With a view to providing educational support to jail inmates, the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has accepted the proposal of Rohtak jail to enable its inmates to do graduation.
Disclosing this, Rohtak jail superintendent Dayanand Mandola said that the regional deputy director of IGNOU has already visited the Rohtak jail to review the requirements for starting courses there. “He also talked to the prisoners and briefed them about the IGNOU courses they could pursue from jail,” he added.
Mandola said that IGNOU’s centre coordinator Prem Prakash also assured all support to inmate students.
Mandola said that at present, 218 inmates were already pursuing Classes 10 and 12 from two centres set up in the jail. “The IGNOU’s new decision will facilitate 36 inmates of Rohtak jail to do graduation,” he added.