The National Open University of Nigeria says inmates of the Nigerian Correctional Service are among its best-performing students.

This was as the institution advocated more opportunities and flexible academic programmes for prison inmates and officials of NCOS.

The Coordinator of the NCoS-NOUN Special Study Centre, Controller of Corrections, Francis Enobore, said these, according to a statement on Wednesday by the NCoS spokesperson, Abubakar Umar.

The statement quoted Enobore as saying “Inmates in correctional facilities have distinguished themselves as some of them are among the best-performing students in the university.”

The Controller General of Corrections, Haliru Nababa, expressed delight at the reviewed NOUN academic programmes and more opportunities for inmates.

The Deputy Controller General in the Directorate of Non-Custodial Service, Ahmad Tukur, who represented Nababa, reiterated NCOS readiness to key into the reforms at NOUN for the benefit of inmates.