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Kuje Prison convicts receive academic certificates

17 March 2015, 07:01

Lagos - More than 30 inmates from the Kuje Prison in the Federal Capital Territory in Abuja have received their certificates after passing the 2014 Senior Secondary School Examination (SSCE) conducted in November.

Controller General of Prisons, Musa Tanko, presented the inmates with certificates.

Tanko restated the commitment of the Nigerian Prisons Service to humane confinement, reformation and rehabilitation of inmates noting that assisting inmates to have access to educational opportunities at all levels was one notable way of keeping their hope of successful return to the larger society alive.

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He further stated that Kuje Prison had continued to record impressive inmates’ participation in external examinations since the programme started in 2010.

This has culminated in more than 40 prisoners taking up various degree programmes in the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) Special Study Centre in the prison.

Tanko thanked NUGA BEST, a non-governmental organisation for sponsoring the registration of the inmates in 2014 and called on other good spirited members of the society to support this laudable human development project in the prison particularly in the areas of free lecture delivery, supply of relevant textbooks/learning aids and means to facilitate early registration of candidates in order to give life a new meaning for those in incarceration.

Statistics show that 38 prisoners sat for the examination. A total of 31 results were released while seven were withheld. Cumulatively, 67 distinctions, 94 credits, 73 passes and 41 failures were recorded.

- CAJ News


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