Ilesa Prison prepares 30 inmates for university education

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The comptroller of prisons, Osun State Command of the Nigerian Prisons Service, Segun Oluwasemire, has said that more 30 inmates from the Ilesa Prison in Osun State are rounding off their secondary school studies in readiness for tertiary education later in 2017.

Mr. Oluwasemire stated this while launching a library refurbished and stocked by the Alms Committee of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Osogbo branch.

The comptroller was quoted in a statement by the spokesman of the prison, Olusola Adeotan, as saying the command was being proactive in achieving total reformation, rehabilitation and reintegration of offenders in its custody.

“The 30 inmates are the pioneer students of our Ilesa Prison Secondary School. We hope that sooner than later, the National Open University will grant us a Special Study Centre in the state command for a seamless transition of the products of the secondary school to the university.

“I particularly want to recognise the support from the Alms Project Committee of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Osogbo branch for the upgraded library and to Princess Hope Foundation which is responsible for the provision of additional teachers.” he said.

The CBN’s Alms Project Committee provided books, furniture and other educational materials for the school library.

The branch controller, CBN, Osogbo branch, Bashiru Ibrahim, in his remarks, lauded the prison authorities for their dedication and commitment in carrying out the prison’s reformation mandate.

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