- Two repentant Boko Haram members have enrolled for degree programmes at the National Open University of Nigeria
- The chairman of the institution’s council said the development was indicated in a recent report from some correctional centres across the country
- However, the centres in which the repentant insurgents were undertaking their studies were not disclosed
Two repentant Boko Haram members have enrolled for degree programmes at the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN).
The development was made public by the chairman of the institution’s council, Prof Peter Okebukola, at a press conference, Vanguard reports.
Legit.ng gathers that Okebukola disclosed that a recent report from some correctional centres across the country indicated that two repentant members of the terrorist group had enrolled for degree programmes in different fields of study.
He said: “The most recent report from these centres indicated two repentant of the insurgent group, Boko Haram, have decided to enroll for NOUN degree programmes, taking advantage of the free facilities provided up to PhD.”
However, the centres in which the repentant insurgents were undertaking their studies were not disclosed.
The chairman also added that the recommendation of the institution’s Senate for the appointment of Prof.Uduma Orji of the Department of Philosophy as the new deputy vice-chancellor (Academic), had been approved by the council.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that no fewer than 132 repentant Boko Haram sect members were reintegrated into their communities by the Borno State Government.
Hajiya Zuwaira Gambo, commissioner for women affairs and social development, disclosed this at a handing over ceremony of some rehabilitated Boko Haram members in Maiduguri.
Gambo said that the youths were released to their families and local government officials after completing 12 months skills acquisition and rehabilitation training at the Bulumkutu Rehabilitation Transit Center.
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