Skyline University Nigeria

SUN Staff visit Kurmawa Correctional Centre, train Inmates on Stress Management

The faculty staff of Skyline University Nigeria have visited Kurmawa Correctional Centre Kano Command as part of their community service Programme. Their visit was to conduct training for inmates on Stress Management and to provide support and valuable knowledge to help the inmates cope with the challenges of stress.

The training was curated and delivered by Mr. Trimisiyu Lawal from the Department of Economics, Dr. Aminu Ibrahim from the Department of Physiotherapy, and Dr. Nasir Abdullahi  Department of Nursing to over 200 inmates.

The SUN team was warmly welcomed by the Deputy Controller of Correctional, DCC Muazu Tukur. He gave an introductory briefing and lauded the management of SUN for supporting the Kurmawa Correctional Centre Kano Command through the wonderful initiative.


Mr. Lawal commenced the session with a careful introduction to stress, its causes and possible ways to tackle it in English Language. He said managing stress is extremely important for the inmates especially due to their past realities. He also enumerated the necessity of equipping the inmates with practical techniques of stress management which they can implement, to cope with the challenges they face within the correctional facility.

In his part, Dr. Abdullahi applauded the management of Kurmawa Correctional Centre Kano Command, for their keen anticipation and warm reception. As a professional psychiatric nurse, he said stress is associated with life-threatening ailments such as insomnia, depression and hypertension among others. He advised the inmates to be in total control of their emotions and take necessary steps such as simple exercises and interpersonal communication with fellows during his presentation in English Language.

While presenting his part in Hausa Language, Dr. Ibrahim highlighted the importance of understanding the causes, symptoms, solutions and impact of stress particularly on the inmates. He stated that extreme cases of stress could lead to suicide if not managed effectively.

He said he was absolutely fascinated by the level of understanding they expressed when he chose the Hausa Language to explain the concepts vividly. Dr. Ibrahim then thanked the management of the centre and DCC Tukur for easing the process of the training session. He said the team would convey the areas of collaboration highlighted by the management, particularly in ICT, Education and soft skills training.

DCC Tukur sincerely appreciated the management of SUN for organizing the session for the inmates and is looking forward to future engagements.




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