Prof. Abdalla Adamu, the Vice-Chancellor of the National Open University in Nigeria (NOUN) says the institution has admitted a total of 615 prisoners.
Adamu made the disclosure in an interview with newsmen in Lagos.
The vice-chancellor told newsmen that the inmates had a preference for studying Peace and Conflict Resolution as their major courses.
Adamu said that NOUN, established in 2002, also encouraged people living with disabilities to enroll in it.
“We don’t want a situation where people with so-called learning disabilities are separated from society.
“If anybody with a learning disability wishes to enroll in NOUN, he is welcome.
“We do not have braille books but we have other items of technologies; even phones now have enhancement technologies that they can use but they have not been able to explore them.
“We are living in an inclusive world, we want these people to be part of the society because they live in the society; so, we integrate them as much as we can,’’ he said.
The vice-chancellor noted that the Federal Government had been supporting the institution, but said that NOUN needed more funds to do better.
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