The Commandant, Nigeria Correctional service Staff college Kaduna, Assistant Controller General Correction, ACGC. Peter Pevigo has called on the public to support Borstal Training institutions across the country towards building the mindset of teenagers to enable them become useful members of the Society.
The Commandant made the call during the official launched of the 2021 Borstal table and wall calendar at the Borstal Training institute, Kaduna State- Nigeria.
Mr.Peter Pevigo explained that, the Institute which is one arm of the Nigerian correctional service is saddled with the responsibility of remolding, rehabilitating and re entergrating young offenders within the ages of 16-23 into the society.
According to ACGC Pevigo, the institute trained and re trained juveniles who had committed different offences and are said to have gone beyond parental care.
He said, in line with the core mandate of the training institute, a lot of reformatory programmes which include vocational studies ranging from tailoring, carpentry, painting, building, photography, as well as academics and psycho- Social support had been designed to help them become good citizens and contribute meaningfully to the development of the country.
Describing the institution as a juvenile home, Mr. Pevigo said the Nigerian Correctional service should be rank second after NNPC due to its immensed contributions to the growth of the nation’s economy.
According to him, the NNPC uses one formula to process it’s crude to a desired result of various consumable and export items, while NCS uses criminals within her disposal to give the nation the workforce it deserves to make the country great.
The Principal of the institute Dr. Rosemary Uche Ogabu who said the event was aimed at drawing the attention of the public on the existence of the Institute, appealed to the relevant authorities to provide them with modern vocational equipments, standardized library as well as ICT for the computer study unit of the school.
Mrs. Rosemary Uche said BTI has 220 students who are currently undergoing Training in both academic and vocational skills, and stressed the need for parents, Organizations and well spirited individuals to come to the aid of BTI to enable the institute deliver effectively on its mandate of Reformation for sustainable development of the country.
The event featured a display of intelligence and drama presentation by students of the school and was attended by people from different walks of life.