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30 Prisoners Sit For NECO Examination In Jos

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An official said 30 inmates serving their various jail terms at the Jos Correctional Center are currently participating in the ongoing November/December Senior School Certificate Examination.

The public relations officer of the Plateau Command of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS), ASC Martha Banda said this on Thursday in Jos.

She said 30 inmates, who are sitting for the examination organized by the National Examination Council (NECO) within the correctional facility, consist of 28 males and 2 females.

She explained that it is part of their mandate to boost the reformation process of inmates so they can be useful to themselves and the society after serving their jail term.

She said knowledge is power, the essence of having a school within the prison yard is to reform the inmates with skills and provide them with formal education as well.

Banda then thanked individuals, NGOs, religious bodies and government agencies for providing the funds used to register the inmates for the examination.

She concluded that the examination which began on Nov. 18 would end on Dec. 18.