Prisoner Completes Msc, Enrolls For PhD In NOU
A prison inmate has not allowed the four walls to stop him from achieving his dreams.
The inmate, whose identity was not revealed, is about to enroll for a PhD programme in the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN).
This was disclosed by the Vice Chancellor of the institution, (NOUN), Prof. Abdalla Adamu in Abuja.
According to Abdalla, prison inmates and juveniles who are willing and qualified are given free education as part of NOUN’s corporate social responsibility.
“We have 84 study centres including the prisons; NOUN is the only university that allows prison inmates completely totally free education because that is the opportunity they have to learn.
“Right now, we have somebody who has finished his Masters and he is about to embark on PhD and he is still behind bars.
“We have juvenile-young people who one reason or the other are caught up and locked up.