An inmate of the Kirikiri Maximum Prison, Lagos has enrolled for a doctorate degree (PhD) at the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Prof. Abdalla Adamu NOUN’s Vice-Chancellor says.
He insisted that NOUN had transformed into a more credible institution than it was previously perceived.
“We emphasise quality assurance, due diligence, due process and most importantly, we emphasise academic excellence and leadership.
“We have over 420,000 students and about 135,000 about to take their examinations; last Saturday, we matriculated over 16,000 students.
“We are the only institution that provides opportunities for those who cannot afford education; we provide opportunities for education to prisoners free of charge.
“I am proud to announce that one of the inmates at Kirikiri prison has registered for Ph.D. in Criminology,’’ he said.