The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) has opened two new centers in prisons in Cross River state which are situated in Calabar and Ikom prisons.
The information was disclosed on Tuesday by Mr. Imaikop Ndaekong, the Comptroller of Prisons, Cross-River Command.
“Enrolment had begun at the Calabar center for interested and qualified candidates. Inmates who are interested and qualified could be transferred to any center of their choice to study,” the comptroller said.
According to Punch News, the comptroller solicited the support of members of the public, NGO’s and government to provide accessories to help in the learning of the inmates.
“This will enable us to compete with other commands such as Lagos, Port Harcourt and Abuja. The facilities have capacity for as many students as can enroll but they must have the general requirement for admission.”
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