About 53 prisoners from Kuje and Suleja custodial centres will write the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), according to Ahmed Musa Ahmed, the Controller of Corrections Kuje Custodial Centre, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Command.
In a statement on Friday, September 30, Ahmed advised the inmates to make themselves available for the ongoing preparation classes in order to make good grades as that is imperative to their smooth reintegration into the society 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 prison time and see the hope that education brings.
The leader of the prison inmates who were registered for the examination, promised on behalf of others to do their best so they can 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 also 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.