‘Hire qualified ex-convicts,’ says KZN Education Department

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Nhlakanipho Ngcobo (26), a matriculant inmate at the Westville Prison plans on enrolling for a degree in social work.
Nhlakanipho Ngcobo (26), a matriculant inmate at the Westville Prison plans on enrolling for a degree in social work.
Thabiso Goba

The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education has appealed to employers to consider hiring rehabilitated and qualified ex-convicts.

“The argument is that if someone comes out with a qualification from a correctional services facility, that person is corrected,” said Dr Barney Mthembu, KZN education deputy director general.

Mthembu was speaking at the Westville Prison on Tuesday where the department was overseeing matric exams being written by 25 pupils.

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