Perceptions of inmates on the implementation of rehabilitative programmes on basic literacy education in the custodies in IMO state
Obidiegwu, Uche Josephine, Madu, Catherine Ormeriyang, Ogbunugwor Alexander Uzochukwu
The study examined the perceptions of prison inmates on the implementation of basic literacy education programmes in the custodies in Imo State. A research question and hypothesis guided the study. Descriptive research design was used for the study. The population of the study consisted of 2,823 prison inmates in Imo State custodies. The proportionate stratified sampling technique was used to select 700 prison inmates. Questionnaire was the instrument for data collection. Mean and t-test was employed to answer the research question. The findings of the study revealed that prison inmates perceived that basic literacy education programme were implemented in the custodies in Imo State. Based on the findings of the study, it was recommended among others that Nigerian Prison Service should foster and promote basic literacy education because it serves as the foundation on which all other forms of education rest. It was also recommended that NPS should enhance basic literacy education programme for inmates through provision of good learning environment, employing more qualified basic literacy education instructors among others.