The Nigerian Prisons Service, Ogun State Command, has registered 35 inmates for the 2018 National Examination Council (NECO)
The inmates, drawn from three of the six prisons in the state, have been registered to sit for subjects in Arts, Sciences and Commercials are 8 from Ilaro Prison, 5 from Ijebu Ode Prison while 22 are from Old Abeokuta Prison Ibara.
Public Relations Officer of the command, Victor Oyeleke, in a statement, described as heart warming that the registration was the maiden one after the recent NECO approval of Old Abeokuta Prison Ibara as centre.
He said the approval was made possible through unrelenting efforts of the welfare officer of the Old Abeokuta Prison Ibara, ASP Abdulhakeem Awesu, who is also the education coordinator of the prison.
Twenty-one inmates of the prison were on 29th June, 2018 enrolled to study various tuition free courses in the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN).
Earlier, sixty four inmates were in the same month awarded vocational certificates while sixty nine of them successfully completed NCE programme last year.
“These success stories were made possible with the support of the religious bodies and well meaning individuals”
Oyeleke appealed to others to emulate the laudable gesture, adding that development would assist greatly to reshape the minds of the prison inmates.
He disclosed that the examination will commence on Thursday