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.
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.”
”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 matriculates 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.