- 59 inmates at the Nsawam Prsison have been matriculated into 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
- Dr Joseph Ampiah, Vice-Chancellor of UCC swore in the fresh batch of students with an oath of allegiance at the matriculation ceremony.
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Fifty-nine inmates of the Nsawam medium-security prisons have had their matriculation ceremony at the Nsawam Prisons to study as distant students of the University of Cape Coast (UCC).
This comes after the College of Distance Education (CoDE) at the University of Cape Coast introduced new programmes through its CoDE initiative to benefit prison inmates in the country.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that 59 inmates at the Nsawam Prison had been enrolled in the University of Cape Coast (UCC) to study various diploma programmes.
Vice-Chancellor of UCC, Dr Joseph Ampiah swore in the new students with an oath of allegiance at the matriculation ceremony.
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Dr Joseph Ampiah explained in an address that the mission of the ''great citadel of learning'', is in line with the move to admit the inmates to pursue their various courses of interest.
''This is the first time in this country that tertiary education has been taken to the doorstep of prison inmates,'' Dr Joseph Ampiah stated.
32 fresh students have been admitted to pursue varied diploma courses with some pursuing Management while others are studying Accounting.
Dr Ampiah shared the story of Daniel Mangle, a former convict who studied Law while serving his term for manslaughter and is a lawyer for prison guards and inmates in civil court cases.
In 2019, 59 prisoners were enrolled to pursue various diploma courses in Business and Education through the school’s Distance Learning Programme.
The University of Cape Coast opened a prison campus inside the Nsawam prisons to help inmates qualified for diploma courses to also benefit.
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In other stories, YEN.com.gh reported that after serving some time in prison owing to a 10-year jail sentence, 100-year-old Akolobila has finally been released after an NGO campaigned to have him set free.
Akolobila was first handed a sentence of 10 years to serve at the Kumasi Central Prison after he was arrested by the police for possessing narcotics.
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