Vice-Chancellor National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Prof Abdalla Uba Adamu has said part of the institution’s social responsibility is giving inmates all over the country a chance to better their lives through education.
Adamu stated this while inaugurating a fully equipped study centre facility in Kuje prison donated to NOUN by a faith-based organisation, Christ Embassy Abuja.
Represented by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Administration, Prof Victor Adedipe, Adamu said “Christ Embassy started her journey with us in 2013 by sponsoring thirty one inmates which was eventually increased with thirteen inmates.
“They also augmented the 50% rebate at the time, and then went forward to erect a fully facilitated e-learning here in Kuje prison.
“They donated, computers, photocopy machines, a generator, computer chairs and desk, flat screen TV sets etc,” he said.
Adamu thanked Christ Embassy for setting a standard for other religious based organisations to emulate.
Present at the occasion were the Assistant Controller General Prisons in charge of Social Welfare, Patricia Omene, who represented the Controller General Prisons, Ja'afar Ahmed, Director Academic Registry, Tayo Olowola, who represented the Registrar, Director LSS, Prof Gregory Okagbare, Controller Prisons FCT Command, Sylvester Nwakuche, Centre Director special study centre for the Nigeria Prisons, Dr. Adam Omale among others