A female inmate at the Nigerian Correctional Service, Lagos State Command, Miss Okike Chinyere has received a second-class upper degree from the Department of Peace and Conflict Resolution at the National Open University, NOUN.
According to the correctional service, the inmate was named the department’s best graduating student.
Alegbe Afolabi, another inmate, received a Masters of Science in Peace and Conflict Resolution from the same institution.
Another graduating inmate, Nweke Chibueze, who spoke on behalf of others, thanked the Controller General, Haliru Nababa, and the Vice-Chancellor of NOUN for providing them with the opportunity to further their education.
He, however, pleaded for clemency for the graduating students to allow them give their quota to the development of the country.
While speaking during the presentation of the Bachelor of Science certificate to eight graduands from the Lagos Command, the state Controller of Correctional Service, Adewale Francis Adebisi, urged the inmates to imbibe the virtues of education.
He urged them to use the opportunity available while in detention to better their lives so that when they finally regain freedom, they can contribute positively to the society.