The Provost of the College of Distance Education (CoDE), University of Cape Coast, Professor Isaac Galyuon has said the University has introduced new programmes through CoDE to benefit prison inmates in the country.
According to him, the initiative is as part of the CoDE’s outreach services in collaboration with Plan Volta Foundation and the Ghana Prison Service.
“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, where 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 said.
Prof Galyuon indicated this during a 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 28th December, 2019.
The Provost, addressing the matriculants on behalf of the Vice Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast, stated that the university has admitted a total number of 13,089 nationwide into the College to pursue both undergraduate and post-graduate programmes.