The Vice Chancellor of the University of Makeni, Father Joe Turay has declared the commencement of certificate courses for some inmates at the Makeni correctional centre who have attained Senior Secondary School level. This status commenced July 29 2019 and enrollment is in progress.
According to Father Joe, the certificate courses for the programme are Community Development Studies, Entrepreneurship and Agriculture. The courses are said to span for six months.
The event was followed by the donation of cartoons of different types of text books for the certificate courses.
The Vice Chancellor said the certificates issued at the of course would bear nothing in relation related to experience in the correctional service or their incarceration, rather, they would be given the same certificates the University issues to deserving students.
Father Joe encouraged the inmates to grab this opportunity with all seriousness as he said, “it would help you to gain employment after your jail terms.”