The National Open University of Nigeria if focused on assisting disabled persons to read and has 615 prisoners on roll as students.
Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof Abdalla Adamu said the institution is responsible for payment of the student prisoners’ fees up to Ph.D. level.
He disclosed that their major course of study is Peace and Conflict Resolution.
Prof. Adamu said they are joyous to encourage the prisoners to acquire education and be useful on re-integration into the society.
“We do not want a situation where people with so called learning disabilities are separated from the society. If anybody with a learning disability wishes to enroll in NOUN, he is welcomed”, the Prof hinted.
He explained that though NOUN does not have braille books in their library, but they can be introduced to other technology enhanced items.
“We are living in an inclusive world, we want these people to be part of the society, so we integrate them as much as we can”, the VC said.
NOUN just postponed her 9th convocation scheduled for Friday 20th and Saturday 21st of March where over 25,000 students would have received various academic award.