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NPS receives UNESCO’s $20,000 prize


Controller General of the Nigerian Prisons Service, Ahmed Ja’afaru.

The Nigeria Prisons Service (NPS) has received the 2018 United Nations Education Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Confucius Award for Literature and Skills Acquisition for Inmates.

UNESCO had, last month, announced NPS as the winner of the award, for its educational programmes for inmates, especially in the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN).

Receiving the award on behalf of the Comptroller General of Prisons, Ahmed Ja’afaru, in Abuja, Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, said the award was a result of prisons reforms embarked upon by the current administration.

In a statement signed by the acting Director of Press and Public Relations of the ministry, Muhammed Manga, the minister said “the Federal Government is committed to ensuring that reforms in the areas of welfare, rehabilitation, reformation and the protection of the rights and privileges of inmates.

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