The Nigerian Prisons Service says 18 inmates have graduated from the National Open University.
A statement issued by the commission’s spokesman Francis Enabore on Thursday said the detainees had graduated from the university in various fields.
The statement quoted board chairman Mr John Mrabure congratulating them on their graduation and instructed them to take it as a building block for their future.
“Nearly 3,000 inmates are currently studying at Open University, while 50 are studying for their NCE teaching credentials at Yewa College in Ogun State,” said Francis Enabore.
He added that the commission has 12 study centers in prisons across Nigeria.
The NAN news agency reported that a prisoner was the most talented student at the Open University in 2014 from the Enugu State Prison, where another inmate achieved the same position in 2018 with the prison.