University of Cape Coast enrolls 59 Nsawam Prison inmates to pursue diploma programmes

University of Cape Coast enrolls 59 Nsawam Prison inmates to pursue diploma programmes

- 59 inmates at the Nsawam Prsison have been enrolled at the University of Cape Coast (UCC) to study various diploma programmes

- This is part of a new programme by the College of Distance Education (CoDE) at UCC through its CoDE initiative to benefit prison inmates in Ghana

- Professor Isaac Galyuon, Provost of the College of Distance Education (CoDE) at UCC, made this known

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The College of Distance Education (CoDE) at the University of Cape Coast has introduced new programmes through its CoDE initiative to benefit prison inmates in the country.

Celebritiesbuzz.com.gh reports that the Head of the College of Distance Education (CoDE) at the university, Professor Isaac Galyuon, made this known while stating that the initiative is part of the CoDE’s outreach services in collaboration with Plan Volta Foundation and the Ghana Prison Service.

Professor Isaac Galyuon said that: ''as part of the outreach services, the College has collaborated with Plan Volta Foundation and the Prison Service to introduce the Prison Inmates Tertiary Education Programme this academic year leading to the creation of new study centre at the Nsawam Prisons.''

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''59 inmates have been enrolled with 19 reading Diploma in Commerce (Management Option), 8 reading Diploma in Commerce (Accounting Option), 9 reading Diploma in JHS Education (Science & Mathematics Option), and 23 reading Diploma in JHS Education (English & Social Studies Option),'' he revealed.

Prof Galyuon made the revelation during the matriculation ceremony held by the University of Cape Coast College of Distance Education for students within the Northern Zone of the College, at the Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium in Tamale on 28thDecember, 2019.

Addressing the matriculants on behalf of the Vice Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast, Prof Galyuon noted that the university has admitted 13,089 students nationwide into the College to pursue both undergraduate and post-graduate programmes.

In other stories, YEN.com.gh previously reported the lives of a 22-year-old expectant mother, Fiakeye Jennifer Etsa and her unborn baby, were saved in a commercial vehicle at Atorkor in the Anlo District of the Volta Region following the timely intervention of a young midwife.

Citinewsroom.com reports that the midwife, Faith Lebene Vibah, a past student of Tamale Nurses and Midwives Training College, was on her way from Adutor to Akatsi, all in the Volta Region, when she forsook her journey after she sighted people looking helpless around the pregnant woman in a parked sprinter bus at Dabala junction.

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