No fewer than 100 inmates of the Nigerian Correctional Service in Enugu State have obtained credit passes in English language and Mathematics in the recently-released National Examination Council (NECO) , 2021, external examination.
The Public Relations Officer of Nigerian Correctional Service in Enugu State, DSC Monday Chukwuemeka, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday in Enugu, saying that the inmates were serving various terms at the Enugu and Nsukka Custodial Centres.
The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that 84, 120, 130 and 145 inmates of Enugu Custodial Centre sat for the NECO examination in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 respectively.
Chukwuemeka said that it was noteworthy that 127 inmates registered for the 2021 NECO External Examination, where 40 are inmates from Nsukka Custodial Centre and 87 are inmates in Enugu Custodial Centre.
He said that the inmates’ registrations for the NECO Examination were financially sponsored by CAPIO, Isaac Blessing Foundation and AGADIBE Foundation.
“The Controller of Corrections in Enugu State Command, Mr Nicholas Obiako, has sent his congratulatory messages to the inmates and encourages the general public to assist in the reformation process of inmates in custodial centres.
“The service under the leadership of Controller-General of Corrections, Mr Haliru Nababa, is poised to provide platforms for inmates to develop themselves while in custody,” Chukwuemeka said. (