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Ogun Prison Inmates Register for NECO Exams
This report was disclosed in a statement signed by the spokesperson of The Nigerian Prisons Service, Ogun State Command, Victor Oyeleke on Tuesday.
He added that the 35 inmates were drawn from three of the six prisons in the state and that the registration of the inmates is after the recent approval of Old Abeokuta Prison Ibara as the centre for the exam.
“The approval is made possible through efforts of the welfare officer of the Old Abeokuta Prison Ibara, ASP Abdulhakeem Awesu who is also the education coordinator of the prison.
“It will be recalled that 21 inmates of the prison were on June 29, 2018, enrolled to study various tuition-free courses in the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN).
“64 inmates were on June 2nd, 2018 awarded vocational certificates while 69 of them successfully completed NCE program last year,” he said.
He furher commended the religious bodies and individuals whose support made the development possible, appealing to others to emulate in assisting to reshape the minds of the prison inmates.
The examination of the inmates registered for subjects in Arts, Sciences, and Commercials with eight inmates registered from Ilaro Prison, five from Ijebu Ode Prison while 22 are from Old Abeokuta Prison Ibara, will commence on November 15, 2018.