Inmates to get university education for self-sustainability

Experts in education and human rights argue that the proposed provision by the Government of Rwanda to offer university education to convicts incarcerated in correctional facilities in the country will make them more productive and help tackle re-offending, writes Emmanuel Ntirenganya for The New Times.

This proposal is contained in a draft law on correctional services whose relevance was approved by the Chamber of Deputies last year on 8 October. Now, it is under scrutiny by a responsible parliamentary committee before being put to a vote by a plenary sitting.

The draft law provides that the institution in charge of correctional services establishes a programme to empower convicts with appropriate skills and knowledge for self-sustainability and help them to become law-abiding citizens.
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