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WATCH: 127 inmates receive qualifications at inspirational graduation ceremony

25 September, 12:28 PM

The Department of Correctional Services handed out 127 qualifications, including one master's degree, to graduating offenders on Friday. Watch the video above.

Prisoners from eight of Gauteng's correctional centres received certificates, diplomas and degrees during the ceremony held at the Boksburg Correctional Centre. 

Justice and Correctional Services Minister Michael Masutha also unveiled a new education centre, called New Leaf, which was built by prisoners at the corrections centre.

"Correctional centres must be utilised and maintained as a symbol where inmates will learn and grow in a stimulating and conducive environment," Masutha said.

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