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IGNOU to impart free education to Mizoram prisoners

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 6, 2010 - 22:49

Aizawl: IGNOU would impart free education to
inmates of the prisons in Mizoram from next academic session,
the open university said in a statement here today.

"The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) would
also provide free textbooks to the students in jail.

"Experts in different subjects would be sent for
counselling classes inside the jails from time to time," the
statement said.

IGNOU had established a study centre at Central Jail near
here in 1999 and examination centre has been functioning in
the prison for a few years.


First Published: Wednesday, January 6, 2010 - 22:49
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