The Lagos Prisons Command says training in a correctional facility is getting all the more fascinating with two of its detainees effectively seeking after their PhDs at the Kirikiri Maximum Prison. 157 Lagos Jail Prisoners Set to write WASSCE, as Two Seek After PhD. The Controller of Prisons, Lagos Command, Mr Tunde Ladipo revealed this in a meeting with the News Agency of Nigeria, on Monday in Lagos.
As per him, there is a reestablished enthusiasm for training among the detainees over the different jails in the state.
He said that the advance and mettle displayed by the two PhD detainees at the most extreme jail had started off another enthusiasm for scholastic interest among different prisoners.
“The summon is submitted in guaranteeing that no prisoner is deserted as far as training, as this is a piece of the reorganization we are doing.
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“At some point around May or June, two of the prisoners who have procured their Masters degrees selected for their PhD in the recently settled National Open University of Nigeria focus at the Kirikiri office.
“One of the detainees is contemplating Business Management and the other, Peace and Conflict Resolution, and the Vice Chancellor of the NOUN who actually gave them the letter supporting their PhD courses said it is educational cost free.
“To us, this is weighty and extremely promising, as they have demonstrated that they are not constrained by the circumstance they get themselves. What’s more, that is a piece of the quintessence of our on-going transformation over the penitentiaries.
“Subsequently, the charge is likewise seeing an expansion of enlistment of detainees into different classifications of learning at the different jails schools.
“We are to be sure content with the foundation of the new NOUN focus at the Kirikiri Prison, with best in class offices, for example, ultra present day and very much loaded library, PCs and ventilation systems,” Ladipo told NAN.
As indicated by him, an aggregate of 157 detainees over the penitentiaries in the state have enrolled for the up and coming second arrangement of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination for private applicants.
Giving a breakdown of the measurements of the detainees from the different offices, he said that 91 of the prisoners were from the Ikoyi Prisons, 12 from the Female Prisons, 14 from the Medium and 40 from the Maximum Prisons.
Ladipo said that arrangements were in top apparatus for the examination at the different offices, to guarantee that the detainees turn out in flying hues.
“I will jump at the chance to compliment the Federal government for its responsibility in presenting the detainees to extraordinary changes that are progressing as of now in the jails, through instruction and abilities obtaining.
“It is qualified to take note of that legislature, through the Controller General of Prisons, Ja’afaru Ahmed, as of late gave books to offices the nation over for enhanced research, educating and learning for the detainees.
“This, combined with the new facilitators we have drawn in to supplement the current ones in offices, will go far in enhancing the execution of the detainees amid the WASSCE examination.
“Aside mediation from the Federal government in setting up the detainees for the examination, a bank introduced money gift and in addition a few fans, with an end goal to update the offices for favorable instructing and learning,” he said.
The state controller said that enabling the prisoners with instruction would go far in reestablishing trust in them, and in addition make them less needy people, at whatever point they recovered opportunity.