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42 inmates write NECO, SSCE in Jos



42 inmates write NECO, SSCE in Jos

No fewer than 42 inmates serving various jail terms at Jos Correctional Center are writing the ongoing November / December High School Certificate Exams from the National Examination Council (NECO).

ASC Longdiem Godfrey, the Public Relations Officer of the Plateau Command of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS), announced this to the Nigerian News Agency in Jos.

According to Godfrey, the 42 inmates are taking exams at his adult school inside the prison yard.

He explained that the move was part of the service‘s mandate that aimed to make prisoners useful to themselves, their families and society after serving their jail terms.

He pointed out that the initiative was in compliance with the obligation and mandate of the service of reform, rehabilitation and reintegration of inmates into society.

“Since such knowledge is power, the essence of having a school within the prison yard is to reform the prisoners with skills and also provide them with formal education,” he said.

He also said that the exams consist of different subjects, involving both practical and theoretical aspects.

He thanked the individuals, non-governmental organizations, religious bodies, and government agencies that provided the funds used to register inmates for exams.

reports that the exam that began in November would end in December.

Source: NAN

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