Abdulhamid Bashir Aminu


This paper assesses the rehabilitation services offered to inmates in the Dorayi Rehabilitation Centre Kano. The objectives of the paper are to identify the rehabilitation services offered to inmates and examine the methods of delivery of rehabilitation services. The paper explores the facilities utilized in the delivery of rehabilitation services in the Dorayi Rehabilitation Centre, Kano. The study employs a survey research design with a population of 2,333 Staff and Discharged Inmates of the Dorayi Rehabilitation Centre, Kano. 306 subjects were chosen as sample using the proportionate cluster sampling technique. A self-developed multiple-choice questionnaire and a checklist for the facilities utilized in the delivery of the services were used in the paper. Data-collected were analyzed using simple frequency counts and percentages. Findings of the study revealed that the rehabilitation services offered to inmates in the Centre included Vocational and Psychiatric Rehabilitation, Counselling, and Literacy Education; the methods of the delivery of rehabilitation services offered to inmates in the Centre were the group, individual, and problem-centred methods; and the facilities utilized in the delivery of rehabilitation services in the Centre include Primers, Isolation rooms, Tailoring and Carpentry workshops, Gardening/orchard, and Traditional weaving materials. The paper recommended among others that the Kano State Emergency Relief and Rehabilitation Agency should introduce a community-based rehabilitation programme (CBRP), relative to the content of programmes and methods of delivery of the services in the Centre. However, the KSERERA should fully engage discharged inmates in the development of a need-based programme and the KSERERA should also provide facilities like ambulance and a bus, as well as medical ward with highly qualified medical personnel who will care for emergency medical cases which are highly needed for the protection of lives and enhancement of the health of both inmates and staff of the Centre.


Rehabilitation, Counselling, Destitute, Literacy education, Vocational education, Psychiatric rehabilitation, and Community-based rehabilitation.

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