related development, Abdulhafeez Ibeti, an inmate at Ikoyi Custodial Center, emerged the best student at the centre with the highest score of 313 in the 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) recently conducted by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB).


Ibeti was amongst 22 inmates who sat for the UTME 2022 examination at the centre. He was in a joyous mood and full of praise for the Nigerian Correction Service for the opportunity availed to him to further his dream of being a graduate despite being in detention.

Ibeti hopes to study international relations and diplomacy at the university.


CC Ben-Rabbi Freedman, also encouraged other inmates in Lagos Command, to make use of the various educational and vocational opportunities provided by the NCoS while in custody.


Currently, there are over 140 inmates taking various educational courses and programs, from bachelors to doctoral degrees, in the command.


CSC, O Oladokun,

CPRO

Lagos State Command,