Thursday, 26 January 2017

Ghanaian Prisoners To Get University Degrees

Prisoners to receive university degrees in Ghana according a report from Peacefmonline. 

The major Universities in Ghana are prepared to make life behind bars for the inmates worth living.
Its an initiative that will enable upgrade their academic qualification through distance learning program which will be offered by the University of Ghana, University of Education,Winneba and the University of Cape Coast.

”We are in talks with the Universities of Ghana, Cape Coast, and Education, Winneba to extend their services to the Prison Service of Ghana so that these inmates who have qualified to enter university but because they are serving in the prison and cannot go to the university [can profit].” says Superintendent Vitalis Ayeh, Chief public relations officer of the prisons in an interview with the source.

He further adds that, “they can benefit from the distance education system and they can come out better off, we have done that.”

“It hasn’t started yet, but I believe that where it has gotten to, very soon we‘ll have distance learning in our prisons,” he adds

The report continues that, the development follows concerns raised by some civil society organizations over the poor quality of living in the prison services'.
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