76 prison inmates graduate college in Ogun State

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Seventy-six inmates of the Old Abeokuta Custodial Center, Ibara, Ogun State have graduated from the Yewa Central College of Education (YCCE).

Eighteen others also enrolled to study various courses in the institution.

At the graduation ceremony, Prof. David Bamigbose, Provost of the College, commended the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) for helping the prisoners fulfill their dreams.

Controller of the State Command, Mojeed Olaniran, said the Service was now a full-fledged reformation institution with the enactment of NCoS Act, 2019.

Olaniran said NCoS is poised to collaborate with individuals and organisations to reform inmates in Nigeria.

He advised the beneficiaries to make good use of the opportunity and become better citizens.

Forty inmates graduated from YCCE in 2019, 13 enrolled into the National Open University Nigeria (NOUN) in 2018.

Sixty-four got vocational certificates in the same year after acquiring skills at different training locations.

Also, 69 inmates completed the NCE program in 2017, while 50 others, including two Master’s students, are currently running degree programs with NOUN.

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