Nsawam Prisoner Pursuing Degree at University of Cape Coast Shares Academic Journey: “We Have not Failed”
- A resilient prisoner who has been in the Nsawam Prison for almost seven years has shared his academic journey
- He disclosed that he's pursuing a degree in Business Administration at the University of Cape Coast (UCC) in the Central Region of Ghana
- The determined inmate, who has six months to be free, admitted that the journey has not been easy
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A determined prisoner at the Nsawam Prison in Ghana who is pursuing a Business Administration degree at the University of Cape Coast (UCC) has opened up about his educational journey.
He is among some convicts who are taking positive steps inside the prison to facilitate their smooth reintegration into society.
How prisoner obtained an HND
In an interview on 3FM Drive hosted by Giovani Caleb, the prisoner who has been incarcerated for almost seven years disclosed that he holds an HND in Information and Communications Technology (ICT).
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He said he obtained the milestone using resources available in the prison's ICT centre before registering for his degree.
“I have been here for almost seven years, and I have six months to come out [I don't] joke with his studies. Every night we wake up at dawn to read our books to acquire something good so that, when we come out, we can perform something good out there,'' he said, per 3news.
Prisoner admits the journey has been difficult
He further stated that being incarcerated does not mean the end of it. ''We have not failed.'' But, he admitted that it's not easy, saying ''if you can cope with the situation you find yourself in, you will be able to automate what you want''.
Aside from him, other inmates recently completed the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).
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Church of Pentecost gets 40 prisoners freed after paying their fines
Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh previously reported that forty prisoners convicted of various crimes and serving in prisons in Ghana have been released after the Church of Pentecost paid their fines.
It came to light during a four-day re-integration conference held by the Church of Pentecost Prison Ministry at the Pentecost Convention Center, where the Chairman of the ministry, Apostle ADP James Tetteh made it public.
Per Joy News, the freed prisoners attended the conference and shared their moments of joy with the participants amid dancing and praises to God.
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