The National Open University of Nigeria
» (NOUN) has granted a 100 per cent waiver to
prison inmates desiring education across the
The Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof.
Abdalla Uba Adamu , who revealed this in Abuja
while hosting the Vice Chancellor of the Nigerian
Turkish Nile University, Prof. Huseyin Sert , stated
that the waiver, which before now was pegged
at 50 per cent, would enable the inmates have
unfettered access to quality education and also
encourage others to take advantage of this
initiative to acquire education.
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Adamu, who cited lack of meaningful social
support system for inmates to acquire education
in the country, said, “ Having suffered
abandonment by relatives, emotional and physical
confinement, prison inmates would see such
gesture from NOUN as a measure meant to reduce
the burden on them and to provide the platform to
improve and make themselves better citizens.”
A press release signed by the Director, Media
and Publicity of the institution, Malam Ibrahim
Sheme, said the vice-chancellor further explained
that NOUN, being a single mode institution
charged with the responsibility of adding lifelong
value to those yearning for quality education,
would also explore the option of taking education
to young girls.
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