Two Nigerian Prison Inmates enroll for doctorate degrees

Not deterred by their situations, two inmates of the Kirikiri Prison in Lagos have taken a bold step to apply for admission to the National Open University for a PhD programme.
The Prisoners, Tunwashe Kabiru and Oladipupo Moshood wants to study for their doctorate degrees in Business Administration and Peace and Conflict Resolution respectively.
The men were part of the three inmates who were awarded masters degrees by NOUN Vice Chancellor, Prof. Abdalla Adamu recently.
Their studies were facilitated by Nigerian Prisons Service, an undertaken carried out by the service to empower inmates who are willing to further their studies while serving their various jail terms.
Speaking on the recent enrollment of the inmates at the National Open University (NOUN) for their doctorate degrees, the Comptroller General, Nigeria Prisons Service (NPS), Ja’afaru Ahmed, urged other inmates to make use of the opportunity provided by NOUN to further their education.
“We have collaborated with Ministry of Labour to give inmates Trade Test Grades one, two and three and for those who want to further their education; we create an enabling environment for them. For those furthering their education, some have done WAEC while some have proceeded to university for degrees. No fewer than 420 inmates are currently studying in NOUN and 10 are in 400 level,” Ahmed said.