Not less than forty inmates of Ibara Prisons in Abeokuta have obtained National Certificate in Education in Economic and Social Studies from Yewa Central College of Education.
Also, another set of twenty inmates were matriculated as students of the same institution.
Benson Abolade, Comptroller of Prisons, Ogun State Command, made this known while speaking with newsmen during the graduation and matriculation ceremony of the prison inmates in Abeokuta.
He stated that the command engaged in reforms and rehabilitation of inmates through Prison Adult Remedial Education Programme (PAREF) which was targeted at providing access to adult education for inmates who were illiterates and as well encourage those with secondary school education to get a tertiary education.
“As of 2017, 42 of our inmates were matriculated while 50 graduated from Yewa Central College of Education. A total number of 35 inmates did the 2018 Nov/Dec private NECO here at old Abeokuta prison with good results,” he stated.
The Provost of the College of Education, Prof. David Bamgbose, disclosed that the convocation ceremony was done for three sets; 2014 to 2018 academic session.
He commended the officers at the Ibara prisons for their commitment.