From Isaac Anumihe, Abuja
About 53 prisoners from Kuje and Suleja custodial centres will write the
West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
In a statement, the Superintendent of Corrections, Public Relations Officer, Humphrey Chukwuedo, said that during the final online registration of the inmates in Kuje Custodial Centre, the Controller of Corrections, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Command, Ahmed Musa Ahmed, advised the inmates to shun examination malpractices and make themselves available for the ongoing intensive preparation classes in order to make good grades as that is imperative to their smooth reintegration after serving their terms of imprisonment.
Ahmed added that the centre is known for producing candidates with excellent results while urging the candidates to look beyond incarceration and see the hope that education brings, and not let the efforts of the service be in vain.
The leader of the inmates who were registered for the examination appreciated the Controller of Corrections for the effort of the Service in ensuring that they attract both faith-based and non-governmental organisations toward improving inmates’ education.
He promised on behalf of others to do their best as their target is to gain admission to study various courses in the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN).
The officer-in-charge of Kuje Custodial Centre, Deputy Controller of Corrections, Shehu Ibrahim, appreciated the non-governmental organisations that volunteered their resources and time towards making the registration a success.
He further called on the Federal Government to assist in making both West African Examinations Council (WAEC) and National Examination Council (NECO) examinations free for inmates just like the National Open University of Nigeria has done. This is to allow for more inmates to be enrolled for the examinations.